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Heat Stroke, Volume 1: Media Day!

Posted on: September 27, 2010 4:39 pm
Edited on: September 28, 2010 12:07 am
 
Posted by Matt Moore

The Heat are the NBA's biggest story. And in case you weren't aware of that, there are four thousand daily reminders of it. So while we're simultaneously participating in the completely ridiculous over-coverage of the Miami Heat, we'll strive to bring you examples of that coverage itself. This is your Daily Heatstroke.


The Heat held Media Day today in Miami before shipping off to Hurlbert Field in the panhandle for camp. The whole cast of characters was on stage, and the presser actually featured the Big 3 together on one stage. On the one hand, it meant that reporters could ask questions to all three of them at a time. On the other, it meant that the Triad didn't have to answer questions for too long. Which was a good thing, since the three seemed to be feeling affects of all the negative attention they've recieved. Their answers were about what you'd expect.
  • ESPN kicked off their coverage which promises to be as over the top as possible this season by breaking to the presser live. After coming on nearly thirty minutes late, the Big 3 commented very little on the season, but the tone was clear.
  • They are not happy with how they've been criticized, and have every intention of taking it out on the rest of the league. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel has a full rundown of the presser , courtesy of Ira Winderman:
  • James on the criticism he's received from NBA greats like Charles Barkley, Magic Johnson, and Michael Jordan: "I make my own decisions. I still respect Mike, I still respect Magic, Charles."
  • James on the hype around the Triad: "We understand this is an ultimate team sport. I know that by example."
  • More from James on the criticism he received: "I've moved forward. I don't want to dwell on the past. There's a lot of things said about me."
  • (James also told ESPN's Rachel Nichols that he has made a written list of all the people who criticized him this summer.)
  • Chris Bosh on expectations: "You play 82 games; you're not going to have 82 good games. We're going to have fun, make sure we have fun."
ESPN will have coverage, every single day, of every single practice, during Heat training camp. Hope you guys aren't burned out yet. Get it? Burned out? On the Heat? Get it? Because they're the Heat? ...I'll be quiet now.
Comments

Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: September 28, 2010 9:27 am
 

Heat Stroke, Volume 1: Media Day!

I myself didn't see the whole presser but from the clips I did see Lebron in particular and the rest actually handled themselves pretty well.  I didn't hear any crazy talk and a bunch of things they said made sense.  I'm not sure if that means he got talked to (coached) for it or the slap in the face reaction has started to go away.

Although one thing is very true right now it doesn't matter what you think of him or any of them it's time that talent and hustle mean more than what ever comes out of your mouth.  The nicest guys who can't play are even less relevant.
Let's get some game action going!!!



Since: May 24, 2007
Posted on: September 28, 2010 4:56 am
 

Heat Stroke, Volume 1: Media Day!

I hope the Heat win it all.  No disrepect to Jordan, Barkley et all, but those greats also had one thing in common--a decent GM.  LeBron got hosed in Cleveland for 7 years and didnt get any help.  It's funny but no one says anything about Boston and their all stars or the Lakers who keep adding all star pieces for Kobe.  Even Jordan couldnt win it by himself.  Quit bitchin!



Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: September 28, 2010 12:00 am
 

Heat Stroke, Volume 1: Media Day!

I respect Lebron even more for not wasting away on a team that got him nobody, ever.  KG stayed and look what happen, Durant will wish he didnt stay as well.  The only people who should be mad, should be the Cavs fans, but still its a business anyway. Make your own choices,




Since: Jun 18, 2008
Posted on: September 27, 2010 9:46 pm
 

Heat Stroke, Volume 1: Media Day!

