The Miami Dis-Heat
As soon as Lebron James was traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Miami Heat, everyone knew there was a new wrecking ball in the NBA. However, after the season started, the Heat weren't exactly as dominant as everyone thought. But were they just playing with us? Look at them now! They can't be stopped.
Tricky with Tears
First of all, let's congratulate the Heat for putting on a great act during the regular season. Losing streaks and tears in the locker room??? Yeah right, give me a break! I may be dissing the Heat for their deceit but I'm sure they were purposely losing some games just so everyone would believe that the other teams might have a chance.
Sweeping the East
The Heat just finished off the Boston Celtics in a sweep. They SWEPT the Celtics! All those Superstars like Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen... they couldn't muster one win. This series was boring and I imagine the Heat will have to pretend to play bad again if the NBA is going to show any promise of excitement.
Chance for a Challenger?
So who has a chance to beat the Heat. Here's the low down:
- Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls are having a tough time with the Atlanta Hawks. If the Bulls think the Hawks are tough, ummm they'll have to play the Heat next, who will be well rested after finishing their series so early.
- The #1 and #2 LA Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs have already been eliminated on the West. So much for any decent challenge in the NBA Finals.
- The Dallas Mavericks will hold the biggest opportunity to beat the Heat in the Finals. The Mavs have had such a good team for so long with Dirk Nowitzki, their hearts might be able to overcome the power of the Heat.
- The long shot of the NBA playoffs was the Memphis Grizzlies. They were the first #8 team to ever beat a #1 team and then win the first game of their next series. But their miracle run is starting to fade as the Oklahoma Thunder are taking the series.