Heat’s rivalry won’t fade away

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.