OK, we're a little ahead of ourselves here, but isn't that the fun part? Just like these megamillionaire superstars, we're dreaming of what could be.
The LeBron James-Chris Bosh-Dwyane Wade union was like the insane fantasy trade you've always wanted to pull off.
Insanity has become reality, so we don't blame Chris Paul for thinking what a dream trio of his own could look like.
We've certainly been thinking about it and we've taken it a step farther.
We already have Paul in Madison Square Garden. Carmelo Anthony thought about a "Decision" special but decided to just Tweet it. He's playing home games at MSG, too.
It's Christmas night 2011. David Stern has shockingly scheduled the Miami Heat to play the New York Knicks.
So how do these two teams match up?
First there's actual age. There would be a year difference in average ages, with the Heat trio averaging 28.3 and the Knicks trio at 27.3.
Then there's real age. It's like that Facebook quiz you took that told you that even though you're 22, you're actually 41 because you've been sitting on the couch playing "Madden" all week.
Real age here is measuring how many miles are actually on these legs. Stoudemire missed an entire year and Paul has missed time as well. Anthony is the only one who's played at least 65 games every year of his career.
The Heat have a similar situation. James came into the league the same year as Anthony and yet he has more than 5,000 more total minutes played. He hasn't had a lot of breathers.
Bosh and Wade (thanks to some missed time) are more in the 17-18K minutes range where James (22K) is more in the Kevin Garnett older-than-he-really-is range.
Every player in this mix has been through the rigors of a deep playoff run, including Bosh who does it in his first year with the Heat.
But the Heat trio made a run to the 2011 Finals (before losing to the Lakers, but that's another slideshow). Plus, Wade already has a ring.
Paul, Stoudemire and Anthony have been the sexy stars of the early rounds but have never really been a factor when the ring was on the line.
The Heat (Wade, James) and Knicks (Paul, Anthony) both have two players who are used to taking the shot with the game tied and five seconds on the clock.
Wade and The King have proved they can make the biggest shots in the biggest games. Again, it's something we just haven't seen from Paul and Anthony yet.
Stoudemire and Bosh have been second options and wash each other out.
If I look what we're already seeing with the two teams, the Heat are bringing in a bunch of players who are built for a year-to-year run around the South Beach Boys.
Mike Miller is an excellent addition, as is Raymond Felton for the Knicks.
From there, I look at youth and cap space. The Knicks have had the advantage of bringing in Paul through trade and Anthony was essentially a swap-out for Eddy Curry's contract.
Having brought these guys in staggered, they have had the ability to build around them with a little more strength, youth and long-term vision.
Danilo Gallanari (pictured) is the X factor here. I love the guy.
The Heat have been through the year of expectations with the fans. They did what we all thought they would by getting to the Finals. They have had a year to manage the hype.
The Knicks trio would be a backpage story just about every day of the season. The hype in the Big Apple is unlike anything Paul, Stoudemire and Anthony have ever seen.
They're still trying to figure out how to play together, let alone manage the hysteria.
The South Beach Boys felt like a trio of best friends taking to the court. They have a comfort level from day one, even though there's plenty of issues with finding everybody the right amount of shots.
But I think this crew is still going to struggle because Wade and James are the same position. They are very much the same player, the shooting guard who can slash and handle the point at times. There's too much crossover there.
Paul is a point man. Anthony is a shooter. Stoudemire is the post guy. There's no need to redefine roles. There's little to no duplication of past experiences here.
That gives them the edge for me. I think at this point of the James-Wade union, they're still trying to figure out what each other does and when they do it.
This is a tough one.
Again, I just look at what they've shown in the league thus far. This is a combination of overall skills and a feeling we get when we watch these guys.
There have only been a few times on a national stage where we've seen Paul and Anthony give us that jaw-dropping moment.
You don't see it much from Stoudemire or Bosh.
But there's very rarely a moment on national TV where you don't get that feeling from James and Wade.
Paul on Wade at this stage of their careers, I like Paul in this matchup. The moves and the skills are incredible and Paul still hasn't hit his ceiling.
James on Anthony, I like The King. He relishes these kind of moments and has rarely let us down in the high-profile, one-on-one showdowns with the best talent in the league. Carmelo goes away in the late minutes too much for my tastes.
Bosh on Stoudemire, I like Amare. He's more of a banger and a gritty guy. He has more shots and he's made them in clutch situations.
INTANGIBLES: It's the kind of immeasurable factors that takes a team over the top.
Something like the stink around The King when it comes to winning. He just hasn't done it. He's the pre-2009 A-Rod of basketball.
When I think of Anthony, I just have this word stuck in my head: passive. That's not going to get the job done in this trio.
What takes it over the top in this category for me is Bosh. I get this feeling that he's just ready to explode. He's giddy to have the big stage and ready to prove he belongs on an even footing with his other two amigos.
I get a genuine love of the game from all three of the South Beach Boys. You just don't see that kind of passion from the New York trio.
DEFENSE: Eric Spoelstra is more of a defensive guy than Mike D'Antoni. Plus, Wade and James have shown they can be lock-down guys. Heat here as well.
COACHING: If it was right now, I'd give it to D'Antoni. But the Heat's 2010 title run gives Spoelstra the experience to push him past D'Antoni. I'm biased here. I hate D'Antoni's style. Heat here, too.
Category for category, it's a Heat win though not as one-sided as a lot of folks might figure.
I think the Heat own this rivalry for the first couple years before the Knicks' fresher legs and hunger push them past the Three Kings.