There will be no LeBron-like player from here to 2020. Just the one.

]]>1) you don’t have to assume good health for the Heat to win. Health hasn’t been good the last 3 years.

2) Really good teams and teams with the best player, attract vets to sign for below market contracts. That is the reality.

3) Assuming no Lebron-like player takes the league by storm? There may be great rookies, but all rooks take time to develop. It’s ludicrous to entertain much hope from that front. Wiggins? Maybe in 2020 he can surpass Lebron. Maybe Durant has a chance.

4) Plus, in 5 years, Lebron will be 33. That is hardly mid 30s. AND if they win 3 out of the next 5 years… 5 championships is definitely a dynasty my friend.

And doesn’t 3 out of 5 isn’t a rosy assumption it’s a reasonable one.

]]>Birdman wasn’t on a roster for a long time, and he came back and was fantastic in the regular season and playoffs for the Heat.

]]>I’m not expecting that much from Oden, but I think it would be entertaining if he found a way to pull a Big Z and de-vex his lower extremities.

>>hater frustration level increasing<<

]]>and assuming good health for Wade, Bosh, and LeBron over the next 7 years,

and assuming that the Heat continue to find players like Shane Battier and Ray Allen who sign up to play for below-market contracts,

and assuming Beasley and Oden reverse the trends that have been established for the past 4 years of their careers and become consistently above-average starters,

and assuming no LeBron-like player takes the league by storm between now and the 2020’s and takes over as the league’s best player as LeBron ages into his mid-30’s,

…then yes, the Heat could win a lot of games between now and the 2020’s.

However, most teams are potential dynasties if you’re willing to make THAT many rosy assumptions about the future.

]]>“Not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, not 5, not 6, not 7,” would become the greatest sports guarantee ever made.

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