Wednesday, March 11, 2015
5 interesting things about the Miami Heats
Being basketball some of the most popular sports in USA (and the world), it would be accurate to remind that is was born as the answer to the necessity of having a sport for the winter in the YMCA school in Massachusetts. Mr. James Naismith, an Illinois University professor, in 1891 was encharged the task to create a sport to be played under roof, because the hard winter unable them to practice any sport outdoor.
Years later, it became an Olympic sport, and nowadays it is perhaps the most practice sport in schools and streets by young people cause it does not need special places as swimming pools, baseball squares or American football fields. Besides, it can be practiced in summer or winter, for indoor or outdoor places.
In this sense, the Miami Heat is a well-known basketball team from Miami, Florida. They play in the American Airlines Arena when playing as home team, and belong to the South East Division of the East Conference of the NBA (National Basketball Association).
Perhaps a true and old follower knows everything about the Miami Heat team, but even they could miss something, so we present 5 interesting things about them.
They have 3 NBA titles from the season 2005-06, when they overpowered to the dallas mavericks 4-2, in the season 2011-12 when they won to the Oklahoma City Thunder 4-1, and in the season 2012-13 playing (and winning) against the San Antonio Spurs. In addition, they have 11 Division titles that they got in the considered best 3 times of them: 1997-2000, 2005-2007, and 2011-2014.
2-How they were born
The NBA had a huge expansion in the 80’s decade. The association looked for increasing the team from 23 to 27, until the end of the decade. By that time, in Florida there was no NBA team, so the possibility was open for a new team in Orlando, Tampa, or Miami.
Despite the fact that the committee supported the choice from Minneapolis and Charlotte, finally they chose a Florida option.
3-Stars in the first title
A title is not something that comes easily, it has a long hard work behind it to get over all the obstacles till the title. Very professional work. And, when a battle is won there are heroes. In this case, the trainer Pat Riley and the well-known players Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O’Neil led the way to their 1st tittle in the season 2005-06.
4-The “injured” season 2006-07
There were many bad news in this season. In his 1st game, Miami lost 66-108 against Chicago Bulls, the worst defeat in all its story. Shaquille got injured at the beginning of the season and lost 42 games. Half a season, trainer Riley took a time to had a surgery in his knee, and Wade got injured of his right wrist so he lost 31 games. James Posey and Antoine Walker were suspended because their body fat levels were over the limit.
5-Stars in the second and third tittle
The period of 2010-2014 is called the “big three” age, because there was three outstanding players: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, NBA superstars and Beijing Olympic golden medal winners. No surprise the second tittle come in 2011-12 season. Even though their performance was not equal in the next season, the tittle kept in Miami for 2012-13 season. The trainer was Erik Spoelstra.
There are people that was born in Miami and then for life reasons they move to other state or country. However, they remain as a Miami Heat follower and as frequently as they can, they come to Miami to see their favorite basketball team. In this sense, to take a car service to the Miami airport would be a nice way to make easier their visit to their home city Miami.
Title: 5 interesting things about the Miami HeatsAuthor: Miami Finest
Description: Being basketball some of the most popular sports in USA (and the world), it would be accurate to remind that is was born as the answer to the necessity of having a sport for the winter in the YMCA school in Massachusetts.