Originally Posted by lakerfreak
My concern was a different focus. If it would take this team a year to get comfortable, they would all get another year older. This team is expected to win the championship this season by our standards. What if they don't win it this year? Will they still be able to win it next year, with distractions such as Kobe's constant hinting at retirement, MB coaching, and other players just simply being old other than Dwight Howard?
Boston managed to gel at the right time. I think veterans have a way of figuring things out. Plus this team seems to have pieces that fit together well, whereas a team like Miami had great players that weren't a great fit so they needed a little more time to figure things out.