Miami Heat: Debunking Seven Myths About Their Shortcomings

August 25th, 2010 by Robert Felton Leave a reply »
From the moment LeBron James uttered those now infamous words, "I've decided to take my talents to South Bench," the anti-Heat brigade of columnists and bloggers have nearly burst a blood vessel to explain why the Heat can't win, won't win, won't beat the Lakers, will flame out, aren't coming out of the East and are inferior to last year's Eastern Conference Finalists.

I don't presume to know what will become of the Heat next year. Some of these theories could certainly come true, but I think that much of criticism comes from anger at the team itself rather than a real assessment of its strengths and weaknesses.

Here, I take a look at the most oft-repeated assertions about this team, and give my reasons why these arguments are more a reflection of bias than a real reflection of the facts:

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