The 2010-'11 season hasn't always been what we expected out of the Miami Heat when we pictured this team during the summer. With LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh joined up, an unstoppable juggernaut was believed to be formed just from the sheer talent of those three players alone.
Since they have started, though, they have proven to have a number of struggles and flaws that have affected the outcomes of games in a negative light.
Whether it has been losing their two best players off the bench or the cohesion issues in the starting lineup, Miami has had more trouble than it envisioned coming into the season.
With the way the media keeps the Heat under a microscope, you probably wouldn't think that they are 43-17, leading the Southeast Division by five games, and only half a game out of the first spot in the Eastern Conference.
They have had their struggles against the elite teams of the league and have had offensive stretches that would lead you to believe that they didn't have three players averaging over 18 points and two players in the top five in scoring.
One thing has remained consistent for the Heat, though, and that has been their knack for making Top 10 highlights on a nightly basis. Between the collective talent of James, Wade, and Bosh, they have made the American Airlines Arena the house of highlights when they hit the court.
While the usual dunks and blocks have been featured, they have also made plays that have only been seldom seen in NBA history.
Mile-long alley-oops and shots taken from the crowd are only the beginning of what Heat fans have been seeing for the first 60 games. With 22 games remaining in the regular season, we can only imagine what this team is capable of accomplishing.
Remember that the real excitement comes in May.