No. 30 with a bullet

Rookie Norris Cole finds his place with the Heat

Updated: April 5, 2012, 3:11 PM ET
By Jordan Brenner | ESPN The Magazine

MOMENTS BEFORE TIP-OFF against the Bulls, AmericanAirlines Arena has transformed into a sea of LeBron and D-Wade jerseys. Which makes it all the more conspicuous that a middle-aged man is sporting the No. 30 of rookie guard Norris Cole. "I was totally impressed with him the first time I saw him," says Barry Sickles of Parkland, Fla. "It's the speed and the fact that he plays like a five-year veteran. Drafting him was a genius move by Pat Riley."

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