Everybody had been eagerly anticipating the debut of the new-look Miami Heat against the Boston Celtics. Well, everyone didn't get what they expected. The Heat scored 9 points in the first quarter and proceeded to lose the game to the Celtics. A lot of people are screaming about the loss and what happened, but what everyone missed is a change of leadership in Miami.
Everyone thought that Dwayne Wade was going to be the leader of this team since he was the elder statesman of the superstars on South Beach. Well, if you watched the game you noticed that the offense ran through one person and one person alone, LeBron James.
When the Heat got down by 18 points, LeBron began to assert himself and make plays. D Wade was on the bench and he seemed to not be in the flow all game. Bosh was largely ineffective because he couldn't hit his patented jump shot and he was also on the bench. LeBron took the "other guys" and he made a run. He brought the Heat to within 5 with his hustle and his play-making ability.
It is true that the Heat went on to lose the game, but the thing that I noticed is that the most assertive person on the court for the Heat was LeBron and he unquestionably will be the most important member of the Three Kings. I may not have agreed with how he handled his decision to go to Miami, but my view of him taking the easy way out last night changed. Maybe he went to Miami to make the Heat his team instead of joining D Wade's team. Just a thought for everyone out there. We shall see how everything pans out, but you can be assured that at the forefront of the success of the Heat will be LeBron James.