You can’t blame the Heat fans for this one, and what the hell is up with the Brooklyn Nets essentially handing away the No. 1 pick, while helping the Bulls make the playoffs.
Its the Heat’s own fault they had to grind their way back after starting the year 11-30, and it looked like the Heat would make it to the playoffs, but they fell just short on Wednesday night.
The Heat needed the Hawks to beat the Pacers or the Nets to beat the Bulls.
It was not to be, as the Hawks and Nets rested players during blowout losses. Heat fans were not happy nor impressed, and took to Twitter to let both franchises know.
UPDATE: Still true. https://t.co/styVJuKwIj
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) April 13, 2017
@ATLHawks why would you rest? U screwed us. We punishing you next season.
— SWISH (@solomonlc) April 13, 2017
@ATLHawks I'm a salty ass Heat fan we needed y'all the one time I ever wanted to route for Dwight was tonight and y'all bench him
— Mike Sullivan (@Shockey136) April 13, 2017
I am really disappointed in the @BrooklynNets for resting their players tonight.
— Ralxigh (@ralxigh) April 13, 2017
— trevorhargett (@twade_10) April 13, 2017
@ATLHawks Imagine being such a poor franchise you don't care if you lose lol could never be Miami
— kdog (@ohthatscash) April 13, 2017
@ATLHawks I HATE YOU
— MH DEPRE ™ (@MiamiHeatDepre) April 13, 2017
— Pero Muchacho!? (@305_til_I_move) April 13, 2017
— Kevin Nolter (@KevinNolter) April 13, 2017
Even the Warriors playing their starters… @BrooklynNets
— #HeatNation (@heatplayoffss) April 13, 2017