COMMENTARY | LeBron James was into the Halloween spirit Thursday.
Yes @KingJames tweeted out:
"Happy Halloween people! One of my favorite times of the year. I'm a horror movie freak! (my wife @SavannahRB & kids are too). #TrickOrTreat
Well, that's nice, considering the ending to Wednesday's game at Philadelphia was a horror show. The Heat blew a fourth-quarter lead after scoring 45 points in the third quarter. Miami watched a 94-85 lead entering the fourth quarter evaporate as the 76ers went on 19-0 run. James missed five of six shots in the quarter, Shane Battier was 0-for-7 from three-point range in the game, and the Heat misfired on 10 consecutive shots in the final quarter.
That was a nasty treat on a day the NBA was buzzing over what the two-time defending champion Miami Heat allowed to transpire.
No trick indeed.
On the other hand, a day earlier, Chris Bosh was busy photo-bombing and video-bombing teammates on a night the Heat opened the NBA season after receiving their 2013 championship rings and unveiling a new banner in American Airlines Arena.
Apparently, Bosh was setting the mood for a lighthearted night to begin a new season with high stakes. Bosh has a history of crashing the camera.
Of course, if the Heat keep stinking up the place the way they did in Philly Wednesday, there will be plenty of reasons to crash this season.
Dwyane Wade didn't play, of course, in Wednesday's disaster in Philadelphia. He's expected back Friday when the Heat play in Brooklyn.
Now that will be a game the NBA is buzzing about.
Jim McCurdy is a freelance sports writer based in Miami. He has written for major publications around the country. Follow him on Twitter at @irishcurds.
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