Back when the Three Kings were the rejuvenating rage, Miami Heat spokeswoman Lorrie-Ann Diaz said, "We couldn't get [the ticket-sales staff] to go home!'' Until Friday. When 30 of them were laid-off since there were no tickets left to sell.

In its six-sentence statement, the Heat did not release details of the staff dismissals.

"While the decision to release part of our sales force was a difficult one, we greatly appreciate their contributions to the company. We have also hired a placement service to assist those individuals find new employment. Should any season tickets become available, they will be handled through our season ticket deposit program. We thank those employees for their time with the company and wish them success in their future endeavors.''

Question 1: Why'd they have a sales staff of 30 in the first place?
Question 2: The anti-Lebron fury seems like it's starting to fade? The anti-Lebron fury seems like it's starting to fade.

Miami Heat fires sales team after season tickets sell out [Miami Herald]