After a record breaking season that included a 27 game win streak, 66 regular season wins and Lebron James being named MVP for the fourth time, The Miami Heat capped off their incredible run with back-to-back championships. There are only five teams in this elite NBA fraternity to ever accomplish this: Bulls, Celtics, Lakers, Pistons, Rockets. And now you can add The Miami Heat to the list. But alas, as much as we love rooting for our favorite sports teams, we understand that it IS a business (you do understand that, right?); players get traded, behind the scenes deals get made, etcetera etc.
So now that the season’s over, the journey through speculationville will commence. Undoubtedly, the Skip Bayless’s of the world will continue to spew their hatred, but there’s one issue that’s sure to be a buzz on ESPN before next season’s trade deadline. And that’s what will become of the big three: James, Wade and Bosh. If the epic celebration parade, and subsequent party inside the American Airlines Arena was any indication, The Heat organization will stick to the old adage, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
The AAA celebration not only featured fan favorites like Chris “Birdman” Andersen, but there was also an official presentation from the city of Miami commissioners, declaring June 24, 2013, Miami Heat Day. It’s not as if the city of Miami needs help in the notoriety department, but with all the fanfare our current world champs have brought us, they’re sure to be Miami Heat detractors doubling down on their criticism. But I digress, the topic at hand is the future ofThe Heat. When asked by Jason Jackson what the “main thing” about this whole experience is for him, Lebron James answered by saying, “…the main thing is the main thing, and that’s winning the championship.” So there you have it!