The Miami Heat mascot Burnie runs on the court holding a banner prior to the start of the overtime period of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Friday, Dec. 25, 2015, in Miami. The Heat defeated the Pelicans 94-88 in overtime. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

So far – The Heat is on!

The Heat’s best player in franchise history is gone.

The Heat are better than they were last year.

It may not make sense, but it’s true.

Dwyane Wade’s departure led to Goran Dragic taking over his role and Erik Spoelstra this season has done everything right.

So far.

It’s very early into an 82-game season, but how can a Heat fan not like what they are seeing?

Jimmy Butler plays his first game in a Heat uniform on Tuesday night and while he takes the court, so do the youngsters.

The youngsters being: Kendrick Nunn and Tyler Herro.

A hero really did come along for Miami.

Tyler scores 29 points off the bench, a Heat rookie record.

Nunn continues to show he is no joke.

Neither is this Heat team.

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