going into the finals the heat was definitely favored. nobody thought the mavs would keep up the hot shooting. terry and the supporting cast woke up in time and dirk played out of his mind. if the heat just played their ball and didnt shrink down the stretch they wouldve beaten the mavs. they were up 10+ down the stretch in gm2? and squandered it. heat as a team didnt close the gms, and the mavs did.
ill give an example....in the 90's a many of players did not want to play for the bulls...was it because of cap space NO...It was they didn't want to play with Jordan and they wanted to go out and beat the bulls.
Is it so unrealistic that some players feel the same way about the lakers? I mean you already got folks saying that about LeBron and the heat....
ok now you are just ******g with us right?
you cant possibly be changing your story after every reply now?
seriously you messing with us huh? Edited by NobleKane - 7/17/13 at 7:41pm
Half of that team barely even relevant in the NBA anymore.
Kidd, Peja, Cardinal. All retired.
Jason Terry, DeShawn Stevenson, Ian, Haywood, Caron Butler (who didn't play), JJ Barea all fell off the face of the earth since 2011.
Dirk, Matrix, Brewer and Tyson all haven't played at that level since the Finals.
Heat had two of the best four or five players in the world at the time. No excuse.
but who they are today isn't relevant....its not a could those same players in their current state beat the heat in their current state today....its at the time...and at the time all of those players in some sort of fashion did they part and played big.....
heat overall team was definitely at a disadvantage against that mavs team...and thus why they lost.