Shaun Benderson Miami Heat
For college athletics, Shaun Benderson roots for the Florida Gators, specifically their men’s basketball and football teams. Even before he became an official University of Florida student, he was already a huge Gators fan; all thanks to his dad who happens to be a University of Florida alumnus. You could say that Shaun learned to love sports because of his dad; having tagged along to watch games at an early age. It was his dad, too, who introduced him to the Miami Heat, and it was him who inspired Shaun to love the Heat as well.
With that said, Shaun Benderson dedicates this page to the Miami Heat. In here, guests can check out the team’s game recaps, the latest news about the team and its players, and everything in between. Since Shaun is an aspiring sports journalist, this is the page where he will get to practice and hone his sports writing and reporting skills. And there’s no team better to focus on in the professional arena than the Miami Heat! Shaun Benderson figures that his father will soon become one of his regulars on this page—if not the entire blog site.
If you’re not a fan of the NBA and the Miami Heat, Shaun Benderson believes he can turn you around and make you a fan, especially for his beloved Miami Heat.
The Heat has had a long history of ups and downs, with the downs beating them to a pulp in the early years. Sports analysts recall how mediocre the team played between the years 1987 and 2003, where their best only took them to two playoffs only to fall defeated in the first round of both playoffs.
No one can argue, however, that the Dwyane Wade era was one of the best times for the team. After a string of lackluster performances, the Heat finally bagged their first-ever championship during the 2005-2006 NBA season. Wade rightfully received the MVP Finals title after helping his team win the championship against the Dallas Mavericks.
The worst years for the Heat were the years 2006 through 2010, where an embarrassing 4-0 sweep by the Chicago Bulls during the 2007 NBA Playoffs is still being talked about to this day. When then assistant coach Erik Spoelstra took over the reins from Pat Riley as head coach, and with the Big 3 coming into the picture (Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Chris Bosh), fans became hopeful that their beloved team would soon bag another championship title. It took awhile though for the three big players to synchronize their moves. In 2011, they finally reached the finals again after a long Finals drought (their last finals appearance was in 2006), shares Shaun Benderson. It was a rematch against the Mavericks and fans felt that the title was in the bag for sure. Unfortunately, their prediction was not to be.
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