What Miami Heat Can Learn from Other NBA Teams That Chased Three-Peats

September 3rd, 2013 by John Friel Leave a reply »

Knowing how this team was constructed, with an emphasis placed on high-profile superstars in their prime and complementary role players, the new-look Miami Heat were not made for the purpose of winning only two titles.

Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and LeBron James joined together to win multiple titles. They accomplished the first leg of that feat last year when winning their second consecutive title, a seven-game series win over the San Antonio Spurs.

Winning hasn't been as easy as originally predicted when those three first joined up.

Three consecutive seasons of representing the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals, twice ending in jubilation and once in disappointment. Those two occasions of jubilation occurred only after the Heat were put through arduous test after arduous test, especially the most recent championship, when they encountered several teams that gave them a serious run.

Making it to three consecutive finals and winning at least twice is difficult enough. The last team to do it was the Los Angeles Lakers in 2008, '09 and '10. It's actually been accomplished by a few teams since the 1980s& ...

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