(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — On Wednesday, February 20, 2013, FOX’s Sun Sports will premiere “Inside the HEAT: Rashard Lewis” upon the conclusion of the Miami HEAT vs. Atlanta Hawks game.
“Inside the HEAT: Rashard Lewis” will take HEAT fans through the life of Rashard Lewis. Hosted by Eric Reid, the episode takes you through Rashard’s childhood, growing up in Louisiana, and eventually making his way to Houston, Texas to begin his basketball career.
Although Rashard was an all-around athlete and football fan, he turned solely to basketball, where his athleticism and skill won him the titles of Mr. Texas and Texas Player of the Year. After his senior year of high school, Rashard took a leap of faith by opting out of college and entering the 1998 NBA draft. His conviction paid off when he was chosen by the Seattle SuperSonics with the third pick of the second round.
Fans will then be taken through Rashard’s career with the Sonics, including how he became acclimated to the NBA as just a teenager, how he grew from the leadership of Gary Payton, and how he learned from teammate Ray Allen. The show will then touch upon Rashard’s time with the Orlando Magic, where he would put himself on the map with his game-winning shots- notably the one against the Cleveland Cavaliers and now teammate LeBron James in the 2009 playoffs. Finally, HEAT fans will learn firsthand about how Rashard made his decision to join the Miami HEAT and what it has been like to be a part of such a special team as they look to defend their Championship title.
See all of this and more on “Inside the HEAT: Rashard Lewis” and be sure to follow @SunSportsHEAT on twitter and visit FOXSportsFlorida.com for channel listings and exclusive Miami HEAT coverage.