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Bosh: "I'm 30, but I feel 29."
Bosh: "Would've been harder to leave. I've settled down here. I didn't want to be the enemy in my house and tell my wife&kids we're moving."
Heat players have had no aversion to talking about LeBron today. Almost entirely positive.
Bosh: "We're going to have to earn that respect. It's not just going to be there at the start of camp like it was."
Bosh on post-LeBron life: "It's a huge opportunity for everyone on this team."
Bosh: "A larger workload is coming."
Bosh: "Spent a lot of time with my kids. They're very demanding."
Haslem: Why you wearing an arm sleeve when we ain't even practicing? Wade: It's part of my look. Haslem: You can't never be normal, can you?
Shawn Marion was asked if he would have come to Cleveland if LeBron wasn't here. "No. No."
Haslem on giving up money to help team: "I never had that money. It was never in my bank account. It's not about that. I don't regret it."
Udonis Haslem: "Now we'll see who the real Heat fans are."
Haslem: "Obviously we lost a great 2-way player in LeBron, but we also brought in a pretty damn good 2-way player in Luol."
Haslem: "I have no issues with LeBron at all. We're still friends."
Haslem: “I thought I’ve seen everything in this league, but now I’ve got 11 new guys on my team.”
Haslem on McRoberts/Granger/Deng joining the team: "I tell those guys the same things I did against you back then I'll do for you now."
Bunch of new players here. Udonis Haslem: "I'm gonna have to pass out name tags."
Wade says he wants to play as many games as possible after missing 28 last season. During summer, he mentioned playing at least 75.
The new haircut of Mario Chalmers. http://t.co/WzSlX5oI8g
Norris Cole’s physique isn’t Ray Allen-cut just yet, but he’s getting there. http://t.co/zqIwLfBw2O
PHL ✈️ LEX
Josh McRoberts said he "felt wanted" in Miami. Not sure if that was a shot at the Bobcats or not, but it seemed noteworthy.
Dion Waiters says that when LeBron called him in early July & told him to "stay ready," he also said "he hadn't made his decision yet."
Starks and McCain out for Dolphins, as previously announced
Misi and pouncey and shelley smith doubtful for fins. Jenkins questionable
Shabazz Napier interviewed http://t.co/1oLHLMzcrH
Wade, who looks in good shape, says he is somewhere between rookie weight of 212 and last year's weight of 225.
Asked Dwyane Wade if he worked on his 3-point shot this summer. Answer was basically, "Nah."
Wade says he doesn’t want the “Toronto Chris Bosh.” He wants the “playoffs Chris Bosh.”
Does Bosh need to be Toronto Bosh? Wade: "Uh, he didn't make the playoffs much in Toronto. I don't want that Bosh. I want Miami Chris Bosh."
Wade on Spoelstra: "He's consistent. You guys know, you talk to him. He's as boring as could be on the mic."
Wade says he's always perceived Luol Deng as one of the top character guys in the NBA-- "Tough, consistent. We welcome him w/ open arms."
Wade, "We can't replace LeBron; it's going to be a different team."
Wade on LBJ, "There's no hangover. Everyone is the organization had the time to get used to the idea it's going to be a different team."
Wade won't specify his exact weight loss, but says he feels lighter and his clothes "fit differently."
Wade: "We can't replace LeBron. We're a different team."
Wade on his knee: "I'm good."
Josh McRoberts says he was drawn to the Heat because they pursued him so hard. Says this gives him a chance at multi-year stability.
LeBron says that his relationship w/ Dwyane Wade was & will remain stronger than w/ any NBA player other than Carmelo or Chris Paul
David Griffin on LeBron in FA: "To say he's been an amazing partner this offseason would be a gross understatement."
Hundreds of media members here at Cavs media day. Over/under on number at Spurs media day?
At Cavaliers media day, GM David Griffin doesn't directly address Ray Allen, but says team trying to "capitalize on opportunities."
It's a circus here: 300 credentialed media, Finals-like atmosphere, Scott Raab passing out donuts near media shuttle...Gonna be quite a year
Blatt: "... Names don't play. Teams do."
