Just a few days after the oversized 2012 NBA championship banner went up to the AmericanAirlines Arena rafters, the Heat unveiled a smaller one. The Heat honored LeBron James' run to Olympic gold by releasing a new banner before Saturday night's game against the Nuggets. James won gold in 2008 as well, but this is his first such banner in Miami as his 2012 gold was his first as a member of the Heat. Tim Hardaway and Alonzo Mourning (2000, Sydney) have similar Olympic banners as does Dwyane Wade (2008, Beijing). Wade and Hardaway took part in the pregame ceremony at center court. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said he wasn't surprised James was able to continue to dominate as he did earlier in the summer when the Heat won its second NBA title. James became the second player to win NBA Finals MVP and an Olympic gold in the same summer. Michael Jordan was first.
Miami Heat honors LeBron James' Olympic gold
Miami Herald | Nov 4