Heat's rivalry won't fade away

Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry might not be rocking the Celtic green anymore, but that doesn't mean the Miami Heat will have trouble despising them in NY.

The way Dwyane Wade sees it, the Miami Heat’s hatred for the Celtics did not dry up — the target just moved.

The Heat guard was asked about the former rivalry with the Celtics and whether it could take the form of a new rivalry with the Nets — where Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry now play. Wade did not seem to think he, LeBron James and the rest of the Heat would have a difficult time learning to despise a new foe.



The Nets and Heat have never had much of a rivalry, since both have never really been good at the same time. That is expected to change this season. Their first regular-season meeting is Nov. 1 at the Barclays Center.

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