I'm not in Fort Walton Beach.
But from all reports that I've read and watched, I love what's going on at Heat training camp.
Here's the thing, I think it's pretty hard to mess up the hand that Erik Spoelstra has been dealt.
In terms of training camp, he has a group that is already bonded.
They are already friends.
They already have the "us against the world" mentality.
And most importantly, they're probably the most talented team in the NBA.
Gotta Keep Em Separated
There are a few moves that have been made that are worth mentioning.
First of all, let's talk hoops.
I love that Spo is having LeBron and Wade work on separate teams.
There's a multitude of reasons.
First of all, those guys are crazy competitive with each other.
I was at the game last year, where Wade and LeBron went off in the 2nd quarter. Probably the highest level of basketball I've ever seen in person.
That competitive spirit is good for a team.
Guys on their team, won't want to ruin it.
Then, you get the batting donut effect.
Let them earn the right to play together.
So when they finally do, it will be SO much easier.
Who's tougher to defend or be defended by than LeBron or Dwyane? (Kobe notwithstanding).
The Heat's first few practices, they weren't running offensive plays.
This will be a strong offensive team.