Miami sports fans often lament at the dysfunction of the pro sports franchises not named the Heat. But, Miami fans should take heed that it could always be worse, as fans in Cleveland continue to find out each year.
In the summer of 2010, NBA superstar LeBron James made “the decision” that re-shaped the game of basketball and angered millions of fans and media members. But three years later, it’s LeBron who has risen above it all to become the greatest player in his generation.
Miami Heat superstar forward LeBron James told the media Thursday that he could possibly play for the Cleveland Cavaliers again before his career is over.
Thursday night was supposed to be when South Florida sports fans could finally welcome back a team that is committed to winning, the Miami Heat.
While the prospects of seeing LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh take the floor for the Miami Heat remain slim; the NBA and the National Basketball Players association will meet in New York Wednesday.
Last Thursday, as the NBA negotiations seemed to be making progress, owners submarined any possible deal. Now, the owners are preparing to hit the players, and fans, again.
Any Miami Heat fans hoping to watch basketball this season had better be ready to cheer on their favorite college team as talks collapsed Thursday night between NBA owners and players.
The 2011-2012 NBA season may hang in the balance when labor talks resume Friday in New York.
Basketball fans expected Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert to react with snide comments after former Cavs star LeBron James and the Heat lost to the Dallas Mavericks. But one would hope for a little bit more class from a sitting governor; sadly, you would be wrong.
The sting of losing the NBA Finals may still be fresh with the Miami Heat and their fans, but the team now must look to next season and learning from the lessons they faced during the 2011 NBA season.