barra
Years ago

Shane Heal, what a loser

if ever a man was suffering short arse disease it has to be him likes to hang it on every one .talk about a sook have a look at his form at the dragons every game he cried at the refs about this and that .the truth is he has just taken over the number 1 spot as the nbl biggest wanker ahead of hodge .no on second thought no ones as big a wanker as hodge . it would be great to have both hodge and heal at the game on the 5th all 36ers fans could show them what we think of both .

Topic #21697 | Report this topic


Big Marty  
Years ago

Heal was the original Hater of the NBL. Hodge is just filling the void for a year.

Shane has never been one to mask what he thinks. Granted on a "National" level, I actually like his smack-talk; I still have good memories of the Barkley encounter.

Unfortunately as a commentator, you're supposed to be un-biased towards either side (even though that's rarely the case); and comments about Groves should be saved for fans, not has-beens.

Reply #258483 | Report this post


Anonymous  
Years ago

Heal's a better player than Groves will ever be. His comments were spot on about Groves.

Reply #258490 | Report this post


M0PPA  
Years ago

I'm still waiting for the day that someone slaps Heal and makes him cry. (Barkley should have done it)

Hopeully, Shane get's a commentating gig in the NBA (I mean he somehow made the NBA after all so he must have a horse shoe up his arse). I would love to see him make comments like that about someone like a Ron Artest. Artest would get wind of it and jump the announce table and beat the piss out of him.

Reply #258491 | Report this post


Hems  
Years ago

Anon, how good a player he is has nothing to do with it. I don't think I've seen Tez act like a sook once - Heal is the one that gave the finger to the crowd, argued with people in the crowd, whinged to the refs, etc. etc. etc.

He couldn't substantiate his comments when asked to Wednesday night, coz he didn't have anything to base them on. From what I've seen of Tez, Heal's comments couldn't have been further from the mark.

Reply #258493 | Report this post


Camel 31  
Years ago

The best thing in this would be for Cortez Groves to fire up tonight.

Reply #258494 | Report this post


Loco  
Years ago

Shane Heal is a massive tool, no question, but he's just calling it like he sees it. I'd prefer that than the usual dry commentary - even at the Sixers expense. Gives me someone to hate and firs up more.

Besides, he wasn't wrong about Cortez always needed to have the rock.

Reply #258495 | Report this post


thedoctor  
Years ago

There's a difference between sooking/moping, and complaining to the refs/getting fired up at the crowd etc.

I think sooking is a reference to having a bad game and not playing hard as a result. No one can accuse Heal of not playing hard. Always did whatever he could to win.

Reply #258496 | Report this post


Isaac  
Years ago

Haven't seen Groves sulk. Shooting form is poor and he might have questionable decision making skills going by some on here, but I don't think he sulks.

Reply #258500 | Report this post


Proven  
Years ago

Ahh suck it up people, Heal isnt a class person, BUT the NBL needs this kind of 'drama' game to game. True or not, it creates some kind of discussion, out of a 23 point blow out. I was just surprised to see he was actually taller than Steve Waugh haha

Besides, for me, there is some truth to it. Im sure Heal saw like we all did how bad Tez was at the Dragons, and he isnt any better in Adelaide. You telling me he was thinking clear and positive when he blew THAT layup against the Breakers. No. He'd already cracked the sh*ts. How long can you wait for a guy to have THAT big game? His style, whatever that is anymore, demands he has the ball in his hands, which doesnt suit the system the 36ers are trying to put together. This will be Groves last pro gig for sure....

Reply #258502 | Report this post


KingJames  
Years ago

thedoctor I disagree with you. In his last few seasons Heal would continue to shoot even if it wasn't in the best interest of his team trying to win the game.

Reply #258505 | Report this post


Anonymous  
Years ago

I can't see anything wrong with calling it how you see it. It's not the big deal that people are making it out to be - I watch all the Fox games and like it when they're honest about players, even if it might put people offside.

Reply #258506 | Report this post


Joe_M  
Years ago

If you're talking about Boti article in today’s Advertise, it was a load of horse dropping and only makes the 36ers look like insecure children.

This is a primary reason why a fan should never become an owner; Ben Fitzsimmons is the one looking like a sook. Shane Heal and the 36ers have a very tenuous history but this looks like a very cheap shot. Poor form Sixers.

If Cortez Groves sooks about this isn’t he just perpetuation what Shane Heal is saying?

The best advice anyone could give Cortez would be to get on with it and play good basketball. If in the future he sulks, looks like Shane Heal is right, if not, what it matters.

