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Dwyane Wade ‘upset’ Erik Spoelstra barred him from taking 3-pointers

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Apparently, Dwyane Wade isn’t happy that he didn’t get the opportunity to shoot more triples in his career with the Miami Heat.

The three-time champion joined the TNT crew after the Heat’s win against the Boston Celtics to air out some of his frustration.

“Erik Spoelstra, I love him to death, but I feel like you held me back now coach. You’re allowing everybody to shoot all these threes that you did not allow me to shoot,” the Heat legend said, per Brendan Tobin of the Tobin & Lero Radio show. “He wouldn’t let me shoot.”

The Heat lit up the scoreboard in their statement win against the red-hot Celtics. With Jimmy Butler sitting out due to an ankle injury, Miami had to rely on their outside shooting and ball movement.

Bam Adebayo was his usual impressive self as Miami’s centerpiece in the paint, but the the Heat’s wingmen also stepped up. Young sharpshooters Duncan Robinson and Tyler Herro had five and three 3-pointers, respectively. Miami shot a total of 43 triples and knocked down 15 of them to eventually defeat the Celtics, 112-106.

However, after watching the game, Wade wasn’t so happy about their absurd amount of triples taken.

“Who is this team I’m watching?” Wade jokingly said as he also jabbed the team’s bright blue jerseys. “That’s not Miami Heat.”

As we all know, the game has changed quite a bit since Dwyane Wade’s prime. Small ball, a ton of threes and a faster pace are played now compared to a slower half-court game where Wade thrived under head coach Erik Spoelstra. But if you look at his stats, Wade wasn’t quite automatic when it comes to his long-distance shots, so Spo might have been right all along.