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Miami Heat's big three talk controversy, but they'd like to just play some ball

Sep 27, 2010, 2:48 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for wade_bosh_james_highfive.jpgEnough with the speculation, let’s roll the balls out on the court and play. Finally.

That was the core of what LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh said when they sat down in front of the press at Heat media day Monday in Miami (televised on ESPN).

They sat down with Wade in the center.

“It’s seems like a year since last July,” Wade said. “There’s been a lot said and a lot done since then. So we’re happy, finally, to get to the basketball side of things.”

They were also clear about the goal — LeBron said it was not championship or bust, “just championship.” As for his past and all the things said about him this summer?

“For me, I’m moving forward…” James said.” It’s funny how things happen in life and how people react. A lot of people try to tell you what to do in life, and a lot of them don’t have their own life in order. I thought that was funny.”

The most prominent criticism came from Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Charles Barkley, who said they would never team up with their rivals.

“I make my own decisions,” James said. “I still respect Mike, I still respect Magic, Charles… “They did a lot for me. They paved the way. But I can’t live through those guys.”

They are three of the most talented players in the league, but some have questioned how they would mesh. They don’t.

“We came here to play together, we came here to play as a team,” Bosh said. “People are taking the individualism a little too much. We’re going to be good players, but we’re all going to play together. That’s the point”

Well, that and to have a little fun.

“We’re going to have fun. We’re going to make sure we have fun,” Bosh said. “Whatever it takes to win, that’s the part we have to grind out.”

The Heat start the grind of training camp tomorrow up at Hurlburt Field and Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, up on the Florida panhandle.

Coach Erik Spoelstra said that the focus the first day of camp will be on defense. Because he’s smart. With this roster the Heat are going to score plenty, but if they are going to seriously contend it will be about the defensive end of the floor.

  1. That U - Sep 27, 2010 at 3:15 PM

    Bring on the rings!!!!

  2. That U - Sep 27, 2010 at 3:17 PM

    Bring on the rings!!!!

  3. trueballs - Sep 27, 2010 at 3:29 PM

    ooooooo someone knows his team blows

  4. johnmaine - Sep 27, 2010 at 3:51 PM

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  5. DJ Cro Pack Attak - Sep 27, 2010 at 3:52 PM

    I can’t wait til the Lake Show slaps them silly. The Black Mamba is foaming at the mouth to meet them in the Finals IF they get that far. “THE 3 HEAT CAN’T STOP THE 3 PEAT BABY”

  6. mikesporty - Sep 27, 2010 at 3:54 PM

    Relax, Chris… It’s not that bad…

  7. mikesporty - Sep 27, 2010 at 3:55 PM

    Relax, Chris… It’s not that bad…

  8. mikesporty - Sep 27, 2010 at 3:57 PM

    Relax, Chris… Cleveland is not that bad…

  9. yoPauly - Sep 27, 2010 at 4:10 PM

    F**k Cleveland.

  10. Josh - Sep 27, 2010 at 4:12 PM

    F**k Cleveland

  11. McDaddy - Sep 27, 2010 at 4:21 PM

    This team could be the best offensive force since the Laker’s
    Showtime from the 1980s. I do not think they are ready to beat
    the Lakers without a big man. Gasol will have his way with the
    Heat centers. Bryant and Artest may be the only tandem in the
    league that can guard Wade and James. Hopefully, the Celts will
    hold off the Heat for one more year so we can have a best of
    three between the Lakers and Celtics.

  12. willy - Sep 27, 2010 at 4:23 PM

    thats gangster!!!

  13. HoopsHoops0801 - Sep 27, 2010 at 4:31 PM

    YOU KISS YOUR MOTHER WITH THAT MOUTH? GET A LIFE!!!

  14. HoopsHoops0801 - Sep 27, 2010 at 4:33 PM

    YOU KISS YOUR MOTHER WITH THAT MOUTH? GET A LIFE!!!

  15. southern cutie - Sep 27, 2010 at 5:10 PM

    OMG Chris!!!! You are a disgrace to yourself. Grow up & stop with all the foul language. I doubt you had anything invested in Lebron; I doubt if he cares if you did. Get a hobby or a job or both. JUST GROW UP!!!!

  16. Anonymous - Sep 27, 2010 at 7:46 PM

    As good as the lakers are, they wont be able to stop the DUO of Lebron and Wade. Thats what this is all about and everybody is really underestimating those two. Those two guys on the same court are going to be unguardable. They are two of the tope 3 guys in the NBA, being the other. Bosh is just extra, thats whats so ridiculous. They assembled a surrounding cast better than anybody thought they would as well. At the least, they will win 3 rings in the next 5 years.

  17. Anonymous - Sep 27, 2010 at 7:47 PM

    As good as the lakers are, they wont be able to stop the DUO of Lebron and Wade. Thats what this is all about and everybody is really underestimating those two. Those two guys on the same court are going to be unguardable. They are two of the tope 3 guys in the NBA, being the other. Bosh is just extra, thats whats so ridiculous. They assembled a surrounding cast better than anybody thought they would as well. At the least, they will win 3 rings in the next 5 years.

  18. DavesNotHere - Sep 27, 2010 at 9:18 PM

    Do you eat your mother with that mouth?

  19. DavesNotHere - Sep 27, 2010 at 9:21 PM

    Do you eat your mother with that mouth Krissy?

  20. Tony - Sep 28, 2010 at 2:36 AM

    非常期待中!

  21. Gay - Sep 28, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    Did somebody say COCK?

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