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5 Reasons Why the Miami Heat Are a Dynasty
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This might not be the most appropriate time to be writing such an article, but I'm one to take on a challenge.

Plus, we've been here before. The Miami Heat have been down in several series in the past few years.

They were down 1-0 in the 2011 Eastern Conference Finals against Chicago, 2-1 against Indiana in the 2012 semifinals, 3-2 against Boston in the Eastern Conference Finals, 1-0 against Oklahoma City in the NBA Finals and 1-0 against Chicago, again, in the 2013 semifinals.

To declare the Heat down and out after their Game 5 loss to a San Antonio Spurs team that has been unconscious from a shooting standpoint over the past four games would be clear evidence that you have not paid much attention to this team over the past three years. In fact, they've been in this position just as many times as they've been in favorable situations when they controlled a series wire-to-wire.

But that's what makes the Heat a dynasty. In the three years the "Big Three" have been together, they have rewritten the history books and even changed the way the game is played.

With so much talent and so many roles that could possibly conflict, the Heat have employed a small lineup that is taking the NBA by storm. These rotations have reduced the roles of big men everywhere and have made the 7-footer seemingly a thing of the past, with the exception of those that have an offensive repertoire.

Even then, Miami is killing teams with lineups that have sometimes featured LeBron James as a center.

The revolutionary rotations and lineups the Heat have been running over the past two seasons, along with the MVPs, All-Star nominations and incredible postseason and regular-season performances, have all made this Heat team has become a dynasty.

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