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Mark Titus Shares Incredible Text Message From Heat Player

A general view of the Miami Heat's home arena.

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 21: A detailed view of the Miami Heat playoff shirts in the seats through the arena before Game Four of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs between the Miami Heat and the Philadelphia 76ers at American Airlines Arena on April 21, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

Just years ago, Duncan Robinson thought his basketball career was coming to a close. Little did he know back then he'd be starting for the Miami Heat in the 2020 NBA Finals.

Robinson was a former shooting guard for the Michigan Wolverines. He had a decent collegiate career, but had just one elite skill - his three-point shooting. At one point in college, Robinson thought his basketball career was going to end once his collegiate eligibility was up.

But the Heat wound up taking a chance on the former Michigan guard by signing him as an undrafted free agent. The move couldn't have worked out more perfectly for both sides. Robinson will start for the Heat in the 2020 NBA Finals versus the Los Angeles Lakers.

Mark Titus revealed an old text message from Robinson when he was still at Michigan. He reached out to Titus to learn more about careers in sports journalism, seeing that he believed his basketball career would be over once his collegiate eligibility expired.

This is beyond incredible. Duncan Robinson literally believed he needed to find another career, other than playing basketball. But little did he know years ago that he'd be starting for the Eastern Conference champions.

Robinson and the Heat will be facing their biggest test yet when they take on the Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron James and Anthony Davis have been unstoppable - plus, Los Angeles is getting great play from Dwight Howard and Rajon Rondo.

Robinson and the Miami Heat play the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals this Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.