Miami Heat On a Collision Course To Face The LA Lakers In The 2011 NBA Finals

Matt BlueContributor IISeptember 3, 2010

Get ready to see the Miami Heat and the LA Lakers in the NBA Finals next season. This is the NBA Finals match up that would be the best case scenario for the NBA. Also this would be extremely popular with the fans as well. We are talking about the two most talented teams in the NBA today.

LA began their championship juggernaut with Kobe as the superstar player and emotional leader of the team. Afterwards, they signed and acquired excellent role players such as Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom and Ron Artest.

In contrast, Miami decided to save up a tremendous amount of cap space and they also made sure to stay under the luxury tax threshold. The ultimate goal was to build a dynasty revolving around three great players.

After they convinced the three kings to come to Miami, they successfully recruited talented role players and savvy veterans to come along for the ride.

The Heat has what you can call specialists in different aspects of the game. The Heat has quality shooters, defenders, rebounders, shot blockers etc.

The Heat and Lakers potential rivalry could be both thrilling and dramatic.

As a result, I believe the NBA needs a new fierce rivalry just like the old Lakers and Celtics classic rivalry from the 80’s.

The main difference between the two teams is that the current Lakers team has three championship rings, while Miami’s dream team has not even played a single game yet. The current Lakers team is a proven commodity.

As a team, they have achieved true greatness. Most importantly, the Lakers are battle tested.

Interestingly, we don’t know what exactly to expect from the Miami Thrice. We know they are going to pile up tons of wins, and we know they are going to be very exciting to watch. I also want to put the so called chemistry issue to rest.

The bottom-line is they are going to figure it out right away. There is not going to be a learning curve for this team.

Each player is going to embrace his individual role. These three players are extremely selfless.

Each player shares the same mutual goal. The goal is to win multiple championships and to become a dynasty. The Heat is going to be revered and admired for years to come.

This is a bold proclamation indeed, but how can you not be in awe of this amazing talent coming together collectively for an old school philosophy. It’s all about winning and nothing else.

It’s not about the money. It’s not about the stats. It’s not about the business side of the NBA. At the end of the day, nothing is more important than winning.

Wade, Bosh and LeBron are excellent friends and they all know what it takes to win.

All three players are very unselfish and they are willing to make the necessary amount of sacrifices in order to achieve championship glory.

The Heat’s Big Three is a lot better than the Lakers three key players. Who wouldn’t take LeBron, Wade and Bosh over Kobe, Gasol and Bynum?

I understand the Lakers three best players have been together for a while. 

However, there is no denying the fact that the Heat’s three kings are by far the more dominating players. 

Each of them alone could take over any game at any time.

The question is which team has the advantage?

Heading into this much anticipated season, I believe LA has the superior team. The bottom-line is they are proven winners.

However, I believe Miami thrice will give the Lakers a fierce battle and a run for their money.

The Heat has three superstar players in their primes. They are the younger and more energetic team. Also they are without a doubt the more talented team.

However, the Lakers have the championship swagger. They have the team cohesiveness and chemistry.

Therefore, they know how to win together and play together.

Most importantly, they have the Black Mamba and the Lord of the Rings.

The Lakers are an extremely physical team and they have the mental toughness as well.

If this series goes down as expected it should be very compelling and fascinating.

It will be a series in which you could not have scripted any better for a Hollywood movie.

Ultimately, the deciding factor in the series will be which team plays with the most heart and also which team is the most inspired.

LeBron and Chris Bosh will both be competing for their first championship.

While Kobe will be going for his sixth title which means he will have the opportunity to tie Michael Jordan with six championships.

As far as the Zen Master is concerned, he will be going for his 11th ring.

The window is closing for this Lakers team but the window is still slightly open for one more title run.

History for Miami will have to wait just one more year.

Prediction Lakers in 7


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