Originally written February 14, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
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MIAMI He has taken his team to two NBA Finals, winning one. Hes the East coach for the All-Star Game on Sunday in Houston. So what can Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra do to finally get his due? Perhaps nothing. When youre on a team with LeBron (James), Dwyane (Wade) and Chris (Bosh), people think its just a matter of unlocking the gym and taking the ball out of the closet and letting magic happen, said Heat forward Shane Battier. I dont think hell ever get the true credit just because people will always say, It was LeBron. It was Dwyane. Unless he wins (11 titles) like the Zen Master (Phil Jackson), I dont know if he ever will get the credit outside this locker room. Thats just the way our culture is today and the way the media is today. Well, there are people outside the Heat locker room apparently giving Spoelstra plenty of credit. They are the NBAs other coaches. I think definitely he doesnt get his due, Lakers coach Mike DAntoni said of Spoelstra while referring to the me...
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