David Blatt: "I'll have my adjustments and my learning curve but I'm more than up to the task."
And ... Here ... We ... Go http://t.co/9ldmwz9acc
Spoelstra spoke for 26 minutes, mentioning "LeBron" by name only once.
Erik Spoelstra spoke for 30 minutes on media day without mentioning LeBron's name, intentional or not.
Spoelstra closes with:"We always have the expectation of competing for the highest prize.Not every organization is truly committed to that."
Erik Spoelstra: "We have the expectation of competing for the highest prize. Not every organization is truly committed to that."
Erik Spoelstra: "It's toughness and playing together -- that's a product you'll always want to watch."
Spoelstra, "While things change in the NBA and things change in pro sports, you can count on the Miami Heat."
Spoelstra has dropped a "Bedrock" reference twice.
Spoelstra: "Heat Nation, you can still expect the Heat style of basketball. Things change in the NBA, but you can count on the Miami Heat."
Erik Spoelstra: "Will I be able to play Chris Bosh 33 minutes a game? I doubt it. But I don't want him getting to 41 minutes, either."
Spoelstra polite but seemingly weary about answering LeBron-related questions from networks here. "The mind is so far gone from that."
Spoelstra on the Big 3 era: "That team, that chapter is closed. It's about the challenge of this team. It's the only thing I think about."
Spoelstra on the East: "It's up for grabs."
Spoelstra looking forward to the grind of the regular season: "It's a process to build a great team."
Spoelstra: "I can't believe this but I'm starting my 20th year here. This business.. is embracing change, adapting."
Erik Spoelstra: "I can't believe this but I'm starting my 20th year here."
Spoelstra: "The league never changes. It doesn't stop to wait for you."
It sounds like Norris Cole is entering camp with a chance to become the Heat's new starting point guard.
Spoelstra says it won't be visibly noticeable by his physique, but Bosh improved his overall conditioning to be able to play more minutes.
Erik Spoelstra: "The regular season is there for a reason, not just to survive and get to the postseason -- certainly not with this team."
Erik Spoelstra: "None of us in this room has any idea how far this team can go."
Spo says Norris Cole arrived in great shape and passed the conditioning tests with flying colors. Says Chalmers also arrived in top shape.
On lineup projections: "Every spot is open for competition ... I'm open-minded."
Erik Spoelstra says the starting point guard position is not "set in ink."
Erik Spoelstra says back-up PG Norris Cole "absolutely blasted" the Heat's conditioning test yesterday. "Best shape I've seen him in."
Norris Cole "blasted" Heat's conditioning test Thursday, according to Spoelstra.
Spoelstra, on Wade: "He doesn't have to be the player he was in 08."
Spoelstra on Wade: "He doesn't have to try to be the player that he was in `08. That might not necessarily be important for this team."
Spo says the goal remains the same: "We have a Heat standard and that's to compete for an NBA title. That's what we expect with this team."
Spoelstra said he expects this team to compete for NBA title. Says Wade had "terrific summer of training, working."
Spoelstra on Bosh: "He is right in the prime of his career, so I think he's ready."
Spoelstra: "I can't wait to see [Bosh] grow into a new role…where he can impact this team is first with leadership."
Spoelstra on Chris Bosh: "I can't wait to see CB grow into a new role. He's a proven winner at this stage."
Erik Spoelstra on Bosh: "He doesn't have to become Chris Bosh from Toronto. That won't help us. He's more versatile now."
Spoelstra on Bosh: "I can't wait to see CB grow into a new role."
Spoelstra says Heat inadvertently put McRoberts, Granger & Deng lockers next to each other. He immediately said mix them around w/returnees.
Spoelstra has dropped "Heat code" and "Heat life" during the first five minutes of his Media Day presser.
Erik Spoelstra: "Who knows what the ceiling is on Josh McRoberts? It's hard to put him in a box with the versatility he brings."
Spoelstra on Deng: "The type of person he is, the qualities he embodies, are very similar to the Heat code. We were fortunate to get him."
Erik Spoelstra: "It's probably not a surprise to anybody that we sought after a player the caliber of Luol Deng."