Miami Heat stars Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh showed up at Hialeah's Ted Hendricks Stadium for the 8th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. Hundreds of lucky kids spent the day with the heat players for activities that included basketball, tug of war and even some dance lessons.
Miami Heat fans are excited about Tuesday’s season opener as the quest for championship ring #3 is underway.
“They are going to be champions again,” said Heat fan Carmen Aizpurua.
The Miami Heat will open their championship defense against the Chicago Bulls Tuesday night, at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
In a ceremony before the game, the Miami Heat will raise their championship banner and receive the 2013 world championship rings.
Phil Amertil, a Heat fan who was spotted wearing a Chicago Bulls hat, said he was wearing the hat for Michael Jordan but supported the Miami Heat.
“I want them to win but it’s going to be hard though,” he said about the Heat.
Miami Heat players said they were ready for Tuesday's game and are looking forward to a successful season.
“We don’t like them and they don’t like us, there’s nothing more to explain,” 2013 MVP, LeBron James said about Tuesday's game against the Bulls.
Teammate Chris Bosh also said he was ready to face the Bulls Tuesday.
“I don’t have anything against Chicago personally but it’s just a healthy dislike for a team,” Bosh said.
Tuesday night marks a special time for a team and for the team's fans with a rare opportunity of a “3 peat.”
“I love them all, they good, they the best,” said Aizpurua.
Miami Heat fan Bob Olsen said Tuesday is the night where he has a chance to make memories with his family. Olsen will be attending the game with his 14-year-old son.
When asked where he will be sitting, Olsen said “As high up as you possibly can. It’s all I can afford. That’s the price of success. You know this is something he got me into. I never was an NBA fan until he became one and it’s kind of nice to share that with him.”
The Heat and Bulls tip off at 8 pm ET.