Ranking the Biggest Threats to the Miami Heat's Throne at Quarter Season Mark

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Ranking the Biggest Threats to the Miami Heat's Throne at Quarter Season Mark
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Miami Heat's LeBron James

The Miami Heat are not invincible.

We learned at least this much through one quarter of play this season.

They are especially vulnerable up front and they are getting less production from the point guard position than they have in years past.

Dwyane Wade, at times, has also appeared to be less than his usual superstar-self.

The Heat will be faced with these internal threats as they continue defense of their NBA championship. They will also be pushed by a collection of teams from the outside.

Fortunately, for Miami, most of those external threats to their throne reside in the Western Conference. In a potential NBA finals matchup, the Heat will need to beat one of those teams.

But that's assuming they move past the revitalized New York Knicks and out of the Eastern Conference, of course.

This list identifies the seven biggest threats to the Miami Heat's throne at the quarter-turn, assuming that they suffer no injuries moving forward. The statistics referenced are updated through Tuesday.

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