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Erik Spoelstra Rips Media For 'Crygate': Heat Coach Blame Reporters Searching For Sensationalism (VIDEO)


First Posted: 03/07/11 05:14 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:35 PM ET

After the Miami Heat lost their fourth straight game on Sunday, coach Erik Spoelstra told the media that a couple of his players were crying in the locker room.

One day later, the Heat coach ripped the media and said he was shocked that his quote made the news.

"I think the media can probably take anything I say and turn it into a story," Spoelstra said. "I was shocked when TD [Heat media relations man Tim Donovan] told me about it this morning that it's actually making the news. I think you guys can be a little more creative than that."

He also said that "nobody was whimpering" in the locker room and reporters are "really searching for sensationalism now."

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