Back 2 Work!
Preparations are in full effect for your Miami Heat to Defend their 2012 NBA Title. King James and company are in China to play a couple of exhibition games versus the LA Clippers before returning to the US to resume their pre-season stretch. With a team catalogued to be “Scary Good” it’s hard to look at our roster and not see that repeat is very probable. Once again Micky Arison, Pat Riley, and the Heat Franchise have spoiled the fans by adding another star to a roster that already looks pretty stacked with talent. Ray Allen, undisputed all time champ when it comes to the long balls, has joined forces with the Heat just like King James did not so long ago to give himself a shot at another NBA championship. “Scary Good” fits our description perfectly!
Working the Pieces
With the additions of Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis the AAArena should prepare itself for a 3pt sniper fest. With the amount of plays created for King James and D-wade to drive the ball to the basket, the pitch-out to the open 3pt shooters will be an easy decision. The additions will also relieve some pressure of Mike Miller’s duties who was considered our 3pt specialist till last season. During the Heat’s first open to the public intra-squad scrimmage held last Wednesday at the AAA, the heat put up 42 3-pointers. That’s a huge amount of 3-pointers considering D-wade who’s the master at creating 3pt opportunities didn’t play. More importantly Mario Chalmers who was Miami’s leader in the 3pt department last year also missed the scrimmage.
Expectations with the Heat have never been so high, not only did we win the title but now we got “Jesus Shuttlesworth” Ray Allen to jump in the wagon… once again, scary good! So as long as Lebron James and D-Wade use their speed to run circles around the league’s top defenses, we won’t even noticed the lack of a big man in the middle. We will definitely not go 82-0 but you better believe that we’ll be the favorites in every game we play this year. October 30th is Home opening day for our Heat who will not only be showing off their championship rings and lifting a new banner to the rafters but will also face a Boston Celtics team that didn’t only loose to the Heat in last year’s Eastern Conference finals but also lost one of Boston’s biggest star in Ray Allen.