His shirt soaked with champagne after winning his fourth title in 2007, Tim Duncan had one more move before celebrating further with his Spurs teammates. He pivoted in a hallway inside Quicken Loans Arena, pulled 22-year-old LeBron James close and delivered a message.
Things are going to look a little different this season with the Miami Heat.
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Although the Miami Heat had been downplaying the game against LeBron James all along, coach Erik Spoelstra and Chris Bosh said Saturday that they were glad it was finally out of the way.
LeBron James scored seven points while playing only 20 minutes against his former team, and the Cleveland Cavaliers went on to beat the Miami Heat 122-119 in overtime Saturday in an exhibition game in Brazil.
LeBron James was welcomed at Dwyane Wade’s wedding last month. Udonis Haslem continues to maintain a friendship with his former teammate. Chris Andersen still wears his sneakers. There’s no venom, no hatred, not even trash-talking.
The new look Miami Heat are giving fans reasons to get excited despite the loss of LeBron James.
The NBA and its television partners couldn’t wait to extend their contracts.
Last season was plagued by injuries to the league’s most noted stars, but this offseason proved to be full of action: the draft, big announcements, players sporting new jerseys, coaching changes and the controversies – just to name a few.
LeBron James doesn’t know whether he’ll take another shot at Olympic gold.