ASK IRA: Did Kyle Lowry open Heat career with a mic drop?
A: And thus the pressure begins on the Heat, in the preseason no less. Then again, it is nothing new for the Heat amid the desert of defeat inhabited in so many recent seasons by the Marlins, Hurricanes and Dolphins. The Panthers should help, in that aspect, as well. For years, Pat Riley, while coaching, had said you wait your turn until football is over and then claim your stake in the spotlight. I’m not sure anyone expected football to be over in South Florida before the Heat play their first regular-season game. Then again, the Heat have their own amends to make after being swept out of the first round of last season’s playoffs.