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Norris Cole didn't join LeBron hate train

Updated: June 28, 2011, 3:36 AM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Cleveland State guard Norris Cole says fans there are happy he was taken in the first round of the NBA draft, even if he's joining the despised Miami Heat.

"They know it wasn't really my choice," Cole said with a smile Monday.

Cole was in Miami for an introductory visit after being drafted 28th overall Thursday night, then traded by Minnesota to the Heat for the rights to guard Bojan Bogdanovic, a second-round pick in 2014 and cash.

Cleveland fans have been rooting ...

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