Surprised Knicks blew out Heat again, but without Melo and in Miami.
This just might be the championship hangover.
Yeah. I wouldn't put too much stock in this. They're dealing with so much new stuff right now. Bosh at the 5, Allen, Wade with his sh*t; more importantly I think those guys in the locker room know that some major moves might be happening because of their upcoming luxury tax problems. That stuff weighs on a basketball team way more than any other sport.
And amidst all of this, they're still winning a ton of games. Lebron is still playing out of his mind and is having yet another MVP year. He's basically refined every single weakness that ever existed in his game. His midranger is consistent now. He can attack both sides of the paint rather than just the right. His post-game is incredible. His 3 is solid and he's been an absolute beast on the glass this year. Really the only thing the guy can't do is shoot free throws. All the old criticisms are no more, and not only that, he's made them strengths.
I personally think that Miami doesn't even need to be as good as last year, they just need to be average around him because it looks like he's poised to have an even better postseason than he did last year. He's that much better IMO. They'll settle all the little stuff some time in the 2nd half of the season and be fine.
I really would like to see both these teams at full strength in a 7 game series. Win or lose that would be the best matchup in basketball. But man, this is going to be a whole new level of Lebron next summer. Like, "yeah, he's definitely better than Jordan" type sh*t. JMO.
Edited by RutgersJetFan, 07 December 2012 - 01:28 AM.