There are some rumors floating around that some Miami Heat players were out partying at the club with the Dallas Mavericks the night the lost the championship. What is everyone’s thoughts on this?
I have heard people say that it is good sportsmanship and there is nothing wrong with it. Players have friends all over the league and they should be able to celebrate with their fiends and I am sure that they are happy for the them.
My opinion: No way EVER should you be celebrating with the opposing team after a loss of that magnitude. You may have friends on the other squad, but you congratulate them with a hand shake and a "good game" and that is good sportsmanship, but you don't go to an event that is an after party celebrating a championship that you just lost! You play to win the game and after a loss like that, go hang out and party it up elsewhere.
After the Bolts lost the Super Bowl to the San Francisco 49ers, I would not want to see Junior Seau and Stan Humphries out at the parade in San Francisco. I would not want to see them out kickin' it with Steve Young and Jerry Rice partying it up on the night we just lost. It is just wrong!
I asked a few Bolts through twitter if they would party it up with the opposite team (even if you had friends on that team) and Dante Hughes hit me back with this:
@epadaon definitely not. Too much pride. Plus i hate losing to bad.
Antonio Garay responded with this:
@epadaon I'd delete there numbers for inviting me to their party after I fought everyone of them go home & wait for my fine from the League!
I understand y guys (erick dampier) wud party w/ friends from other teams but I lost in SB w/ Bears terrible feelin. NOT THAT NITE!
and the rookie Andrew Gatchkar:
@epadaon lol I'm pretty sure I'm going straight home after a loss like that, I'm not partyin for awhile
Convince me otherwise, but I just don't see how this makes any sense to party it up with the opposition at their Championship celebration!