I know Heat fans are a little bitter this Thanksgiving morning.
Meanwhile, the brigade of haters/doubters are relishing. They have a little extra pep in their step.
You can still give thanks to Pat Riley and company on a day like today.
Though, judging from my twitter account very few of you are in a forgiving mood.
The point is folks, they (Heat) and anyone else was wrong to think this team was going to just breeze through the season.
They should treat the regular season like 82 preseason games. LeBron and Wade particularly need to figure out how to play together.
They play very similar styles. So, that will take a little longer than anticipated.They both have extremely high basketball IQ's. So, as long as frustration doesn't set in. They will figure it out soon enough.
Now, what they really need is a shooter/play maker (Miller) in the rotation.
Having Miller back will help the motion offense they wanted to run. Spot up shooters don't help the motion/transition game, they wanted to play
Miller has PG skills, can penetrate, and also shoot 3's at a 45% clip. No one else on this roster can do that.
All they need to find out is if they can replace Haslem's rebounds? Either with Dampier or a trade in Feb.
This year this team had no margin for injury.
If you have been following along, that has obviously, not been the case for the Heat. So as everyone in the country takes great joy now. If/When they figure it out as JVG said tonight, they'll be pretty bleeping nasty. Much like what everyone had anticipated.
Nevertheless, until then it will be a struggle.
That's the reality of the situation. So, enjoy the turkey and the fixings. All will be alright eventually.
It just may take longer than anyone expected.