Heat’s Duncan Robinson pursued a career in media back in 2017

Photo: AP/Lynne Sladky

The Miami Heat made out from the East and returned to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2014, where LeBron James was still in the South Beach.

The Heat showed incredible spirit in their postseason run fighting hard for every possession, every basket and every defensive play.

One of the greatest stories of this Miami team is Duncan Robinson, who went undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft. Robinson was pursuing a media career in his last season with Michigan, and he had reached out to Mark Titus (who was working with The Ringer at the time) with the hopes of forging a connection to someone in the business.

Just two years after, Robinson will enter the NBA Finals as an elite sharpshooter for the Miami Heat team. Robinson exceeded all expectations with an incredible 2019-2020 season with the Heat.

Robinson is averaging 11.3 points along with almost three rebounds and two assists in the postseason. He is shooting 43% from the field and 40% from beyond the arc providing much-needed spacing for Goran Dragic, Jimmy Butler and the rest of the Miami Heat squad.

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