5 Long-Term Questions Miami Heat Are Currently Facing

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5 Long-Term Questions Miami Heat Are Currently Facing
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Miami's current success masks a future that's very much in flux.

The Miami Heat aren’t so much approaching a crossroads as hurtling toward one with the locomotive momentum of a LeBron James-led fast break. A collision is coming.

The two-time defending champions are staring down a handful of large questions, and the consequences of them will reverberate around the NBA.

Is the team getting too old? How will it handle the cap? Is Dwyane Wade the player he once was? Is the rest of the competition getting too good?

And, most importantly, will LeBron consider leaving Miami?

Of course, these are problems that nearly all of the other 29 teams in the NBA would happily assume. They’re born from success. Great basketball teams are fleeting, transient things. Dynasties are rare. It’s difficult, yes, but a privilege to get a chance to keep one together.

These are the five factors that will go the farthest toward determining Miami’s ability to do so.

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