This is where the Lakers have the intangibles that give them the decided edge. Mike Miller is a solid guard who should get lots of open jumpers. There won't be much room for him to slash to the basket with Bosh, Wade, and James doing the bulk of the driving, so he'll be relegated to spotting up.
On the Lakers side, Sasha Vujacic plays the same role and it appears he has found his stroke and his confidence - even playing intense defense to boot.
But it is Lamar Odom that provides something no other team has: A 6'10" power forward that can bring the ball up, penetrate (only to the left, but no one's figured out how to stop it yet), dish and/or finish at the rim, play perfect team defense, and get 10 rebounds. This is why the Lakers were so willing to sign him in the face of a huge luxury tax, because Phil Jackson recognized how many things he did that don't show up on SportsCenter.
There aren't many teams that can match up with the size of the Lakers, and certainly Miami is not one of those teams. What happens if Chris Bosh sprains an ankle? Or pulls a hamstring? The Heat will be very thin in the front court no matter who they sign, and the Lakers will punish them down low.
While their advantage at the guard and forward positions give them a boost over almost every team in the league, they'll have all sorts of problems against teams with elite centers, like Dwight Howard. Will it hurt the Heat enough to knock them out of the playoffs? Perhaps.
But this team has been built to win a championship. Losing at any point prior to this goal would be deemed a failure. After all the draft picks Riley has given up over the next several years, and the fact that they are handcuffed by the salary cap, if the SuperFriends don't figure out a way soon, the franchise is doomed for a decade.
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