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Once the season finally takes off, there is no question that the Heat will be the likely favorite to win the NBA championship. Miami has the talent to win now and is also a very attractive destination for many veteran free agents and amnesty clause players.
The East is packed with talented teams, but none are as scary as Miami.
Chicago needs a shooting guard and to restructure some contracts to allow Rose to sign an extension.
Boston is a legit threat in the NBA this season, but consider last year's playoff series with Miami a passing of the Eastern Conference torch.
New York is at least one more key player out of serious contention. However, expect them to win at least a playoff series.
No, I'm not saying Miami will breeze by all of these potential championship squads, but it's debatable that they are head and shoulders above all of their Eastern Conference opponents.
With all of that said, all Miami would have to do is beat one Western Conference team to complete their original goal of starting a dynasty.
While the West is wide open right now, you can see who I think Miami will play based off the slideshow picture.