This summer in Beijing, the Heats oft-ailing Dwyane Wade was arguably the best player on the Americans stacked Olympic roster. Eccentric number-two-overall pick Michael Beasley has the chance to be a revelation at power forward. And Pat Riley made official what everyone could already see when he resigned as coach, replacing himself with a young team mainstay in Assistant Coach Erik Spoelstra. Things will be so different, in fact, that even a danged preseason game against ol Memphis could be interesting. See the future, for what its worth, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the American Airlines Arena (601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami). Tickets begin at $10 and are available by calling 786-777-4667 or by visiting heat.com.
Tue., Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., 2008