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Old 06-28-2013, 02:08 PM   #16
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Default Re: IYO, was that a relatively easy path to Championship?

Praise Ray Allen. Lebron's disappearance in this Finals will be buried by ESPN highlights but we all saw it.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:10 PM   #17
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Praise Ray Allen. Lebron's disappearance in this Finals will be buried by ESPN highlights but we all saw it.


You can remember whatever you want. The casual fan will remember LeBron, Miller, Allen, Chalmers, and Birdman leading the charge to tie the game again. And than Allen hitting the clutchest shot in NBA history.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:12 PM   #18
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agreed for sure What people should be worried about is if Wade actually goes into the next postseason somewhat healthy. If the Heat can win with Wade/Bosh not playing up to par, wait until Wade is healthy

If they had the Wade during the 27 game win streak, it would have been a relatively easy path to a championship (using people's words). I mean the Pacers took us to 7, but some of the games came down to the wire with Wade being awful. If they got super star Wade, it would have been a 5 game series at the most (they won when Wade was great). Just look at how good Miami was in game 4 and game 7 of the Finals. Plus game 5 and 7 of the ECF. Even though game 7 of the Finals was close, they don't win without Wade making his shots. The Spurs series might not have even gone to 7. Wade showed up when it mattered, but we can't rely on him to be our 2nd option because he's injury prone. Wade is my favorite player, but some players just can't stay healthy. When you have problems with your knees, you always will.

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Old 06-28-2013, 02:13 PM   #19
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Praise Ray Allen. Lebron's disappearance in this Finals will be buried by ESPN highlights but we all saw it.

If not for LeBron in the 4th Q of game 6, they aren't in that situation. He did have costly turnovers and they did get lucky on a missed FT, but you can't take that away from LeBron. He willed his team to a victory, and ultimately a championship.
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If they had the Wade during the 27 game win streak, it would have been a relatively easy path to a championship (using people's words). I mean the Pacers took us to 7, but some of the games came down to the wire with Wade being awful. If they got super star Wade, it would have been a 5 game series at the most (they won when Wade was great). Just look at how good Miami was in game 4 and game 7 of the Finals. Plus game 5 and 7 of the ECF. Even though game 7 of the Finals was close, they don't win without Wade making his shots. The Spurs series might not have even gone to 7. Wade showed up when it mattered, but we can't rely on him to be our 2nd option because he's injury prone. Wade is my favorite player, but some players just can't stay healthy. When you have problems with your knees, you always will.

Yea, im hoping he can focus on his jumpshot this season. Save the driving game for the playoffs. They got keep him somewhat healthy throughout the season.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:19 PM   #21
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Default Re: IYO, was that a relatively easy path to Championship?

In my opinion the only person that would say the Heat had an easy path didn't watch a single game they played after the Bucks series.
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In my opinion the only person that would say the Heat had an easy path didn't watch a single game they played after the Bucks series.


Just a general bias against East teams. They aren't flashy or win a ton of regular season games. But they play tough defense and will foul the shit out of you. No offense to the West playoff teams, but the majority of them are pretty soft.
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In my opinion the only person that would say the Heat had an easy path didn't watch a single game they played after the Bucks series.

Just like last year as well. People are trying to rewrite history to fit their agenda. They act like Miami should have swept everyone. It's disrespectful to the tough physical teams like Chicago and Indiana. Even the Spurs had a great defense.
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Just like last year as well. People are trying to rewrite history to fit their agenda. They act like Miami should have swept everyone. It's disrespectful to the tough physical teams like Chicago and Indiana. Even the Spurs had a great defense.

How do you think the Heat will fair against Chicago when Derrick Rose returns and with the possible addition of LaMarcus Aldridge?
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How do you think the Heat will fair against Chicago when Derrick Rose returns and with the possible addition of LaMarcus Aldridge?

If they get LMA they will have to give up a piece(s), but that would be a really tough team for Miami. If Bosh and Wade aren't playing well, then Chicago may be favored in that series. Either way, I expect more of the same. Whether it's a 5 game series or a 7 game series, Chicago will give us problems.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:41 PM   #26
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Default Re: IYO, was that a relatively easy path to Championship?

Bulls - agreed

Celtics - they lost in 7 last year WITH Ray Allen and PP & Garnett being a year younger to a Heat team without Bosh for the first four games, and no Ray Allen or Birdman.

Pacers - agreed (but a fully healthy Granger at the start of the year would have stunted George's development - only real benefit would have been him to return in the playoffs as a 6th man)

OKC - Westbrook going down made it HARDER for the Heat as OKC had no chance with Westbrook anyway, and his injury led the way for a well coached Spurs to battle the Heat. They do not know how to play LeBron and they lost Harden in any case.

Lakers - UTTERLY irrelevant. They may have taken one game off the Spurs with Kobe, but they did not have a chance to get out of the West.

Spurs - I believe the report was that his hamstring may go any time, but he didn't seem that bothered out on the actual court. He just had a lot of trouble with LeBron, but was comfortably torching Cole and Chalmers

Denver - their whole ethos was a 'team' game. They wouldn't have made it out of the West - Karl was horribly exposed in the playoffs.

Only real legit argument you have is Bulls and Pacers, but injuries are a part of basketball. I highly doubt you were complaining when 1999 FMVP Tim Duncan was injured for the 2000 playoffs, Garnett was injured for the 2009 playoffs (best player on the Celtics in 2008), and Perkins was injured for the 2010 finals game 7 (and they had little presence in C with Rasheed Wallace having to start and Glen Davis getting some minutes there)... Lakers heavily outrebounded the Celtics with Gasol grabbing 18 rebounds...
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Lockout season and injury riddled - grampa home season.
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Just curious, but do the Lakers get an asterisk for the rigged 2002 playoffs?
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Just curious, but do the Lakers get an asterisk for the rigged 2002 playoffs?

Still would make it 4.5 > 0.5+0.5.

On a sidenote. The Kings would mop the floor with any version of the Heat.
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:03 PM   #30
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AGREE OR DISAGREE:
It is very fair to assume that the path for both the Spurs and Heat would have been VASTLY more challenging if:

OKC had Westbrook
Bulls had Rose
Celtics had Rondo
Pacers had Granger


nevermind: if you disagree you are an imbecile
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