Greg Cote

June 24, 2014

Greg Cote: Miami Heat’s fight to keep LeBron James officially begins

Allusions to boxing are entwined in the Heat. Coach Erik Spoelstra is a huge fan, especially of Manny Pacquiao. Players sometimes shadowbox each other as part of their pregame routine. Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been invited to address the team. Club president Pat Riley fought as an amateur back in his youth in the Irish neighborhoods of Schenectady, N.Y.

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Greg Cote

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Greg Cote has been a Miami Herald sports columnist since 1995 and also writes the Random Evidence blog and NFL predictions along with his notorious sidekick the Upset Bird. He has covered Hurricanes football (1984-88), the Dolphins (1990-91) and major events including Super Bowls, NBA Finals, World Series, Stanley Cup, Olympics and World Cup.

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