Miami Heat's "Dunkadelic Flight 361" has Landed with New Nickname
The newly formed Miami Heat trio of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Chris Bosh have begun training camp at an Air Force base outside Fort Walton Beach, FL.
The new super-trio has had a number of nicknames thrown into the wind. Some of them have been very interesting and some flat out terrible. Dunkadelic Sports Marketing in Baltimore, Maryland has given them the nickname "Dunkadelic Flight 361."
Derrick E. Vaughan of Dunkadelic Sports Marketing says "Dunkadelic Flight 361" is the perfect nickname because, "it takes the hi-flyin' trio on a journey that they hope will end in June vs. the LA Lakers at the NBA Finals." Vaughan continues, "the Miami Heat play at American Airlines Arena there are multiple ways to market the team and the arena together with the nickname, the opportunities are incredible."
There is a chance that more media coverage will travel with the team and when they come to airports around the country there will be signs that say, Welcome Dunkadelic Flight 361. I see a major commercial on the horizon.
Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem was amazed at the media coverage at the teams first practice since the arrival of LeBron James and Chris Bosh. “I didn't know it was going to be like that,” said Haslem. “When the door opened I expected five or six guys like we usually do back home. I forget I have to [multiply] that by a hundred.”
This is different from anything the Heat have ever experienced before. It’s different, for that matter, from anything just about any team without Michael Jordan on it has experienced before. Not even major market powerhouses like the Lakers and Knicks have drawn mobs of this size to chronicle their daily grind.
Dunkadelic Flight 361 will be a main attraction for all the NBA teams that they visit this season. They must win a championship in-a-year-or-two or this super team will be a bust. The flight has landed and now were on a 8-month ride to see if the Heat can be holding that gold trophy after a long flight that ends in mid-June.