MIAMI (AP) — A season ago, it was all different for the Miami Heat.
The team needed a police escort to their annual media day in 2010, with security lurking around just about every hallway inside the facility. Reporters from four continents showed up. Press conferences to start the year were held in a cavernous auditorium at the University of Miami.
On Monday, it was business as usual for the Heat. There’s less of a circus atmosphere around the team, and for that, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are thankful.
Still, expectations remain sky-high. Bosh noted on Monday that “there’s nothing left for us to do” but get back to the NBA finals and win them this time.
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