Heat PR put out some inside looks of this year's pregame player-introduction video. Find it here. It's likely not the only pregame video the team will do this season, because last season the team had two. One was made especially for its alternate white home jerseys.
So, the new video looks like it's paying homage to America's foundry workers, or maybe alternate-universe-steampunk dystopia, and that's really great. Beyond that, one thing that struck me was the chiseled physique of one Mr. Almario Vernard Chalmers, who Dwyane Wade, of course, affectionately calls Mario MF Chalmers. Chalmers has always been a clutch player, but he hasn't always been in the best shape possible. From the looks of a few pictures, it appears he's taking himself a little more seriously these days. One might say he's MF ripped. Of course, all that muscle definition could just be on account of the body oil. I'll make sure to talk to him about it on Thursday morning in Detroit.
And here are pics of two of the Heat's 2,403,022 alternate jerseys this season. I like to joke around about all these jerseys, but I guess it's paying off. James apparently had the top-selling jersey in the world last year. Of course, those figures didn't factor in the Chinese black market, which, based on quick math in my head, accounts for 85 percent of all jerseys worldwide, most of which have Kobe Bryant stitched or laminated or colored on the back with permanent marker.