You know why Floyd Mayweather crushes Pay Per View numbers even though he is a defensive fighter who rarely produces the type of blood fest that most boxing fans crave?
It is because he is arrogant, braggadocios and flossy.
People are paying to see him lose.
When Lebron took his talents to South Beach, he did it in such a way, right or wrong that people saw it as arrogant. Add the WWE style intro for the South Beach NWO, the promise of 7-8 titles and the multiple ill advised comments and tweets it left not just fans, but other players in the league with a bad taste in their mouth.
Beating the Heat is like beating Floyd Mayweather, it is giving teams greater satisfaction. While Wade maybe over exaggerating with his “world is a better place when the Heat lose” quote, the point is the reason some people feel that way is because The Heat brought this attention on themselves.
It is why the Knicks who aren’t in position to be puffing out their chest either having exchanges like this.
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.
“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?'”
The whole point of forming a Superfriends team was to invoke fear into your opponents. To have a Mike Tyson like advantage before even coming into the arena.
It isn’t a good look for a team who has been swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers hoping to meet you in the playoffs. Now that is something to cry about.