LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh were at the Kanye West concert in American Airlines Arena on September 16. Udonis Haslem, Norris Cole, Tristan Thompson, and non-basketball celebrities also visited Miami for a fun weekend before training camp starts.
Wade, James, Cole and Haslem found time to celebrate trainer David Alexander’s 40th birthday at Byblos Miami.
Josh McRoberts joined Udonis and Faith Haslem, Chris and Adrienne Bosh, among 50 others, had a preview dinner at Fi’lia in a final farewell to Wade’s new chapter in his life.
After the entourage went to the Rockwell nightclub, where Bosh delivered a touching speech.
Chris Bosh's message to D-Wade at his Miami going away party (via Gabrielle Union's SC gabunionwade) pic.twitter.com/WNN1qhYDld— Alysha Tsuji (@AlyshaTsuji) September 18, 2016
Pat Riley loves “Magic” Johnson, even though Johnson will forever be associated with the rival Lakers franchise. Riley came to embrace what O’Neal contributed to Miami Heat history. With the passage of time, the 2011-14 seasons James which contributed to, the heartache that followed may fade away.
Players come and go, but history and the championship banners will hang in the rafters forever. Nothing takes that away. Perhaps closing one door serves only to open another, better one. Time has arrived for a new generation to earn their rings.
The posts above show the allure Miami has for players, past and present. Micky Arison and Pat Riley should be proud for making being part of a franchise that produces such a memorable experience among the basketball community. The sense of family never leaves players who were part of Miami Heat culture.