The Miami Heat Should Be More Humble and Quiet

Carlos IglesiaContributor IIIDecember 26, 2011

DALLAS, TX - JUNE 16: Forward Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks touches the Larry O'Brien trophy during the Dallas Mavericks Victory celebration on June 16, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images)
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Funny how after just one game against a disinterested opponent, so many Miami Heat fans are claiming again seven Championships, at least, are in their sights.

LeBron James made the same mistake, way too early last season.

Last night's contest against the Dallas Mavericks was a virtually meaningless game. We all know Dallas is in rebuilding mode without Tyson Chandler and Caron Butler.

They are clearly saving cash to get big pieces next season. They got their championship and are happy for now. Plus they are pacing themselves early on, as coach Rick Carlisle and Dirk Nowitzki just publicly admitted. 

Wait till the Heat meets a real, motivated, top contender. Then we'll get a better picture.

It would be a great time now for the Miami Heat star players to be more humble, and simply avoid the media as much as possible. Less TV commercials, ESPN appearances, or too many tweets. 

One would think that players like LeBron James or D Wade would have learned a lesson in humility after all the talk last season and "The Decision", seven Championships or mocking players like Dirk Nowitzki on national TV. 

Apparently not. They keep appearing on the media way too often. They still look excessively arrogant and self-assured. They just love the spotlight, TV cameras and as much exposure as possible.

They can't live without it, or so it seems. 

Unlike much humbler and quiet superstars like Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant or Tim Duncan. They just went about their business, doing all their talk on the basketball court.  

It's no wonder most NBA aficionados worldwide don't particularly like this "Hollywood as Hell," Miami Heat team, as Joakim Noah put it.

They are obviously loaded with talent, but they also have obvious flaws, huge ones, notably at the point guard and center positions.

Most NBA fans "hate" or dislike players like LeBron James or Kobe Bryant, simply because they are so full of themselves. 

Many other teams like the New York Knicks, the Thunder or the Bulls also have lots of talent. 

Except they talk a lot less than these pompous Miami Heat stars. Anything can happen in the NBA on a best of seven series, especially during this compressed, truncated season, where most players will be fatigued, if not sidelined with injuries. 

Last I checked, humble teams like San Antonio, Detroit, Boston or Dallas were the ones raising the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy.

And when the Miami Heat won its only NBA title in team history, guys like D Wade were a lot more quiet, flying under the radar. 

But this Miami Heat team just loves the media. They should focus on the game of basketball instead.