07-08 NBA語錄(2)

熱火目前的11連敗實在太離譜了,這段期間有太多相關語錄值得省思,尤其是熱火球迷更應該知道:「現在倒底是怎樣了!」所以我就一一把一些關鍵語錄整理起來,讓大家參考。 

 

面對熱火連敗不止,「閃電俠」Dwyane Wade表示:「這種感覺就像永無止境的夢魘,賽復一賽,日復一日,難以置信自己竟置身這樣的慘境,但這就是現況,這就像人生有高、低潮,你只能持續力爭上游。It's like having a nightmare and never waking up from it,'' Wade said. ``It's game after game, day after day, you can't believe it's happening to you. But it is. You understand there are highs in life and there are lows. You have to keep pushing.

 

Wade的這種感覺不只是夢魘難醒而是身處人間煉獄束手無策。最慘的是,當他說這句話的時候仍是1月8日,作客當時聯盟墊底的灰狼,以91:101吞下8連敗,結果迄今熱火仍未止敗,目前已累計11連敗,換言之,從去年耶延大戲兵敗克利夫蘭起,熱火已逾3周不知贏球是何滋味。

 

當時仍有記者未意識到熱火大難臨頭,賽後問Wade:「輸給聯盟墊底球隊(意指灰狼)是什麼樣的感覺?」Wade倒是很知道熱火只是五十步笑百步表示:「我們也是聯盟的爛隊之一。We're one of the worst teams in the league also.

 

更慘的是,1月11日作客紐奧良以88:114慘遭屠殺結束8天5場客場征戰之後,奄奄一息的熱火好不容易逃回邁阿密休養5天,直到1月16日才又在主場迎戰同病相憐的公牛,因傷缺戰8場的Shaquille O'Neal也重披戰袍,結果非但無助止敗,還以96:126被牛群賤踏地體無完膚,11連敗的慘況猶如上季開幕戰遭公牛大破42分,季後賽首輪又被公牛「直落四」橫掃出局的悲情續集。

 

從Wade的「夢魘論」到熱火的「狂牛症」,最該負責任的總裁兼Pat Riley也生不如死,不斷地自我檢討,甚至還暗示本季結束將交出兵符,因為他已經難以負荷身兼雙職的煎熬,不過後來又強打起精神表示絕沒有畏苦怕難不負責任之意。

 

Riley先說自己去年暑假的重建工程出現重大缺失,不應該讓Jason Kapono、James Posey與Eddie Jones 3位具外線威脅性球員離隊,然後開季前出清Antoine Walker,換來認為所需要的得分助力Ricky Davis與內線助力Mark Blount,以結果論來看也沒贏,他必須為這樣的布局決策負起全責。

 

不過Riley說,他的教練決策比總裁決策更糟糕:「因為熱火輸球的毛病一犯再犯,每場都一樣,一年100場不變。(I think, probably, my coaching decisions have been worse than my personnel decisions, because they happen all the time, every night, 100 games a year.)」尤其是公牛之役失分達本季新高,Riley說:「此刻我真的無言以對。Right now, tonight, at this moment, I have no answers.

 

Riley不是NBA圈內備受肯定的心靈大師,甚至是各大企業爭相邀請的勵志大師嗎?怎麼會輸球輸到無語問蒼天!

 

Riley並且還百思不得其解表示:「我們擁有聯盟前20大、前10大的兩大球星(Wade & Shaq),然後戰績卻是8勝28負(現在是8勝30負),其中必定有錯!(When you've got two of the top-20, two of the top-10 players . . . and you're 8-28, then something's wrong.)

 

就連Shaq復出也無法止敗,Riley也用起「苦肉計」表示自己是不是虧待了Shaq:「種什麼因得什麼果,我常對自己說,我倒底對Shaq做了什麼事,讓他對我如此不爽,也導致熱火如此一蹶不振?(You reap what you sow in everything you do in life . . . I say to myself all the time, What in the hell did I do so wrong to make Him so mad at me to put us back where we are . . . so quickly?)

 

面對Riley、Wade與Shaq只差沒有相擁而泣,相邀去跳同樣沒有加蓋大西洋的困境,話題再拉回到Wade,就像先前也有網友建議,熱火應該放棄本季等著抽樂透籤,然後季外再進行大破大立重建,但是Wade並不同意這樣的作法:「放棄本季根本是個大笑話,我們必須對球迷、對隊與對自己負責。To say shut it down right now is a joke. We still have obligations to our fans, to ourselves, to our teammates.

 

Wade還說:「一直輸並不好過,我們必須想出對策,我們很努力打球,不過這樣的努力還不夠。It's not easy being on a losing team," guard Dwyane Wade said. "We've got to find a way. We played hard, but not hard enough.

 

先前我不同意熱火放棄本季,主要是要考慮Wade的處境與感受,他的合約在2010年暑假到期,如果熱火重建遙遙無期,他還有必要留下來受苦難嗎?Wade也知道這樣的道理:「我們必須竭盡所能改善現況,最好是本季即能趾失回升,如果不行的話,最遲是下季,我們不想這樣一敗塗,就像過去這一年半一樣。」

 

然後Wade也很清楚自己合約上所附帶的提前行使自由球員選擇權:「我簽3年約,直到合約到期前,我並不會去想這件事,所以眼前我所該做的就讓熱火浴火重生,等合約到期該重談時,再坐下來好好談。I signed a three-year deal and I'm not worried about anything until my contract comes back around. So right now, my only objective is to make the Heat as good and as competitive as it can be. And when the time comes for us to renegotiate, we'll renegotiate.

 

所以熱火真的沒什麼好做的,不要只肖想樂透籤,就是當下救亡圖存,否則再這樣敗下去,就是準備死的死,能逃的就逃。

 

再者,以熱火目前這種輸慘的情況,真的不能只靠Riley再使出什麼激勵人心奇招,而是要球員深切自省、大徹大悟,NBA其他教練、總管面相同問題時,也都是這樣看待:「贏球靠球員,輸球球員當然也有責任。」

 

像是爵士本季戰績也未像季前般被看好能夠名列A段,而是目前還在第9名,等著前8名球隊是否有人會凸搥掉下,同樣以治軍嚴明聞名的教練Jerry Sloan即說:「我從不相信在球員屁股上點把火是有用的,我認為球員在NBA就要有自知之明,他們是給錢打球的,理所當然要有高水準表現。I've never believed in lighting a fire under anybody. I think a basketball player in this league knows he's getting paid to play, and he's expected to perform at the highest level.

 

就連現在還是倒數最後1名的灰狼籃球事務副總裁Kevin McHale也說:「這是職籃聯盟,並非教會聯盟!(It's professional basketball; it's not a church league.)」意指職籃球員的基本職業素養就是全力以赴、展現最佳表現、幫助球隊贏球,這也是熱火球員與其他在輸球中掙扎球隊的球員所該有的職業觀念。

Published 18-01-2008 04:39 by 艾迪
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