One thing that Dwyane Wade has never shied away from is a challenge. It’s the attitude that has remained with him from blacktops of Chicago through his days at Marquette University to his 11 years with the Miami Heat.
The Miami Heat re-signed forward Udonis Haslem Friday.
In a rematch of last years final which went 7 games, the San Antonio Spurs square off against the Miami Heat and Tony Parker and company hope to prevent LeBron and the Heat from winning their third consecutive NBA championship.
Four years ago, when LeBron James uttered that now-infamous phrase — “not two, not three, not four, not five …” — about how many championships he hoped to win with the Heat, it was almost immediately turned into a punch line. It rings prophetic in some ways now, with the Heat back in the NBA Finals for a fourth consecutive season.
It’s become a tradition. When the Miami Heat win an Eastern Conference championship, managing general partner Micky Arison accepts the trophy and quickly hands it to someone who hasn’t experienced that moment before.
Indiana and Miami spent a whole season hearing about the rematch.
The odds are looking good that the Miami Heat will bring home a third NBA Championship.
Miami Heat president Pat Riley has a message for all the Miami Heat fans that are already looking ahead to the playoffs and a chance for a third straight NBA championship.
The Miami Heat are used to challenges, but they get one of their stiffest tests right out of the gate on opening night Tuesday against the team’s bitter rivals, the Chicago Bulls.
The Miami Heat are just one day away from starting the journey towards a third-straight NBA championship and while the roster is set; there are plenty of questions surrounding the team’s pursuit of an elusive three-peat.