After making their 4th consecutive Eastern Conference Finals by beating the Nets; and preparing to face a confused and inexperienced looking Pacers; the Heat maybe looking to Three Peat this year. But this year may be their hardest yet, they have the worst record of the 4 finals team and will not have home court advantage regardless of who they face in the Playoffs this year. Add that along with the revision of the Finals format which will be 2-2-1-1-1 instead of 2-3-2, it will be extremely difficult to over come; but I believe in the Heat.
Now lets start with the Pacers. These guys worked their butts of this year to get the number one seed (which they have) but seem to be struggling mentally. All the hard work and sweat to seek revenge against the Heat who they believed got away with luck last year seems to be inconsequential. The team has some locker room issues and they are highly inconsistent. The only thing positive thing about the Pacers playing the Heat is that they do take their game to the next level, which can not be denied. They play the Miami Heat with a sense of pain and urgency, and this will most likely be their reasoning for beating the Heat. On the flip side, they have too much going on. Lance Stephenson is the Russel Westbrook of the East, Paul George hasn’t retained that super star level he was perceived to have reached, lets not talk about Roy Hibbert’s performance, and well David West is the best thing they got going for them, and no sarcasm here, David West is a beast! But I just don’t see it happening.
Now to the west, The Spurs and the Thunder are both looking for revenge against the reigning two time champs as they both lost to the heat in the finals in the last 2 years of the NBA. The Thunder was a full on whooping, and the Spurs sort of gave the game away in game 6 with their horrible stretch at the end. The Thunder however will struggle due to the lost of Ibaka who will be out the rest of the season, thus giving the Spurs the best chance of moving on, which makes sense because the Spurs are probably the only team that can be the Heat right now. Now Durant has a lot to prove which means we might see a few 40 point game out of him against the Spurs, but will Westbrook (eh) hold is own and help the team win. The Spurs are not the Grizzlies or the Clippers. They will not make mistakes; they are cold, calculated, and will run you over in a second. Durant and Westbrook can not afford turnovers or reckless plays. These are some of the major keys in this matchup.
And the last piece are the coaches. This is pure speculation on my end, but I believe if the Thunder lose, Scott Brooks won’t be a coach for OKC anymore, and like wise with the Pacers. Vogels career may end here if they lose. We just saw Mark Jackson get fired which is disheartening, but is pure business.
Regardless of who wins in the Finals, I just can’t wait to see the celebration, because I doubt anything will touch Chris’ Bosh’s little drunk in love dance he did with the Champagne last year.
So the Heat will Three Peat. The Three Peat Heat. Heating for a Three Peating. If you meet, the Heat, you will get beat, for a Three Peat. Ok no more cheesy rhymes, comment below and share your thoughts.