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The Miami front office recently launched a more organic “Heat Nation” marketing campaign focusing on the city’s culture and devotion for its basketball team. The Heat website recently launched a six-minute video encapsulating this post-LeBron movement. In the video, the organization attempts to send the message that it is much bigger than LeBron. While this may be true, King James’ tenure in Miami seems to suggest otherwise. The Fields of Green

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Holt never thinks he’s smarter than his top basketball executives, Gregg Popovich and R. C. Buford, while Arison has left all of the basketball decisions up to Pat Riley. “Micky has allowed me to do what I had to do as a coach and then as a president," Riley told me the other night, before the Spurs won the opener. “That’s really been the key for me. Obviously, there has been a short leash on certain things. But overall, he’s allowed me to do what I’ve wanted to do. He’s had his business to run and so he’s been hands off." New York Daily News

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Based on everyone’s comments throughout the season, everything points toward LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh staying in Miami beyond this season. All three are on long-term deals with the freedom to opt out after this year. The most recent indication that those three will stay, be it through not opting out or by opting out and signing longer contracts, is from owner Micky Arison. When asked Monday by 790 The Ticket to give a percentage chance of keeping them with the Heat, he responded, “100 percent.” Palm Beach Post

Arison also was asked about the biggest challenge to resigning the Big Three. “I hope it’s not gonna be a challenge at all,” he said. “We’ll see. Our challenge right now is the Charlotte Bobcats.” Palm Beach Post

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Saying they reaffirm the team's commitment to the city, the Miami Heat announced Wednesday night that they have agreed to extend their partnership with Miami-Dade County another 10 years through 2040. The deal is still subject to approval by the county's commissioners, with a vote possible on May 6. USA Today Sports

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