Everyone is trying to figure out what this "super team" will be like in Miami next season because it's never been done like this before.
The first comparison that always comes up is with the Celtics "Big Three" from three years ago. The big three of Miami trumps them significantly. LeBron, Wade, and Bosh are all in their primes and Allen, Garnett, and Pierce had all seen better days.
The Boston big three had experience and was hungry for a title. The Miami big three is hungry for a dynasty .
In his prime, Garnett was better than Bosh is now, but Bosh improves every season. Ray Allen and Paul Pierce were nowhere near the players that LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are right now.
Also, after trading Michael Beasley, the Heat will have a chance to get a role player of good value as well.
I have also heard some comparisons to Shaq and Kobe. Most of these have been talked about how too many stars will tear the team apart. There are many flaws to this theory.
First off, Shaq and Kobe won three titles together and made it to a fourth final! It's safe to say that was a success.
Secondly, you cannot compare the egos of LeBron, Wade, and Bosh to Shaq and Kobe. Those two are notorious for being egomaniacs who genuinely did not like each other.
These three are fun loving guys who are very good friends who are committed to making this work: taking less money proves that.
The final comparisons have been comparing the Heat to some of the greatest teams of all time.
First and foremost, the league has changed in the last 30 years.
In the '80s you saw multiple hall of famers playing together on a couple of teams. Now a days the talent is more spread out. To have three of the five starters on the Eastern Conference all star team all playing together is unprecedented in today's game.
The bottom line is that we really don't know how good they we be until the season starts. Their starting lineup isn't even completed yet.
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