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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.

Since: Apr 19, 2007
Posted on: September 27, 2010 5:54 pm

Heat Stroke, Volume 1: Media Day!

So is every major NBA story going to have a catchy name now?  Heat Stroke?  MeloDrama?  I'd hate to see what's next. 

Since: May 4, 2010
Posted on: September 27, 2010 5:39 pm

Heat Stroke, Volume 1: Media Day!

O love it, he Bron if you can't take the "HEAT" get it? Stay the heck out of the kitchen like the playoffs last year. You guys asked for this, so just be men, play like the Superstars you are and prove to the World, why you did this and that it works. I can't wait to see the drama unfold. If you think you were bashed this summer, lay an EGG and don't reach the finals this year, and then wait for the Blashing to begin twice as bad! Grow a pair, it is time to start ballin.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: September 27, 2010 5:15 pm

Heat Stroke, Volume 1: Media Day!

LeBron James is still an immature punk.

He says "James also told ESPN's Rachel Nichols that he has made a written list of all the people who criticized him this summer."

Dude, you are on of the highest-paid athletes in the entire world.  Grow a pair!  People are going to talk smack about you.  Especially when you show no heart in the playoffs and then act like a 'tard with your whole TV special about "taking your talents to South Beach". 

You went from being one of the most liked sports figures to one of the least liked (outside of Florida that is).  Face it!

Hey BronBron guess what - EVERYONE criticized you this summer.  That's going to be one long ass list!

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