6 Reasons to Both Fear and Scoff at the Early Season Miami Heat

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6 Reasons to Both Fear and Scoff at the Early Season Miami Heat
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The Miami Heat opened their season against the Boston Celtics and reminded everyone just why they're the defending NBA champions. 

In a 120-107 victory, the team's Big Three put together a balanced attack that showed the age of Boston, though the Celtics did go on a 14-3 run at one point.  Even better was the performance of Boston's bench, which put together numbers that no defense could stop.

Simply put, though many of us would hate to admit it, the Miami Heat are still the best team in the NBA and they're in a prime position to make another title run in 2013. 

LeBron James proved in just 29 minutes that he is truly the game's most valuable player and can be a threat in every way possible.  Similarly, Dwyane Wade proved that he is beyond capable of stepping up when one of the Big Three goes down.

However, nobody's perfect and this is why we shouldn't be praising the Heat as automatic repeat champions.  They still have a lot of holes in their system and will receive some wake-up calls by a handful of teams over the course of the season.

Sure, there's plenty of reasons to be scared of Miami.

At the same time, they're just like any other NBA team in that they have their flaws.

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