What the Miami Heat Can Learn from Past One and Done NBA Champions

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What the Miami Heat Can Learn from Past One and Done NBA Champions
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The Miami Heat haven't repeated just yet.

They'll face plenty of challenges in their own conference before facing off against the Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder or San Antonio Spurs. Parade plans should remain on hold for now.

But they probably won't remain on hold for long. The Heat should have a good shot at claiming another title for years to come so long as they avoid the mistakes made by the one-and-done champions of the last decade.

We've seen the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs frequent the NBA Finals since the 1980s, and Miami has plenty to prove before it can join that list. Otherwise, it will find itself in a category with the handful of teams who've struggled to defend their titles in recent years.

Here's a look at what the Heat can take away from those flashes in the pan.

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