Threesome in the South Beach

13 07 2010
Heat big 3

King James - Flash Wade - CB

As easy as 1-2-3?

After browsing through the updates on NBA.com, there was a line where LBJ wanted to have his number changed to 2 instead, indicating winning a championship alongside C.Bosh and D.Wade would be as easy as 1-2-3. Not to mention there was a big celebration where 10,000 fans showed up to welcome the new Heat for the next season.

Despite assuming that Heat would have a great team to begin with, I do not think they will fit in very well with each other. Let’s talk about numbers, when LBJ was in the Cavs, he had 40% average possession of the ball amongst his team. DWade had about 50%. With that being said, these two players have to learn to play without the ball. This would be a very arduous task as LBJ and DWade is not the type of players that play well without the ball unlike Ray Allen, OJ Mayo and Manu to name a few. Would be very interesting to see how this combination can bring to Heat.

Also not to take anything away from All-Star CBosh, but I personally do not rate him. He’s a force to be reckoned with in the offensive half of the game, but defensively, not very much. Additional to that, having these 3 mega-stars in one team who were willing to give up at least 16million dollars pay cut also contributed to the fact that they cannot afford any mediocre players to support them. Although its still early in the summer, at the moment with what they got, it definitely looks like they have no mentionable bench players let alone a decent center to finish near the rim or pose as a defensive threat against strong offensive teams like Nuggets and Suns.

On to another point, I was a little bothered by the fact that they had an overblown celebration so early in the season. They have not proved anything yet, but with all eyes on Heat right now including the 2 times retaining champion Lakers, I’m sure all teams are out to prove themselves to take them out.

Question now to pose to everyone is, to win a championship, is it a 3 man job or a 5 man job?