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Old 05-03-2012, 10:53 AM
 
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Well, the table sure seems set for LeBron and the Heat what with Rose going down for the year.

If the Heat can't get it done this year I wonder if one of the big three gets moved.

I'm from Akron, Ohio and am a Cavs fan so I have no love for the Heat or LeBron but I'm almost starting to feel sorry for LeBron and I'm more curious than anything to see how this all pans out.

If you forced me to make a prediction I'd say that the Heat makes it to the finals and loses to the Spurs but I don't really follow anyone but the Cavs and them casually so take that with a grain of salt.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:54 AM
 
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yea... its like the stars are aligned. lol...

The Heat still will have to contend with a battle tested team from the West regardless of what happens.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:58 AM
 
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Well, the path to the finals has certainly been cleared for him, hasn't it? No Rose on the Bulls, no J-Smooth on the Hawks, no Howard on the Magic, no Allen on the Celts, etc etc......
Yep, when Rose went down....all the guys betting book on the Heat making the finals went Kaching!
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:00 AM
 
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Agree with everyone saying that the Heat, while having a clear path in the east now...will be facing someone tough in the finals.

Anyone trying to * that is just irrationally hating on the Heat.

P.S. If they fall short this year, I doubt they deal anyone. They will just fish for more veterans playing for the exception and a ring chance.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:06 AM
 
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The doubters are the people who think he won't choke. It's what he does when it comes to the big games.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:13 AM
 
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The Heat still will have to contend with a battle tested team from the West regardless of what happens.

agreed... I mentioned that

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because he's so polarizing... I think some will view the easy path as an asterik. I wont... because he will still have to beat a formidable WC team to win it.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:19 AM
 
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The doubters are the people who think he won't choke. It's what he does when it comes to the big games.

He made some big, big shots while he was in Cleveland. I think where the pressure comes in is from the whole Decision thing and the way he and the media basically said everything was the Cavs fault, Dan Gilbert's fault, the City of Cleveland's fault, how terrible the people of Ohio are, how bad the nightlife is, the weather is, his team mates are, how there is no "Hip Hop Flava and Swagga" here so no young stars will sign with the Cavs, etc.....

OK so now he's in a hip market with two other all stars and a supporting cast of his choosing. No excuses now.

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Old 05-03-2012, 11:30 AM
 
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Yep, when Rose went down....all the guys betting book on the Heat making the finals went Kaching!
Yeah, honestly, I would be surprised if any of their series in the East goes more than 5 games.

Just holding out hope that someone from the west (Spurs, Lakers or Thunder) can take them down in June.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:55 PM
 
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The West is much tougher, so I can see either 3 of those beat Miami
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:44 PM
 
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Yeah, honestly, I would be surprised if any of their series in the East goes more than 5 games.

Just holding out hope that someone from the west (Spurs, Lakers or Thunder) can take them down in June.
Don't sleep on Indiana. They may not beat them, but it isn't going to be easy, especially since they don't have a big to guard Hibbert.
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