Originally written March 23, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
MIAMI Mercury Morris influence has been expanded. Apparently, hes now also relevant when it comes to basketball streaks. Earlier this month, when the Miami Heats winning streak had reached 16, forward Shane Battier was asked if the Heat could approach the 22-game run Battiers Houston Rockets had in 2007-08, then the second-longest in NBA history. Like Mercury Morris (said), Dont call me when youre on my block, call me when youre on my front porch, Battier quipped about the former Miami Dolphins running back, who has gained newfound recognition career in recent years with outlandish talk of wanting nobody to equal the 1972 Dolphins undefeated season. Well, the Heat eventually did pass the Rockets. After their streak reached 25 with a 103-89 win Friday over Detroit, it was forward LeBron James turn to bring up Morris. James did so when asked about members of the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers showing great respect toward the Heat as their record 33-game winning streak is being challe...
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