Last season was a tough one for Miami Heat fans to watch. After various ups and downs, the team failed to make it to the playoffs and the shadow Dwyane Wade's final game in the league was looming large in the background. However, there is optimism in the air over here in Miami.
After picking up a draft pick in Tyler Herro, maintaining the core members of last year's team and getting leader Udonis Haslem back for one more year, things are looking up for the Heat. Not to mention the marquee summer signing for the Miami team: Jimmy Butler. The move that renewed Heat fans' faith in Pat Riley and Heat management is already proving to put plenty of smiles on Miami faces.
We have already addressed why we think it was a great move to sign Jimmy Butler. His competitive drive, intensity and personality all seem to match with the Heat identity perfectly. He also seems to pair nicely with one of the best sports accounts out there.
Well, that very same account (shoutout @MiamiHEAT) posted some exciting footage from their practice facility Wednesday. The video shows one hyped Jimmy Butler getting in some work with his Heat teammates ahead of NBA Preseason and it's hard not to smile while seeing how intense this guy is getting in practice.
Surely Heat fans' imaginations are running wild picturing Butler's heart during regular and maybe even postseason. Here's the video (highly suggested to turn that sound up):
Anyone else feel like hitting the gym after watching that?
Heat fans were quick to reply with varying degrees of approval.
Do not be surprised if you see plenty of Butler jerseys in the American Airlines Arena this season.
Jimmy Butler's official press conference will be held Friday afternoon at 1p.m. The Heat made sure to announce this in traditional Heat fashion, of course.
The Miami Heat begins their preseason at home against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, October 8th.