Miami Heat: 4 Keys To Hoisting the 2012 Championship

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Miami Heat: 4 Keys To Hoisting the 2012 Championship
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On any given day during the NBA season, the feature story of all the major sports networks was the Miami Heat. The media would over-analyze the reasons for each small losing streak, mainly blaming Chris Bosh, Erik Spoelstra or Pat Riley.

Despite these tribulations, the Heat endured the brutal season and defeated the 76ers, Celtics and Bulls en route to an NBA Finals appearance. Now after their second-place finish, most everyone is condemning the season as a failure.

Many sports analysts have even created this idea that trading LeBron James or Bosh would be beneficial. Classic overreaction.

The problem is not Bosh, LeBron or Dwyane Wade. Frankly, there isn’t even a problem. A year from now we will all be discussing where the Heat rank among the all-time great teams.  

However, they cannot expect to simply perform as they did last season, or it may end the same, heartbreaking way. So, here are a few keys to success for next season.

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