Only one team in NBA history has eclipsed the 70-win mark in a single season (Michael Jordan's 72-win Chicago Bulls in 1995-96).
The 2010 Miami Heat will be the second.
In the Southeast division, the Heat will have to contend with Washington, Charlotte, Atlanta, and Orlando.
Not exactly murderer's row.
Miami's main rival will be, of course, Dwight Howard's Magic team.
The only other quality teams in the East, on paper, are Boston (who is aging faster than Tom Hanks in Big), and Chicago (who still needs to add more pieces to the puzzle).
With three of the top 10 players in the league, Miami should be the favorites every time they step on the court.
70 wins is downright near impossible, but isn't signing three free agents of this caliber just as mind-blowing?
What the Heat have done is remarkable and quite frankly, a historical anomaly.
No matter who the front office place around the big three, a division title is a lock for Miami.