Why Miami's New Three Won't Work

Aron YohannesContributor IJuly 12, 2010

MIAMI - JULY 09:  Fans cheer as (L-R) Dwyane Wade #3, Chris Bosh #1 and LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat are introduced during a welcome party at American Airlines Arena on July 9, 2010 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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Call me ballistic, or just plain stupid if you want. But what you are about to read is an article that I have chosen to write based on my opinions and theories that I have witnessed in the past. So with that said, let's start.

As we all know, LeBron James and Chris Bosh have signed contracts to join Dwyane Wade in South Beach in hopes for to winning a Championship TOGETHER. The three have all had big intentions of playing on the same team together since the Olympics ended in Beijing.

But in today's society, benefits also come with costs. And vice versa. Pat Riley now has three of the top tier players in the NBA on one NBA roster in the same city. But does that mean that they are going to work?

Both LeBron and Bosh come from franchises were the team is focused around themselves. By coming to Miami, both players are going to have to share the fame among three instead of one.

Along with coming from their respective teams, both of these players aren't ready mentally to share a team. Physically they all are ready, but in the sports industry today it's not only about the physical stand point—it's the mental as well.

The point situation is on another planet. We will probably see a decrease in Chris Bosh's production from the stat sheet, but he still will be dominant. LeBron and Wade are my biggest concerns.

When a close game is on the line, who do you think will get the ball? Who's going to get the blame for the loss? LeBron or Wade?

And when you really think about it thoroughly, is this team really going to be Wade's or Lebron's in the long run?

A few years ago, in the 2003-2004 season, the Los Angeles Lakers were in a similar situation. In a busy offseason, the Lakers managed to add Karl Malone and Gary Payton to their already powerful roster. The Lakers were 56-24 that season and took the Pacific Division in a heartbeat. They were heavily favored to win the Finals that season, but were eliminated by the Pistons in the Championship game.

My point is that no matter how many star-powered players you add to a team, it cannot replace it's chemistry and replace it's role players. The Lakers won this past NBA Championship based on playing basketball as a team.

A winning team is no longer based on talent, but by it's production of the right players. When we look at the Miami Heat, we only look at the Big Three they have put together and not Miami as a team.


That's why I think the Big Three for Miami will not work for this upcoming season.


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