Monday, October 25, 2010

LeBron "Rise"

He has responded.

Lebron James' new Nike commercial answers the critics while posing the question, "What do you want me to do?"

After watching ESPN's Pardon the Interruption this afternoon, I googled the commercial and thought it was portrayed brilliantly.

Lebron has been wising up to the media all off-season, but tomorrow, he can further put his critics at rest with a star performance. The commercial features the past, along with some new Miami wrinkles in the present as well as the future.

Some scenes take shots at MJ and Barkley, but why not retaliate on a national level? There will always be haters that will remember Lebron's decision, but "what do you want me to do?"

Watch the video above.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The games are bigger...the heart beats faster..the Heat is on!

That title above used to be the Heat's playoff slogan during the 2008-2009 season.

Tickets then were so easy to come by that people were giving them away. To get a seat at the "Heat's house" today, you'll have to give up a arm, leg, used car, take your pick.

I'm guilty as well, I should have listened to Riley and paid the $500 to be a Heat season ticket holder pre Miami Thrice, now a "Heat fan" should look to spend $300 a seat, in section 300, not even for a good game.

Forgot the Dec. 2 game against Cleveland, the chances of getting tickets to that game or Christmas Day against the Lakers are... well there is no chance.

Anyway, to divert back from my rant. The Miami Heat season starts Tuesday. Wade will play, but with the loss of Mike Miller until Jan. with a thumb injury, the Heat look to incorporate newly signed veteran Jerry Stackhouse and Eddie House should see some more touches as well.

What about Lebron?

The King's reign in Miami will begin Oct. 29th, against the Orlando Magic. The Heat don't have to worry about a cancellation this game, the Florida Panthers don't share an arena with the Heat.

Personally, I cannot wait to see what happens this season. I'll be watching many games from home, but when the opening jump ball goes up, this 82 game season will be the best ever.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Miami Heat Pre-Season Reaction

Wow, we do not even need Dwayne Wade.

That was my reaction when I watched Wade leave the court with a strained hamstring in the first quarter of yesterday's pre-season opener against the Detroit Pistons.

Wade played about three minutes before straining his hamstring after running after Pistons guard Richard Hamilton along the baseline. After some time on the bench, Wade was ushered to the locker room. (Don't worry folks, Wade will be back in time for the season opener.)

The starting line-up featured Arroyo and Anthony along with the unanimous tandem of Wade, James and Bosh before things were shaken up after the injury.

That gave the new number 6, King James, a chance to showcase his skills. Taking defenders off the dribble, he and Bosh combined for 38 points in a Motor City beat-down.

Coach Erik Spolestra was able to use a series of different line-ups with Wade out, but the end result is hopefully one we will see all season, a victory.

The Heat play again on Friday and the long awaited season opener will be nationally televised on TNT on October 26th. It should make for an interesting rivalry, Boston's big three and Shaq versus Miami Thrice and former Celtic guard Eddie House.

It is going to be a wild ride this season, when was the last time a pre-season game was near capacity?