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Heat coach Erik Spoelstra jokes about being on Shaqtin’ A Fool after sprinting across court to call a timeout

Erik Spoelstra, Shaquille O'Neal

The Miami Heat were involved in a pretty thrilling contest on Saturday, as they secured a tightl -contested overtime victory against the Milwaukee Bucks, 131-126.

There was no shortage of tense moments throughout the contest, and for his part, Miami head coach Erik Spoelstra was so caught up in the moment at one crucial juncture of the game that he decided to sprint across the court to attempt to call a timeout:

Following the contest, Spoelstra admitted that this was not one of his best moments, and he fully expects to get featured on Shaquille O’Neal’s popular Shaqtin’ A Fool segment.

Via Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel:

“So Shaq, I’m sure I’ll be seeing you soon,” Spoelstra quipped. “I haven’t seen you in a while, but I guess you’re throwing me on your show.”

Spoelstra went on to expound on what just transpired, sharing how he regrets going a bit overboard during that particular play:

“You’re not going to ask me about that ridiculous play the head coach made?” he said. “I want to apologize. That’s a horrible decision on my part. I should have run to halfcourt.

“And, look, they talk about that every year at the head coach’s meetings. We’re not supposed to be on the court. I got caught too far out there trying to get people’s attention. There was nowhere else to go but the other side.”

Nonetheless, Spoelstra and his surging Heat side were able to emerge victorious against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks, as Miami has made it two wins in a row to start the new season. It is worth noting that new cornerstone superstar Jimmy Butler has yet to make his Heat debut, so at this point, so it does appear that Miami is going to be a legitimate threat this season