Two summers ago, the Miami Heat were the most hated team in sports.
LeBron James made a spectacle of his free agency with The Decision, publicly turning his back on a team/city that always needed him more than he needed them.
Chris Bosh tweeted like a maniac, as if he were suddenly cursed with Bieber fever.
And finally, "not one, not two, not three, not four..."
It was a PR nightmare from every standpoint, and the Heat's big three seemed like a spoiled group unable to handle the "Heat" and due for the kind of karmic comeuppance that the Dallas Mavericks eventually handed them in the NBA Finals.
But times are a-changin'.
Here are four things which should boost the Miami Heat's image in the public eye come next season.