Heat: Josh Richardson fires shot at refs for recent flopping calls against him…

Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson is frustrated with the way officials have played against him in recent games.

Richardson criticized the officials for calling multiple passes against him amid the team’s recent struggles. “They just fail to be realistic,” Richardson said, according to Zachary Weinberger. It’s been a strange season so far for the Heat, which has been very mixed. The team had a four-game losing streak to start the year, followed by a seven-game winning streak. The Heat have struggled again recently, losing five of their last seven games. Richardson is averaging nearly a team-high 11 points this season and has worked his way into a key role in the Heat’s rotation. But Richardson’s minutes come at a price. Richardson becomes the focal point for officials in games as they try to make plays. Things are not going in a positive direction, as Richardson has been called on the flop three times in the last few games. He was fined $2,000 by the NBA for failing in a game against the Toronto Raptors.Richardson will likely continue to get minutes for the Heat as the team struggles with some injuries. It will be interesting to see if the trend of failure as a shooting guard continues. His comments about referees could continue to earn him unwanted whistles during matchesThe Heat are 12-10 this season. The team will next play Monday against the Charlotte Hornets.

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