The Miami Heat enter the All-Star break as one of the top contenders, the fourth seed, in the Eastern Conference.
In the post-Dwyane Wade era this Heat roster, led by new leader Jimmy Butler, certainly surprised the NBA.
But it didn’t surprise Butler who told us before the season started that he came to Miami for one thing, a ring.
"You already know that's what it is, we don't do this for any other reason. I don't train the way that I train, my teammates don't train the way that they do, my coaches don't prepare the way that they prepare, our organization doesn't do what they do for any other reason than to win a championship," said Butler.
It was a busy first half of the season that featured a trade landing Andre Iguodala, Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill. Gone are Justise Winslow, James Johnson and Dion Waiters.
Looking ahead to the second-half of the season, this Heat squad is prime to chase homecourt advantage in the playoffs.