As the Miami Heat stand on the verge of elimination from the Eastern Conference Finals, many are starting to ask is this the swan song for the Big Three if a championship can’t be won this year?
The Miami Heat had two glaring needs heading into the 2011 NBA Draft: point guard and center. While the center position couldn’t be addressed, the Heat traded into the first round to land point guard Norris Cole out of Cleveland State University.
Miami Heat fans have gotten used to being able to pass on watching the NBA Draft while Pat Riley has been in charge. With the 2011 NBA Draft just hours away, the Heat has all of one pick in the draft at the top of the second-round.
I hate to say I told you so, but all the good feelings from the Marlins victory Thursday night, yeah, lasted all of one night as the Fish dropped another game in June bringing their record in the month to I believe 2-20. Plus, the NBA Draft is tonight, who will the Heat take?
For the first time since assembling the Big Three during free agency in 2010, Heat president Pat Riley talked to media at length on the Heat’s season that ended two wins short of an NBA Championship.
The sting of losing the NBA Finals may still be fresh with the Miami Heat and their fans, but the team now must look to next season and learning from the lessons they faced during the 2011 NBA season.