I feel like Peter Schiff on this one. When Lebron James and Chris Bosh signed on, folks from ESPN down to bandwagoners seemed ready to hand the Heat the NBA title. The media were saying the Lakers were going to be dethroned, the Heat would storm their way to 75 wins, these guys are young and full of energy so they can easily handle 45 min/night, hail to the new "dream team", Lebron will be the king in Miami, etc. My first reaction to the deal was "who's going to fill out the roster?" The Heat basically got rid of half their team and filled it up with has-beens, scrubs, and bit players just to make space to pay three players 70% of the payroll. I told my Laker turned bandwagon friend before the season that the Heat were likely to start off slow because they don't have much for chemistry. On paper this team should have a versatile, inter-changable starting 5 because Bosh, James, and Wade can each play 2 positions. But the Heat are going to have problems inside since Bosh is NOT a defensive player, James is still not great at one-on-one defense, and their bench doesn't have much of anything to keep the team going when these guys are hurt/tired/in foul trouble. You have 3 guys in their prime that are used to having the ball all the time and having teams cater an offense around them... there's not enough basketballs for them. Bosh is off to a slow start which to me was no surprise. Wade is still banged up, James is complaining this isn't as fun as he thought it would be and complaining of playing too many minutes, the coach might lose his job so that Riley can "save the day", you have the Big 3 with nothing else while Haslem might be traded and Miller's out until January, the Heat are losing to good and not-so-good teams, and the "heat is on". I still think Boston is old, but they actually have a "team" of players that know their roles, guys that set aside their egos, and stand behind their coach. Ditto for Orlando. I think Miami would be in better shape in 2011-12, but this goes to show that it takes more than "superstars" (I use that term loosely as Bosh is not such a player and never will be) to win titles. James has been shown to lack a heart (see game 5 vs Boston last year) and Bosh is a glorified Zack Randolph and didn't make the playoffs his final two years in Toronto. I'll give Wade props, but even he should have thought this over before pushing to get both of his friends to come to his team.