LeBron James went through a series of tests before the game, all under the watchful eye of the Miami Heat training staff and some coaches.
The world’s best came out to see if Miami could do it again. Novak Djokovic, the top-ranked men’s tennis player. Wladimir Klitschko, the world heavyweight boxing king. Rory McIlroy, who sits atop the golf rankings for at least one more night. And they got quite a show.
Before he took a seat on the bench, LeBron James made sure to grab one more rebound.
LeBron James scored 30 points, Chris Bosh had 28 against his former team and the Miami Heat beat Toronto 100-85 Sunday for their 10th straight victory over the Raptors.
Dwyane Wade and LeBron James came up with the idea several hours before the game.
LeBron James scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade had 26 and the Miami Heat pulled away in the second half to beat the Atlanta Hawks 101-92 on Monday night, improving to 10-1 at home this season.
The Miami Heat will likely be short-handed Thursday night when they face the New York Knicks at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Miami Heat were humiliated Tuesday when they lost to the Washington Wizards, 105-101. The team also lost a key piece of the attack in point guard Mario Chalmers.
More than four hours before game time, Dwyane Wade was alone on the Miami Heat practice court, just getting some shots up by himself. No coaches around, no teammates, no trainers, just him, a ball and his thoughts.
LeBron James twisted his right ankle, got kicked in the face and missed two dunks. Austin Rivers sprained his right ankle for the second time in four days, falling backward in highly awkward fashion.