The Miami Thrice signed with Miami for less money with the intention to share the spotlight.
But can that feeling really last?
If you take a look at all the possible Ego speed bumps, this Heat squad could be in for a turbulent ride. For this section I will take a look at what can go wrong from each of the Huge Three's perspecitves.
Chris Bosh- I'm finally on a team with a legitimate shot at winning a title, this is good. Time to go to work.
Okay we're winning games and having fun, this is what I signed up for.
Okay the team is doing well, but all I hear is fuss about Lebron and Wade. I'm working my tail off here too ya know.
This is getting ridiculous now. I know I'm not the centerpiece here, but everyone treats me like I'm the step child of the bunch.
I won't stand for this anymore. I'm a centerpiece caliber player. If the Heat don't give me more touches and more media exposure I'm going to push for a trade. If they don't trade me, then I'll just mail in my performances.
Lebron James- Now I have some players on my team I can actually pass to, this is a good thing. Time to get out there and show Cleveland what they are missing.
Winning games feels good, but I've felt this before. I feel like the public accepts me here, but I was fricken worshiped in Ohio. Dwyane seems like he will always be the favorite here, I mean he did bring them a title.
What's happening to my image? My stats are lower, my shots are reduced, and I'm now known as Dwyane Wades side-kick?
Okay this seemed fun at first, but how am I going to be a global icon being the number two option? If we can't get a title in the first two years I may bolt to NYC where I'll be appreciated.
Dwyane Wade- I can't believe I got Lebron on this team! Now my shooting percentage can go back to normal. Time to go to work for title number two!
Man it's nice to win games consistently, adding these guys was a great idea.
Okay so my stats are taking a hit, but stats aren't everything right?
Okay now my stats are really down, and Miami seems to be falling a little too hard for Lebron James.
I really don't care if we win the title this year or not. Either way I'm going to look for a way out of town. I knew bringing Lebron to town would bring wins, I just never thought the public would start to like him more than me.
This doesn't feel like my town anymore.
Now obviously I'm not in these guys heads, but these scenarios are definitely possible. All three of these guys are used to being the guy, and may not adjust as well as they may have thought to the new game plan.
I understand it worked well for Boston, but that should be thought of as the exception, not the rule.
The playing levels with Shaq and Kobe went south when their feuding got bad, and the same thing could happen with the Miami Heat.