After getting smoked by the Spurs with a historic shooting night, the Miami Heat had some serious questions to answer. These were not those questions.
In turn, coach Erik Spoelstra and then LeBron James and Dwyane Wade faced longwinded postgame questions from "Bobby Ramos of Bottomline." Spoelstra tried to move on as quickly as possible; James and Wade couldn't keep from laughing.
Q: Coach, you gave San Antonio the credit, and you mentioned a couple times that you're in The Finals. How does a team in their fourth Finals come out in The Finals, their first home game and get beat to the ball to get stomped the way they did? The kind of heart that your championship team has, to come out tonight like they did mentally has to be something that's a problem.
Q: This is for both of you, you have a great defense. They're averaging 104 points a game. You have a lot of offense, you haven't broken a hundred yet. Is the problem your lackluster defense or is it the problems you're having offensively, lackluster offense?
Wade: The problem is we're down two games to one. That is the problem. We've got to figure out how to tie it up.
God bless the NBA's liberal credentialing policy for the finals, and god bless the postgame press conference moderator for giving the mic back to Ramos for the second question.
Ramos's website is down now, because everyone wants to know more about the man-myth. He appears to be the host of a radio show that airs on a southern Connecticut radio station—or at least it did until a couple of years ago. But we do not fuck with Bobby Ramos and his celebrity pals. From the cached version of his bio:
Bobby Ramos is the CEO and founder of Bottomline!!!, LLC. Mr. Ramos has a deep knowledge of sports and entertainment and is committed to delving and delivering the truth, all with a twist of humor, candor, quick wit, but most of all deliciously entertaining. Kind of like a second helping of grandma's apple pie; hearty, filling and always tastes like...MORE!
Born and raised in Connecticut, Bobby has played sports and talked issues his whole life. As the most decorated police officer in his department, Bobby is a certified Connecticut police instructor, FBI trained Hostage Negotiator, Field Training officer, along with heading the DARE/Community Affairs Office in his exemplary 25 years of service as a police officer. Founder and former president of the police union the Stratford Guardians.
Heat fans should be thanking Ramos this morning. After a fairly crushing home loss, his question got the team's two biggest stars to loosen up and laugh. If the Heat manage to come back in this series, I don't think it's a stretch to say that Bobby Ramos is singlehandedly responsible.