As the #ESPNMiamiHeat* prepare for their Eastern Conference semi-finals match up against the Pacers, the good folks at the NBA want to remind you that their favorite South Beach meal ticket had some damn nice plays this year. The league’s official YouTube channel compiled and published the Heat’s top 10 best plays of the year, culminating with soon-to-be-announced league MVP LeBron James’ ridiculous scaling of the Bulls’ John Lucas. The Heat are the media’s darling athletic concoction, but for good reason. The feats in this top 10 video do help everyone forget about that lockout thingy last fall.
* – Credit for this nickname belongs to Esquire Senior Writer, Scott Raab. Let’s just say that Scott Raab is to the Miami Heat what H.L. Mencken was to William Jennings Bryan and the Scopes Trial.