South Beach hasn't seen a gang like this since Scarface took a dip in his fountain, so let's forego the cheesy, traditional, sports-related monikers and call the Miami Heat basketball organization what it is—El Cartel.
Pat Riley, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade—forget Chris Bosh—run Miami right now and no one makes a move unless they say so. The goal is complete domination of the basketball world.
Natural haters, and those wanting to hate, can rationalize their anti-Heat campaign any which way they want; the reality is this team is a lock to win at least 60 games and make a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals.
And while fans and sportswriters are spending their time calling LeBron a traitor or whatnot, every single general manager and coach in the league is trying to answer the following question:
How do we compete with the Miami Heat?
Believe it or not, this includes the New York Knicks, a team whose biggest off-season acquisitions this summer, after successfully landing superstar Amar'e Stoudemire, are Raymond Felton and... Anthony Randolph?
Yes, the Knicks. How do they, as a work in progress, give a team like the Heat a competitive 48-minute run, let alone challenge them in the standings?
By doing five things...