Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 4/7/12
The collective mood of the Miami Heat after a loss on Friday was relatively gloomy. Perspectives changed considerably on Saturday. The Heat are spending the weekend hosting Thiago D'Elia, a 17-year-old high school player from Atlanta. The kid can shoot - he was hitting 3-pointers from NBA range during practice Saturday - but his presence was for a more important reason. D'Elia has fought cancer, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation reached out to the Heat to see if his dream of hanging out with LeBron James could become reality. On Wednesday, D'Elia found out that it was going to happen. ''It's unreal,'' D'Elia said, wearing a black Heat uniform with No. 32 - his high school number - on it, along with his first name on the back. ''No words for it, really. It's kind of overwhelming but once you get used to it, it's pretty fun.'' Even after seeing their 17-game homecourt winning streak snapped Friday night by Memphis, Saturday's workout was a light one for the Heat, evidenced by the fa...
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