After starting the season an abysmal 10-25, there was a lot of doom and gloom surrounding the franchise. You can’t blame fans and members of the media for becoming pessimistic as Miami limped to the sixth worst start in franchise history. Somehow, Erik Spoelstra has this collection of D-League and young players fighting for a spot in the playoffs.

The coaching staff and players are thrilled to be part of this opportunity and everyone is relishing the challenge.

Written by Ryan McNeill

I've appeared on ESPN Radio, MTV Canada, SiriusXM, The Fan 590 and other radio programs and TV shows. I've been blessed to have covered the NBA with media credentials since the 2007-08 season and NCAA Football since the 2015 season.