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Kanye West shows his Miami Heat pride on the streets of NYC

Without the Big 3 who will be the center of media attention for the Miami Heat franchise?

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With Chris Bosh sidelined, for now, who takes over the job of making the AmericanAirlines Arena crowd delirious over their Miami Heat team? Dwyane Wade would walk around the court asking fans to get loud. LeBron James jumped on tables to get the fans emotional. We'll miss that part of the experience.

Heat fans are still out there across the country following the team. Kanye West walked the streets of Manhattan in Miami Heat shorts and his signature YEEZY Boost 350 Infant footwear.

The Kanye West Saint Pablo Tour will be performing in Miami's AA Arena on September 16 and 17. Just by chance Wade will be in town for his bicycle event on September 17. We'll see if they'll cross paths that day.

On the training camp roster Briante Weber is the type of player who can get fans excited with his personality and style of play.

His seven games with the Memphis Grizzlies last season proved disappointing, to say the least. He had a PIE of 5.9, a +/- of -9.6, a FG% of 35.9%, and 0% 3-pt FG%. Hopefully those numbers were a fluke under the Grizzlies' guidance. We'll see in training camp and preseason whether at 6'2" and 165 lb, the guard can thrive in the NBA. Love his energy though.

A presumed starting five of Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters, Justise Winslow, Derrick Williams, and Hassan Whiteside doesn't energize the audience at AA Arena as much as having Bosh on the court. Which rotation players will break out and lead the charge in getting the home fans involved?

I didn't mention Josh Richardson or Tyler Johnson in the starting five, because with the Bosh situation in flux, who will emerge from training camp as starters is anyone's guess.

Last season the leaders in minutes per game were: Bosh 33.5, Dragic 32.8, Luol Deng 32.4, Joe Johnson 32.1, Wade 30.5. That's a lot of minutes to replace in the line-ups this time around. The names of the players making up for the lost time of the departed starters remains a mystery.

Kanye West and other notables will be watching the Miami Heat this season to see who will make watching their team an exciting experience.