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Keys To A Miami Heat Championship

by on June 12, 2012

1. Someone help LeBron out — Basketball is a TEAM Sport. We know LeBron is going to give you 25-30 a night but who is going to be the next guy to step up? DWade can’t take the 1st half off anymore and the wings that Miami has acquired to make key shots down the stretch of the game need to do their job!! I’m talking to you Shane Battier, Mike Miller, James Jones etc.  This team needs to make points off of turnovers and get as many fastbreak points as possible whenever Westbrook makes poor decisions. One person can’t do that alone, it’s a team effort.

2. Let Bosh come off the bench — The guy is still injured, no one in the HEAT organization wants to say it but it’s the truth. I’ve criticized Erik Spoelstra throughout the season for poor decisions but this was a great solution to the problems Miami was facing in the middle of the Boston series. Have Bosh come in and spark off the second unit while you give the other Big 2 a chance to rest so that they’ll be ready for the 4th quarter.

3. Make your free throws — The reason why so many games have been so close down the stretch despite playing such good perimeter defense is because of misusing easy opportunities. Free throws are something that you are taught from the pee-wee level as a little kid, there’s no excuse for not making such simple points, especially when Shaq left the Heat a long time ago.

4. Attack the hoop — LeBron is one of the strongest players in the league and DWade is known for his slash and dash moves, why not utilize the characteristics God has given you? Drive to the hoop and take your disadvantage (i.e. Perkins and Ibaka) out of the game by drawing fouls instead of settling for jump shots and not moving the ball in transition.

5. Play with some swag and confidence — You’ve been on this stage before. The Thunder have more depth than you, they’re younger and have better post players than you do. So what? As long as you put your heart out there and give it all you can, there’s no reason to not win the title. LeBron can’t disappear in the 4th quarter like he did last year, that’s swagLESS (Yes, I just made up a word). Compete like it’s the last time you’ll ever play and show some toughness in the clutch. You have the experience, now it’s time to prove the haters wrong.

– by JMan

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