And to say, it "could impact on Groves' chances of employment beyond his 36ers' contract" won’t his actions on the court take care of this. If he plays good basketball, no one will remember and the Sixer will offer him another contract. If not, well, why would get hired.

Reply #258508 | Report this post


LC  
Years ago

I think a few people need to stop being so precious.

The game needs personalities, and whether you like him or not, Heal certainly is that!

Reply #258512 | Report this post


thedoctor  
Years ago

I wasn't saying Groves is a sook, just saying I always thought Heal played as hard as he could and never backed down. Probably played a few seasons too long, but always thought he was the best player on the court. Backed himself, probably to his team's detriment in the later years.

Reply #258515 | Report this post


Jay-Jay Manners  
Years ago

Boti's article makes reference to the Sixers "considering legal action." Is this a joke? Agree or disagree with Heal's comments, but legal action would be a gross overreaction.

Reply #258518 | Report this post


Isaac  
Years ago

Yeah, I think it's a bit much doing more than emailing the NBL to see if they think it was a warranted comment, but that'd be it.

Reply #258521 | Report this post


DJ  
Years ago

Wouldn't be surprised if Boti was just jumping on the further comments by Heal that this would hardly be headline news stuff. As soon as I heard that in the commentary last night I commented that surely it was too good of an opportunity for Boti not to have a dig ;)

Reply #258533 | Report this post


Anonymous  
Years ago

I hope Cortez cops this on the chin, gets on with things and fires up for a good game.

As for talk about possible legal action from our club, that's too extreme and uncalled for. We're too sensitive these days and need to grow thicker skin.

Reply #258535 | Report this post


Tripod  
Years ago

Joe M said it all perfectly!!!

Reply #258536 | Report this post


Isaac  
Years ago

It's all a beat-up to get some publicity, so the risk is mostly that people think that the 'legal' reaction is over the top and real.

Reply #258537 | Report this post


Moose  
Years ago

Heal's comments come from the bad blood between them during their time at the Dragons. (neither covered theselves with glory there)
Heal should not be able to slag a player on National TV in the way he did, when it comes from a personal vendetta.

Reply #258541 | Report this post


Victorian  
Years ago

Wat a load of ..... sooky sooky la la la

GET OVER IT

Who cares wat the idiot Heal said. If you got nothing better to worry about. Stop the 6ers being so full of their own importance. No one really cares !!!!!!

Reply #258546 | Report this post


raytri  
Years ago

Must agree with Moose. Also Shane Heals comments" when I was his coach" cracked me up... didn't the great authority get fired half way through the season.

Reply #258549 | Report this post


Hems  
Years ago

Actually Victorian, by the looks of this post, a fair few people DO care.

Proven, are you seriously suggesting that in the NZ game, after the come back the 6ers had just put on, the Tez was being a sook - he was concussed!

I just don't think the commentators should be able to say comments like that on TV - as someone else pointed out, you wouldn't see it happening in commentary in the AFL, or the NBA. Have an opinion is fine, but it shouldn't be defamatory. Makes our league look second rate.

Reply #258551 | Report this post


barra  
Years ago

as is always the way arseholes a the first to get the bullet followed by bums heal fits both say6 what you like you do not air your own bitch fights on tv it makes you what you are and in heals case just that a HEEL AND A BIGGER SOOK AND POOR LOSER

Reply #258553 | Report this post


barra  
Years ago

AND AS FOR YOU PEOPLE WHO THINK HE HAS PERSONALITY HE HAS ABOUT AS MUCH AS A CANETOAD SEEN AND HATED

Reply #258558 | Report this post


quasi  
Years ago

Regardless of whether Heal was correct or not, he didn't come across as being a 'professional' commentator with those comments. It sounded totally personal and like an excuse for the shocking season that South had when Heal was the 'coach' and the 'captain'. Don't give him more attention and over-react by taking it too far

Reply #258572 | Report this post


vanexel31  
Years ago

Hey Barra use a full stop here and there mate.

I have no problem with Heal saying what he said, NBA commentators do it all the time, especially the ex-coaches. If Tez was playing well nobody would care about the comments, but his bad form has people wondering if Heal is right.

Tez should take a page from Julius book when dealing with this, like Hodge did about Davo's blog comments. Just be the bigger person and dont bite back. Tez just needs to come out and play hard, hussle his ass off and be a good teammate.

Reply #258573 | Report this post


barra  
Years ago

vanexe131 your right sorry.............. just joking.

Reply #258574 | Report this post


Anonymous  
Years ago

KB tore strips off of Heal on Inside The Game tonight.

