Florida is having quite the run on the hardwood recently. The Miami Heat’s 26-game win streak is only the tip of the iceberg, as three schools from the Sunshine State have nearly overshadowed the Heat’s historic run.
The University of Miami and the University of Florida are both in the Sweet 16, but none of them are a better story than Florida Gulf Coast. The Eagles took down Georgetown and San Diego State to get here, providing tons of highlights along the way. They even have a fan in Celtics coach Doc Rivers, who lives in Orlando in the offseason.
Now, LeBron James would like to welcome the members of those three Florida teams to the family. After his Heat finished off the Bobcats on Sunday, James took to Twitter to congratulate the Hurricanes, Gators and Eagles.
Somebody told me Fla was a football state! Wouldn't be able to tell right now. Congrats to The U(of course), Fla Golf Coast and UF!! #Hoops—
LeBron James (@KingJames) March 25, 2013
James is right. You wouldn’t be able to tell Florida is a football state — right now.