Should The Miami Heat Keep LeBron James, Dwyane Wade & Chris Bosh Together For Another Season?
The Miami Heat are once again NBA champions! Although the San Antonio Spurs pushed the Heat to their breaking point and almost stole the 2013 NBA Finals series from them, the Heat came up big last night to win their second consecutive NBA title. LeBron James was named the NBA Finals MVP, Dwyane Wade proved that he’s still got some gas left in the tank, and while he didn’t have a great game in Game 7 of the NBA Finals (in fact, he didn’t score) Chris Bosh contributed on some key defensive stops late in the game as the Heat successfully defended their 2012 title. But it took all they had to win the title this year. So it begs the question: Should the Heat keep the “Big 3″ of James, Wade, and Bosh together next season and let them try and three-peat—or should they consider trading away one of the “Big 3″ members (Bosh) in order to obtain other players to make their road to the 2014 NBA Finals a bit more manageable?
Although I’m not a Heat fan, I know that, if I was, I would want to let James, Wade, and Bosh try and three-peat next season and keep the team intact for at least one more season. Because while the road to the title was filled with potholes this season, it’s clear that this team has what it takes to win another title. LeBron seems to finally realize that, when he wants to, he can do whatever he wants to do on the basketball court. D-Wade will get a chance to get healthy during the offseason and come back stronger than ever next season. And even though he doesn’t always play like a superstar, Bosh still has his moments on the court and does a lot of things that other players can’t do. So why not let this team try to win one more title? After that, all bets are off. But it seems silly to break up a team that just won a second straight title.
With that in mind, I wouldn’t expect to see the Heat make any major moves in the offseason. I’m sure that they will listen to any trade offers that come in and carefully consider what they could potentially get for a guy like Bosh. But if they pull the trigger on a trade, they need to be absolutely positive that whoever they bring in will be able to fit into the team without disrupting the chemistry. Otherwise, they may end up sabotaging their chances to win a third straight title and upsetting their fan base in the process.