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The reigning NBA champion Miami Heat and MVP Lebron James are coming off not only a memorable season, but a historic one. The Heat are going into this season aiming to become back-to-back champs.

The Heat have finally secured the first seed in the Eastern conference after battling the New York Knicks night in and night out but are only a half a game ahead in the East and overall are 6th in the league standing. Miami’s key players already made an imprint on the league, LeBron James won NBA player of the week for the 38th time (most in NBA history) just last month.

One reason the Heat will win yet another title this season is due to the teams great chemistry. With star players James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh who have played together for three years, have all played on the Olympic team twice and have age and experience over younger teams like the L.A Clippers who are young. Miami’s big three is simply the best in the league even compared to that of the L.A Lakers’ Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash, or the Brooklyn Nets’ Joe Johnson, Deron Williams and Gerald Wallace.

Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis have also played together on the Seattle Supersonic. Also the team’s veteran leadership from players like Allen, Lewis, Wade, Bosh, and James gives the Heat an edge over dynamic teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Clippers.

As the Heat look to repeat, Miami has already made an unstoppable team even greater. With the off-season additions of Allen and Lewis to the already exhilarating three-point specialist, Mike Miller and Shane Battier, Miami will easily be the best team from beyond the arc this season.

Yet, not only is Allen an astonishing  three-point specialist, but he can help secure wins. Allen already has two game winning shots under his belt this season. The addition of Allen is truly the piece to the puzzle the Heat have been looking for to bring back yet another title to Miami.

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With their season done the New Jersey Nets are no longer in existence. A new era is about to begin, an era that will include a sports team in Brooklyn since the Dodgers left in 1957 to become the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Brooklyn Nets will call the Barclays Center home starting next season. The Nets will be trading in their white, red, and blues teams colors of a more simplistic, yet bold statement of black and white. The new logos (shown above) were released today, and was designed by the teams part owner and Rap music phenomena Jay-Z. Jay-Z added history and style together by bringing in the feel of the 1957 New York transit style into it, the colors and logo were some how inspired by it. They will be the only team in the NBA with the teams colors of only black and white. The Nets majority owner Mikhail Prokhorov who is also Russian billionaire helped bring the move to Brooklyn. Many players on the Nets such as NBA all-star Deron Williams were planning on leaving the Nets and becoming free agents but have now changed their mind to stay and be a part of history. Yet, only four players have contracts to stay with the Nets for next season! This will be an interesting couple of months for the people Brooklyn and the Nets organization.


The Miami Heat are on a three game winning streak! In last nights win Dwyane Wade was inactive due to the fact he needed to “rest”, but that didn’t seem to stop Miami pursuit of a win which came with a huge fourth performance from Lebron James. He scored what would be Miami’s final 17 points in just a little over 4 minutes left in the game. The Nets fans actually got into the game, sadly for the Nets they were cheering “Lets go Heat” and “MVP” for Lebron. Lebron finally has shown all the doubters who said “Lebron isn’t clutch” or other things like ” Lebron sucks” what he’s really capable of. James finished with 37 points, 7 assist, and 2 steals making him the leader of those stats in the game for the Heat. Yet, James isn’t the only player who showed up big for the Heat, Chris Bosh got himself a double double recording 22 points and 15 rebounds. Miami got lucky there were many moments in the game were they were down and New Jersey could have put them away, including at the end of the 3rd quarter when Gerald Green hit a buzzer beating 3 to bring the Nets up by 9. Kris Humphries came in big for New Jersey with 29 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assist, and 1 rebound. This wasnt enough for the nets as they fell short 101 to 98.