With the Miami HEAT headed to the 2012 NBA Finals versus the Oklahoma City Thunder, a local South Florida company thought it was only right to commemorate the occasion with 16, 18 and 20 foot statues of the big three.
Prime Time Amusements, a global operator, seller and event renter of video arcade machines and simulators, made Miami’s biggest sports figures – LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh – commonly referred to as the “Big Three” truly BIGGER than life. The massive statues are made from Styrofoam and were hand-carved by a professional sculptor before being hard-coated and finally painted.
The creation of the statues was the brainchild of PrimeTime Amusements’ founder and president, who besides being a fanatic HEAT fan saw it as an opportunity to launch his Company’s newest division: PrimeTime Theming.
Miami HEAT fans can currently see the Big Three in person at PrimeTime Amusements’ home location: Xtreme Indoor Karting in Ft. Lauderdale (5300 Powerline Rd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309). Fans can go beyond seeing the statues and actually race around them for a limited time on the indoor track.
“As a Florida native and owner of a South Florida-based business, I am a huge Miami HEAT fan,” said David Goldfarb, president of PrimeTime Amusements. “To be a part of a team that was able to create such awesome and impressive figures has been an honor. I can only hope that the players enjoy their statues as much as I do!”
Video of the creation of the LeBron James statue is available at here.
Pictures highlighting each step of the process in creating all three statues are available here.
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