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Miami Heat Week in Review: Injuries, Losing and More Racism

The fun never stops with the new-look Miami Heat. This week, the most hyped team in all the land had to deal with (more) unfortunate injuries, their first legitimate NBA-style defeat, and LeBron James’ racist Twitter dealings. Let's take a look:


The Heat medical staff, while already dealing with James’ cramps and Dwyane Wade’s hamstring/baby-mama-drama-induced headaches, got another player to work with when Mike Miller went down with a serious thumb injury this past week.

Miller, the so-called “fourth wheel” of the Heat's Formula 1 racecar, was brought in during the offseason to compliment James, Wade and Chris Bosh with his timely and efficient three-point shooting. The hope was that he'd space out opposing defenses and give James and Wade room to operate in the lanes.

Yeah, well, that’s not gonna happen.

According to multiple reports, Miller is out a few weeks -- at best. At worst, he’s out much, much longer. Hello 2011.

The injury reportedly came when his shooting hand got stuck in a teammate's jersey during Wedesday’s practice at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Head coach Erik Spoelstra met with team President Pat Riley before the team’s game against the Atlanta Hawks to discuss possible roster replacements for Miller. That should tell folks how soon the Heat expect the swingman back.

Teams must set their 15-player regular season rosters by 6 p.m. Monday, a day before the Heat opens its regular highly anticipated season at TD Garden against the Boston Celtics.


Lost in the dramatics of Miller’s injury is that ...

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