Breaking Down How Every NBA Team Can Compete with Heat and Lakers in 2012-13

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Breaking Down How Every NBA Team Can Compete with Heat and Lakers in 2012-13
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The rich got richer this offseason, as the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat each made franchise-altering decisions via trade and free agency. From Miami's acquisition of Ray Allen to L.A.'s trades for Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, it's not difficult to see why they've become the paper favorites.

Fortunately, the NBA isn't won on a piece of loose-leaf. We play the games.

With the target clearly set on Los Angeles and Miami, the question on everyone's mind is, how will any team defeat them? How could any NBA franchise match up against the elite roster of the Los Angeles Lakers? Is there even a chance that someone knocks off the defending champion Miami Heat?

To put it simply, yes. There is not only a chance, but there is a likelihood that someone defeats these teams during the regular season, and potentially, the postseason as well.

Whether or not they take the series from them is another question.

So how will it get done? How will these teams fall with rosters that have the dazzled questioning whether an 82-0 season is truly possible? For that answer, take a gander at the following slides.

You'll find out how each and every NBA team could take down the mighty.

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