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Old 03-20-2013, 04:35 AM   #61
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Chalmers/Cole
Wade/Allen
Battier/Miller
Haslem/Lewis/Juwan
Bosh/Birdman/Varnado
Damn, who the hell can beat this team in the east?
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:45 AM   #62
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Damn, who the hell can beat this team in the east?
Are you serious? Indiana would have no problems taking care of this team, Boston as well and a healthy Knicks could do the job. Indiana are very good, they have a great front court with Hibbert and West and back court with Hill and Paul George.

Please use your brain and stop trolling, you should know basketball at this point. You don't get to the finals by taking away the best player in the world and leaving them with the worst front court and a very bad bench. Lebron makes all their weaknesses work and without him they'd be on display for every team to utilize.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:48 AM   #63
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Are you serious? Indiana would have no problems taking care of this team, Boston as well and a healthy Knicks could do the job. Indiana are very good, they have a great front court with Hibbert and West and back court with Hill and Paul George.

Please use your brain and stop trolling, you should know basketball at this point. You don't get to the finals by taking away the best player in the world and leaving them with the worst front court and a very bad bench. Lebron makes all their weaknesses work and without him they'd be on display for every team to utilize.
Those teams just have the CHANCE of beating them. But if that Heat team is clicking, and Wade is doing his stuff, they can win and make their way to the finals no problem. Are you disputing the possibility of this happening?

Look at those teams you mention.. you couldn't even name one superstar in there

End of the day, it's a possibility, and big one at that, that Heat sans Lebron could still make the finals. That's how stacked it is + how weak the east is.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:48 AM   #64
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Kobe fans . This is a never ending nightmare for them.

Anybody who thinks Miami w/o LeBron is beating Boston, Indiana and a healthy Knicks and Bulls(w/ Rose) team is INSANE. Insane. Without LeBron, they are left with a borderline top-5 player in Wade, a 3rd option-masquerading as 2nd in Bosh and a listless roster beyond that. They have one of the worst, if not the worst, rotations in the league at PG and PF among playoff teams. LeBron covers their numerous size issues with his ability to play the 4. Their defense would go to the toilet against ANY good team in the playoffs without him(which is what happened in '09 and '10 under Spoelstra). And without a great creator in LeBron, their legion of spot-up shooters are rendered useless too - because that's the only skill they have. Imagine Chalmers or Cole handling the ball a lot against playoff D....*shudders*....
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:56 AM   #65
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Yall pissed Heat fans forgot smth.

Boston has no Rondo
Knicks has no Amare, Melo is crippled currently
Bulls has no Rose, he has no intention of stepping on the court yet

So yeah.. it would be no problem.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:13 AM   #66
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Kobe fans . This is a never ending nightmare for them.

Anybody who thinks Miami w/o LeBron is beating Boston, Indiana and a healthy Knicks and Bulls(w/ Rose) team is INSANE. Insane. Without LeBron, they are left with a borderline top-5 player in Wade, a 3rd option-masquerading as 2nd in Bosh and a listless roster beyond that. They have one of the worst, if not the worst, rotations in the league at PG and PF among playoff teams. LeBron covers their numerous size issues with his ability to play the 4. Their defense would go to the toilet against ANY good team in the playoffs without him(which is what happened in '09 and '10 under Spoelstra). And without a great creator in LeBron, their legion of spot-up shooters are rendered useless too - because that's the only skill they have. Imagine Chalmers or Cole handling the ball a lot against playoff D....*shudders*....
Stop making shit up, Miami was a top 5 defensive team both years before Bron and in the series against Atlanta in 09 and Boston in 10 all those games were low scoring battles. **** outta here with this made up shit, Wade ANCHORED that defense every year after the championship and damn near won DPOY in 09. Stop it with this made up bullshit.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:38 AM   #67
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Without LBJ they might make it to the finals but they would be murdered by the Thunder/Spurs.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:44 AM   #68
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that's probably why LeShames decided to join miami, he'd have no chance battling against a team led by wade/bosh and have great defensive role players
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:46 AM   #69
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Without LBJ they might make it to the finals but they would be murdered by the Thunder/Spurs.
Possibly, but this confirms what everyone has been saying in this thread.
Heat would be a contender without Lebron. Add him, it's just over the top stacked team. Winning is not a big accomplishment anymore.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:06 AM   #70
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Possibly, but this confirms what everyone was saying before the season.
Lakers would be a contender without Nash/Howard. Add him, it's just over the top stacked team. Winning is not a big accomplishment anymore.
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