So what if we lost Game 2? Why is the media killing us and dismantling our team? The panic button is on and talks about trading Dwyane Wade for Dwight Howard have come up. Really? We lose one game of a 7 game series and everyone is begging for change.
LeBron James is not to be blamed for this Game 2 loss for missing two free throws. Yes, they were crucial points, but the media loves to dice up the stats to show how bad LeBron is with the game on the line. Pay attention to the fine print, it’s something like this. “LeBron James shoots terribly when there’s one minute left in the game, there’s a full-moon, and there are two pigs on the floor playing black-jack.” The Miami Heat would not have had a chance to win the game if it wasn’t for LeBron. Here are his stats for Game 2: 28 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 6 steals. You decide whether he is to blame.
And for a little perspective, have a look at this comparison.
OK, so what happens if Bosh doesn’t return for the rest of the playoffs? The Heat get past the Pacers in 6 games. They may struggle against Boston, but should manage to pull off an Eastern Conference Championship against that aging team. The real concern shows up in the Finals. We need Bosh in the Finals. We could potentially be facing a determined San Antonio Spurs, an extremely quick and accurate OKC Thunder, or Kobe Bryant and the Lakers. Any of those three match-ups create a concern for us Heat fans. No Bosh – No championship? Not exactly, but someone from our bench needs to step up.