I guess you could say this whole "Big Three" experiment in Miami worked out so far. The Heat have snagged back-to-back NBA Championships thanks to their big names, but after going 66-16 last season, can they possibly put on another incredible run to their third consecutive NBA title?
King James says the Heat talk about it, as you can see in this video:
While King James says they talk about getting the job done, most people think they have a legitimate shot to win a third NBA Championship this season. So, can the Heat dial up a three-peat?
To put it simply; most likely.
The Heat weren't just good last year, they were incredible. They ended the season with just 16 losses and, more impressively, they went 15-1 against the entire Southeast division. The Heat did everything well last season.
They were fifth in the NBA in points per game, averaging around 103, seventh in assists per game and fifth in points allowed. They were nearly unstoppable when they had everyone healthy and the 2013-14 season is going to be same story, different chapter, maybe even better...if that's possible.
According to ESPN.com, even the league's general managers think the Heat are going to have another incredible season, as 30 NBA general managers have already picked the Heat to win their third title in a row and LeBron adding another NBA Finals MVP to his packed trophy case.
All 30 NBA GMs were asked to predict the 2013-14 Champion. They chose… http://t.co/jf0tzjPv3i— ESPN (@espn) October 23, 2013
Can the Heat Pull Off the Three-Peat?
The Heat could definitely pull it off. Really, what have they lost? They lost their sharpshooter Mike Miller, but they still have Ray Allen on the bench who came up huge for them in the playoffs last season. Heck, they've really just got better in the offseason, if that's possible.
During the offseason the Heat added Greg Oden, the injury-prone big man who, according to Walter Villa of the Miami Herald, has looked like the Greg Oden who dominated the college basketball world at Ohio State.
Along with the big gamble on Oden, the Heat also added Michael Beasley, the 24-year-old swingman who has averaged over 14 points per game throughout his career. Beasley does have some potential off-the-court issues, he's still a huge matchup problem for NBA teams across the league and could be a huge asset coming off the bench for King James and the Miami Heat.
King James and the Miami Heat have the rare opportunity to win a third consecutive NBA title this season and, while it's still early, it's looking like a definite possibility. They haven't really lost much from their roster, instead they've gained a few potential weapons on the bench and they play in a division that was only able to muster one total victory over the Heat last season.
LeBron says the Miami Heat talk about a three-peat and it's for good reason. They have everything they need to get the job done and are poised for another incredible season in South Beach.