It seems that we are in the midst of another premature crowning of a king. Since July 8, 2010, the day that will always be remembered as the day of “The Decision,“ there have been several sports writers, basketball analyst, and millions of fans, who have proclaimed the “Miami Trio” as the kings of the NBA.
Even the book keepers in Las Vegas have picked the Heat to when it all. There hasn’t been this much hype surrounding one person, or team for that matter, since LeBron James’ draft in 2003.
There is so much hype that “Experts” such as Jeff Van Gundy, have gone on record stating that the Miami Heat will beat the 1995-96 Bulls record of winning 72 games in a season, or the 33 game winning streak of the 1971-72 Lakers.
I’m not saying that these feats are impossible to beat; it’s just very, very, very, unlikely. They should have a great season next year, and will have as much of a chance to win a championship as any other team in the NBA, say for a hand full of teams that are currently rebuilding.
The “Miami Thrice” are excellent players by themselves, and proved they could play together in the Olympics, but there is a lot more than a talented trio needed to hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy.
I don’t believe they will make it to the finals, let alone win it all. And here are five reasons why you shouldn’t, either;