Ozzie Guillen: Marlins' Manager Is Foolish to Rip Miami Heat Star Dwyane Wade
Ozzie Guillen frequently makes controversial comments, but his thoughts on Dwyane Wade are completely unnecessary and have nothing to do with him.
According to ESPN, the Marlin's manager had this to say on Wade's altercation with coach Eric Spoelstra during Game 3 of the Miami Heat's playoff series.
I will kick his ass. Well, I won't say I'll kick his ass. They'll kick my ass because they're bigger than me, and I'm older. But I will take my chances. Some people have to understand our job.
That's disrespectful. 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.
After his comments about Fidel Castro offended the Cuban community and earned him a five-game suspension, Guillen would have been smart to keep his mouth shut for a little while. Instead, he chose to suggest a willingness to engage in a physical confrontation with one of basketball's biggest stars.
Why did Guillen chose to say these things? As is the case with many of the manager's comments, it remains unclear.
He even seems to recognize how ridiculous his own words are midway through the statement and admits that the confrontation is none of his business.
As a matter of professional courtesy to Spoelstra, Guillen could have easily deflected the topic, and like most coach/player run-ins, the story would have faded in a few days.
But Guillen struggles to stay out of the spotlight, and anything that he can say to put himself at the center of attention seems to be worth saying. By doing this, he continues to make this story a bigger deal than it actually is.
In all likelihood, Wade and Spoelstra have both moved on and are ready to regain control of their playoff series against the Indiana Pacers. And in all certainty, both men would probably appreciate it if Guillen would and stay out of it.
These comments were foolish and completely unwarranted.
Guillen needs to continue to work on thinking about what he says before the words come out of his mouth. He is an excellent manager and can often be very entertaining, but sports fan everywhere could do with a little less Ozzie right now.
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