HEAT Host Exclusive Season Ticket Holder Event
MIAMI, Oct. 24 - On Sunday October 24th, Miami HEAT season ticket holders were treated to their first exclusive event of the year. Upon entering the building, guests were greeted by the HEAT Dancers who appeared to be in regular season shape early. From there, fans enjoyed special locker room tours as they strolled though the teams private domain and gawked at players massive shoes (especially those belonging to #32!).
HEAT President Pat Riley made a surprise appearance on the teams home court while attendees shuffled into their seats. Reflecting on his history with the franchise, Riley stressed the importance of fan support and advised season ticket holders to sit back and savor the ride this year. After watching performances from DJ Irie, HEAT Dancers, the Xtreme Team, and Burnie the moment everyone was waiting for occurred .the 2004-2005 Miami HEAT took the floor!
Playing an intrasquad scrimmage, HEAT players were determined to put on a show for the fans. Head Coach Stan Van Gundy looked on as his players noticeably enjoyed themselves during the contest. Highlights of the scrimmage included Shaquille ONeal attempting to dribble through his legs and Dwayne Wade making several acrobatic plays. Perhaps the biggest cheers of the day occurred when Wade played a small fan one-on-one following the scrimmage. Much like everyone else in attendance, Sunday was a day that lucky youngster wont forget anytime soon.