It doesn’t matter if you’re 10 years old or a grown millionaire who just can’t seem to come up big in a clutch. When the your peers find out that you’ve been crying about your problems and pointing fingers at everyone else, they’re probably going to pounce. Such is the case with the Miami Heat and their new hecklers, the New York Knicks:
Nobody on New York’s roster would dare admit it, but from being around the team you can almost get the sense that the Knicks are especially relishing the prospect of a playoff matchup with the Miami Heat.
When the locker room first opened to reporters after the game, Stoudemire and Anthony were bantering and laughing about players on the Miami Heat crying after their loss earlier Sunday to the Chicago Bulls, with Stoudemire fingering Chris Bosh as the watery-eyed one (although Bosh, when asked by reporters in Miami whether he had cried, said he almost had but did not).
“I heard Chris Bosh was crying tears,” Stoudemire said.
“Tears?” Anthony asked.
“Yeah, tears,” Stoudemire replied.
“Wait ’til I call him, man,” Anthony said. “I’ll be like: ‘What are you doing?’”
It’s all right Heat. It happens to the best of us. It usually happens sometime before puberty, but hey, some people just mature faster than others. Surely, that tactic of claiming that the whole world “wants” you to lose anyway will help rally your teammates.
Just keep in mind, the more you cry, the more your peers are going to lose respect for you. Oh, and the fans really are going to start rooting against you. Let’s face it, nobody cares to see grown athletes blubbering over their problems and claiming everyone is out to get them while they make millions of dollars playing a game.
Seriously guys, grow up.
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