The KC Heat take on the Charlotte Bobcats at the Sprint Center Friday night. Tipoff is 7:40 p.m.
OK, its Miamis Heat, the two-time defending NBA champion, but the team has made Kansas City something of a regular stop during its exhibition season. This is the franchises fourth trip to Sprint Center since the building opened in 2007.
A limited number of lower-level tickets are available through SprintCenter.com.
WHOM TO WATCH
• MIAMI: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will be back along with former area standouts Mario Chalmers of Kansas and Kansas States Michael Beasley, who rejoined the Heat this summer.
• CHARLOTTE: Former Connecticut star Kemba Walker leads the Bobcats, who learned Thursday that they will be without veteran center Brandon Haywood. Hes expected to miss the next 12 weeks after suffering a stress fracture in his left foot. But Charlotte has rookie center Cody Zeller, the fourth overall draft pick who helped lead Indiana to a Big Ten championship last season.