By Josh Baumgard (@JoshBaumgard)
This article was originally published on Page Q
Below are just a few of today’s headlines in the aftermath of the Bulls’ 93-86 upset in Miami last night. It’s Skip Bayless’ birthday all over again.
The last one was obviously a fallacy, but the others are legit. It’s about time too because we haven’t had a Heat Overreaction Day in quite a while.
As the first blasphemy states, the Bulls’ heart trumped the Heat’s talent.
So it was Chicago’s heart that caused Miami, one of the league’s elite shooting teams, to miss 17 of 24 wide open threes? It must have also been the reason the Heat missed eight free throws. Their heart, again, was why Ray Allen and Mario Chalmers put on a clinic on how not to play defense in the playoffs, acting like a couple of bullfighters on a coke binge.
That headline should be shat on. Let’s move on.
Next we have the notion that LeBron James and his team gave up too early. Clearly, the game tightened, the moment grew too large, so LeBron and the Heat caved, at home nonetheless. The editors responsible for those two headlines should be tied to the same pole for ten straight days with only a jumbo jar of mayonaise and a television playing Real Housewives of Albuquerque on loop.