The Indiana Pacers managed to cling on to a win last night to extend the series, but I don’t see them winning the two more games in a row that they need to beat the Miami Heat.
The Pacers have not been the most consistent team during the playoffs and their game during the second half of the season was far from impressive, which is likely to send the Heat sliding into the NBA Finals.
Getting to the Finals means the possibility of a three-peat by the Heat, which I do not want to happen at all. There is going to be all this talk of a dynasty, them being one of the best ever teams in the history of the league and worst of all, there will be ever increasing talk of LeBron James.
Now let’s get one thing straight, there is no way that the Heat are the best team in the league – if you want to talk team basketball, then you need to talk about the San Antonio Spurs. The Heat are just LeBron James supported by Dwayne Wade and his back up singers, with a few solos by Chris Bosh or Ray Allen. This is not a team.
The Heat are not as amazing as some people think they are and getting to the NBA Finals, and even Eastern Conference Finals, four years in a row is not a huge achievement in this present era of basketball. The Eastern conference is weak and it was especially pathetic this year – even the Pacers who almost beat the Heat last year are not playing at their A-game.
The Bulls lost their MVP Derrick Rose during the 2012 playoffs when they were said to be the biggest threat to the Heat, which did not result in a fair fight either. The Heat are not beating their major competition at their best, showing that there is not solid proof of them actually being the best.
On the other hand, the Heat have then gone on to beat the Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder who fought through the strong Western Conference, which could indicate that they actually are the best, but I still do not believe that this is the case.
The Heat, which is a team led by veterans and players with plenty of playoff experience, beat the inexperienced Thunder in 2012. And do not get me started on the 2013 title, which the Heat did not in fact win, but the Spurs lost and handed it to them. Watching that sixth game, you could see that there was no way the Heat should have won and I firmly believe that the whole thing was a fix.
The Heat do not deserve to win this year and I don’t want to hear the constant talk of LeBron getting his third ring and third Finals MVP, which I don’t think that he deserved last year either. They are not one of the best teams or a dynasty, and I think that referring to them in that way is an insult to the basketball teams of old, who were truly talented.
Right now, I am just dreading the possibility of a three-peat and I hope that the Spurs can rally back to beat the Thunder and deal with their unfinished business from 2013. I believe that it is the Spurs who truly deserve this title.