Just like when the Jordan Bulls of old finally got past the Pistons. The win tonight by Miami Heat over the Boston Celtics will be the first stepping stone for them to win the ring. Lakers would have been their only road block. With Orlando and Boston out of the way there is no one left to stop them in the East. Now before you say anything; I love the Bulls. They are my favorite NBA team but lets be honest. Just like LeBron James when he was in Cleveland. Derrick Rose has no support system.
As good as Rose is, as great as Jordan was and LeBron James was they could not do it alone. Jordan had Scottie Pippen. LeBron James has Wade. Rose has… Thats right no one. For all it’s Superstars the NBA is still a team game. That is the main reason everyone expects Dwight Howard to leave Orlando for a home with a better support system. If he goes to LA Lakers, Kobe would have his go to center just like to good old days when Shaq was a force to be feared.
Now what about the Celtics. I think everyone is over reacting. They still have some legs left. They do not have to disband to win another championship. I also think this lost is a good thing. It is great for them mentally and for their ego. They were too sure of themselves. They should have never traded Perkins and bet on Shaq. Now they can focus and realize they are mortal. Mortals are can be beat. So they will work.