On Wednesday the Miami Heat opened their season with an impressive home win without Jimmy Butler.
His former team the Philadelphia 76ers did the same, dispatching the Boston Celtics 107-93.
Josh Richardson had 17 points and six rebounds in his debut for Philly, but his performance afterwards garnered more attention.
“They were on time. That was great.”
— Dave Uram (@MrUram) October 24, 2019
It seems like no matter the sport, when higher profile athletes leave Miami it doesn’t always leave them.
Now Heat fans catch a lot of, well heat, for punctuality and that one time in the playoffs something happened.
Miami time is a thing. So is South Florida street gridlock.
However make no mistake, Heat nation shows up night after night.
Philadelphia is an incredible basketball area on all levels, that should be stated.
That being said, it seems like J-Rich is already starting to trust a process that has yielded zero conference finals since his team was all in diapers.
If you follow the NBA and its players on social media, Twitter in particular, you know there is no love lost between these two organizations.
The difference is, one actually has the culture and the banners.
While the other has a process of playoff elimination annually.
Catch the 5 Reasons crew at their next watch party this Saturday ( yes, we know) when the Heat travel to Milwaukee to face Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks.
We have a watch party Saturday.
GQ’s crafthouse. Lauderhill.
— Five Reasons Sports Network (@5ReasonsSports) October 24, 2019