With so much talk going on about LeBron James I figured it would be better that I make my points as quickly and efficiently as possible. So lets get into this shall we?
The Big 3 Will Not Be Enough
As entertaining as the combination of Bosh, Wade, & LeBron will be it alone will not be good enough to win a championship. There are some serious holes in this Miami roster. Can Mario Chalmers be a starting point guard for a championship caliber team? Who will play in the front-court with Bosh that will give them more length and size to compete with bigger teams like the Lakers, Celtics, and Magic?
Just a single answer to just 1 of these questions could result in the Heat reaching the cap. And what about the bench? Miami is going to need at least 3 solid players at key positions to come off the bench and be not just good, but strong contributors. Most likely they will need a big man, a swing man, and a point guard to come off the bench and provide huge contributions throughout the season.
The 2008 Boston Celtic Comparison
Everybody in the media is comparing this big three (naturally) to the big 3 compiled in Boston back in 2008 that resulted in a championship. Not so fast “experts!” Boston had a point guard by the name of Rajon Rondo that provided a 4th big threat for the C’s. Even though many of us at the time didn’t think much of Rondo, he became arguably one of the best PG’s in the league. Is this something that Mario Chalmers can pull off? That’s going to be quite a stretch. And I doubt it will happen.
Let’s not forget 3-point shooting. Boston in 2008 had a ton of it. Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Eddie House, and James Posey could all light it up from 3 point range. This Miami team doesn’t have any of that yet. And with drivers and slashers like Wade and LeBron, they HAVE to have 3 point threats to spread the floor.
It Won’t Be Enough…This Year At Least
There’s no doubt Pat Riley will be able to lure a few solid veteran players down to Miami for minimums simply based off the opportunity to play with this Miami “Super Team.” But in the end it won’t be enough to win a championship…at least in the 2010-11 season that is. Look for it to take till after this season for LeBron to get a ring in Miami.