July 30th, 2014 at 12:53 PM
By Glenn Minnis
Once LeBron James left the Miami Heat earlier this month, one of the main things that was on everyone's mind was when will James meet his old team during the upcoming NBA Season. The question might have been answered as reports are that James will make his return to Miami to take on the Heat will be on Christmas Day. It seems like the NBA will capitalize on James leaving Miami and playing there will certainly bring in the ratings.
The storyline is already written. James, who led the Heat to four straight Finals appearances with two titles will make his return to a city and a team where he first became a champion. Dwyane Wade will have the opportunity to showcase to the world and to his new favorite opponent, James that he still has a little bounce in his step and he is not on the downside of his career just yet. Chris Bosh can show the world that he is worth the max deal that he got from the Heat and prove that he can be a number option for a team and that they do not need James to become contenders for the title. Miami Heat Head Coach Erik Spoelstra will have the opportunity to show that he can coach a team without James being at the head. That he does not need James to be an elite coach in the NBA. Read more... Join the Conversation...
July 29th, 2014 at 11:53 PM
By Glenn Minnis
Miami Heat Head Coach Erik Spoelstra will be in for the challenge for his life this upcoming season as the re-tooled Heat will be looking a little bit different. There will obviously be no LeBron James to rely upon to make things happen on the court and trying to fill in the needs that James left Spoelstra with will be the biggest challenge of the season, but Spoelstra will be prepared to handle it. Something that many coaches could not do.
Miami Heat President Pat Riley choose Spoelstra as the guy to replace him once he left the bench to coach and it has worked in the pretty well for the Heat. Spoelstra has won the team two NBA Championships and has taken the team to four straight NBA Finals, while Riley has won the team only one title. However, Spoelstra has many doubters that believe he cannot coach.
Many believe that Spoelsta had the benefit of a stacked Heat team with multiple big time stars. Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh are given much more credit then Spoelstra. Either it was the talents of James, Wade leading the team to victory or Bosh making big shots here and there, rarely any credit is given to Spoelstra. However, that can change this season.Read more... Join the Conversation...
July 29th, 2014 at 3:30 PM
By Glenn Minnis
Miami Heat Owner Micky Arison gave Heat fans some reassurance with a passionate letter to their fans. He told the fans that the Heat are not done by a long shot with trying to capture NBA Champions and ultimately gaining the championships. This why Arison is considered a class act amongst many with how he goes about handling situations and not overreacting with what has happened.
Arison could have easily trashed LeBron James and him leaving the Heat for the Cleveland Cavaliers, but that would have been the easy, classless thing to do, like Cavs Owner Dan Gilbert. Arison, instead took the high road and thanked James for all of what he did for the Heat and wished him the best of luck. Obviously Arison was disappointed in him leaving, it was one of the greatest players of the NBA leaving to go somewhere else. However, Arison did not do that, which means he did not burn any bridges and he did not offend anybody in the process. This is as classy as it can possibly get.
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July 27th, 2014 at 6:03 PM
By Glenn Minnis
Dwyane Wade is one of the greatest basketball players of his generation and of all-time. He has given his all to the Miami Heat and has helped them win three NBA Championships. However, lately Wade has gained nothing but more and more doubters over the past few seasons. Many feel as though because of Wade's knee troubles, LeBron James decided that it would be best if he goes back to Cleveland. With the anticipated upcoming season approaching, Wade will have an opportunity to showcase to the world that he still has plenty of gas in the tank.
Wade was a huge contributing factor to the Heat's success since he arrived in 2003. Especially when he and Shaquille O'Neal led the team to their first championship by defeating the Dallas Mavericks. The Heat go as far as Wade goes even when James was on the team. Wade was the fearless leader on the team who was not afraid of the biggest moments.
Now with reoccurring knee issues, many are doubting Wade's capabilities as a player. This is something that he should be looking forward to. Believe that Wade will be back in a major way this season. He will not have to lessen what he wants to do, due to be teammates with a great player like James. Wade will be Wade again.
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July 26th, 2014 at 3:05 PM
By Glenn Minnis
The Miami Heat raised plenty of eyebrows when they gave Chris Bosh the max deal for him to remain in Miami. According to all reports, the bidding war was between the Miami Heat and the Houston Rockets for Bosh's services. The gave Bosh around $30 million more then the Rockets was offering him, which many people believe was too much for Bosh. Bosh is a great talent that can score from the perimeter and hit the long range three pointer on occasion. However, is he really worth all of the money the Heat shelled out to him.
When he was in Toronto at the beginning of his career, Bosh might have deserved the max deal to stay put in Canada. With Bosh gone, Toronto didn't have an attraction to brings fans into the building. When he went to Miami, he was surrounded big two massive stars in LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. At times, Bosh was the forgotten member of the, "Big Three," leaving some fans calling them the, "Big Two and a half." Read more... Join the Conversation...