June 21, 2012

It's Time For A Change

     With a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat are on the verge of winning their first championship with the James/Wade/Bosh trio.  And I can't wait to see it happen.

     When (I guess I should say if) the Heat get that fourth win, everything changes.  We've been stuck in the "LeBron folds under pressure, has no rings, and is therefore worse than any other NBA player" storyline for four or five years now, and it only got worse when Dwyane Wade entered the picture.  I've really enjoyed arguing about these things through the TV for the past few years, but I'm ready to move on.  It's time for a change.

     Sure, all the LeBron haters (and yes, they do exist) will find something else to complain about, like the fact that he needed Wade to help him win a title, or that he doesn't have two of them, or that he didn't win it on a last-second shot, or that somehow the refs were responsible for his first title.  But when they finally get that first championship, discussing those things will seem foolish.  We can finally focus on Kobe's final years, whatever Dwight Howard is going to do, the maturation of the league's young stars, and whatever happened to that Lin guy that seemed to exist for only about a month.  The Heat discussion will take a new shape.  We'll be talking about their attempt to repeat and to maintain the level of awesomeness.  We can finally recognize that LeBron may be one of the greatest players ever.

     I'm very excited about all of this.  So Miami Heat, I'm begging you.  Please, please, please, please, don't screw this up.

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