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This season, the Miami Heat got off to its best start in franchise history. And it's been particularly sweet watching the guys beat down opponents using nothing but basketball aptitude and total badassness. Of course, they fell short of winning the title last summer when the Dallas Mavericks upset them in the NBA Finals. It was a drag for Heat fans, who have had to endure the slings and arrows of pretty much everyone else in America, because outside the 305, the entire country hates the Heat. But no fan base holds a bigger grudge than that of the Cleveland Cavaliers, whom LeBron James famously snubbed when he announced on national television that he was leaving them for the sunny beaches of Miami. No one took it harder than Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, who wrote a scathing online letter infamously calling LeBron a fraud. Since then, Gilbert has been a bitter douche and won't let it go, often taking to Twitter to mock LeBron whenever the Heat loses a game. So when James and the Heat host the Cavaliers Tuesday at the American Airlines Arena, it'll be pretty sweet to watch him beat Gilbert's team into submission with his awesomeness.
Tue., Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m., 2012


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