Heat stars to debut on Oct. 5

The LeBron James(notes) era of the Miami Heat is expected to begin Oct. 5, according to MLive.com.

A preliminary preseason schedule yet to be released by the league has the Heat opening against the Detroit Pistons in Miami on Oct. 5, several league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The exhibition would be the first time James, Chris Bosh(notes) and Dwyane Wade(notes) play together for the Heat.

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Updated Saturday, Jul 10, 2010