Posted December 12, 2011 on AP on Fox
A season ago, things seemed much different for the Miami Heat. In South Florida, the team was celebrated before ever playing a game. In every other NBA market, the Heat was maligned, again before ever playing a game. There's a sense that is now changing - well, maybe just a little bit. Drama seems to be the rule these days in many NBA cities, but not Miami. ''I don't think anything can be as bad as it was last year,'' Heat forward LeBron James said Monday. For Miami, any change would be a refreshing one, especially if it means basketball can seem like the top priority entering basketball season. It's a far cry from last year's training camp, when all the buzz - and there was a lot of it - around the Heat was about how James and Chris Bosh changed teams to join Dwyane Wade in Miami, whether a so-called ''superteam'' was good for the NBA and if three stars could get along happily while sharing one ball. ''Look around. You remember how it was last year - it's nothing close,'' Bosh...
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