Wade does not have support of Marlins Guillen
Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen had an opinion about Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade’s confrontation with coach Erik Spoelstra during Thursday’s loss to the Indiana Pacers.
Guillen said Wade’s behavior would lead to a fight if Guillen were in charge.
“I will kick his (expletive),” Guillen said on Friday, according to ESPN.com. “Well, I won’t say I’ll kick his (expletive). They’ll kick my (expletive) because they’re bigger than me, and I’m older. But I will take my chances. Some people have to understand our job.”
Guillen had recently said he would be less outspoken after his five-game suspension for controversial remarks he made about Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in April.
While Spoelstra said confrontations like the one involving Wade on Thursday are commonplace during games and practices, Guillen said he would not let a player get away with such behavior.
“That’s disrespectful,” Guillen said. “Why he’s saying it, when he said it, that’s none of my business. But the player come out and say something (like that to me), he will guarantee a fight.”
In the game three loss, Wade was scoreless in the first half and finished with only five points. During a third-quarter timeout, Wade came face to face with Spoelstra and had to be restrained.
“You know how many players I take out of the game and they go in the back and talk crap about me?” Guillen said. “I don’t care because I’m going to talk crap about them. If I take you out of the game it’s for a reason. You think I want to take you out of the game? You think I want to pinch-hit for you? I pinch-hit for you because you suck. There’s somebody else I thought was better than you.”