Summing up Miami Heat's 2012-2013 season predictions
However, after last season’s postseason celebrations South Florida’s got a taste of victory after the Miami Heat claimed a long-awaited championship title. And the Miami Heat made a couple of strong moves during the offseason by locking in Reshard Lewis and employing Ray Allen’s help on the arc. Besides, the Miami Heat have got possibly the league’s best player…So who says dreams aren’t possible.
So let’s build on that and take a look at the top web predictions regarding the Miami Heat’s 2012-2013 season.
Miami Heat to repeat
The Miami Heat slaughtered their competition in the annual GM’s poll by racking 70 percent votes as the win the NBA championship this season. The much-hyped Los Angeles Lakers lagged far behind with just 23 percent votes.
First off, the Los Angeles Lakers are already struggling in the preseason with a 0-6 record, especially after their roster was hit by injuries. The absence of starters will make it difficult for Los Angeles Lakers’ to build chemistry, while the Miami Heat have tried their hand at it through the offseason and training camp.
Moreover, of the top three title contending team this season two are coming from the West, so the Los Angeles Lakers have a lot of competition.
While its is likely the Miami Heat will face a challenge from the sleeping underdogs Boston Celtics, who took the Heat a through series, the Celtics have renovated the roster as well to keep up with its age crisis. So, they’ll still be trying to work things out and build chemistry.
LeBron James up for fourth MVP
The Miami Heat forward LeBron James also received 67 percent votes in the same survey for nabbing the MVP title this season.
It is easy to see workings of the GM’s minds since:
1. LeBron James posted a remarkable performance last season and is being widely compared to Michael Jordan and his championship title legacy.
2. LeBron James appeared to be one of the best players and an evident leader on the USA basketball team that won the London Olympics gold this summer.
3. Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra successfully utilized LeBron James in multiple positions, and the versatile player appeared completely comfortable playing each position.
4. Dwyane Wade has gradually taken a back-step on the spotlight by handing LeBron James the baton to lead the Miami Heat forward this season.