The Strange Case of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and the Miami Heat

November 27th, 2010 by B. Leave a reply »
The Heat sure are getting a lot of attention from the media. Quite rightfully so too. Nothing of this nature has ever happened in the NBA. Now that they are struggling, the watch is tighter than ever.

Nobody would have expected them to struggle. I am surprised that they are. But what I am more surprised about is how some are in denial.

There are problems.

Some fans talk about team chemistry. But that is not it. Team chemistry only goes so far. In my view, team chemistry is when the team's system is working; it gives them the extra edge.

Spoelstra keeps preaching about the intangibles. How the team lacks motivation and needs to play with more intensity. But the problems are much more than just psychological.

Obviously there is talent. There should be enough talent for three teams to share in Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, such that center and point guard problems should not be so blatant...but they are. What the heck is going on?

The problem is very multifaceted. There is the problem with depth. There is the problem with injuries.

But right now, I think the three superstars, who will decid ...

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