We knew we weren’t alone in thinking the Miami Heat‘s new pregame introduction ceremony is completely over-the-top and obnoxious. We also knew there were people out there who would love it — in particular the Heat fans who gave us crap for ragging on it. As it turns out, it only took a few home games for the Heat themselves to realize how dumb it was.
The Palm Beach Post pointed out on Thursday that the Heat will no longer be including the spotlight in there pregame introductions. The reason? According to a Heat spokesman, shining an individual spotlight on each of Miami’s five starters before home games is exclusionary to the rest of the team. And it only took them a few games to figure that out. Genius!
The question now is whether members of the Heat organization actually thought the routine was “exclusionary” or they’re avid readers of LBS and the other sports blogs out there and decided to see it our way. Miami lost it’s second straight game on Thursday night and third in its last four. The Celtics have already beaten them twice. Chris Bosh essentially told the media on opening night that he left Toronto because he wanted more TV time. It’s no secret the Heat came into the season with enormous expectations. The year is young, but at this point there isn’t a whole lot LeBron, D-Wade, Bosh and company have said or done right.
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