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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 23: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers runs off the field at the end of the first half against the Minnesota Vikings on November 23, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Keidel: Giving Thanks For Sports

Since we are upon our great day of gratitude, a pretext for gorging on poultry and then taking our swollen torsos to the nearest television for some football, let’s look to sports for reasons to give thanks.

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Miami Heat Chris Andersen (R) gets a high five from teammate Danny Granger while playing the Brooklyn Nets during their NBA game November 17, 2014 at the Barclay Center in New York. (Source: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Shorthanded Heat Look To Take Down Visiting Clippers

It’s been a difficult few months for Mario Chalmers, who was criticized for his poor play in the NBA Finals, then lost his starting job at the beginning of the season.

11/20/2014

Norris Cole #30 of the Miami Heat drives to the basket against Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets on November 17, 2014 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.(Source: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Heat Snap Losing Streak With Win In Brooklyn

The Miami Heat got contributions from all over their roster against a tough Brooklyn team.

11/17/2014

Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat reacts after a turnover to the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on November 14, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Source: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Heat Looking To Get Back On Track Against Visiting Bucks

The Miami Heat are looking to break out of a little funk that has cost the team its previous two games.

11/16/2014

Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat handles the ball against the Indiana Pacers at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on November 12, 2014.  (Source: Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Heat In Atlanta Looking To Get Back On Track

Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade are playing at a high level without LeBron James, though the Miami Heat are still searching for some consistency on offense.

11/14/2014

Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat handles the ball against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on November 8, 2014. (Source: Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pacers In Town To Face New Look Heat

Wednesday night’s game between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers will have a different feel then games between the two teams have had in recent years.

11/12/2014

Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat shoots a jumper against Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks on November 9, 2014 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.  (Source: Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)

Deng Scores 30, Heat Roll Over Mavs 105-96

Luol Deng scored a season-high 30 points, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade added 20 apiece and the Miami Heat stayed perfect against Dallas since the 2011 NBA Finals with a 105-96 victory over the Mavericks on Sunday night.

11/09/2014

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - NOVEMBER 5: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on from the bench during their game against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena on November 5, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jumping Off The LeBron James Bandwagon

LeBron didn’t just join the Cleveland Cavaliers. He came to save the world, so to speak, to bring financial and spiritual lubricant to the Rust Belt, an area of America that has been lost to the the meat-hook realities of economics.

11/07/2014

Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat drives on Dwight Howard #12 of the Houston Rockets during a game  at American Airlines Arena on November 4, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Heat Travel To Charlotte Looking To Bounce Back From First Loss

Following a tough home loss on Tuesday night, the Miami Heat have a chance to get back on track when they visit a familiar foe on Wednesday.

11/05/2014

Norris Cole #30 of the Miami Heat handles the ball against the Toronto Raptors during the game at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on November 2, 2014. (Source: Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Heat Host Rockets In Battle Of Unbeaten Teams

Even without LeBron James, the Miami Heat have fared just fine as a familiar superstar has led the team to a perfect 3-0 start.

11/04/2014

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