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Miami Heat release 'The Wait Is Over' hype video

Posted on: December 3, 2011 7:24 pm
Edited on: December 27, 2011 6:49 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliver



With their Christmas Day season opener just a little more than three weeks away, the defending Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat have released a preseason hype video to set the tone for the 2011-2012 NBA season.

The 96-second clip dubbed "The Wait Is Over" opens with a burning basketball graphic before flashing highlights of LeBron James and Chris Bosh dunking, Dwyane Wade and Mike Miller hitting jumpers, Joel Anthony blocking a shot, Udonis Haslem completing an alley-oop and a bunch of team hustle plays. The graphic ends with the words "Are you ready? Let's go Heat."

It's pretty typical "hype video" fare, although it's interesting to see that Miller, who is rumored to be waived via the amnesty clause, is included. Since he's currently under contract and it would have probably been assumed he was gone if he wasn't included in the video, it does make sense that he made the final cut. His highlight can always get edited out in the future (just like his roster presence in real life!).  

The tagline "The Wait Is Over" references the anticipation the Heat bring into the season following a devastating loss in the 2011 NBA Finals to the Dallas Mavericks, but it also seems to be a nod towards the end of the lockout. Heat owner Micky Arison was fined $500,000 by the NBA when he made comments saying that fans shouldn't blame him for the labor impasse, implying that he was ready to end it and get back to work. 

Given that Miami is the odds-on favorite to take home rings in 2012, their excitement is totally understandable. As always for the Heat since the Big 3 came together, the task is delivering substance in the wake of the monstrous hype.

Video uploaded by YouTube user thedwade3333333.

Hat tip: IAmAGM
Comments

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 1:23 pm
 

Miami Heat release 'The Wait Is Over' hype video

 The Heat are going to win it this year Guaranteed!!!!
Just like last year huh? How are those 5, 6 , 7,8 titles coming along? They are at zero right now!! Only 8 to go!!!

 



Since: Jul 8, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2011 1:02 pm
 

Miami Heat release 'The Wait Is Over' hype video

This should keep miami fans interested until the new 2012 Spinner rims come out....



Since: Sep 29, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 12:02 pm
 

Miami Heat release 'The Wait Is Over' hype video

Nice little fantasy video...the only thing missing is James and Wade coughing....or maybe Dirk going around Bosh for a game winner. 

How about posting one hype video per day for each team...okay, maybe not the Clippers...



Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:44 am
 

Miami Heat release 'The Wait Is Over' hype video

Thats funny. Lebron the softest player? Besides Shaq, Lebron ges hammered more in every game than anybody. Just because he complains about certain calls ( because he gets hammered) and does not get it because he is bigger, does not mean he is soft. I am actually a lebron hater but I can at least admit the truth and hate to hear otherwise.



Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:22 am
 

Miami Heat release 'The Wait Is Over' hype video

How is this newsworthy? Doesnt every team in the NBA release these types of videos? Is this video offending the masses?



Since: May 5, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 12:02 am
 

Miami Heat release 'The Wait Is Over' hype video

Kenny Powers makes better hype videos. The Heat will never win because in their twisted minds they have already won. Lebron is the softest player in the NBA and the whole team seems to feel entitled. They don't have it in them. Not to mention no one in Miami cares about sports.



Since: Oct 8, 2009
Posted on: December 4, 2011 10:50 pm
 

Miami Heat release 'The Wait Is Over' hype video

You're a moron.  Even typing that was too much effort.



Since: Dec 4, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 8:03 pm
 

Miami Heat release 'The Wait Is Over' hype video

It's funny how all you Heat haterz love to read and comment about the Heat, it means more people are following them (not just fans) and that means more $$$ for endorsements from big companies because there's always the possiblity that haterz can change their mind and accept reality (that the inevitable will happen and the Heat will win) and start liking the Heat.  The Heat are going to win it this year Guaranteed!!!! Bookmark this post if you like and come back to read it over and over and over and over....again at the end of June and comment if you like.



Since: Jan 5, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 5:35 pm
 

Miami Heat release 'The Wait Is Over' hype video

they really don't get why they don't win titles? Really. It's because their ego far outlast their talent in basketball. They'll be overrated this year again. Sorry heat fans but with the lakers getting back on track i don't see a championship for you if they get dwight howard and cp3. 


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Since: Dec 4, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 12:48 pm
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