Something looks different about the Miami Heat this year.
I’ve got it: Norris Cole’s high-top fade is much more than it was last year squared off.
Oh LeBron James isn’t on the team which delivers a blow that is decent-sized in 2014-15 to Miami’s title hopes. The Heat are now long shots that are relative after featuring as heavy favorites this time a year ago.
Miami has specialists Luol Deng, Danny Granger and Josh McRoberts–three offseason improvements president Pat Riley would have preferred as James’ sidekicks, not replacements.
Chris Bosh will be a part of the crime and he’ll do his best to reprise the role of 20-10 dynamo he performed the Toronto Raptors. And Dwyane Wade will step back in the spotlight, hoping his body holds up under the strain of responsibility.
It seems just like the Heat have sufficient talent to stay around as a playoff team. But if another 28 matches esophageal his knees are missed by Wade, these postseason fantasies could vanish.