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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
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Since: Nov 23, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 12:47 pm
 

Miami Heat release 'The Wait Is Over' hype video

Great video! Start of the season is near, I hope it will be very interesting... Heat has very good players, and they can really make something this season! 

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Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: December 4, 2011 12:31 pm
 

Miami Heat release 'The Wait Is Over' hype video

Noles506...wow...we actually agree on something.  I need to go check my temperature.



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: December 4, 2011 12:14 pm
 

Miami Heat release 'The Wait Is Over' hype video

The quotations here are in the wrong spot — The wait is "over hype" video.
Your right there. 

Last time I checked this wasn't golf or tennis, it is a team sport. And the Heat lack a team right now. They have little to no depth. The Mavericks showed us what you can do to La La James & Mrs. Wade. 



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: December 4, 2011 11:22 am
 

Miami Heat release 'The Wait Is Over' hype video

Given that Miami is the  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.

Go Heat.....win that championship with the asterisk attached.  This season is a loss and whoever wins will forever be remembered as winning an abbreviated season.  Hence....a big, giant ASTERISK.

Still, the Heat have to remember that they have the biggest choker in the NBA on their roster.  Come on LBJ show your true colors once again.  Great regular season player.....disappearing act in the playoffs.




Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2011 10:19 pm
 

Miami Heat release 'The Wait Is Over' hype video

The quotations here are in the wrong spot — The wait is "over hype" video.



Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: December 3, 2011 9:58 pm
 

Miami Heat release 'The Wait Is Over' hype video

Going to be an interesting short season, *2012 NBA CHAMPTIONS! I see the tuanting now -_-



Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2011 9:33 pm
 

Miami Heat release 'The Wait Is Over' hype video

It's amazing the set of egos on this team.  Weren't they hyping up last season too?  A team that is all talk shows what little confidence they actually have in themselves.  Ever see Magic, Bird, Jordan, Kobe, pulling this kind of stuff?  No, because they all knew that anything can happen, and that you prove your mettle on the court, and not in front of a microphone.  Evidently, they didn't learn from their sad display during last year's "Decision."  Congratulations, Heat, you have just painted an even bigger target on your backs to go with what has become one of the most pathetic organizations in professional sports.



Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: December 3, 2011 8:22 pm
 

Miami Heat release 'The Wait Is Over' hype video

HEAT 2012 NBA CHAMPIONS!!!   Let's Go Heat!


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