by Marcel Mutoni@marcel_mutoni

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but there is this professional basketball team in Miami, with really famous players on it. And yet, somehow, they’re not doing too well of late. Crazy, huh?

The Heat lost to Portland at home last night, Miami’s fifth consecutive defeat, leading to more scrutiny and pressure on the team.

Though LeBron James and Erik Spoelstra both insist that they must stay the course and that things will eventually turn around, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade sound less than convinced about the current game plan.

Wade publicly questioned his coach‘s rotations, and Bosh (after playing horribly in the loss) complained about a lack of touches in the post. ESPN has the quotes:

“It is common sense, we can talk about it, but I think it’s evident,” Bosh said. “I just have to get it where I’m effective. I’m a big man. I can shoot the ball but I’m a big man. So I have to get it where big guys get it. Then I feel I can start helping out this team more.”

The team’s rotation changed recently with the addition of point guard Mike Bibby, who signed last week. “Hopefully guys can be aggressive and contribute more,” Wade said. “There are guys on the bench that can help us, no question about it. That is all on coach. We’ve had guys like Eddie [House] help us win games and James Jones, etc. He’s going to have to decide whether or not people are on the floor.”

DWade may have a point when it comes to giving different guys a chance to play. As for Chris Bosh, things aren’t that simple — back in October, he told the world that he doesn’t really like bumping and grinding in the post. Whoops!

Things don’t get any easier for Miami, as they host the Lakers tomorrow night, the defending champs and the NBA’s hottest team. Yeah, good luck with all of that.