There are a few noteworthy things that bring an added level of excitement in the NBA—trades and rivalries.
And although the Miami Heat don't look to be a player in the first category, they certainly have their fair share of rivalries.
Some of those rivalries have blossomed; other are slowly starting to wither.
Finally, some remain as heated as ever before.
Which is why, whenever the next five teams are on Miami's schedule, you circle your calendar, try to get tickets, talk about the matchup a few days before the game with anyone who'll listen and proudly wear the jersey of your team in a subconscious gesture of allegiance.
Because, these next five teams symbolize just a little more than the other 25 teams in the league to the Heat.