I think the Heat may have ruined the NBA
posted at 5/12/2011 2:02 AM EDT
Before I begin talking about the Heat, I want to say a word about the Celtics. The Celtics got their 'BIG 3' through reasonable trades. I really believe that. Big Al looked like a monster in the making. Plus we gave Minny some decent other players. As far as Ray goes, we gave #5 pick and West and Szerbiak (the latter admittedly bad in my opinion). Thus we got our team the old fashioned way. We made trades. For example, look at how Denver got a "better" team in exchange for Carmelo.
This brings me to the Heat. Whom I must say, I have complete disdain for. Two all-stars decided to join another all-star to make a super-team. No building blocks. No reasonable trades. NOthing. Just all-stars deciding to pick a team and kick butt and win as many championships as possible.
The problem with this is that other all-star players in the NBA want to win championships too. So what will happen in the future? Stars in free agency will decide to join forces and try to beat the Heat's super-team. I believe, for example, there might be three or four super-teams competing for the championship all mostly built on stars coming together and trying to beat other super-teams (i.e. the Heat)
Gone will be the era of the trades for the most part. More power, rightly or wrongly, will be given to the players. MANY THINGS WILL BE CHANGED by the example set Bosh and James did.
Granted, I must admit here in saying in all this that I detest the Heat and how they went about composing a winnning team. I don't respect James nor Bosh. I don't even like Wade as much. Once again, and others have said it, would Kobe ever have done what James did. I think not. (Even though Kobe is a Laker, I respect him.)
In conclusion, I do believe there will now be a shift in how teams will be formed. Players will have more power, etc.
I just hope that I love the "new" NBA as much as I love the present one. And, of course, my love for the C's is non-ending.