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The Miami Heat are composed of motivated individuals who all joined up on this one franchise for the sole purpose of winning a title.
There are only two NBA champions on this team, with those two being 2006 title winners Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem. That championship, however, is a lot further in the past than you could envision. Since that title win, the Heat have never even gotten close to that point up until last season when they made it back to the NBA Finals. Prior to receiving LeBron James and Chris Bosh, the Heat didn't get past the first round from 2007 to 2010.
Tough to blame Wade and Haslem when they were the two best players on those teams. 2007 and 2008 were injury-plagued and 2009 and 2010 were filler years with Jermaine O'Neal and Michal Beasley as the Heat's two leading contributors. It's been ugly since that title win, and there's no doubt that Haslem and Wade want to taste the glory of winning an NBA title soon.
LeBron James and Chris Bosh? Both players who suffered from being primary scoring options with little help from their supporting cast for seven seasons. James saw more success in Cleveland because of the improvement of the roster and his overall influence, but the effect was just the same. These two were far and away better than all of their former teammates, and it caused too large a parity come playoff time when balanced was needed.
Those two didn't want to stay in Cleveland and Toronto anymore. As disappointed as they were to depart from the franchises that drafted them, they have to make the smart move of going to the team that has the intention of winning a title and already has the roster to make that happen. Neither the Cavaliers or Raptors were ready for that type of commitment.
What I'm attempting to convey is that this is an extremely motivated team. They're not only one to prove that are capable of making this experiment work in order to win a championship, but just to prove to themselves that they can do this together. After coming so close last season especially, winning a title has become all the more significant.
Curry fits perfectly into this equation. He hasn't exactly had championship aspirations with Chicago or New York in a past life, but he sure seems to be a different type of player from the one in their first tenure. This Eddy Curry seems to actually care about winning and having success. It's not about individual success like it was in his first NBA stint—this is about so much more.
If you want your team to be successful, you need to sport a team with a collective group that are playing together with one intent and one purpose in mind. Curry may not be the type of player to wrap into the big three, but he is just like them when it comes to making a statement about themselves as a basketball player and human.
Curry's attempting to comeback from voluntarily exiting the NBA. He realizes that he wasted his first chance to thrive in the league, and he's now looking to make his presence felt once again with a clearer purpose in mind. The Heat won't allow Curry, or any other player for that matter, to get deterred in any way as there are too many motivated individuals that are looking to propel this team to the next level.
This is a player who wants to perform well and make his return, which adds one more motivated individual to this squad. You can never have enough players that are playing with a purpose. There are too many NBA players who play just for the money, and it's obvious to tell when you see that player. None of those types of players reside on the Heat.
With Curry being added to the squad, you have one more player to boost this team's collective confidence. There isn't much that can get this team going. Surely, a player that's lost 100 pounds in the span of less than a year can help achieve that.