After the LeDecision Debacle, Lebron deserves any and all criticism he is going to get from the media, fans, and former superstars.  Regardless of all that, the Heat will still be an exciting team to watch and I wonder if there has ever been a more polarizing team to watch in the history of the NBA.  Some love them, most hate them, but very few are indifferent towards them.  Lebron has had the luxury of being admired and adored (i.e., playing the good guy) his entire career.  He's now seen as a villain somewhat and it'll be interesting to see how he performs when people are overwhelmingly rooting for him to fail.  Regardless of all that, I wonder if winning a title will appease and turn the people who root against him, or on the contrary, make them dislike him even more.



Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: September 27, 2010 8:54 pm
 

How are the Refs Going to Call the Heat Games?

Couldn't agree with you more.  Let's say Lebron stayed in Cleveland, and the Heat re-signed Dwade and say Bosh stayed in Toronto...WHAT A BORING NBA SEASON THIS WOUD BE!!!  It would be same ole same ole and you could just hand the Lakers a 3-peat.  This switch up of power had to happen...the NBA was becoming BORING and PREDICTABLE...needed something to sway the corporate sponsors in each city.  \\

That being said....how are the Refs going to handle this many stars on one team?  Did they get any instructions on how to proceed?  The perception is that the superstars get special  treatment....so are we going to see more non-calls or more calls per Heat game? 



Since: Sep 12, 2008
Posted on: September 27, 2010 8:16 pm
 

Heat Stroke, Volume 1: Media Day!

Not until June of 2011.
How could you say somrthing that stupid unless you truly are that stupid?



Since: Sep 12, 2008
Posted on: September 27, 2010 8:15 pm
 

Heat Stroke, Volume 1: Media Day!

Heres the thing. Nothing they say is going to change your opinion of how YOU think they should live THEIR life.
Again they were FA's. They did absolutely NOTHING wrong. Where is the hate for Carmelo, Paul? They are under contract holding their teams hostage. These guys chose a situation created by Riley where they could all play together. Why  wouldnt they?
Anything they say you will break down into some form of negativity. They obviously dont care.
At this point , talk is cheap. In a little over a month, the Ws will start piling up. The nightly highlight video will be shown all over ESPN, and the jealousy will continue.
You can call them whatever you choose if you dont like them. I dont blame you. Your city now or team has a slim to none chance to win anything for the next near decade.

When they win, you will still have negative comments. You will say they needed each other. You will say they dont rank agains other great teams and whatever other garbage you can think of.

You are entiltled to your opinions, call them whatever you want.
We, here in South Florida, will just be glad to call them Champions.




Since: Sep 12, 2008
Posted on: September 27, 2010 8:14 pm
 

Heat Stroke, Volume 1: Media Day!

Heres the thing. Nothing they say is going to change your opinion of how YOU think they should live THEIR life.
Again they were FA's. They did absolutely NOTHING wrong. Where is the hate for Carmelo, Paul? They are under contract holding their teams hostage. These guys chose a situation created by Riley where they could all play together. Why  wouldnt they?
Anything they say you will break down into some form of negativity. They obviously dont care.
At this point , talk is cheap. In a little over a month, the Ws will start piling up. The nightly highlight video will be shown all over ESPN, and the jealousy will continue.
You can call them whatever you choose if you dont like them. I dont blame you. Your city now or team has a slim to none chance to win anything for the next near decade.

When they win, you will still have negative comments. You will say they needed each other. You will say they dont rank agains other great teams and whatever other garbage you can think of.

You are entiltled to your opinions, call them whatever you want.
We, here in South Florida, will just be glad to call them Champions.




Since: Aug 19, 2010
Posted on: September 27, 2010 8:11 pm
 

Heat Stroke, Volume 1: Media Day!

the heat will not win a single title



Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: September 27, 2010 6:34 pm
 

Heat Stroke, Volume 1: Media Day!

LOVE IT....this has been the best thing for the NBA since the Jordan era.  Now there is a reason to watch every Heat regular season game the same as we loved to watch Jordan do his thing, no matter who the Bulls were playing.  In these tough economic times, the NBA and Stern again proved they are marketing geniuses...love them or hate them, people will flock to see the Heat in their town.  I cannot wait for the season.


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