A 'football town' no more? In Miami, a basketball renaissance is under way

Published February 12, 2013

| Associated Press

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the reigning NBA champions. One of the hottest teams in NCAA basketball. The leading women's scorer in the country.

All in one city.

Welcome to Miami.

When the Heat won the NBA title, team radio announcer Mike Inglis excitedly shouted that Miami was "the center of the basketball universe." These days, it seems like that statement has never been more true. The Heat are sitting atop the Eastern Conference, Miami's men's team has made a brilliant climb to No. 3 in the nation, and FIU junior Jerica Coley is well on her way to finishing the year atop the NCAA women's scoring charts.

Wade says, "a lot of good things are happening in Miami."

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