I'm not a guy that likes to talk about the Heat too much, ESPN has that covered, but I do want to say two things about them: (1) LBJ is a great player and with the exception of game 3 (bizarre but everyone has off nights) had to carry that team to a title with help from a random player each game; (2) Miami, while the best team in the league this season, does not deserve a shoutout in the "greatest teams of all time discussion".
It just goes to show how different the reg season is compared to the playoffs. If the Heat roster is the exact same, they are still the favorites, but there are many contenders esp if Westbrook and Rose are healthy. Last thing about them, which is what others have said on podcasts and articles, is how did they win 27 games and yet still have no shows in the playoffs. All the talk about them and the non-stop ESPN promotion/shock (when lose it's because they didn't play hard) created this perception that they were unbeatable, when they truly were beatable in a few ways. Hell, they should've been beaten by the Spurs this series.
All credit goes to the crazy quarter LeBron had in game 6 and the weird dynamic of game 7 with Battier hitting 6 threes and Chalmers hitting that crazy almost-half-court shot at the end of the 3rd. I'm not sure what they do in the reg season next year, I mean we know that they will coast in the reg season and be right up there with the best record, but if Wade's not 100% and Bosh loses his jumper again, the question becomes does LeBron want to operate a team doing all the heavy lifting in the future?
As much as everyone is shitting on this year's draft, usually there are at least a few good players in each one. I'm also hoping we get more action on draft night because last year was a snoozefest. I'm also hoping the Grizz can throw something at the Celtics so they can potentially get Paul Pierce, highly unlikely but it would be a nice deal for the Grizz.