Originally Posted by kennethgriffin
the problem here is
those cleveland teams won more games than any heat team thus far
and lebron is supposed to be better now than ever
so if it truly was ALL lebron... then the heat with 10 times better a linup should have resulted in atleast a few 60 win seasons by now...
but the truth is.. those cleveland teams werent built on offense. they were a defensive power house
they were like the bulls are now or with rose ... it didnt really matter that they had less offensive fire power
so yes. kobe could easly have won with those cleveland teams. all they were really missing was a guy who could perform in 4th quarters and keep composure in the playoffs... lebron lost his mind and tried doing too much. then choked when the the bright lights were on him
only in 2012 did lebron finally come out of his shell
No, the real problem is that those teams had success in the regular season because they tried harder and came to play every single night. That isn't to way they weren't really good...and your point about defense is true. But they lost because they didn't have enough talent to beat other elite teams...or teams that got hot.
Regular season success is not always an indication of how good a team is. The current Heat could win more games than those Cavs teams if they really wanted...hell, we just saw them win 27 in a row. But these guys take nights off and don't push themselves the way those Cavs teams did.
Yet we all know these Heat teams are infinitely better.