he last time the Miami Heat played a team from Texas in the NBA Finals was just two years ago; but after three games of the 2013 NBA Finals, history may be repeating itself for South Florida’s top team and specifically LeBron James.
The Miami Heat have preached team-first ever since the Big Three got together in 2010. Heading into Game 7 of the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals, the Heat will either win as a team, or go down in flames as a team.
Things have changed quite a bit for the Miami Heat in a little less than a year. Last season, they were the hunters looking to finally climb the proverbial mountain to a NBA Championship. This year, the Heat has become the hunted and the Heat are trying to enter into some very rare company.
The Miami Heat have spent much of the last two weeks without Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, or Chris Bosh in the starting lineup. But, Friday night the Heat will have its Big Three on the court against the Boston Celtics, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
In the span of just a few months, Florida has gone from football central to the center of the basketball world with the Miami Heat on a historic 26-game winning streak and the Miami Hurricanes, Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles, and Florida Gators all making the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
The Miami Heat entered into elite company Wednesday night when the team won its 20th straight game, becoming only the fourth team in NBA history to accomplish the feat in one season.
LeBron James has spent his entire life being called the best in the game and Monday night, he almost added another feather to his cap. James scored 31 points on 13-of-14 shooting to lead Miami past Charlotte 99-94 Monday night, giving the Heat their 10th consecutive victory against the Bobcats.
When the Miami Heat take the court Tuesday night in the regular season opener against the Boston Celtics, the biggest storyline may be sitting on the bench at the beginning of the game.
It may seem like just yesterday, but it’s been more than four months since the Miami Heat were on stage together celebrating their NBA Championship. But the season is about to begin anew with training camp opening Saturday and the Heat meeting the media Friday.
The Miami Heat welcomed Rashard Lewis to the team Wednesday, the first official day free agents could sign a new contract with teams.