by Michael C. Lowe | July 14, 2010

With basketball superstars Lebron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade all heading to the Miami Heat, the team’s home city is expecting a stimulus package all its own. Miami accountant Tony Argiz, a partner with Morrison, Brown, Argiz and Farra, estimated an economic impact of up to $600 million from the athletes’ arrival, while South Beach restaurants and hotels already are benefitting from the buzz. The reservations team at the W Hotel in South Beach (where James rented 25 rooms last weekend) has been busy answering questions about potential package prices with Heat tickets. But it’s not only basketball fans wanting to get in on the action. “Players are attracted to things attached to Miami Beach, South Beach,” said the top NFL player agent Drew Rosenhaus. “I’ve been inundated with phone calls from clients. They want to not only go to Heat games, but the hangouts, shopping and restaurants.”