Miami Heat: 5 Reasons Why Ray Allen Guarantees Championship Repeat

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Miami Heat: 5 Reasons Why Ray Allen Guarantees Championship Repeat
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The Miami Heat have come as close as you can to winning a second consecutive championship without having to even play a single game.

Only a month after the Miami Heat dominated the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games to secure their second title in franchise history, the front office went out and picked up sharpshooters Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis.

Although their age and health issues from last year could lead to doubt, these two, especially Allen, have put the Heat in prime position to go back-to-back with a title next year. Both have been some of the league's most productive players over the past decade and each contain some of the purest shooting strokes you'll see in the NBA.

Allen joined the Heat after reaching a three-year deal with the team. Lewis signed for the veteran's minimum.

Of course, the Heat will have stiff competition. The Boston Celtics are still a huge threat as long as they have Rajon Rondo, the Oklahoma City Thunder will only continue to get better through experience, and the Los Angeles Lakers just picked up arguably the best passer in league history to play with arguably the best scorer in league history.

It won't be a cakewalk by any means, but the Heat just put themselves as substantial favorites to win next year's title and here's five reasons why.

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