5 Reasons Why the Heat Will Repeat the Success from Last Season

The Miami Heat won the NBA championship last season (duh!), and is once again the favorites to win it all this season. Join us as we take a look at 5 Reasons why the Miami Heat will repeat as champions this season!

1.   The Supersonics Connection

This offseason, almost every NBA team added some talent in hopes of becoming a better squad. The Lakers made huge moves, acquiring Steve Nash and Dwight Howard in hopes of challenging the Heat for the title. But Miami made some strong moves in Free Agency as well.

The Heat added one of the best 3 point shooters in NBA History, Ray Allen. And on the other hand, they also acquired Allen’s former running mate in Seattle, Rashard Lewis. These two played amazing basketball during their stint in Seattle. Although having passed their respective primes, Allen and Lewis are still great additions to the defending champs.

Allen and Lewis provide the Heat more gunmen from beyond the arc. With LeBron James’ superior court vision and play making ability, having more three point shooting threats on the floor will do wonders for the Miami Heat’s offense. Allen and Lewis may just be what the Heat needs for another repeat.

2.  Bosh’s Transition to Center

Chris Bosh was always considered as a power forward. He is the 3rd option in Miami, with Dwyane Wade and LeBron James sharing the bulk of the offensive load. But when Chris Bosh was sidelined in the playoffs, he was definitely missed.

Now, Chris Bosh is fully healthy and added some muscle as he makes the transition from 4 to 5. Bosh will now be the Heat’s starting center, and this may be a good thing. With Dwight Howard already out West, there are only a few legit centers in the East. Bosh can definitely hold his own and make the most out of the opportunity.

With his speed and shooting ability, Bosh has an advantage over the prototype big men in the league.

3.    Derrick Rose and Amar’e Stoudemire’s Health Issues

The Miami Heat are the favorites to win the title, but this doesn’t mean that no one in the East has a shot to dethrone them. In fact, there are a couple of teams in the East that can definitely challenge Miami. The only problem is that those teams aren’t completely healthy.

The Chicago Bulls were legit contenders last season. That was when Rose was still playing. Ever since Rose suffered an ACL injury, the Bulls were thrown out of the conversation of challenging Miami.

The New York Knicks on the other hand, added a couple of veterans such as Raymond Felton, Jason Kidd, Marcus Camby, Rasheed Wallace in hopes of beating the Miami Heat for the Eastern Conference throne. The problem? Amar’e Stoudemire is now out indefinitely due to knee problems.

Because of the other teams’ misfortunes, the Heat are looking to capitalize and coast through the East once again.

4.   The Lakers and OKC are Not Ready for the Heat

The Lakers are filled with legit veterans and superstars, but this doesn’t mean that they can coast their way to an NBA championship. The Lakers will need to get it together and build chemistry. It isn’t a guarantee that they can all play well together.

The Thunder also traded away James Harden to the Rockets for Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb. Losing Harden is a huge blow to the Thunder and may have crippled them a bit. The Miami Heat will have no problem taking advantage of the Lakers’ chemistry issues and the Thunder’s weaker bench.

5.   LeBron James is the Best Player in the Planet

Let’s face it… LeBron James is the best player in the planet. He is in the prime of his career and there is no stopping the L-Train from doing whatever he wants.

James will continue playing at a very high level, and when he does, there’s just no stopping the Miami Heat. The only guy who can match LBJ point for point, and even beat him is Carmelo Anthony (historically, Melo has the edge over LeBron). But Melo needs Stoudemire to be healthy if the Knicks want to beat the Heat.

Till that happens, LeBron James will continue his onslaught and lead the Miami Heat to another NBA title this season.