Interesting storylines that go with this stage are LeBron James is finally on the brink of a championship ring, Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem are on the verge of their second ring, while veterans such as Juwan Howard are getting a look at a ring for the first time after being in the league for nearly 20 years.
Well, let's just start with one shall we? If the Heat do win tonight, the pressure does increase tremendously, but it can also make life easier for the Big Three and company.
The scary part for the rest of the league is that the Heat can acquire missing pieces this summer. Miami will certainly look to draft a center in the NBA Draft to have an inside presence.
Imagine a starting lineup of Nash, Wade, James, Bosh and a true center? Joel Anthony or a rookie will fit that bill it seems. Nash and backup Mario Chalmers will make quite a duo at the point guard position.
Another benefit of adding Nash is for the transition purposes. Everyone knows how the Heat are a team that likes to run, and who better than Nash to dish it out to Wade and James on the break?
This Heat team is very strong mentally and physically. James is a large part of the physical aspect. Miami could have folded in these playoffs, but it fought when times were tough. That's what a perennial dynasty does.
Buckle in, folks. The Miami Heat just may be getting started with championships.
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