Take a look, Heat fans. It's not a pretty sight and it sure isn't what you expected coming into the season.The last time you thought you'd see the Heat one game above .500 was supposed to be 2-1, but after two extremely upsetting home losses against the Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics, the Heat find themselves only at 5-4 two weeks into the season.
With a number of opportunities to make their statement and presence felt among the NBA elite, the Heat have yet to defeat anyone of the sort aside from their 26 point victory over the Orlando Magic. They fell to the Celtics twice already, blew a 22 point lead against the Jazz, and played catch-up all night with the New Orleans Hornets before falling.
Those aren't losses to be disappointed over considering each team are extremely competitive, but this Heat team has the potential to be 8-1 with the season opener being the lone loss. On a team equipped with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, nobody expected the team to start off this slow and it has brought gallons of hatorade out.
Chemistry and cohesion are two key factors on a championship team and it's a large problem amongst the Heat and their slow start. Ever since the Celtics big three joined together and got off to a quick start, critics now expect Miami and their big three to perform above and beyond expectations. For people to say this team is a disappointment or is overrated, don't exactly know what it takes for a team to work.
Talent and athleticism can only get you so far, but it doesn't beat chemistry. A core built on chemistry rather than talent will always win in the end and it's why the Celtics have been championship favorites over the past five years and why the Detroit Pistons were Eastern Conference perennials despite having no true superstar.
The Miami Heat will come together and will be the team we expect them to be, but for now they are held back by a few recurring problems. If they want to become the elite powerhouse, then these five problems are going to need to be fixed.