Sure, Hassan Whiteside saw it. He sees just about everything that’s said, since just about everything these days makes its way through social media.
This, though, wasn’t a complaint, from a frustrated fan or a nitpicking media member. This was a compliment, of the highest order, from the man on the highest level of the Heat’s personnel acquisition and retention chain. Sunday, at the Heat’s annual charity Family Festival, Heat president Pat Riley raved of Whiteside’s development: “In my 50 years in the NBA, I’ve never seen that kind of phenomenon. I know that’s hurting me right now as far as free agency goes, complimenting him. But he’s really grown a lot.”