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And Another Thing


What's wrong with the Heat?

So once again the Miami Heat (The Single Greatest Basketball Team Ever Assembled In The Entire History of Basketball) fails to close one out against one of the league's top teams, this time the surging Chicago Bulls.

The Heat has now lost 20 games, approximately 19 more than they were supposed to after Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James formed the Superfriends last summer.

And so, the dissection begins to determine what's gone wrong.

Not to be a blatant self-promoter, but the Blob told you four months ago.

A summary: Neither LeBron nor D-Wade know how to play without the basketball in his hands. They have no point guard, and Bosh isn't really an inside player, so they have nothing in the post. And the supporting cast is a D-League team in disguise.

I mean, people were talking about Mike Miller like he was going to be the second coming of Jerry West. I never could fathom where that was coming from, because Miller's never been more than a one-dimensional shooter. He's basically a taller Steve Alford.

And so: Here the Heat are, a fatally flawed team that can't beat the elite teams and isn't going to get out of the East in the playoffs. They are, essentially, Three Guys And The Rockford Lightning.

As the Blob told y'all.

Ben Smith's blog.