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Three quick thoughts from the Miami Heat scrimmage

Oct 1, 2010, 9:52 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for Heat_logo.gifHere is the only thing that really matters from the Miami Heat’s televised (NBATV) intersquad scrimmage Friday night: 225 service men and women got to watch some big stars up close and for free.

Nothing else really can be counted on to translate into the regular season. The game was full of sloppy at times. But a few quick thoughts.

* The Heat want to run. They pushed the ball and tried to get transition or early-in-the-clock buckets consistently.

* In the halfcourt there was flashes of great ball and player movement. If that carries over to the season the Heat will be better on offense than we thought. Which is scary.

* LeBron James is that good. People got down on him after the Cavalier were eliminated from the playoffs last season, and after the summer of PR mistakes. But watching him even in a loose scrimmage you’re reminded what a freak of nature the man is on the court.

  1. SFWA - Oct 1, 2010 at 10:38 PM

    Hey Kurt…maybe if you keep kissing his butt like this LaNoJumpShot James will ask you to the prom. The things you describe in your article like “they want to run…and in the halfcourt flashes of great ball and player movement” could be talking about any starting 5 in the NBA. Everyone is fast, can handle the ball, can pass, can shoot, and can jump out of the gym at the pro level.
    Who in the hell on the Heat is going to shoot from the outside in a tightly defended playoff game? They have no answer for the Celtics or Lakers balanced attacks, excellent team defenses, and well defined roles. And Kurt please lose your man crush on LaJerk.

  2. jeremiah919 - Oct 1, 2010 at 11:09 PM

    Good thing SFWA is nothing more than an outsider looking…. HAHAHA…

  3. nasty nate - Oct 1, 2010 at 11:19 PM

    mike miller…. from WAY DOWNTOWN. Go gators.

  4. Cordae - Oct 1, 2010 at 11:34 PM

    Dude, once again; your inability to write prefixes correctly is killing your joke. Its “LE” not “LA”. Geesh! smh..

  5. David - Oct 1, 2010 at 11:35 PM

    ooo look at tough you are, talking trash to a blogger on the internet!

  6. Jared - Oct 1, 2010 at 11:44 PM

    Not a Heat fan, but i’m really excited to watch this team play together. Not because i particularly like anyone one of them, but because you have to appreciate, as a basketball fan, the talent and type of team that they could become. One for the ages.

  7. dwadeisone - Oct 2, 2010 at 7:10 AM

    hey budd, lookin for u . need ur picks. and check out this thing http://sportscomplainer.com my neighbor came across it the other day . been usin it ever since

  8. Heated - Oct 2, 2010 at 9:02 AM

    C dats were ur wrong because mike miller & Eddie house won’t be closely defended while the big three are in the game because the attention they demand. So yes easy buckets playoffs or not

  9. badam - Oct 2, 2010 at 10:09 AM

    one ball to many stars sorry miami u are not going to do much prepare for failure

  10. Mike Alexander - Oct 2, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    And that doesn’t apply to the Celtics? Are you REALLY arguing that the better the players, the worse the team?
    You, sir, are a dumb-ass.

  11. David - Oct 2, 2010 at 2:41 PM

    Awww look another bitter NBA fan who knows that his favorite team is going to get endlessly curb-stomped by the Heat for the next five years.
    CRY MOAR, BABY.

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