LeBron James Takes Command in First Practice With Heat


HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — Different uniform. Same LeBron James.

The NBA's two-time reigning MVP had his first full practice with the Miami Heat on Tuesday, barking out commands more loudly than any of his teammates, being animated after good plays, even raising eyebrows with a thunderous dunk in transition during a defensive drill.

James says it still doesn't feel "normal," wearing the colors of a team other than the Cleveland Cavaliers, the franchise that drafted him seven years ago and saw him emerge into an icon.

Just because he has a new team, James says his approach isn't changing.

Miami is holding training camp practices at Hurlburt Field, and several Air Force representatives were in the gym for the opening session of the 2010-11 season. James says it's an honor to have camp around airmen.

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