Why the Miami Heat Are Better Off Without LeBron James

July 9th, 2010 by Brad LeClair Leave a reply »
On Thursday night at 9:22 PM Eastern, the face of the NBA changed and LeBron James jumped ship from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Miami Heat. LeBron said he made the decision that morning after consulting his mother and friends. To me, the decision was final when Chris Bosh announced he was joining Dwyane Wade and the Heat.

In what many believe to be the best three man tandem now in NBA history, the Heat have a chance at being a true NBA Dynasty if all falls into place. But with that said, the Heat aren’t the Celtics, who also have a big three, but all of them play a role with the team.

When Garnett was acquired in a deal that saw Al Jefferson and multiple other players going to the Timberwolves, Garnett was nearing the prime of his career. Today, Garnett is still a force on the defensive end, but his offensive game is diminishing. It’s not gone forever, but its declining.

Ray Allen, who was acquired from the then Seattle Supersonics in a deal that saw amongst others, Jeff Green going the other way, was another smart move by the Celtics GM Danny Ainge. Allen, one of the best shooters of all time, works best when moving off screens, ...

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