I am comparing the Miami Heat to the infamous WCW wrestling group the New World Order. The NWO was the most hated group in wrestling, because they had the best of the best.
Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Macho Man Randy Savage were just a few big names that were a part of the New World Order. Eric Bischoff was the brains behind the madness and they were unstoppable. They raised hell and dominated like no other.
"Hollywood" Hulk Hogan broke many fans' hearts when he turned into the bad guy. This situation is similar to LeBron in Cleveland.
LeBron was everything to Cleveland and they praised him like he was a god. LeBron leg dropped the city of Cleveland this past July on national television and became an instant villain.
From the burning of the jerseys to Dan Gilbert's "Cry me a River" letter, LeBron was looked at in a negative manner for the first time ever.
NBA greats such as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Charles Barkley all criticized James for the decision he made.
Wait a minute! Didn't Charles Barkley go to Houston to team up with The Dream and Clyde the Glide?
Magic played with stars such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Worthy, Bob McAdoo, and defensive specialist Michael Cooper. Michael Jordan didn’t win a title until Scottie Pippen became an All-NBA performer.
LeBron may have taken this process out of control by having a one-hour television special and using bad advice given to him by Maverick Carter and Rich Paul who are a part of his marketing brand, but he was the tired of playing with D-list players. James played with mediocre talent in Cleveland.
As a head coach, Mike Brown was great a defensive mind, but he lacked skill coaching on the offensive side of the ball.
In order to win championships, you have to have a complete roster; having quality star players and role players are the key ingredients into building a championship team.
In this day and age it is rare to see a player of this magnitude take a pay cut and show that he is willing to sacrifice anything to win championships. In this era of spoiled athletes this was something that caught everyone off guard.
Yes, LeBron talks in third person, wears sunglasses inside buildings and calls himself the King, but this is the persona that the media helped to create.
After the Miami Thrice was assembled, Dwayne Wade stated that the Heat will sell out every game this season and the other organizations can thank them for selling out their venues.
The New World Order packed every arena on Monday night fans hated them, but were willing to pay anything to see them in person.
This will be something that the NBA hasn't seen in a long time. Everyone is praying for the Heat's downfall, but all of the hate is just adding fuel to the fire.
Chris Bosh was called out by Jerry Colangelo questioning his heart while playing for Toronto. I can go on for days about the negative comments made during this whole process.
There have been countless verbal attacks on the young trio. Some of it may be deserved, but a lot of the small talk is pure ignorance.
Many "experts" are in denial about the success the Miami Heat can achieve. Pat Riley was the brains behind this team as Eric Bischoff was the brains behind the New World Order.
This experiment in Miami will be failure if the Heat does not win multiple championships. Unlike the NWO, the Miami Heat will not spray paint the Larry O'Brien trophy as "Hollywood" Hogan did with the World Championship Wrestling Title.
This is the beginning of the NBA's version of the New World Order. Fasten your seat belts, because this will be an amazing ride.
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