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Everybody is picking the Heat to win the championship and you can't blame them. They made the finals last year and (in my opinion) that's amazing because they have three great players, but they don't have a team.
When the Celtics went on to win a championship, they had three great players, but they had the best bench players in the NBA; guys who could step up when they were called upon. The Miami Heat doesn't have those kind of players, and yet they still made it to the finals.
I think this year the Heat will start off slow, and everybody will start to question whether or not they will win a championship or not, and then of course the Heat will start winning and make the playoffs as the No. 1 seed, and then get back to the Finals.
Oklahoma City is a deep team and very dangerous, they have Kevin Durant leading them and Russel Westbrook is the best Robin that a Batman can have in the NBA.
Lakers and Mavericks are always going to compete in the West, but I think the youth and the chemistry the Thunder have will be just enough to win the West in the regular season and represent the West in the Finals.