Basketball fever is back in Miami. The Heat kicked off their preseason in impressive fashion with a big win in front of their home crowd Tuesday night against the San Antonio Spurs. Tyler Herro particularly raised some eyebrows with his debut NBA preseason game. Now that the NBA is officially back, what better way to cheer on your team than showing your appreciation in person? If you're looking for Miami Heat players' best spotting places, we have a few areas they're known to frequent in mind.
Here are some of the places where Heat players have been seen spending their time in between games:
Address: South Beach
We all saw this one coming. If you live in Miami, it's kind of difficult to stay away from the beach on a sunny weekend. Considering that most of the players on the Heat roster were not raised here, they must freak out when it's November and the beaches are filled with people.
Address: 501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL 33125
Athletes are a different breed. To pursue a career in professional sports takes boatloads of discipline, tons of talent and a fair amount of luck as well. So pro athletes respect and root for each other. Bam Adebayo has been seen at Marlins Park. While the Marlin's season is over, there is always next year.
Miami's Wynwood Art District has been a burgeoning hub of shops, great restaurants and cool bars for years now. Its highly artistic walls make for a great Instagram day trip. Heat Rookie Tyler Herro appears to have done just that this summer. Have a drink, enjoy some art and bump into a Heat player.
Prime 112 Restaurant
Address: 112 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Prime 112 is a gourmet steakhouse franchise and the South Beach location clearly gets its fair share of clebs stopping by. As you can see, it's a hit no matter what age you are. Dwyane Wade took his son Zaire and his friends there for a little guys night out. Perhaps LeBron can bring Bronny along next time they're in town as well.
Address: Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
Ocean Drive is another classic Miami location. The Legendary stretch of road that seperates locals and tourists alike from the soft sand of South Beach is peppered with hotels, bars and restaurants. And judging from Tyler Herro's Instagram, you may luck out and run into the rookie on one of his off nights.
Address: 2956 NE 199th St, Aventura, FL 33180
Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem recently became more than just teammates. The two Heat legends became business partners and opened up their own pizza restaurant. 800 Degrees is in Aventura. For it's grand opening, the duo even waited tables and prepared some pizzas. Don't be surprised if they make the occasional visit to see how business is going.
Dune Fort Lauderdale
Address: 2200 N Ocean Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 3305
The body of an athlete goes through a lot over the course of an NBA season. Sooner or later, the guys are going to need a bit of rest and relaxation. If anyone knows about needing rest after a long basketball season, it's Dwyane Wade. These pictures of him at the Fort Lauderdale Dune restaurant and spa look amazing.
So what are you waiting for? Be sure to casually pack a sharpie and your favorite jersey to have on hand when you meet one of these stars!