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LeBron, Wade plan mega charity game

Posted on: September 27, 2011 11:47 am
Edited on: September 27, 2011 6:36 pm
 


By Matt Moore


The Heat players have kept a low profile in the lockout. Chris Bosh argued with Skip Bayless. LeBron James has shown up for a few spontaneous appearances at the summer leagues (and got dunked on by a Taiwanese player). Dwyane Wade in particular has gone underground. But as usual, if there's a trend going on in the NBA, the Heat want to get in on it. The Triad will host a mega charity in south Florida next week, according to ESPN. James, Wade, and Bosh will all play, and the roster is unbelievably stacked, way more so than the other exhibitions that have been going on. From ESPN:
A number of NBA players are slated to join the Miami trio on the court, including fellow Heat teammate Mario Chalmers, the Oklahoma City Thunders Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, the New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, the New Orleans Hornets Chris Paul, the Washington Wizards John Wall, the Atlanta Hawks Jamal Crawford, the Houston Rockets Jonny Flynn, the Los Angeles Clippers Eric Bledsoe, the Dallas Mavericks Caron Butler, the Memphis Grizzlies Rudy Gay, the Boston Celtics Rajon Rondo, the Philadelphia 76ers Lou Williams, the Golden State Warriors Dorell Wright, and the Portland Trail Blazers Wesley Matthews and free agent Eddy Curry.
via Miami Heats LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh to host The South Florida All-Star Classic - ESPN

That's nine All-Stars in the game. That's pretty unbelievable. And yet, that part is probably the least interesting. Here are the cliff notes on the eyebrow-raisers from the report: 

  • The coaches for this event are actor comedian Kevin Hart and Rick Ross. Read that sentence again and let your mind explode. 
  • The event features multiple members of both Brand Jordan and Nike, pitted against each other. Wall's appearance, though, singals the event was not put together by Nike, despite the obviousness of such a move. 
  • Oh, they're playing in south Florida, huh? Where did they find an arena? Oh, at FIU. Well, that makes sense, since it's so close and.... "Oh My Gosh, that's Isiah Thomas' music!" 
  • Eddy Curry continues to slouch closer and closer to joining the Heat. He's playing alongside the Triad in exhibitions. He's hanging out with them. It's only a matter of time. Did we mentione there's a report he's lost 100 lbs.? That's a person!
The interesting thing to watch will be who streams the event. SI streamed one of the city exhibitions the other day. The more these are held, the more media partners become interested. 
Comments

Since: Oct 26, 2011
Posted on: October 26, 2011 12:55 am
 

LeBron, Wade plan mega charity game

The interesting thing to watch will be who streams the event. SI streamed one of the city exhibitions the other day. The more these are held, the more media partners become interested.



Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: September 29, 2011 1:06 pm
 

LeBron, Wade plan mega charity game

PLEASE peolpe get off the heat. they think there the best thing out there com-on man.It's all fixed so they win next year who really cares. O yes heat fake ass fans would. Look the game has been damged by this B.S. you call that a team wow. it's about the sport they play not them that's why everything is wrong with nba. Please owners don't give in lock them out for at least a year see how people really don't care about this sport any more just ask around. ALL i here is how the old school player were the best not these guys,that need calls there way to win and cry to ref's. i just love how they run this game now no defence allways walking  with the ball mad if they don't get the call man i can't wate for basketball please i think not. They will play charity games because it's no work just a show of snekers.I can go to the park for that plus the games are better than the Drama queens in the nba... you guys are killing the game.



Since: Sep 23, 2008
Posted on: September 28, 2011 1:44 pm
 

LeBron, Wade plan mega charity game

Jordan was drafted by the Bulls 

Pippen as a obtained as a rookie via draft day trade and DEVELOPED alongside Jordan

Rodman was being run out of San Antonio with his antics around choirboy David Robinson . 

When Rodman joined the Bulls no one hated them ...yet because the Bulls were coming off being eliminated by the Magic . 

They didnt become the must see team that everyone loved to hate until after they were 42-5 at the all star break and people realized they had a real shot at the record . 


