Monday, January 23rd, 2012 at 1:20 pm  |  24 responses

Miami Heat Point Guards Wearing Wristbands Containing Team Plays

The Miami Heat are taking this football thing to the next level, with their young point guards now wearing quarterback-inspired wristbands to help them with the offensive learning curve. Reports the Sun-Sentinel: “[Erik] Spoelstra has given Miami Heat point guards Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole wristbands with the team’s play calls on it to wear in practices and shootarounds. ‘It looks just like the quarterbacks,’ [Mario] Chalmers said, ‘something that Peyton Manning or one of them would wear.’ The wristbands were given to the point guards within the past two weeks to help them learn Miami’s system. ‘It’s not a gimmick,’ Spoelstra said. ‘It’s just to assist them. They both feel like they’re quarterbacks, and we want them to be quarterbacks out there. Mentally, if that helps them think like a quarterback in directing our team, that is good.’ It is particularly useful for [Norris] Cole, who is a rookie and went through a shortened training camp because of the lockout. But even for Chalmers, who is now playing in his fourth season with the Heat, the wristband has become a helpful tool to help him remember the team’s play calls. ‘You don’t have to look at it,’ Chalmers said. ‘But it’s just something if you get stuck or something and you need to call a different play, you can look down at it if you need to.’”

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  • DieselMechanic

    It says: play 1) pass to Lebron. play 2) pass to Wade.

  • http://www.listerblister.blogspot.com rainman10

    they have plays?

  • AL

    3. if bosh calls for it; pass it to the next open person besides him

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    This isn’t new, Bron’s headband contains tons of plays.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    It’s not going to be long until it falls into the wrong hands…But then again, DieselMechanic could be right =P.

  • RunNGun

    Can someone spell SPYGATE? LOL Imagine the media frenzy when these wristbands get lost…

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    The only problem with this is that the Miami PGs are more like running backs that only catch pressure release screen passes, when all the other options are covered down field. They pretty much shoot late shot clock 3′s after Bron/Wade pounds the rock for 20 seconds. They might be more effective playing Miller/Jones at the point and let Wade D’up the the other teams Point.

  • ash

    “[Erik] Spoelstra has given Miami Heat point guards Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole wristbands with the team’s play calls on it to wear in practices and shootarounds. ” You guys must not read!!Nothing about in real games smh

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    Niq and runngun: it probably just has the names of the plays so who cares. These teams watch so much film of each other that they already know all this stuff.

  • robb

    Mike Brown’s version: Kobe: Shoot the ball at all times. Pau: shoot threes don’t go to the paint. Derek: drive to the basket, break some ankles. Metta: be the second unit’s main scorer. Bench: don’t play at all.

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    Like Spit says its probably just names. They are not walking around with full moving play diagrams on their wrists.

  • http://www.yahoo.com The Fury

    WWJD anyone??

  • 130623

    @AL why would you not pass to bosh if he’s open? Please explain, he’s one of the elite forwards in the league! Anyone who thinks otherwise should think about finding another sport to watch

  • Trout

    Ok why is this a story?

  • Riggs

    1)8 2)3 99)1

  • http://anyoldthing Ugh

    Yep. First comment summed it up.

  • Cameron

    I don’t find Bosh to be “elite”…I suppose I should start watching a different sport? GTFOH

  • Shiq

    I WOuldn’t tell this to a SOUL!!!!!!!…. not one soul.

  • add

    i wanna see a pic of the wristband

  • https://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    Ash and his silly idea of reading comprehension.

  • Justin G.

    Actually Cameron yes…if you think that then you should start watching a different sport

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    It just has the word “Basketball” scrawled out in crayon written in it.

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    1) Why doesn’t LeBron have the ball?

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