Miami Heat: LeBron James and the Heat Off to a Cold Start
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Tonight was the kickoff of one of the most anticipated seasons in NBA history. LeBron James left the city of Cleveland, after never having won a championship, leaving many Cavs fans in disbelief. During "The Decision" on ESPN, James announced that he would be leaving Cleveland and "taking his talents to South Beach." The Miami Heat have put together one of the most potent trios in NBA history.
LeBron left the city of Cleveland in disarray. They tore down his banner, burned his jerseys in the streets and taken shots at him on Twitter.
LeBron and his twitter account @kingjames have literally taken notes of all his hate-filled messages. He recently posted a tweet saying, "I have been taking mental notes of everyone hating on me and I mean everyone."
LeBron has faced much adversity this off-season, even more than Kobe Bryant faced when faced with rape charges. I give credit to LeBron for standing up to the adversity and not shying away from the criticism.
After this eventful off-season, LeBron and the Heat were eager to get to work on what they hope will be a Championship season. They were facing the Boston Celtics, Eastern Conference champions a year ago and a team the Heat will have to overcome, if they want to make the NBA Finals.
The highly anticipated game started off well for LeBron, as he drained a jumper with the shot clock expiring to jump the Heat out to a 2-0 lead.
However, the game was all downhill from there.
Rajon Rondo made his presence known, driving to the lane and either finishing or dishing to Shaq for a dunk.
LeBron could not do it himself. Despite scoring 31 points, the Celtics won the opener. Although, LeBron almost brought the Heat roaring back in the second half.
Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh did not show up for the Heat. LeBron brought the Heat back to within three points with an MVP-like third quarter, but it wasn't enough.
The Celtics took the season opener 88-80, leaving many Heat fans in shock. The Heat were supposed to be the team to beat this season, but they don't look like they have gelled yet.
The Heat are left with many questions, like who will support LeBron on the offensive end? Will Wade and Bosh come alive?
The answer to these questions are uncertain, but one thing is clear. The Heat are LeBron's team now and Miami is LeBron's town. He silenced the "overrated" and "sidekick" chants in the third quarter, with an offensive rampage.
LeBron is the king and all that is left for him to do is win the title.
In his new commercial, he asks repeatedly, "What should I do?"
The Heat fans can answer that. Win his first title with Miami.
He then can take his rightful position as king.
The King has arrived in Miami. King James that is and all that is missing is his court.
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Paul Ferguson is an intern at Bleacher Report.
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