“The Heat is On!!!!” I Had to Say It, LOL!

Apocalypse watch is on in Miami. If (I’m saying IF) the Heat don’t recover from their 3-2 deficit in these NBA Finals, you can bet this team will be blown up. I don’t mean just moving Chris Bosh or Mario Chalmers. Because of the signings and salary moves made under the old collective bargaining agreement, several players will be moved to manage the cap under the new CBA.

First Chris Bosh. It’s clear he’s been the odd man out amongst the Big three. Some even suggest he wasn’t the desired big to round out the three to begin with. Pat Riley will be looking to move him to acquire asserts to aid rebuilding efforts. Bosh has two years left on his original deal with an option to opt out after the 2014 season just like LeBron, so there is bound to be some team that will take on his deal in hopes he’ll exercise his option and clear cap space for them.

Second Mario Chalmers. Mario is a big shot taker and has in some cases made them. (See game four of the 2012 NBA Finals and the 2008 NCAA National Championship game; He was award Most outstanding player of the tournament). But in an honest moment I bet the Heat Coaching Staff and players would agree that Norris Cole is a better fit and has out played Chalmers. He also is still on his rookie contract, which makes him cheaper. Do you sense a theme?

Third the role players. Chris “bird man” Andersen, Mike Miller and Shane Battier. How can Heat management justify bringing these guys back a year older and with what money? Birdman came cheap because he was at home for 75% of the season on his couch. Trust and believe there will be several teams out there willing to over pay for his services after watching him re-energize the Heat during these playoffs (except the Finals). Mike Miller has been exposed in these Finals. He should’ve retired after his exceptional performance in the clincher of the 2012 NBA Finals. The only person who could’ve gone out better was another Mike, Jordan. But he messed it up too by playing for the Washington Wizards for two years (Thanks MJ for ruining my final image of you). Shane Battier, ehh. His value has been diminished in these playoffs too. His shot is off, flopping is now more costly than a flagrant foul, so he can’t even do that anymore. So why would they keep him around either? These role players who helped bring a championship to Miami last year, except for Andersen, are the reason they might not when this year. Danny Green (my pick for Finals MVP), Kawai Leonard and Gary Neal are out playing them.

Finally, LeBron James. If he thought the talent in South Beach was starting to remind him of his Cleveland days a couple weeks ago, wait until he sees the talent after Executive Riley has to make “money moves.” Seeing how the team will be blown up to “reload” (under the new CBA there is no “reloading” that was the purpose of the lockout) and D-Wade’s continual decline, you can be LBJ will opt out in 2014 in hopes of taking his “talents” elsewhere.

It’s all about money, and even though the big three and several others took less to join forces, not enough is going to be why they’ll be broken up.

Miami fans prepare. The end is near, unless LBJ has a performance like he did in game two in game six and seven. Otherwise, you’ll have to find another bandwagon to jump on, because that Heat one is about to crash and burn with not eight, not seven, not six, not five, not four, not three, not two, but only one championship.


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