Throughout the storied history of the NBA, only one team has won 70 games in a regular season: the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls. Many teams have come close to eclipsing the rare feat but have fallen short in the process.
Could the Miami Heat do what many great teams haven't been able to do? A lot would have to fall in Miami's favor, but it's not out of the question.
After finishing the 2010-11 regular season at 58-14, Miami breezed through the Eastern Conference playoffs to play for an NBA championship. It was there that this team showed the need for adjustments.
Sloppy play and questionable decision-making ultimately doomed the favored Heat squad. Expect the Heat to use that loss as motivation going forward, but nothing comes easy in the NBA. Dallas proved that teamwork and chemistry were keys to winning a championship, not just talent.
However, Heat fans should be highly optimistic about the improvements this Miami team can make.
Miami already holds one of the best trios ever assembled in Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh. With a few moves and more experience, this team will make 70 wins seem highly possible.
Let's see why Miami could pull off the historic season.