Once LeBron James left the Miami Heat, many proceed to write them off. After the 2014 NBA Finals, it’s hard to argue against that. Outside of James, every member of the Heat struggled and on a stage that big, people allow those memories to linger.
Let Chris Bosh tell it, the Miami Heat are far from done and will remain competitive in a wide-open Eastern Conference.
“I think we have a very good team,” Bosh told The Ticket. “Looking at the guys we’re bringing in, we have a chance to be very good. I know we don’t have the best player in the world; that’s an obvious thing. But teamwise, if we come together we can do a bunch of special things. We’re still going to be competitive. It gives us an opportunity to play with a chip on our shoulder. It has revitalized my attitude towards basketball a little bit. And I’m really excited.”
Prior to the Decision Part 2, the East was Miami’s division. There are so many questions with the top six or seven teams in the East, that it’s easy seeing any team appear as the last standing come June. And with Pat Riley’s moves, the Heat are in the perfect position to be one of those teams.
If Bosh is able to mirror his pre-Miami days as well as Dwyane Wade upping his productivity, the Heat will be in the hunt come playoff time. The additions of Luol Deng and Josh McRoberts will fill the holes in the starting lineup, and thanks to their abilities on the floor, they perfectly compliment Wade and Bosh.
It’s going to be fun to see.