The Miami Heat merely play the regular season because they have to, but teams like the New Orleans Pelicans play it to get to a level where they can coast through the year like the Heat. Obviously, the Heat didn’t build their dynasty through the draft but the Pelicans have and they’re using this regular season time to hone their skills.
One of those top picks, Anthony Davis, is honing his skills nicely and made a great block against the Heat on Tuesday night. Davis, who missed a chuck of this season with an injury, got in the way of a Wade layup and swatted the ball right back at him.
It wasn’t a strong swat, and far from a statement swat, but anytime someone can bust the Heat down a little, the masses can get behind that.