The Miami Heat have lost five of six and six of their last eight games, and it's getting close to crunch time for Dwyane Wade and the retooled Heat roster.
To Wade, the team currently lacks the collective resolve necessary to get the job done when the going gets tough.
"We haven't built that what-ever-that-is," Wade said, via Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel. "I don't know the word for it. I don't know what it is. But we haven't built what we need, when you play bad minutes, to be able to withstand that, to be able to hold on. We haven't built it.
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"If we don't build it, we're not good enough to come back on teams. We're just not. So if we don't build that togetherness and be able to hold on when we're not playing as well, then we'll just be winning one and we'll lose three. We'll keep doing that."
When asked if he needed to take on a more vocal leadership role to push the Heat over the hump, Wade said, Asked if he needed to take more of a leadership role to instill greater cohesion, Wade said, "I tried that. But you keep trying."
"Hopefully eventually it changes."Back to the Miami Heat Newsfeed