Heat seem poised to win it all
admin | 3/15/2012, 5:16 a.m.
As the Miami Heat begin that critical stretch toward the playoffs. Heat fans are hopeful that they may have finally figured out some of the troubling aspects of their game late game situations being one example. Who takes the last shot Wade or LeBron? Surely somebody has to be Robin right? Remember it wasnt that long ago when the constant questioning of LeBrons mental toughness or willingness to take over at crucial stretches of a game was a hot topic. Some fans are still waiting to see that "Jordan" moment from LeBron. Maybe a buzzer beating jumper to win a championship a la Jordan over Russell. James, however, has his own ideas on how to finish games which is to make the best basketball play whether we like it or not. The trust of his teammates and he in them to convert opportunities are what matter most to the King. Consider last week's win over the Atlanta Hawks when it was big shots by Chris Bosh and the previously slumping Udonis Haslem that sealed the deal for Miami. The team followed this up with another big time performance from its superstars Wade and LeBron against the Indiana Pacers. Head coach Erik Spoelstra loves the fact that this team, despite having two of the premier perimeter players in the league, does not rely solely on these guys to take big shots down the stretch. This is good for the psyche of the team and we really like what were seeing. Remember the great Bulls team did not only win when Jordan or Pippen came up big. It was BJ Armstrong, Steve Kerr and John Paxson that contributed when called upon. Similarly with the LA Laker dynasties of Shaq and Kobe you had guys like Robert Horry, Rick Fox, Brian Shaw or Derek Fisher. Those guys were not afraid of the moment and their superstar teammates were not afraid to give them the ball. This is not a bad blueprint to follow when you are building a championship team. The Miami Heat are still a ways from that parade down Biscayne Boulevard. But if they continue to gel as a team, you may want to put any June vacation plans on hold. By The Sports Brothers