The Ten Things You Need To Know About the NBA Playoffs as a Miami Heat Fan
The NBA Playoffs start Saturday, and it could not come soon enough.
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This year, the Miami Heat, and the three superstars the team is built around, go for their fourth NBA Finals in a row and a possible third NBA Championship. Not to get too far ahead of ourselves, but it may be the last time we see our Big Three together for a championship again.
In preparation of what promises to be the hardest playoff run the team has ever been a part of, here are ten things you need to know about this year's playoffs and our Miami Heat's role within it.
Four Years In, and the Miami Heat Are Really, Really Tired
Technically, it's five years considering all the playoff games they've played in the era of the Three Kings. They're tired, and quite frankly probably bored, so this season hasn't been the easiest to watch.
Will the Heat snap out of it now that the playoffs are here, or are they going to stumble their way into a disappointing post season run? Are LeBron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade the makers of history, or are they going to fall short of a three-peat like the Los Angeles Lakers of 2003-04?
Don't Fall For the Hype, the Brooklyn Nets Suck
For the last four years, some crappy team makes it to the playoffs and somehow gets the media drooling over a chance at surprising the Miami Heat. Since 2011, it's been either the Chicago Bulls or the New York Knicks, and somehow, in 15 games against both teams, they've only managed three wins against the Heat.
Can the media learn their lesson? Of course not, but trust us, there's no way that the Heat are tanking games out of fear of facing a chipmunked face Paul Pierce and Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind Alien Kevin Garrnett, a conspiracy theory the media have been throwing around for the last week.