Dwyane Wade and Gary Payton yelled at each other during a timeout in Game 4 of the Miami Heat’s first-round series against the Chicago Bulls in 2006. Erik Spoelstra and Wade had words during Game 3 of the Heat’s second-round series against the Indiana Pacers. And yes, Bump-gate.
Wednesday night added another heated sideline moment to Heat history. Erik Spoelstra and Udonis Haslem argued with Butler in the midst of a Miami meltdown to a Golden State Warriors team missing Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.
Spo: "What, you want me to fight you?".....everything is fine pic.twitter.com/KLpldo08nQ— Bam Adobobayo (@Bam_Adobobayo) March 24, 2022
Jimmy Butler was HEATED in the Miami huddle after the Warriors went on a big run to start the second half pic.twitter.com/6waBmHlL1r— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) March 24, 2022
What was the argument about? Spoelstra joked that it was about where everybody had dinner plans that night. This video below attempts to transcribe what Haslem and Spoelstra said to Butler, but there’s no video showing what Butler said. It also notes the hilarious detail that the Heat coach picked up a clipboard just to slam it on the ground. And that P.J. Tucker picked it up.
Wobvestigation: Jimmy Butler, Erik Spoelstra, Udonis Haslem, and The Miami Heat Altercation. pic.twitter.com/6dQ6NNRgHp— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) March 24, 2022
After the game, Kyle Lowry said, “It’s good to sometimes get some anger and frustration out and just talk about it.” Tucker called it, “a part of the game” and that “emotions run high.”