There aren’t many wiser basketball minds on the planet than former longtime Miami Heat assistant Ron Rothstein, now an analyst for Sun Sports.

The King of the Telestrator thinks “every single game is overanalyzed” in today’s NBA and brought some perspective to the 82-game season.

“There’s a thousand different ways of looking at the analytics,” Rothstein said on the Ethan Skolnick Show with Chris Wittyngham Thursday. “You can make up whatever you want and come out with a statistic but it’s what happens over 82 games.

“We lose one game and it’s like the sky just fell. What’s our record!? Tell me what our record is.”


“Take that out for the season — how many games do you win?”

49 games.

“When we won the championship in ’06, we won 52 games. It was the lowest total of a championship tam in I don’t know how many years. You’ve got to get right at the right time and you’ve got to be healthy. The regular season — when you’re putting a new group together — is just a trial-and-error kind of thing and you have to keep grinding because you never know what’s gonna happen.”

Preach, Ron. Preach.

Follow Slice Miami on Twitter and Facebook