The Misinformation of the Miami Heat’s Free Agency Run

By Richard Nurse
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In the pantheon of Queen anthems, the Miami Heat would have loved their summer theme song to be more like “We Are The Champions”. But the way that this year’s free agency signing period is going may require them to invest in “Another One Bites The Dust” on their iPods.

As possible free agent pickup after possible free agent pickup signs with every other organization, the NBA’s courting season is starting to look strangely reminiscent of its 2010 predecessor when fans were clueless about what was going on.

If you remember correctly, the same thing happened four years ago. There was no news of offers but a million and one rumors about Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade not knowing what LeBron James planned to do — which turned into the Big Three scheme that had been hatched since the 2008 Olympics. Now the narrative is once again one of not knowing what King James may be doing.

All the media has to rely on is the word of their shaky “sources.” So much so that pundits are starting to backtrack on which players the Heat truly have interests in like they are trying to save face on missing targets like Kyle Lowry and Marcin Gortat.

Everything is shrouded in mystery, but the one thing that seems evident is that James’ decision not to schedule meetings with other teams is turning into a gift and a curse.

On one hand Miami has no present fear of him being wooed by other franchises, but on the other hand his reluctance to be recruited is causing everyone to focus on the same tier of players that the former champs are. Still no one knows what’s going on in the mind of Pat Riley, but we will be sure to find out after his reported free agent meetings setup for his trip to Los Angeles.

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