I will close the debate here, I just call Marty McFly and Doc. Emmet Brown and they will go with their Delorian time machine to see who's the champion next year!
So stay tune, i give you the info by the moment they call me back!
Don't forget Lebron tweeting about karma when the Cavs lost by like 50 to the Lakers. Lebron needs to shut his mouth and stop tweeting nonsense too. Ppl can see it was karma that he lost in the Finals even with Wade, Bosh and home court.
Lastly one other player should be mentioned too that Scottie Pippen for running his mouth about Lebron being so great. Also he works for the Bulls and he rips their young players. Pippen never did a thing without Jordan. Instead he was part of the Blazers choking away Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals in 2000. Way to be a leader Scottie.
the Heat are missing a lot, I dont care what anyone says...they signed a lot of good players but obviously these guys have seen their best days because at the end of the day...they saw their minutes fall off the chart. Ilgauskus is probably done. I really thought Bibby had more left than what he does. I dont know what to say about Howard, I thought he played well when given the chance, maybe Spoelstra didnt use him right...I mean Howard still has low post game and the age shouldnt matter, look at how well Kurt Thomas still plays for the Bulls. I dont see a need to keep any of these guys, they may need to revamp yet again. Probably the only guy that they should keep that they will have the easiest time keeping will be Pittman. They may eventually lose Chalmers. The rest of those guys can go.
@Memphis Madness LeBron has peeked based on what?..He still hasn't learned a good post game or a good mid range game yet you say he peaked?..I can understand saying Wade has but saying LeBron has makes zero sense.
The Heat will be better next season. Lebron will add more to his game like he's done every year, Chris bosh will improve defensively, and Wade may get better as well. Haslem and Miller two key guys missed most of the year and if at least one of the two remain relatively healthy that will only help. As much as ppl want to say how the Heat don't have enough around them I actually feel they need to do a better job of using there three best players run more pick and rolls with Wade and James, have some double screens with Bosh and James as screeners. Use one of the big 3 as decoys to set everyone else up. The few times the Heat ran plays like that it was successful and I see Spoelstra improving in that aspect.
This isn't necessarily for the commentors, but Lebron does have a post game and just needs to use it more I don't get why ppl say he has no post game to speak of. http://www.nba.com/heat/news/evolution_post_game_110412.html
The Heat were put together in a rush last season and if we assume that Dallas are perhaps unlikely to repeat given they are an ageing team then the Heat are probably well placed to challenge hard next season. But teams like Chicago perhaps have more options via FA and certainly the draft than the Heat and the Knicks will probably be a 50 win team next year.
Miami can add role players but Pat Riley will have to choose carefully and if they had won then to attract vet minimum guys would have been much easier.
The big 3 are still relatively young at 29, 26 and 27 respectively I think but they have already played heavy career minutes and as each year goes by minus a title then the pressure mounts especially on LeBron. Don't forget that Shaq was 28 before he won his first title, even MJ was 28 also I recall so LeBron does have time. But they always say the first title is the hardest. Boston have only won one with their big 3 but once they won the pressure was perhaps off as their window was much shorter.
It also makes zero sense when people talk about LeBron's legacy. The kid is 26 years old and has many year's ahead of him and his best basketball ahead of him ( ala other great players as they got older and added to their game)
As far as Dirk, Dirk has been this good for years but people are acting like he just started playing this well. It all comes down to people not noticing how good a player is untill they win
From what i have read the Bulls don't have alot of options because they don't have the money to add any big name free agent(plus don't they have to resign Rose soon??
LeBrons post game consists of turning and shooting over you, thats not much of a post game but i'm sure he will eventually get one
@cward23, the Bulls can sign Rose to an extension as soon as the colective bargaining agreement is settled, that is if the rule stays the same. I expect Rose to sign a three or 4 year opt out contract. Maybe not somthing like what Durant signed, assuming that Deng is peaking and Boozer is more than halfway through his prime.
Oh i had zero doubt that they will resign him. But i think the Bulls have very little room to sign a impact player during free agency