LeBron James and Ray Allen were at midcourt Monday afternoon, arguing in half-serious tones. After a shooting contest that lasted for about an hour after the regular Miami Heat practice concluded, there was a disagreement on who was actually winning.
Both claimed victory. Both walked away grinning.
Yes, everybody seems pleased so far at Heat camp.
The reigning NBA champions have gotten new workout gear and new luggage in the past few days, and Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has handed out a couple of other gifts as well - afternoons off.
The dreaded two-a-day practice schedule has been nonexistent in Miami so far, with Spoelstra believing that enough work is getting done in one workout a day and therefore not seeing a need to further tax players' bodies so early in camp.
''It makes us want to work hard just with one practice,'' James said. ''Knowing that he's given us that luxury, we come in and get our work done. You guys know us, guys are staying after shooting, guys are going dow...