Bosh on Spoeltra: He handled Heat Big 3 era ‘with such grace’

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FILE — Former Miami Heat player Chris Bosh hugs head coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat during his jersey retirement ceremony at halftime of the game between the Miami Heat and the Orlando Magic at American Airlines Arena on March 26, 2019 in Miami, Florida. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

MANILA, Philippines—The creation of the “Heatles” in 2010 brought an unprecedented level of scrutiny to the city of Miami not only for the team’s Big 3 but also to the inexperienced head coach Erik Spoelstra.

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, at that time, created possibly the most polarizing trio in the NBA with the Heat immediately getting branded as a world beater.

Keeping that team in check was Spoelstra, then just in his second year as head coach. He was naturally bound to get the ire of the public if the Heat failed…

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