The Miami Heat are the team to beat coming into this NBA season. Their chance at a third NBA championship is the talk this week as we reach two weeks from the start of the NBA season. So, can the Miami Heat get another championship?

Yes, they can. Charles Barkley even thinks so–if they get a “big man”. While on TNT he stated:

I think that you saw the flaws in the Miami Heat last year, (specifically) their lack of size. And I think the key to me is going to be (free agent center addition) Greg Oden (who hasn’t played in a game since December 2009 because of knee problems). If he gives them physical size, it’s going to be very difficult to beat the team. But that’s their real weakness — size. Every big guy they play against just dominates them. I think it really, to me, it depends on what Oden has left in the tank.

 

“You saw last year, where first of all they shouldn’t have won the championship — (the) San Antonio (Spurs) just flat out blew it — but you see how (Indiana Pacers center) Roy Hibbert, (San Antonio forward) Tim Duncan had flashbacks. When they play against big guys, man, they just get dominated.”

So Oden, the new big-guy-on-campus is set to be the big body in the “paint” that they need, at least according to Barkley. Well, they didn’t have that last season or the season before, and they won. While I do think the big guy is necessary, I think a big guy who isn’t agile or aggressive is of little value. 

At the end of the day a championship team, in my opinion not only has a strong center, but they have a unique synergy. That, coupled with a strong bench, will take any team to a championship.

What do you think?

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis

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