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By now you’ve probably heard that one of the members of the Miami Heat cried after yesterday’s game, to which we say: who cares?We’re sure there will be plenty of folks spending time today debating what the “cry” means for Miami, and plenty of others arguing that crying is natural for humans and our distorted images of athlete masculinity have clouded our judgment, but we really think this is much ado about nothing.
There’s no way this is the first time an athlete has cried after a game, even a regular season bout. Many guys are just in it for the money, but there are also plenty that take their professions very seriously. Professional sports are as intense and emotional as it gets, so when the final buzzer sounds, that release is sure to trigger even more feelings of relief/frustration/joy.
The Heat will get picked apart today because Coach Erik Spoelstra foolishly revealed that his team is made of actual human beings, but in the long run this means nothing. It’s no secret that Miami needs to find mental toughness or it will not make a long playoff run, and though this crying incident may be more proof of that, it wasn’t exactly a breakthrough finding about this team.
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