Found December 20, 2011 on Fox Sports Florida:
MIAMI -- Welcome back after six months, NBA fans. You've seen five months of it spent in a lockout and the last several weeks in a controversy-filled stampede of rumors and player movement. Oh, and the Miami Heat are still in the league. While the news has been focused on other places since the lockout was lifted earlier this month, it only seems as if Heat players are off hanging out at a spa. Hardly. They've been quietly working hard and getting ready for the regular season in much more anonymity than was the case last fall. "There's a lot going on with the Chris Paul situation, the Dwight Howard situation and the Lakers situation, and a lot of big stories out there," Miami forward Udonis Haslem said after practice Tuesday. "And a lot of people kind of forgot about the Heat. But we're fine with that. The only thing that matters is what's going on in this gym. Whether people are talking about us, we already have our motivation and our goals set...

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