Miami Heat Will Hold 2013 Training Camp in the Bahamas

Adam FromalNational NBA Featured ColumnistSeptember 24, 2013

The party continues.
The party continues.Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images

Winning an NBA championship must be nice. 

You get the thrill of victory. You get to hold up the coveted Larry O'Brien trophy while Bill Russell waits to hand his eponymous trophy to the best player on the court. You get to celebrate with champagne and plenty of parties afterward, culminating in a sure-to-be-epic parade. 

And, if you're the Miami Heat, you get to hold training camp in the Bahamas. 

According to B/R's Ethan Skolnick, it's a move that the team had considered in the past. But while it was a hypothetical last year, it's actually happening in 2013. 

Of course, this is going to do one of two things. 

It's either going to shroud the Heat's top-secret plans for the 2013-14 campaign in secrecy. They're where the media can't touch them anymore, so they can party practice without the constant glare of cameras and the clicking of smartphones distracting them. 

Then again, it could have the exact opposite effect. 

I don't think Bleacher Report knows this yet, but I'm trying to become a full-time Heat beat reporter. Can we make this happen? My calendar is already cleared for however long training camp is going to take (and please let it last well into the season). 

Also, how are they getting there? 

NBC Sports' Kurt Helin has one heck of an idea: 

Let the party continue! Or, in this case, start early. 

Speaking of parties, though, this could be an early decision that people point to if the Heat fail to secure their three-peat. Training camp is an important time, even for the defending champs.

While their roster is already pretty much finalized (Greg Oden and Michael Beasley are the enduring question marks), it doesn't hurt to work on strategies and shoring up weaknesses. 

If the Heat had announced this even earlier, perhaps the roster wouldn't be finalized, though. Plenty of free agents would be flocking to South Beach, waiting for an opportunity to take a nice vacation trip to training camp. 

Hell, Jamal Crawford might even have been one. 

I'll leave you with that bit of hashtag perfection. Nothing sums this up any better.