Reply #258582 | Report this post


orbit  
Years ago

He got what he wanted. All you South Aussies over reacting!

Reply #258658 | Report this post


TC2  
Years ago

This is the biggest over-reaction to anything ever. All Heal said was what first comes to mind when he thinks of Tez. He didn't do it to stir the South Australians, he didn't do it to deflect attention away from his poor coaching, he didn't do it to try and drum up some much-needed publicity. He simply said the first thing that came in to his mind.

Reply #258659 | Report this post


Ryan  
Years ago

Just commentate the game Heal. That's what you are paid to do.

Reply #258660 | Report this post


TC2  
Years ago

And thats what he did do!!

Reply #258665 | Report this post


Isaac  
Years ago

orbit, everyone got what they wanted - more publicity for the games.

Reply #258671 | Report this post


Jake  
Years ago

Regardless if the whole situation has been a beat up which IMO it has been) what Heal said is unprofessional in his role as a a special comments man....... his comments were too personal & not necessary given the history between the pair.

Sounds like Heal still has sour grapes after leading South to the wooden spoon. He was given the flick & Tez was asked to stay. How was his form with Mark Price?



Reply #258675 | Report this post


Jake  
Years ago

Regardless if the whole situation has been a beat up which IMO it has been) what Heal said is unprofessional in his role as a a special comments man....... his comments were too personal & not necessary given the history between the pair.

Sounds like Heal still has sour grapes after leading South to the wooden spoon. He was given the flick & Tez was asked to stay. How was his form with Mark Price?



Reply #258676 | Report this post


bballfan  
Years ago

i thought he called it like he sees it,36rs have 5 dragons players on this side, and i would bet if you asked anyone of them they would say the same about tez.used to be a great player not anymore lost his mojo and jumper,boti needs to get over his problem with heal, he bags players every other week .

Reply #258703 | Report this post


Shotclock  
Years ago

I,m waiting for the backlash with the commentator in the ABC's coverage of the Lightning game.He tried to bait Rachel Sporn on "backward Adelaide".But he was in a Forest and no one heard him?

Reply #258746 | Report this post


barra  
Years ago

orbit my dear friend once again you pop up like a toad to express your hate of the 36ers .just a word as a basketball lover keep your up yours comments to your self because just like hodge heal wankers like you we dont need GO 36ERS

Reply #258861 | Report this post


EC  
Years ago

Cortez's performance on court is what will decide what contracts he gets, not the criticism made against him. However, having said that, its not for Heal to make comments like that on Television and take advantage of his position there to make adverse comments about players he has played with in the past and had a poor relationship with. Heal has an unfair advantage there because if Cortez was afforded the same luxury, he could probably say a few words about Heal which were not to complimentary. I just think that Heal is a jerk for making those comments and abusing his position especially because I have never seen Cortez sulk.

Reply #258882 | Report this post


EC  
Years ago

Victorian, 2 points about your comment - "Who cares wat the idiot Heal said. If you got nothing better to worry about. Stop the 6ers being so full of their own importance. No one really cares !!!!!!"

1. The nothing better to worry about comment is so inaccurate, it is confirmed by the 50 different threads that people have commented on at this present time and not just this one.

2. No one really cares!!!!!!! comment. If you are a Victorian and you come onto a South Australian Basketball website, who do you think you are making a comment like that. Once again, 50 different threads at this present time is evidence of how many people really do care.

Reply #258900 | Report this post


Anonymous  
Years ago

Heal by name Heal by nature

Reply #259120 | Report this post




 

Reply to this topic

Random name suggestion for anonymous posters: Pallas 97

Rules:You must read the Terms of Use. No spam, no offensive material, no sniping at other clubs, no 'who cares?'-type comments, no naming or bashing under 18 players. Learn how to embed YouTube videos or tweets

Please proof-read your post before submitting as you will not be able to edit it afterwards.



Close ads
PickStar - The best place to book sports stars
Dunk.com.au - Custom basketball uniforms
Westside Basketball Association

Advertise on Hoops to a very focused, local and sports-keen audience. Email for rates and options.

Recent Posts



Invoicing clients? Stay productive with Punch, the insightful time tracker that earns you more.

Special offer: $30/month Pay $100 for lifetime access. Sign up now!

.


An Australian basketball forum covering NBL, WNBL, ABL, Juniors plus NBA, WNBA, NZ, Europe, etc | Forum time is: 4:30 pm, Fri 24 May 2019 | Posts: 771,875 | Last 7 days: 817