Saturday, February 26, 2011

News to you...but not Me!

Point Blank. The Miami Heat SHOULD NOT win this years' NBA Championship.

It just doesn't work like that in the NBA. Information that Miami Heat fans (like myself) just do not want to hear.

If you read my blog (which isn't likely) Growing up in the NBA from June 13, 2009, then you may already know that winning right away just doesn't happen. Yes, the Celtics won in 2008, but that's the exception.

This is different. The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off back-to-back Larry O' Brien trophies. Kobe Bryant is the best player in the game, and wants more badly. Phil Jackson wants his FOURTH 3-peat. Ridiculous by any standards.

The fact is Miami still has to compete with the likes of Boston, Chicago, and even Orlando & Atlanta, and to a lesser extent the New York Knicks.

The #1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs never meant so much. Miami cannot afford to battle either Chicago or Boston in round 2. Better have those two teams fight it out for 7 games. Eastern conference basketball is predicated on defense...currently the Celtics, Bulls, and Heat rank among the top 6 in the NBA in both opponents points per game as well as opponents field goal percentage. A winning combination by any measure.

The grind is nearly over, with the true test beginning. Mid-April to mid-June. This guy is hoping it ends with D-Wade and Co. hoisting up that golden basketball.

I’ll leave you with one last point…

Only 8 teams have won an NBA Title since the 1979-1980 season. That’s it. 31 seasons, 8 winners. That trend looks like it will continue 2010-2011.

  • Lakers (10)
  • Bulls (6)
  • Celtics (4)
  • Spurs (4)
  • Pistons (3)
  • Rockets (2)
  • Miami Heat (1)
  • 76ers (1)

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