The Los Angeles Lakers have struggled 15 games into this season, underwhelming lofty expectations for this "Big Four" fueled roster. Some are citing caution, pointing to the early-season struggles of the 2010-2011 Miami Heat.
Though the Heat did not win the title in 2011, they came close enough. A play or two goes differently, and Miami is up 2-0 in that NBA Finals series. To cite the Heat as a Lakers comparison is to preach patience, reject panic. But just how similar are these two teams after 15 games?