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ASK IRA: Was Hassan Whiteside snubbed in Heat's captain decision?

ASK IRA: Was Hassan Whiteside snubbed in Heat's captain decision?

 


October 23, 2017

Q: Ira, I'm surprised there's no mention/question of Hassan Whiteside not being named one of the team captains. Why was he snubbed of the title? What are implications for our key centerpiece not being regarded by the team as a captain? What kind of message does this send to Hassan? -- Elie, Melbourne, Australia.

A: I mentioned during Saturday's game on my Twitter feed, how it was surprising the Heat would go three deep with their captaincy and not include their highest-priced player. That, by itself, is not unusual. Not all stars are leaders. I certainly appreciate that Udonis Haslem is captain for life. And...

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