Over the past couple of years, people have criticized the Miami Heat’s lack of discipline and off-court behavior, which, in some cases, has come across as them having too much fun.

Earlier this season in the midst of a losing streak, critics questioned the Heat's intensity and hunger. Opposing teams' management might have advised their players to stay clear of viral dance videos or funny Instagram posts to put the priority on capturing another ring.

However, in this case, the Heat are doing the complete opposite. Having fun and supporting one another on and off the court is the recipe to their success, and it only enhances their focus.

A few weeks ago, I joined the squad in Ray Allen's Golf Classic and Ray of Hope Luncheon, presented by Hublot, at the exclusive La Gorce Country Club on Miami Beach.

More than 700 family, friends and philanthropists came out for golf and lunch, including Allen's teammates Chris Bosh, LeBron James and Rashard Lewis, as well as former Heat players Roger Mason Jr. and Alonzo Mourning.

Allen, who is no stranger to golf and possibly a future professional, was happy to give pointers to his teammates but was even happier to hear that this year, with the help and support of his wife, family and friends, his foundation raised more than $550,000 for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Not only will the money help millions of children and adults around the world, but it will also help scientists get closer to finding a cure for Allen's seven-year-old son Walker.

Watch the video to see how the Heat celebrated this good cause with golf, laughs and fun. Let us know whom you think is the best golfer in the comment section below.

 

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