June 7th, 2012
By Bobby Toulaine -- The Miami Heat continue to mystify. The are explosive. One on one -- it's hard to beat Dwayne Wade and La Bron
James. But it is a little like two super stars playing against five NBA quality players on a team against them. Maybe that will change if Chris Bosh plays extensive minutes tonight -- because Miami kind of built their team such that -- at their best -- both James and Wade play off of Bosh -- and when he's not in there -- the Heat are a little like having two Allen Iversens on your team, except they split ball time, so neither one really reaches their full individual potential.
But with Rajon Rondo quarter-backing the Celtics, its a little like a Peyton Manning on the basketball court.
He's a talented player in his own right, obviously, but he makes everyone around him better than they are by themselves -- just by the positions he puts them in on the floor and the opportunities in motion that he creates out of thin air -- and the threat that he individually creates.
Based on what I've seen so far, though, I think I would have to go with Garnett, Rondo, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce -- seasoned veterans with the heart, precision, and tenacity of champions. I just think they will be the last team standing in that series.
By Frank Glenn • Posted in Sports
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