Originally Posted by jrong
How they were assembled matters. This team was not built through the draft or trades or even the normal process of free agency.
This was a case where the top three players in a free agent bonanza year were guilty of collusion. And for two of them, it was tantamount to if, in the 80s, two out of three among Jordan/Johnson/Bird had decided to team up, because the Heat inarguably had two of the best three players in the world when they formed.
It would basically be like Jordan teaming up with one of Bird/Magic and McHale.
Relative to his competition, Wade was as good as either Magic or Bird (don't interpret this the wrong way anyone... all it means is that he was a consensus top 2-3 player in 2010).
And Bosh has become hilariously underrated now. Dude was in discussion for best PF in 2010 (certainly no worse than top 3, with only Gasol and Dirk being on his level).