The common theme after the ’08 NBA finals was just how much tougher the Boston Celtics were than the L.A. Lakers. The Celts punked the Lakers and proved they were as soft as puppy shit. As I watched(and re-watched) the Utah Jazz come back from 20 points down against the 3 D-bags & the Heat Tuesday night, I kept going back to those finals. The Heat’s interior defense has been non-existent so far in the early season. I mean Emeka Okafor put up 26 & 13 against them, and he has the offensive skill of a D-leaguer. It was after that game that I became convinced that this Heat team can’t possibly beat the Celtics or Lakers in a 7 game series. I was downright giddy when Paul Millsap lit up Rupaul Bosh & the Heat for 46 points. Yes, that’s right 46 points! The Bulls might even be able to push them to the limit when push comes to shove.
There is a reason that point guard and center are the most important commodities on a basketball team. The Heat have neither, and are getting exposed by teams that have quality bigs(or anyone with a pulse) & great point guards. Chris Paul dissected them to the tune of 19 assists, and the Hornets 2nd year big man Jason Smith added 12 points & 6 boards. Yes, that Jason Smith. If your team possesses two quality big men and a point guard capable of taking Wade off the dribble(Deron Williams had a double double in the 2nd half alone–21 points & 14 assists), the Heat are screwed worse than Erik Spoelstra soon will be. Yes, Wade remains the 2nd best 2-guard in the NBA, and LeQuit, despite a 5-18 shooting night, is a triple double waiting to happen. However, too often the Heat offense is reminiscent of the old Cavs offense. It’s ether LeBron dribbling and going one on one or Wade doing the same while James sits in the corner Luol Deng style & bites his fingernails. Did you know that whiner still does that? Gag me. Their offense is a problem, but their team defense is bad enough that even those horseshit fans can see it(yes, there are still prime seats for Heat games. What a joke of a fan base they have). They don’t need Rupaul Bosh to do what he did in Toronto(no, not quit on his team. Good guess, though. Here’s a hint…..They don’t need him scoring 20+ a night with 4 rebounds). They need a Joakim Noah type to defend the Paul Millsap & Al Jefferson types, rebound, and be an intimidating force every night.
Bosh isn’t that type of player. He is a finesse stretch four who is getting exposed on the big stage of South Beach. It’s why if Bosh thought for himself and cared about what was best for his career, he should have signed with the Bulls. He wouldn’t have had to do the dirty work, rebound, & protect the rim. Noah would do that for him. However, we learned that he is incapable of thinking for himself. He would rather do Wade’s laundry & bring LeQuit lunch. I’ve been all over his “soft as puppy shit” ass since he followed Wade & James around all summer like he was their bitch. I should have known better considering Bosh “led” his Raptors to 3 whole playoff wins in 7 years. All he did was what many “superstars” have done before him– put up big numbers on bad teams that don’t face championship pressure. Bosh’s flaws are in plain sight for all to see now. I’m starting to believe that Bulls GM Gar Foreman meant what he said when he called Carlos Boozer “the number 1 free agent power forward.” I believe it because how many stud 4′s would let Millsap go off for 46 on them? Not many. The Bulls wanted Wade & James with their free agent money. They targeted Bosh(like the Heat) to get to Wade, and or, James. This fraud has to be making Pat Riley cringe everytime someone scores at will on him.
Dating back to his Lakers days, Pat Riley always had an intimidating force on his side. He found a niche for the “never should have been on a title team” Kurt Rambis. He and Jerry West raped the Spurs by trading Frank Brickowski, Petur Gudmundsson, an ’87 1st round pick, & cash for Mychal Thompson. That Lakers team needed a guy to defend low post centers, and Thompson was one of the best at the time. You remember Riley’s Knicks teams, don’t you? They had Charles Oakley, Xavier McDaniel, & Charles Smith posing as Patrick Ewing’s muscle. Watching his team’s paper mache defense against the Jazz had to make his skin crawl. Sorry, but Udonis Haslem’s carcass, Joel Anthony’s bum ass, & Zdrunas Ilgauskas’s corpse can’t and won’t get the job done.
This Heat team needs someone who can defend the rim, the pain, & the big 2. Chris Bosh isn’t that guy. I have a feeling Pat Riley knew this, but he let Wade be GM to ensure Wade didn’t bounce to the Bulls. This fake-ass pseudo contender also needs a point guard who can contain the elite point guards in the NBA. Sorry, but Wade isn’t stopping Rajon Rondo, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, John Wall and, obviously, Deron Williams. The two most important positions on a basketball team aren’t on the Heat’s roster. The way Riley & the 3 douche bags manipulated the league this summer, do you honestly think another team will help them fill their holes? Sure, there is always that ass clown David Kahn in Minnesota, but why would anyone else help them? They are proving that you can’t fill out your roster with minimum salaried bums and expect to compete with the best teams in the league. It’s been phenomenal when they lose because Twitter blows up like news of a new celebrity sex tape. It’s even better knowing that The Big 3 is really The Big 2 featuring 1 giant question mark.