The Miami Heat are coming to The Bahamas!
Guardian Sports Editor
Published: Sep 25, 2013
The two-time defending NBA Champions are coming to The Bahamas.
The Miami Heat organization, which has taken the league by storm over the past three years, ever since the highly publicized union of all-stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, will conduct a three-day training camp over at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, here in The Bahamas. The Heat will conduct two-a-day training sessions on a makeshift basketball court constructed in the Imperial Ballroom at the Atlantis Conference Center, designed just for the occasion. It’s the same venue where the ‘Battle 4 Atlantis’ is held annually.
Members of the Miami Heat organization couldn’t be reached for comment yesterday, but a press conference on the matter was held in Miami, Florida, and the information was released on the Associated Press. Jeff Rodgers from the sports tourism department of the Ministry of Tourism declined comment, choosing not to respond to questions until after an official meeting this morning.
However, as reported on the Associated Press, the Heat’s 2013 Training Camp will be conducted from Tuesday, October 1 through Thursday, October 3. The Heat will arrive in New Providence next week Monday shortly after coming together for their annual media day, and they will depart on Friday afternoon.
According to the Associated Press, this is the second time in the past four years, since its trio of all-stars have come together, that the Heat is going out its regular confines for training camp. The first time was in 2010 when James, Wade and Bosh first became teammates, as the organization went to a pair of U.S. Air Force installations in Florida's Panhandle.
As for the National Basketball Association (NBA) preseason, the Heat will open up at the American Airlines Arena in Miami against the Atlanta Hawks, on Monday October 7, at 7:30 p.m.
The Heat will host Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls in their season opener on Tuesday, October 29, before travelling to Philadelphia to play the 76ers the following night.