Miami Mega Three Vs. Threepeat Hopefuls

Brandon BergContributor IJuly 13, 2010

MIAMI - JULY 09:   LeBron James #6, Dwyane Wade #3 and Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat speak after being introduced to fans during a welcome party at American Airlines Arena on July 9, 2010 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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Who has the upper hand this year in the NBA, the always great Los Angeles Lakers or the newly remodeled Miami Heat? Read on as we sit down with Brandon Berg and Derrick Miller of

Miller: This is a really hard question. The Heat just look so good on paper, and there's a reason to it. But, in the first year of this supposed 'super team,' can they really make the run in the first year? I don't think they can. They still don't have a dominant center, but they got a good sign in Haslem and maybe a good one in Miller. But I don't think they can beat the Lakers if they were to meet in the Finals. The Lakers have more experience, a better overall team and a better coach. I like the Lakers to have the upper-hand, but remember, it isn't just these two teams in the NBA.

Berg: I'm afraid I have to say the Miami Heat. They sign this super three, now get Haslem and Miller. Let's also not forget about Chalmers. If they can sign a guy like Jason Williams and maybe a big guy like Brad Miller to go along with draft pick Dexter Pittman, and there are eight guys right there that can give you solid minutes, points and defense. The Lakers on the other hand, while great, may run into a tougher road in the Western Conference players this year with Odom, Gasol, Bryant, and Fisher all one year older.

Miller: Remember Berg, there are some people that think the West is a joke :P, which is, by all means, stupid. Anyways, back to reality. If the Heat can get that overall team package you mention, then yes, a very hard team. But the only real champion on that team is still just D-Wade. Do you think LeBron will move over and let Wade be the captain of the team like he is? We still don't know if these 3 can co-exist on the same team, and I think it takes them at least a year to get to know how to play with each other. In the 2011-2012 season, the Heat will be very very good. But as for this next upcoming season(2010-2011), I think the Lakers have the upper hand because they know how to play with each other and are the most overall team.

Berg: I think this is the most overreacted part of this whole ordeal. There never was a problem with the three amigos going to Boston and winning there. I don't understand why all of the media and fans are that worried about this. LeBron, as great of a passer as he is, will be able to move over and allow D-Wade to take the reigns. They each provide exceptional certain talents for the team. Bosh posts up and rebounds, LeBron plays defense, passes and scores, D-Wade makes plays and can run the team. Give them and all the role players they have with them, and there will be plenty of points to go around.

Miller: Touche my fellow EE Sports World buddy. We will all see what happens in the upcoming season, but for now, its NFL time! Before I leave though, just want to say RIP George Steinbrenner. Thanks.

Berg: I hope you all enjoyed this segment. Be ready for more articles in the near future.