‘If We Woulda Been Healthy’ – Miami Heat Takes Massive Shot at Los Angeles Lakers on Official Twitter Account

Published 04/09/2021, 1:42 AM EDT
Apr 1, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat guard Victor Oladipo (4) dunks on a fast break during the first quarter of a game against the Golden State Warriors at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports


The Miami Heat got a modicum of revenge over the Los Angeles Lakers in their latest encounter. The Heat defeated the depleted Lakers without LeBron James and Anthony Davis in an important game for their playoff hopes. For Miami, this win will be satisfying, especially given how the 2020 NBA Finals ended. And it appears the Heat will bask in the glory of this victory and turn up the gloating online.

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Heat beat the Lakers on and off the court

The Miami Heat Twitter page decided to have some laughs at the expense of the Los Angeles Lakers. The Heat posted a picture of the final score, along with a viral video of former NFL player Brandon Marshall screaming. The Tweet was captioned “IF WE WOULDA BEEN HEALTHY!…”. The comment references the Lakers fans arguing the result of this game due to their injury constraints.

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For the Lakers, their season has been severely hampered by injuries. Anthony Davis suffered a calf strain a few weeks before the All-Star break and has been sidelined since.

Whereas, LeBron James suffered an ankle injury near the end of March which sidelined him indefinitely too. However, both players are hoping to return within this month, as the Lakers make their final push for a better seed.

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For the Miami Heat, their season has turned around massively since the start of the year. The Heat went on a terrible run to open the season, with several stars like Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo having extended absences from the team.

However, they turned their form around at the turn of the year. And they are now looking to secure a top-six seed in the playoffs to avoid a play-in game this year.

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Both teams have dipped this year after their incredible respective playoff runs. This is possibly because of the very short turnover between the NBA Finals and the start of the new season.

The Lakers and the Heat had roughly two months between game six of the NBA Finals and tip-off for the new season. This short rest period could have contributed to both teams’ injury records this year.

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Apr 8, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Andre Drummond (2) dunks the ball against the Miami Heat during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
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According to reports, Davis is nearing full health and could make his return as early as next week. However, James will be missing for the next few weeks, as his projection makes him available near the end of April.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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