When you have LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on your team, anything less than a championship is failure.
It's the same as when the Lakers had a virtual All-Star team. Anything less than a championship for them would have been a failure.
People outside of L.A. hate the Lakers. Why? Because year after year they buy an amazing team. They win championship after championship. It comes to be expected, which makes viewing it unbearable for anyone outside of Southern California.
The same thing is going on this year with the Heat.
I don't blame the Heat. I don't blame James, Wade or Bosh. They are just doing what they have to do to win a championship.
I blame the NBA for letting it come to this.
Just like I don't blame the Yankees for buying their championships. I don't blame Derek Jeter or Alex Rodriquez. I blame MLB.
The NBA needs some serious restructuring. Take the NFL, for example. Last year, the Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl. When a town the size of Green Bay can win a Super Bowl, you know you are on the right track.
In any given year, any team can win it. There is a reason for that. The NFL should wake up and realize what they have and get back to work (but that is a different subject).
The only reason people outside of Miami or Chicago are watching the Heat vs. Bulls series is because they are hoping David will slay Goliath. Maybe they are just sick people and want to see Goliath pound on David as expected. Who knows?
What we do know is anything besides a championship for the All-Star-laden Miami Heat is a complete failure.
Even if they do win it all (which we all expect they will), who will be impressed?