MY Miami Heat Wheels Story – Ricardo Lucien

MY Miami Heat Wheels Story – Ricardo Lucien
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The Miami Heat Wheels Family

by Ricardo Lucien (Miami Heat Wheels, University of Texas Movin’ Mavs)

Ricardo laughing at physical therapy

Two and a half years ago, after having been injured for one year, I heard about a wheelchair basketball team in Miami. For 20 years I was always an athlete and was involved in sports. After my injury, my priority was to stay active and to be able to still compete and practice sports. As soon as I found the Miami Heat Wheels, I started going to their practices. Knowing nothing about wheelchair basketball, but at the same time fulfilled with interest on the sport and enthusiasm to learned it and be good at it, I met this wonderful group of guys that received me with wide open arms and more than willing to teach me what I needed to know and share their years of experience with me to make a better player out of me. Read More »

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Wheelchair Hoops & Hip-hop Collide

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“Bring That Heat” (I’m Different Remix)

Jeremie “Phenom 10-4” Thomas: Family, Wheelchair Basketball and Rap

Jeremie Thomas is an 80’s baby, determined to make his own version of the “American Dream”. Born March 20,1989 in Pompano Beach FL to Mother Carlresay and Father Jimmy Thomas and growing up alongside his brothers Jimmy Jr. (older) and Ja’vance (younger), Jeremie had a close-knit squad of supporters early on. Even in the womb Jeremie found a love for music within the rhythm of his mom’s heart beat. He couldn’t wait to show the world his gift, so much that he left the womb 3 months premature. Read More »

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