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The Miami Heat can't win.

Posted on: April 21, 2011 10:26 am
 

After following the Miami Heat all season I have come to the conclusion that they can't win. No I don't mean that they won't win the championship this year, looking at the teams that Miami would probably face only the Bulls could challenge them in the East. The West doesn't have anyone that would make me want to go to Vegas and plop down a boat load of money on.

No the thing that Miami will lose to is history. Let me put fourth two scenarios that may or may not happen, but wouldn't take a stretch of the imagination to see coming true.

Scenario 1- Miami wins the championship this year.

Most fans in the basketball community will yawn and say "So what, if you have LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh you have no excuse not winning it all." Others will claim the the Heat bought themselves a title and will diminish the achievement.

Another problem that could arise is the up coming labor talks and impending lock out, or as future NBA historians will call it "The Collective Bargaining Agreement to crush the Miami Heat." I believe that there are owners and GM's that are still seething over what the the big three did and want to make sure it can't happen again. I mean after all, it's one thing if the owners and GM's put together a super team, but it is another if the players dare to do it.

If Miami wins it all this year, I could see a situation that some of the owners would be willing to lose the entire 2011-12 season, just make sure that James, Wade and Bosh are another year older before they see the court again. Can't you?

Scenario 2- Miami doesn't win the championship this year.

The first thing that would happen is the anti-Heat fans would throw a party that would surpass any Marti Gras thrown in New Orleans. In fact I think that as long as the big three are together the Heat Haters will will act like the '72 Miami Dolphins and crack open the champaign every year the Heat are eliminated from the play-offs.

The next thing every sports writer, blogger, sportscaster and that guy sitting next to you at the local bar will denounce the 2010-11 Miami Heat as the biggest failures in sports history.

The owners will feel that they dodged a bullet and as I said in scenario 1 will make sure that the new CBA will hamper Miami's chances to win a title as much as they can.

Overall I feel that whether or not the Heat wins one, several, or no championships they will not win the battle against the history that will be written about them.

Comments

Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: April 23, 2011 10:32 am
 

The Miami Heat can't win.

This is not about taking a pay cut because they want to win BloodPee.  If Lebron really wanted to win he would have gone to the Bulls.  On that Bulls team, they would have been unstoppable.  As it is now the Bulls had the best regular season record in basketball and the Celtics are going to eliminate the Heat in the second round.  What it is about is the way they went about it.  They knew exactly what they were going to do two years before the "Decision" and Pat Riley was likely in on it.  Can you say collusion?  If day 1 they announced they were going to Miami it wouldn't have pissed me off nearly as much as jacking everyody around for two weeks culminating with the "Decision".  LeBron didn't even have the decency to tell the man who was writing his checks the last 7 years and whose investment dropped in value 200 million dollars that he was leaving. Stop being such a homer.




Since: Apr 21, 2011
Posted on: April 22, 2011 12:20 pm
 

The Miami Heat can't win.

HA HA.... Well actually I had an account, but never replied to anything. Then I'm at this new job and the only sports website I can get is CBS...so it is what it is and yes you got me hyped..

looking forward to going bat for my Heat.. Any day Clevland fan, I totally understand the hate.. 


(all in fun man)



Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: April 22, 2011 9:43 am
 

The Miami Heat can't win.

gdub8-

Within the next several days I plan on writing another piece, many of the points that you raised will be addressed, I hope that you will read it and continue to follow me.

Until then I do have to say that I'm impressed that you created an a profile at 3:50 then responded to my post at 3:52. It makes me feel good knowing that something that I wrote stirred you so strongly to create a profile and then respond to me.

I'll leave you with this, when LeBron was in Cleveland we never had to have a "Fan Up Promotion" to get people to show up to the game on time.

Thanks again for reading.




Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2011 4:33 pm
 

The Miami Heat can't win.

Bunsiness men do not make stupid desisons based on hate and spite.

And Al Davis has paid lawyers to file unwinnable lawsuits against his last two coaches, who he fired after only 1-2 years, why?  Have you followed the McCourt divorce at all? 


Why do people think businesses and businessmen are incapable of making stupuid decisions, or basing decisions on hate and spite?  At the end of the day, businessmen are just people, and businesses are just groups of people.  And people are pretty stupid and petty sometimes. 

Good businesses tend to make fewer stupid decisions like that, but bad decisions are made all the time.  And sports as a business tends to involve more emotion and ego. 




Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2011 4:25 pm
 

The Miami Heat can't win.

That is very much true. Also it isn't the largest scale paycut done by a group of players. The New England Patriots created a dynasty off of bringing in players from other teams that would have made much more if they signed elsewhere.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2011 4:23 pm
 

The Miami Heat can't win.

One thing is certainly definite, that is the Miami Heat have employed a lot of sports reporters.



Since: Apr 21, 2011
Posted on: April 21, 2011 3:52 pm
 

The Miami Heat can't win.

With all due respect to the poster. I'm not attacking you personally, because I don't know you. However you chose to write this in public, so I get to attack what you said. I was also born and raised in Miami, so passion for my hometeam is there automatically. My disclaimer..

 

This is the stupidest thing I've heard yet about the Heat!!..lol Most fans would yawn… . The media has portrayed them to be a Villain and people have been sucked into it. However, most NBA fans would be impressed and think, could a dynasty really happen?! Then they would start to rout for their team to be the team to dethrone the Heat. Remember, by most, we're not suppose to win it this year, especially with the ups and downs that we went through. These guys are in for the long haul and will only get better. "Winning" gains fans respect and admiration, even if it's secretly. The Yankees are the most hated team in baseball, but they're also the most popular. There's a reason why LeBrons jersey is number one, it's because he knows that perception. Which is why he's marketing himself globally, and not just in the US or in Cleveland. He wasn't winning anything in Cleveland, he knew that. In order to market himself worldwide, he'd have to win championships, just like the Bulls, just like the Yankees. Remember when Jordan was with the Bulls, people hated them too, but now, nothing but respect is shown. People like drama ,something to rout for or against. LeBron knew that, The NBA knows that..Smart people know that..

The owners and GM's, again, proof that you have no clue what you're saying is shown right here… Why do you think every player that could, opted out of their contract now and not next year!? To get themselves locked into a contract before this agreement, to hell with what happens next year, and if you think the GM's are dumb enough to think about the "Heat Winning" while their negotiations are going on, then I can see why the rich are rich, and why the others think the way you do. Why in the world would you think every owner would shut down making millions of dollars just so the Heat won't win…WOW Also if you think the owners don't want teams to have superstar teams then you've lost the concept of the NBA attracting fans. ALMOST EVERY TEAM that's won the championship has had two stars, maybe three..Dynasty's is what attracts fans man, not a different team winning it every year..You need a Villain. If LeBron and Kobe can make it to the championship, you'll see the revnue tha even the Dan Gilbert can't ignore..




Since: Mar 5, 2007
Posted on: April 21, 2011 3:16 pm
 

The Miami Heat can't win.

I guess the Author thinks an idiot like Obama owns these teams. Bunsiness men do not make stupid desisons based on hate and spite.



Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: April 21, 2011 1:42 pm
 

The Miami Heat can't win.

Flauge-

I have been a Cleveland fan my whole life, so I have seen my fair share of big name players leave the city the minute their contracts are up. So I had no illusions that James would stay with the Cavs.

To tell you the truth if I were Dan Gilbert, after the 2008-09 season was over I would have pulled LeBron into my office and told him that we both know that he was going to leave. Then ask him where he would like to play so some type of deal could have been made so the Cavs wouldn't be left holding an empty bag.




Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: April 21, 2011 12:27 pm
 

The Miami Heat can't win.

If Miami wins it all this year, I could see a situation that some of the owners would be willing to lose the entire 2011-12 season, just make sure that James, Wade and Bosh are another year older before they see the court again. Can't you?



i disagree.   i dont think you become a billionaire and take a business decision this personally.   if the owners lose a season, they will lose a ton of money.   this isnt the NFL, where there is like one or two alternative leagues.   NBA players will go to europe, puerto rico, maybe even China for a season and make money.   This would be cutting off their nose to spite their face.  

I do agree with you on the notion that all the owners except micky arison are probably pretty ticked off the players put together this super team, and will probably make a CBA that makes this harder.   but at the end of the day, they were all free agents, and all took less money to play in Miami.   It would be hard to make a CBA to stop that.   And a hard cap?  unlikely.   The big market teams would probably balk at that idea.

great blog though.  very insightful and thought out.  especially for someone coming from cleveland and the obvious lebron james spurning that has to still bother you (if it doesnt, then you are a bigger man than me, cause I would be furious if wade dumped the heat on national tv).  




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