Micky Arison and Pat Riley with the NBA trophy after the Miami Heat win the NBA Championship against the Oklahoma City Thunder at AmericanAirlines Arena on Thursday, June 21, 2012.
The early money is on Ronny Turiaf winning the best-dancer award during Mondays victory parade for the Heat, but players Juwan Howard, Shane Battier, Mike Miller, Joel Anthony and team owner Micky Arison are also front-runners.
Each member of the Heats championship season owes it to himself and to the City of Miami to try his best to win the contest.
The prize, of course, is simply being remembered with video footage that will stand the test of time and be imprinted in the memories of not only Heat fans but also the entire sports universe.
The Heat, its fans and the city celebrated the franchises second NBA championship over the weekend, and Mondays parade up Biscayne Boulevard will be the culmination of those festivities.
The parade begins at 11 a.m. on the corner of SW 8th Street and SW 2nd Avenue and then heads east into Brickell before turning north on Brickell Avenue and then onto Biscayne Boulevard.
Other than an interview from LeBron James with ESPN on Sunday, the Heats players have done nothing but celebrate since winning the NBA Finals on Thursday night. Time for fun
Dwyane Wade made it clear on his Twitter account that he wouldnt be sleeping much in the days before Monday, so count him out for the parades dancing award based on exhaustion.
In anticipation of a championship, Wade had T-shirts made for his days-long celebration, which read Team No Sleep.
He wrote on Twitter that he was partying right up until the parade.
James first order of business after winning the championship and the Finals MVP Award was to thank his fans with a video on his website.Thank you
Im back, James said in closing.
If the carefree James is indeed back, expect plenty of dancing, joking and maybe even rapping on Monday.
James laid down some rhymes at the Heats post-championship party at Club LIV early Friday morning.
James, who removed himself from social media during the playoffs, returned to Twitter in the hours after he won his first NBA championship.
After thanking his fans, James wrote, Its still so surreal! Dont wake me up from this feeling.Big moments
Wade and James each offered fans of the Heat and of basketball a slew of dream-like moments during the playoffs.
Mondays victory parade and post-parade celebration at AmericanAirlines Arena will be one last time to celebrate those performances before the Heat gets back to business on Tuesday.
The NBA Draft is Thursday and the Heat holds a late first-round pick.
After that, the Heat will enter free agency.
Team management is expected to retool the roster for another run at the Finals next season.
That possibility makes Mondays parade that much more special for several of the Heats players who might not be back next season.
Howard, who waited 18 seasons to win a title, will go out a champion on Monday. Future plans
Mike Miller, hero of Game 5 of the Finals, is contemplating retirement and so is James Jones, one of two Miami natives on the Heats championship team.
Turiaf, who holds a player option for next season, might not return.
Eddy Curry, Terrel Harris and Dexter Pittman will be unrestricted free agents.
Pandemonium! Harris wrote on his Twitter account after Thursday nights victory. Streets are crazy in downtown [Miami]!
Get ready to revisit the moment on Monday. Bring your dancing shoes.