LeBron James’ Miami Heat looked an awful lot like LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Heat fizzled in the debut of their superstar threesome, scoring just nine points in their first quarter of the season and falling behind the Celtics by 15 points at halftime. James took over in the second half, scoring 21 of his 31 points, but it wasn’t enough to keep Boston from handing him another disappointment.
With chants of “Over-rated!” raining down on the NBA’s alleged superteam, the Celtics closed out an 88-80 victory and reminded Miami that it’s not so easy to slap together three stars and learn to win right away.
Read the story in Wednesday’s Vindicator.