Basketball fans have been anticipating the start of training camp so they could see the "Big 3" in Miami - Lebron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade. James and Bosh signed with Heat this offseason, while Wade re-signed with the team. Months of hype led up to the first preseason game of the Tuesday against the Detroit Pistons. The "Big 3" took the court and were out there for all of three minutes together before Wade got hurt.
There was a collective gasp from all of South Beach as Wade hobbled off the court, just 3:17 into the game. He's been diagnosed with a strained right hamstring and, even though head coach Erik Spoelstra says it's not serious, Wade didn't return to the game. With three weeks to go before the regular season starts, there is no need to rush Wade back. "Like I told him, if we're going to have an injury, I'd rather have it now than to have it when we really get started," said Lebron James.
This is what the Heat got James and Bosh for - to step up. The two combined for 38 points in Miami's 105-89 victory over the Pistons. The reigning two-time NBA MVP, James had 12 points in the first 12 minutes of the game. There is still no timetable for Wade's recovery