With the recent trio of the three best free agents all deciding to "take their talents to South Beach," many people have claimed that they are instantly the team to beat in the East, and will probably win the 2011 NBA Championship.
Am I the only one who remembers that team playing at Staples Center?
Until the Lakers are dethroned, they are still king. Until someone stops Kobe with his most recent arsenal of players (which has yet to happen when the current roster had a full year together), I'm not going to immediately anoint the new "Big Three" as NBA Champs.
With that being said, there is a strong possibility that the Heat and Lakers would meet in the NBA Finals next year, so let's take a look at the player matchups were that to happen.