After a four-month hiatus, the NBA is set to resume its 2019-20 season at the end of July – and in our home state of Florida, no less. Can’t you feel the excitement? As we anxiously and optimistically await the opening “NBA Bubble” tip-off, we decided to scour the internet in search of the best Miami Heat’s top dunks, plays and scoring drives of the year (so far).
Let’s get this show on the road.
10. Bam Adebayo
Adebayo is quickly becoming Miami’s rising star. That’s because, like the ready-for-anything Honda Passport, Bam isn’t afraid to play rough or scale the tallest of obstacles. Miami’s forward and the 2020 Passport even have similar wingspans. Coincidence? We think not.
9. Derrick Jones Jr.
The human highlight reel, Derrick Jones Jr., is no stranger to posterizing. Boasting an engine that never quits, Jones is certainly one of the best dunkers in modern NBA history. If he were a Honda, we’d undoubtedly pin a Civic badge on his jersey.
8. Kendrick Nunn
Quick and nimble, rookie Kendrick Nunn has quietly found a role for himself on the Heat’s starting lineup. He’s a versatile guard with a lengthy list of intangibles. Essentially, he’s the Honda Fit of Miami’s roster, as there are few seats he can’t fill.
7. Jimmy Butler
Jimmy “Buckets” Butler doesn’t take “no” for an answer. A flexible guard-forward, Miami’s all-star can score at will, drop dimes, and defend the best players in the league. That’s why we’d compare him to the Honda Ridgeline, a pickup truck that does everything well.
6. Goran Dragic
A reliable journeyman, Dragic puts his decade-long career to good use as one of Miami’s leaders. He’s a crafty playmaker with eyes in the back of his head, which is not dissimilar to Honda Odyssey’s CabinWatch camera system.
5. Tyler Herro
As Miami’s rookie sharpshooter off the bench, Herro spends much of his time drilling threes from deep. His sweet stroke sparked several comebacks throughout the season, much to the delight of Heat fans all over South Florida. Like the Honda Clarity Plug-In and its 340-mile gas-electric range rating*, Herro’s long-range skill makes him a valuable commodity.
4. Derrick Jones Jr.
Jones revs his engine before soaring above the rim for this sultry put-back slam.
3. Bam Adebayo
Mount Adebayo erupts, demoralizing the Three Kings of Sacramento.
2. Bam Adebayo
Miami’s swatting big man is back, and his name isn’t Alonzo – it’s Bam. Welcome to the block party, Bam.
1. Derrick Jones Jr.
No list of the best Miami Heat plays would be accurate without the #1 spot going to an absolutely vicious Derrick Jones dunk.
Miami Heat’s Tentative 2019-20 Play-In Schedule
Ready to see Miami hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy? Before winning the NBA title, the Heat must first play 8 games to get a playoff seeding. Here’s how the rebooted 2019-20 regular season looks for the Miami Heat:
- August 1 – Denver Nuggets
- August 3 – Toronto Raptors
- August 4 – Boston Celtics
- August 6 – Milwaukee Bucks
- August 8 – Phoenix Suns
- August 10 – Indiana Pacers
- August 12 – Oklahoma City Thunder
- August 14 – Indiana Pacers
View the full Miami Heat play-in schedule here.
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*Clarity – 110 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 44 city/40 highway/42 combined MPG gasoline-only rating. 47-mile maximum EV mode driving-range rating. 340-mile combined gas-electric driving-range rating. Based on 2020 EPA ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.