LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh praised Erik Spoelstra on Saturday for being more receptive to suggestions than in the past.
“Something was made of that blowup in Indiana, but that shows how our relationship has grown,” Wade said. “We’ve been together for a long time. You don’t have those kinds of moments if you haven’t been together. It’s just like family members, just like a brother.
“We have moments, but we love each other, and we move on from it. We grow from it. I’ve enjoyed seeing him grow. The biggest growth in him this season has been his openness to ask other guys what they think. … That’s key for players to feel they have that openness with their coach, that he’s going to listen to what they have to say, and sometimes use it, sometimes not.”
Bosh said Spoelstra has “become a better listener, taking our opinions a lot more … to make better adjustments.”