Read the article before you call me crazy.
Almost one year ago, LeBron James disgusted the basketball world (outside of Miami), when he took his talents to South Beach. Chris Bosh joined him, and now there was a newer, bigger and better Big Three in the East.
Fast forward to the present, and the Heat are in the NBA finals against the Mavericks, after basically steamrolling any competition in the Eastern Conference.
The Heat will probably win this series. Dirk Nowitzki cannot carry this team against the Big Three. He's just outmatched and outnumbered.
So, this brings me to my headline argument: The Heat winning is good for the Knicks. We saw this season and postseason that the Knicks still need some pieces to make them real contenders in the NBA. They won't get it through trades, they have already exhausted that avenue through the Carmelo Anthony deal. They won't likely get it in the draft: A 17th overall pick isn't going to be that solution.
Their solution is free agency. My argument is this. Miami made a Big Three, and they're on their way to earning a title. In my opinion, other players, like Chris Paul, will see this and want in on it. Chris Paul has already joked about making his own Big Three at Melo's wedding, but it's inching closer and closer to reality. Guys like Chris Paul, Dwight Howard, Derron Williams and other stars MAY decide they want in on this.
Very few teams can beat the Heat in the East. We saw the Bulls were too young/too reliant on Derrick Rose. The Celtics are too old. The Knicks don't have enough talent after Melo and Amar'e Stoudemire. The Hawks don't have it.
Like the old saying, if you can't beat them, join them. Not literally. But join in on this new movement—the NBA super team.
Sure people can argue it ruins basketball, but it's too late for that now. Things changed when LeBron made his decision, in many ways. Cleveland went back to the dumps, and the Heat became an immediate favorite. Now, teams are clawing for multiple superstars, and the Knicks are an immediate follower.
Currently, the biggest rumors out there today are Chris Paul joining the Knicks to make a new Big Three, and Dwight Howard joining Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol in LA to make an incredible Big Three.
Both NY and LA realized they need to make changes, and those changes will be big. They may not come this year, but they'll come sooner rather than later. Especially IF the Heat win this year, and let's face it, they're only getting better. Dwyane Wade, James and Chris Bosh are all very young (29, 26 and 27) and they'll be dominant for at least three to four years.
So, Knicks fans, I'm not telling you to root for Miami, I sure won't be, but if they win, look at the bright side and hope it attracts another superstar.