Miami Welcomes the New “Big Three”
No matter what you did this Friday night, chances are it doesn’t hold a candle to the party going on in South Beach right now. Earlier this evening, the Miami Heat held an official welcome party for their new three-headed monster with a grandiose introduction celebration held at American Airlines Arena. The had-to-see-it-to-believe-it trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh stood triumphantly side by side for all the giddy fans in attendance to gaze upon, as they salivate over the prospects of a possible NBA Championship next spring and more to come. From the look of things, Chris Bosh may have been more excited than anyone as you’ll see in these pics. And why not? He just woke up today and found himself on the verge of a dream situation for the next few years of his career. While there are plenty of sour grapes still floating around in response to last night’s announcement, it was all smiles for the newest Heat(s) and the adoring crowd filling the building tonight. That included Mr. James, who was very stoic in last night’s interview, but understandably couldn’t hold back the joy tonight.
LeBron’s rep may have been tarnished in the eyes of some, but you’d never know it from the love fest going on down in Miami. The site of James, Wade and Bosh standing together in uniform certainly has the look of three guys you wouldn’t want to see coming out of the opponent locker room, but it still remains to be seen what kind of role players Pat Riley and company can fill out the roster with. On an interesting sneaker note, Dwyane Wade appropriately came out in the W3LCOME HOME edition of the Air Jordan 2010, but LeBron was surprisingly sporting a pair of Nike Huarache 2010′s instead of one of his own signature models. Seems like the white/red NFW LeBron VII’s would have been a good fit, but maybe Bron is worried that rocking kicks with a ’23′ on them will bring some of that curse Dan Gilbert warned about to Miami.