What a wonderful, upbeat April 17 editorial, The Heat unites us, on the effect that the team has had on our community. All that was said was true. Even those who, like me, knew nothing about basketball prior to Dwyane Wade’s infectious smile, LeBron James’ unbelievable accuracy and Chris Bosh’s hands to the sky, now follow the team’s progress with high spirits and enthusiasm.
The only missing part in your great editorial was the effect that Coach Pat Riley has had on the team. Always dignified, sportsman-like and an obvious leader, we claim Coach Riley, who is not originally from Miami, as our own. Owner Micky Arison is not alone in being lucky to have Coach Riley, for we the fans are as proud of the Heat and Coach Riley as any community can be.
Jacky Shepard, Miami