Four Reasons the Los Angeles Lakers Will Beat the Miami Heat

July 25th, 2010 by Frank Gasper Leave a reply »
Ever since the Heat signed Wade, Bosh, and James, all the expectations are a Heat-Lakers Finals.

In my opinion, Lakers beat them in five games, if it happens.

Let's not forget, the Heat have to get past Chicago, Boston, Orlando, Atlanta and the rest of the Eastern Conference to even get to the Finals.

And, the Lakers have to get past Oklahoma City, Dallas, Denver, San Antonio, and the Western Conference. It isn't an easy feat.

Why do I think the Lakers defeat the Heat so easily? The Heat are way over-matched. That's why.


Reason 1: Kobe vs. Wade

I am 97.6 percent sure that Wade will be covering Kobe on defense. Kobe is 2-3 inches taller than Wade and can shoot over him pretty easily.

With the ability that Kobe has of knocking down tough jumpers, that equals multiple successful possessions for the Lakers.

Kobe also has great post-up ability. Most guards don't have great post-up defense. I, personally, have never seen Wade play post-up defense, but I can't imagine it is too spectacular.


Reason 2: Ron Artest's Defense

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