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ESPN.com to Launch "The Heat Index" Oct. 11 | ESPN MediaZone

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It looks like we won't be getting much, if any, Clippers coverage from favorite Clipper son Kevin Arnovitz this season. He'll be providing 'digital media coverage' for "The Heat Index." What is "The Heat Index", you ask? Well, a sign of the apocalypse is likely one valid answer. ESPN has hired Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer ("a leading authority on LeBron James" apparently, which is a phrase I find endlessly amusing, as if he has a PhD in LeBronology or something) and Michael Wallace of the Miami Herald to provide shock-and-awe coverage of the Heat. Dig through the press release - there's some hilarious stuff there. Like for instance, Chase for 72 - they have a daily forecast of how many games the Heat will win. As of today, three weeks before the season starts, they're on a pace to win zero games according to my math. If they win their first game, then they'll be on pace to win 82. See how that works? This feature could be pretty boring if the Heat open the season 11 and 11 or something. I'm rooting for that. The Chase for 72 being irrelevant for the final 50 games. Triple-Double Tracker - "a module tracking James’ progress towards averaging a triple-double for an entire season" - Again, what if he doesn't really come close, which he probably won't. I mean, he'll have the ball in his hands LESS in Miami than he did in Cleveland, right? Why would his assists go up? For that matter, why would his rebounds go up? Hoop Schemes – "basketball analysis and video breakdowns by TrueHoop’s Arnovitz." KA can break down film with the best of them, but what are we talking about here? "Look at this play, where LeBron scores because he's better than everybody else." I mean, let's break down film of the Jazz to see how they're scoring. The Heat? It's gonna be give the ball to one of the superfriends and get out of the way. No need to complicate things.

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