After LeBron James decided to leave the Miami Heat for the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, Heat owner Micky Arison said that he was "shocked and disappointed."
So was the rest of the city.
Online, though, most of the social media chatter out of Miami on Friday morning was about Heat fans, who have a reputation for being less authentic than in other cities.
Chris Bosh is likely to sign a max contract with the Houston Rockets, meaning that Dwayne Wade is presumably the only star returning to South Beach, barring a major roster move, as Carven Holcombe tweeted this morning.
We'll see what Pat Riley and the rest of the Heat front office can pull off, but right now fans aren't sold on next season.
The list of players signed to 2015 contracts with Miami doesn't exactly read like a championship contender, even with Wade's assumed return. As it stands this morning, the Heat have two free agents, Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger, one rookie, Shabazz Napier, one reserve center, Justin Hamilton, and incumbent Norris Cole to fill the void left by James and Bosh.
It's not exactly promising, as J.Earle points out.