Erik Spoelstra: Hassan Whiteside Leaving Heat Bench Was ‘Unacceptable Behavior’

TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 25:  Hassan Whiteside #21 of the Miami Heat looks on during the first half of an NBA game against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on November 25, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

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Miami Heat big man Hassan Whiteside turned heads Tuesday when he left the bench for the locker room in the closing stretch of a 105-90 loss to the Orlando Magic instead of waiting for the final buzzer. 

Head coach Erik Spoelstra called the move “unacceptable behavior” and noted the team handled things internally, per David Furones of the Sun Sentinel.


This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. 

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via Bleacher Report – NBA

December 5, 2018 at 11:28AM


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