Top 5 Reasons to Be Hyped for Next Season If You’re a Miami Heat Fan

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5. Cavaliers-Heat Rivalry

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Yes, technically this rivalry is just a year old.

While the two teams had a couple of good games last season—including two wins for the Heat over the Eastern Conference champions—the rivalry lacked real luster due to the fact that Miami was never a threat to Cleveland in the East due to their porous record.

Well, things should change this season.

Many pundits expect both clubs to be the top two teams in the Eastern Conference for the 2015-16 season.

Instead of both teams meeting in four meaningless regular season games like last season, here’s to hoping we can see a best-of-seven series in the playoffs with everything on the line.

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D.J. Siddiqi grew up in the heart of South Florida in Broward County. Growing up in South Florida during the late 90's and 2000's, D.J. witnessed the Pat Riley years where the Miami Heat faced off with the New York Knicks all the way to the painful late 2000's seasons where the Heat were a one-man team with Dwyane Wade. D.J. has closely followed the Heat over the past decade-and-a-half, and unfortunately witnessed Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals in person when the Dallas Mavericks overcame a 15-point deficit to knock off the Heat. D.J. has writing experience as a columnist with sites such as Bleacher Report and Rant Sports, and he is proud to bring his knowledge of the Heat and the NBA to Heat Nation.