Charles Barkley has no mercy for Jimmy Butler and co after his Miami Heat capitulated in Game 2 vs the onslaught of Giannis and his Bucks team.
The Miami Heat are on the verge of elimination after 2 games of the first round series. They were viewed as narrow underdogs before the series, but they can’t be expected to be viewed as that any longer.
Game 2 of the first round series saw the Heat give up a 46-point first quarter to Giannis and co. It was quite clear that the Bucks would run out with the contest within 3 minutes of tipoff. Pat Riley would be hoping for a much better outing by his boys back home.
The 46-20 difference in the first quarter wasn’t the first time this year that the Heat have capitulated in that fashion. They also gave up a ridiculous lead to Milwaukee in one of their regular season meetings during the regular season.
It’s quite clear that this year’s Heat doesn’t have the offensive firepower or defensive acumen as their squad last year.
Charles Barkley roasts Miami Heat for their play in Game 2
Skeptics like Charles Barkley may sometimes be so pissed off with the Heat that they discredit last year’s performances. In fact, Chuck repeatedly stated that their bubble achievements will be considered moot if they don’t pull up their socks:
“Maybe those boys from Miami can only play in the bubble…they’re ballroom dancers. They can’t play in front of crowds. The Greek Freak is exposing them.”
Charles Barkley throws blatant shade at Heat: ‘Those boys from Miami can only play in the bubble’ https://t.co/AtRKDS48Bk
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) May 26, 2021
South Beach will certainly be a challenging contest for the Greek Freak and his reshuffled Bucks team. They will be looking to take a 3-0 lead, but the crowd at the American Airlines Arena will make it tough.
Perhaps the Heat will be able to make a series of it by taking the 2 games of the series back. But till such time, all signs point to a Milwaukee first round sweep.