Last night, Dwyane Wade had the worst playoff game of his NBA career. It may have even been the worst game of his professional career. Wade went 2-13 from the field, scoring just 5 points, which was matched by his 5 turnovers. Wade was also scoreless in the first half. During a time out in the 3rd quarter, Miami Heat coach Eric Spoelstra told Wade that he was, well sucking, and Wade too exception, getting up in his coach’s face in an intense moment. Check it out here.
This got us thinking: what were some of the best player coach in game feuds of all time. Well think no more we have them for you here!
Remember Troy Smith? You may or may not, as he disappeared almost as quickly as he rose to fame. The quarterback stormed on the scene in 2006 when he won the Heisman, leading his Buckeyes to an undefeated record and a National Championship appearance. However, Ohio State got whooped by Florida, and then Smith’s draft stock plummeted. He was taken in the 5th round by the Baltimore Ravens, but didn’t see time on the field until he went to San Francisco, where him and hot headed coach Mike Singletary had a famous on field feud.
Now here’s something you don’t see every day. Normally, you would expect fights like this to either be player vs coach or player vs player. They are the young ones with the adrenaline pumping through them, and the coaches are supposed to be the mature ones who can keep a level head. However, in 1993, when Houston Oilers defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan didn’t like the calls of offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride, he let him know. What follow was one of the most bizarre sideline scenes you will see.
Unless you lived under a rock the last five years, you would know that Lebron James used to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. You may or may not know that one of the main reason’s he left was because his good friend and teammate Delonte West was accused of sleeping with Lebron’s mom! You can’t make this stuff up. In a playoff game against the Boston Celtics, Paul Pierce committed a hard wrap up foul on Lebron, and his mom, who was in attendance, took exception. Well Lebron took exception to her taking exception, and what followed was one of the most interesting mother son altercations caught on tape.
What are some of your favorite player coach confrontations? Let us know in the comments!