May 15, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) dribbles as Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) defends during the second half in game five of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Miami Heat won 94-91. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat Will Play Chicago Bulls In Season Opener


May 10, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls center Nazr Mohammed (48) pushes Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) during the second quarter in game three of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

And so goes the NBA.  It still feels like the Heat just wrapped up their third championship in franchise history.  Just a few weeks ago that Ray Allen saved the day and had Heat fans going ballistic at the American Airlines Arena.  Well, it’s almost mid-August, believe it or not, and the 2013-2014 season feels as close as ever as the NBA released the schedule for next season tonight.

On October 29th, the Heat will open the NBA season on their home court and get their championship rings.  Their opponent?  The Chicago Bulls.

The Bulls should be much improved now that they have Mike Dunleavy, Erik Murphy, and Tony Snell… or not.   But Rose will be back and might be the same-old only player to unseat the Miami heat version of Lebron James as MVP.

Some other key matchups for the season are a Christmas day special in Los Angeles against the Lakers, a first look at the the “new-look” Brooklyn Nets in Brooklyn on November 1st, and of course the usual James return to Cleveland on November 27th and March 18th.

While the season is still a ways off, the league has a schedule.  The road to the three-peat is starting to take form.

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