The exit of LeBron James from the Miami Heat locker room has left a gaping hole in the NBA team's big three. Throughout the past season and into the current year, both Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade have been struggling to keep the basketball squad afloat. Although the Miami Heat failed to exhibit the same powerful performance in previous NBA season, fans and followers of the team are still optimistic about the chances of seeing the team excel this time around.
"[LeBron] is there and he's going to be trying to get to the mountaintop every year," Bosh said via Yahoo Sports, referring to the achievements of the Cleveland Cavaliers star last season.He added, "Why not us? We might as well challenge him and see what we can dig out of ourselves before our careers are over."
Bosh is in the position that the Miami Heat should try and forge their way out of the notion that their NBA team could not survive without James. He said, "I expect to be in the playoffs every year from now on. We want it. After my ordeal last year, it's a lot easier grinding it out, having a good time, playing out your dreams. It's tough, but it's a lot of glory in it. That's what we're about. People remember your name. And for me personally, it's a chance to write our legacy without Bron, to be honest." Bosh's expectations are partly rooted on the new recruits for the Miami Heat: rookie Justise Winslow and Hassan Whiteside.
Meanwhile, the issue of Luol Deng's health temporarily halted the smooth sailing action of the Miami Heat. According to sources, the NBA star is suffering from a hamstring injury.
"I was on the baseline, and I think I got the ball and then I remembered I passed it to Hassan [Whiteside]," shared Deng via the Sun Sentinel. He added, "I was just by the baseline and tried to drag my leg, and I felt it. I had a fever, and we think it might be related," he said. "I might have been dehydrated in my hammy. It's not a very serious injury."
Deng further downplayed his injury saying, "I've played with other things before. I learned to play with certain injuries. Sometimes I might not be as effective as I can be, but I try to focus on other things I can do. But it's really being in the league for a while, I can tell when it's an injury that I can't go." Despite his injury, Deng still played in the game against the New York Knicks. They brought home a 78-95 win over the Carmelo Anthony squad in the said game.