 



Since: May 4, 2011
Posted on: September 28, 2011 2:46 am
 

LeBron, Wade plan mega charity game

When you hold a parade / rally / press conference to announce your going to win 5 , 6 or 7 NBA championships and you fail right off the gate in the first year of a 5 year contract it is a failure. The team will still have little to no depth going forward,and there so called stars choked in the clutch, game after game in the 4th quarter.That is more than a fluke.

@noles506 I'm tired of hearing the same thing over and over, yes they were a bit full of themselves at the rally and Lebron got caught up in the moment when announcing seven championships, but the fact remains they had a chance to when a title in year one with an almost completely new team that was hit by injuries to major role players throughout the season. To dismiss last season as a failure is just stupid. The road to a championship will travel through Miami whether you haters will admit it or not. Good luck to all 29 other teams I'm looking forward to seeing some great basketball over the next few years. I know one thing I'll have a lot more to celebrate than be disappointed with as long as they keep those 3 so called stars together!! Now if they could just end the freakin lock-out.



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: September 28, 2011 12:32 am
 

LeBron, Wade plan mega charity game

Scratch that, not refs..coaches..uh even worse.



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: September 28, 2011 12:31 am
 

LeBron, Wade plan mega charity game

@justifymythug The Heat accomplished more than 28 other teams last year, so I wouldn't call that anything close to failure. They ran into a team that was playing at an unbelievable level during the playoffs and a great player in Dirk who was in the zone. Unfotunately for the rest of the league that was only year one, the best is definitely yet to come. Now that's out of the way, these guys should be commended for putting this game together for charity. With the rosters they're putting together it's going to be a huge draw for a good cause. Keep up the good work fellas.
When you hold a parade / rally / press conference to announce your going to win 5 , 6 or 7 NBA championships and you fail right off the gate in the first year of a 5 year contract it is a failure. The team will still have little to no depth going forward,and there so called stars choked in the clutch, game after game in the 4th quarter.That is more than a fluke.

Can't fault them for shapening there skills during this lockout and working towards a good cause though. 

lol @ Rick Ross the ex correctional officer turned rapper being a referree..  



Since: May 4, 2011
Posted on: September 27, 2011 10:23 pm
 

LeBron, Wade plan mega charity game

the Heat accomplished nothing last year other than to prove the point that they just don't get it. Their selfishness was taken to new heights in the Finals and they have nobody to blame but themselves for losing to the Mavericks...


@justifymythug The Heat accomplished more than 28 other teams last year, so I wouldn't call that anything close to failure. They ran into a team that was playing at an unbelievable level during the playoffs and a great player in Dirk who was in the zone. Unfotunately for the rest of the league that was only year one, the best is definitely yet to come. Now that's out of the way, these guys should be commended for putting this game together for charity. With the rosters they're putting together it's going to be a huge draw for a good cause. Keep up the good work fellas.




Since: Jul 2, 2011
Posted on: September 27, 2011 7:17 pm
 

LeBron, Wade plan mega charity game

I FIND IT CRAZY IF ANYONE HAD SOMETHING NEGATIVE TO SAY ABOUT THE TRIAD,WHO ELSE CAN PULL
THIS KIND OF STAR POWER FOR A CHARITY EVENT ? NOT MANY THATS WHY THERE BLESSED .TY GUYS
IM SURE THE PEOPLE WHO WILL BENIFIT WILL BE EXTREMELY HAPPY ,,,,,GOOD JOB




Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: September 27, 2011 5:39 pm
 

Lebron, Wade plan mega charity game

This is the type of thing I like to see.  I know angry people on the net like to talk about karma, but that's why these guys have such great karma: at the end of the day they actually DO while others TALK.  They'll raise more for charity (and have) then all the angry haters combined have ever done.

I don't even like Lebron but I find it pathetic that anybody would hate on this type of thing. 



Since: Aug 13, 2011
Posted on: September 27, 2011 4:15 pm
 

Lebron, Wade plan mega charity game

The Heat also traded for LeBron and per year LeBron didn't sacrifice hardly anything contract wise.


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