As much as we here at Bullets Forever hate the nail biting, lame tipping, traveling LeBron James, there can be no doubt that he has proven he can win. The Heat are now the undisputed champions. And there is no reason to think that they can't continue to return for several years going forward. Here's a question for you: What does this mean for the Wizards? How do you construct a team to beat the Heat?
Could LeBron become the next Jordan, and frustrate the John Walls and the Kevin Durants and the Derrick Roses the same way MJ stomped on the dreams of so many greats, from Patrick Ewing, to Charles Barkley, to Karl Malone?
The trade that brought us the rotting corpses of Okafor and Ariza has brought mixed reactions from folks around here, and I am most decidedly in the negative camp. And as we stewed on what it all means, the Heat absolutely immasculated the Thunder in a way that shows building and making smart moves through the draft and cap management don't really amount to much.
I mean, three superstars decided to play together, and what better place than the sun and hot chicks of South Beach? Ted Leonsis might be a marketing guru, but Lapdance Tuesdays and Archibald's just doesn't stack up. The Heat didn't work hard, or smart, to build a team really. They just plugged in some role players to three of the best players in the league. I'm just shaking my head.
You might say, "Well, at least Dwayne Wade is getting older." Unfortunately, that doesn't make me feel any better. I heard LeBron's buddy on the radio this morning talking about all the potential free agents who could join the band: Ray Allen, Jason Kidd, Steve Nash. It just crushes the spirit of the other teams. But maybe Miami will screw up by getting broken down stars and ruining their chemistry! Oh wait, Pat Riley is a very smart guy headed to the Hall of Fame. He won't screw up.
On second thought, maybe we need three more defensive forwards who can't shoot to foul LeBron and grab rebounds...