Letters to the Editor

July 14, 2014

Miami Heat history

On April 21, 1987, the day before the planned franchise announcement for three NBA teams, Ted Arison, Zev Buffman, Lew Schaffel and I went to David Stern’s office to make one last pitch for Miami. The NBA commissioner was told that investing in the Overtown area was the right thing to do. Arison was hoping for a reduction in the expansion fee, but Stern stuck to his $32.5 million. Arison relented, and the next day Miami had its team.

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