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Heat’s Erik Spoelstra’s hilarious reason for rushing post-game press interviews


Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra couldn’t wait to finish his obligatory post-game interview on Sunday so he can return to the locker room and celebrate with the rest of his team. The Heat, after all, were crowned Eastern Conference champions after eliminating the Boston Celtics, 125-113, in Game 6 of their amazing series.

Before entertaining questions from members of the media, the two-time NBA champion coach jokingly told reporters to wrap this session up quickly so he can savor the victory with some beer.

Coach Spo certainly deserves a cold one after that coaching clinic he put in the final five minutes of the game. The Celtics were on the verge of forcing a deciding Game 7, up until the 49-year-old tactician rallied his troops and made proper adjustments on both ends of the floor to deliver the finishing touch. Led by the heroics of All-Stars Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler — plus the timely buckets of super rookie Tyler Herro — the Heat went on an incredible scoring run in the final five minutes of regulation to set up a date with the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals.

The Erik Spoelstra-mentored team not really considered as strong contenders prior to the beginning of the 2019-20 campaign. They only finished as the 5th seed in the East with a respectable 44-29 slate in the regular season. Miami, however,  turned into a whole different monster once they entered the bubble in Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and have gone 12-3 in the playoffs so far. They easily dispatched the Indiana Pacers in four games in the first round before sending title-favorites Milwaukee Bucks home with a gentleman’s sweep in the semis.

The Celtics gave them one hell of a fight in six games, but it’s evident that the Heat is simply on another level this year.