Miami Heat dealing with a battle between perception and reality

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Miami Heat: Dealing With A Battle Between Perception And Reality

That isn’t always the case though, as that probably wasn’t the case with Kevin Durant or Donovan Mitchell, if there was any interest in the latter from them in the first place, as it has been reported that there wasn’t any.

However, trusted Miami Heat reporter, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, had a take that insinuated that there was, indeed, an interest there. On top of that, the message in Winderman’s take is one that deserves a few thoughts as well.

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Here is the quote.

"Riley refused to sell his soul to Danny Ainge with the type of package the Cleveland Cavaliers paid the Utah Jazz for Mitchell. So here stand the Heat again, at the intersection of another one perceived to have gotten away, similar to the perception of the Gordon Hayward chase, the visions of Giannis Antetokounmpo, the previous pursuit of Durant or even an earlier one for LaMarcus Aldridge."

The part that really sticks out is that part about a “perception” and Winderman is spot on in his word choice. Let’s take a closer look.