Miami Heat: Titles Are Won On Hardwood, Not The Court Of Public Opinion

July 17th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
Being labeled as a favorite in any sport is a tricky thing. Once that status is bestowed the pressure of expectations becomes an additional foe on a championship quest.

The Miami Heat have been declared the favorites to win next season's NBA championship. Their situation is even more daunting because they haven't played a single game as a team.

The nucleus for a championship team is there with the recent signings of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, three of the game's top players.

There are still roster issues with the Heat. Fans of the team still feel this is secondary because they have fully bought into the notion of the Heat as next season's favorites and perhaps for years to come.

There is a party-like atmosphere surrounding the team and fans have every right to be excited. However, somewhere in the midst of the celebration people may have forgotten what it takes to really win a title.

James, Wade, and Bosh are a great starting point, but just because they suit up doesn't mean they are assured of a NBA title. Although the trio already has the glamour of a championship team, only Wade has proved he deserves it ...

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