Posey
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Miami's James Posey averaged 7.2 points and 4.8 rebounds for the Heat this season.

Q: Were the plays for you to fake from the three point line, and then drive to the basket designed... or are you just starting to take advantage of the fact that the defense always sees you as a threat from the perimeter? Keep it up, glad to see you back in the game!
-- Bryant, Coral Springs, FL

Posey: I made a couple of three's...so they were running out so I just shot fake and a guy just got up in the air and was able to take the basket. It was just the basketball player just being aware of their defensive scheme for the most part.

Q: Hey James, What do you plan to do to guard the perimeter against this Chicago team that likes to take shots from the perimeter?
-- Diego, Durham, NC

Posey: For the most part if you keep on front, just try to guard them better or keep them in front of you, and to test their jump shots. Do a good job of driving and kicking and making jump shots and if we could sort of get them off rhythm for the most part, we should have a better chance.

Q: You have come back from an injury and shown that you are essential to the Heat's ability to win in the playoffs. Awesome job. But having been out so long, what is your biggest concern, team-wise, now that you are back just in time for the playoffs? And what is a personal concern that you have going into the playoffs after missing so many games?
-- Andres, Gainsville, FL

Posey: Their are really no concerns for me. I feel good, I'm healthy and I want to be out their. In the heat of the moment and just as a competitor, I just want to go out there and continue to play hard.

Q: How is the atmosphere in the stadium during the playoffs with a championship bound team??
-- Marques, Baton Rouge, LA

Posey: It's a comfort zone for the fact that everybody's in your corner for the most part, their are only a couple of voices that you might hear that's going against you but other than that everythings going to __drown_ out those other people. The relaxed feeling of being here. As far as your game day routine and when you come into the arena and preparing yourself mentally for the most part. It's a great feeling. You relax a little bit more and just play.

Q: Who are you the closest to on your team?

Posey: I think I have a pretty good bond with everybody.

Q: Who do you think is the best defensive player in the leaque?

Posey: Ron Artest for the most part because his versatility and just his strength. He's able to guard perimeter and have some power force and things like that-incentive at times, just to give him a challenge you know. I respect him.

Q: How tall were you in junior high and when did you have your growth spurt?

Posey: I was always taller than everybody, but the growth spurt started in my sophomore year in high school and just started taking off from there.