Believe it or not, the Miami Heat are mortal.
There are seven teams in the Eastern Conference that all have a chance of beating the Miami Heat in the playoffs.
They may have the league’s best record at 65-16 and are coming off the second-best winning streak in NBA history, but they can still be beaten on any given night.
Dethroning the kings of South Beach will not be easy...but it is doable.
It will take a lot of grit, hard-nosed defense and the willingness to risk getting posterized by the Big Three every time they touch the ball.
The Heat will have to earn the Eastern Conference championship if they want to defend their title.
Admittedly, this was not the strongest year overall for the East. The eighth-seeded Milwaukee Bucks will enter the playoffs with a losing record.
Every team will be hungry and gunning to take down the mighty Heat.
As Kevin Garnett once said, “anything is possible!”