Miami Heat: Was it Fate?

July 9th, 2010 by Jeff Given Leave a reply »
So "The Chosen One" made his decision and "chose" the Heat.

Just like two days ago, when Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh "chose" the Heat among all their suitors.

Really? Do you believe that?

I don't—and here's why.

The only way all three players could "choose" the Heat is if the Heat had enough cap room to accommodate all three players. Lo and behold, the Heat did.

The Heat managed to trade Michael Beasley for basically nothing.  Beasley was the second pick in the draft two years ago, and they gave him away.  For all of their other players, they made sure all of their contracts expired at the end of the 2010 season, except of course, for Mario Chalmers.

Had none of these players chosen the Heat, Miami would have had the worst team in NBA history on tap for the 2010-2011 season.  Quite a risky move for Pat Riley and the rest of his executive team.

Unless, of course, there was no risk involved.

Mike Greenberg of ESPN was asked this morning if he thought LeBron really made up his mind Thursday morning.  Greenberg said, "No.  I think he knew where he was going to g ...

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