The Miami Heat have looked exactly how most expected during the infant stages of an electric 2010-2011 season. Dominant at times and extremely evident growing pains at others. D-Wade is the scorer while LeBron seems to be adapting to his facilitator/point-forward position leading the squad in assists with eight per game to go along with 21 points. Even the role players are accepting their roles as sharpshooters and rebounders. Yet, the one glaring disparity remains their post presence – or lack thereof.
Look, don’t shoot the messenger. Consider this passing along material that’s interesting and good for barbershop conversation. No one’s saying Bosh should or will be traded, but this just goes to show you how short of a leash people have “Miami 3:16” on. Jason Whitlock of FOX Sports conjured up this crazy scenario, which, for as crazy as it sounds, comes off as completely logical given the events from this past summer.
We all pretty much agree LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are capable of impersonating Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. Does Bosh have any Dennis Rodman, Horace Grant or Charles Oakley in his 6-foot-11, 235-pound frame?
Is Bosh a homeless man’s Dirk Nowitzki, a perimeter big man who put up inflated scoring and rebounding numbers because when visiting NBA players cross the Canadian border they put far more effort into acquiring condoms, loonies and a strip-club champagne room than their on-court assignments?
On the NBA circuit, Toronto is White Vegas, where jungle fever is celebrated by local strippers and escorts 41 times a year. Toronto is a great city to put up numbers and build a rep.
Miami, post-The Decision, is the perfect place to get exposed.
The Heat don’t need a Big Three. Wade and James need a rebounding and defensive goon.