ESPN live at Heat Training Camp

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Saw this when I was reading my USA Today this morning in Michael Hiestand's column (Sports TV and Radio) and nearly choked on my ham:
You knew ESPN's hour-long LeBron James infomercial in July wasn't the end of its spotlight on the new Floridian.

ESPN will formally announce Wednesday that it's going to training camp with James' Miami Heat, with its coverage likely to outdo anything it did on Brett Favre's annual summer soul-searching. Starting at the team's media day Monday and continuing when its training camp starts Tuesday at Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., ESPN will erect a set and parachute in analysts Jalen Rose, Josh Elliott and Jon Barry and reporters including Rachel Nichols for continuous surveillance across ESPN platforms.

While senior coordinating producer Mark Summer isn't sure ESPN will get practice video, the mission is clear with a team he says has unbelievable story lines. "Obviously, with all the buzz, it's a bigger deal (than) past NBA training camps," he says. "Fans want to hear about the Heat, so we'll want to rampup the coverage." And presumably get air support against any threatening sorties from Cleveland.
According to that Donaghy guy, the NBA is rigged, so who's to believe the NBA has already crowned the Heat as the 10-11 NBA Champions? Also, poor analogy, but the Minnesota Timberwolves have had scrimmages here at Bethany the past couple years. We were allowed nowhere near the gym where they played, so what gives ESPN the right to more or less broadcast Sportscenter (Which they will do) from Heat camp? I just hope Pat Reilly has pulled a fast one on the 4 letter and is actually training elsewhere.
 

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tonyfaninmn said:
Saw this when I was reading my USA Today this morning in Michael Hiestand's column (Sports TV and Radio) and nearly choked on my ham:
According to that Donaghy guy, the NBA is rigged, so who's to believe the NBA has already crowned the Heat as the 10-11 NBA Champions? Also, poor analogy, but the Minnesota Timberwolves have had scrimmages here at Bethany the past couple years. We were allowed nowhere near the gym where they played, so what gives ESPN the right to more or less broadcast Sportscenter (Which they will do) from Heat camp? I just hope Pat Reilly has pulled a fast one on the 4 letter and is actually training elsewhere.
The answer to all your questions, is money. 
 

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I wonder how many outfits Rachel will have to pack?  Perhaps we get daily apearances from  :icon_lebatard:.
 

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tonyfaninmn said:
Saw this when I was reading my USA Today this morning in Michael Hiestand's column (Sports TV and Radio) and nearly choked on my ham:
According to that Donaghy guy, the NBA is rigged, so who's to believe the NBA has already crowned the Heat as the 10-11 NBA Champions? Also, poor analogy, but the Minnesota Timberwolves have had scrimmages here at Bethany the past couple years. We were allowed nowhere near the gym where they played, so what gives ESPN the right to more or less broadcast Sportscenter (Which they will do) from Heat camp? I just hope Pat Reilly has pulled a fast one on the 4 letter and is actually training elsewhere.
If it hadn't already, the NBA has jumped the shark.
 
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