I am certainly not afraid to admit when I'm wrong and yes, LeBron proved to everyone on the planet including me that he is the best player currently playing basketball. He finished game seven with 37 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and two steals although both steals were direct passes from Manu Ginobili.
One of the biggest knocks on LeBron's game was that he had no outside game. The Spurs made him a jump shooter when they defeated his Cavs squad in four games. In this series, LeBron shot the ball well and in the final game of the series he shot extremely well.
So now that we have all agreed that LeBron at least for now plugged the hole and stopped the sinking ship where do he and the Heat go from here?
General Manager Pat Riley brought LeBron and Chris Bosh to Miami to create a dynasty along with Dwayne Wade. The trio has been to three straight Finals and has captured two championships. They will be the undoubted favorites when the season begins in November, but are changes in the air? Chris Bosh failed to score a single point in the series finale and was overmatched in the last two series. He is owed over 19 million dollars next year and with the Heat in salary cap purgatory, if the team is going to add a big piece inside, Bosh may be the odd man out. What exactly is Bosh's value though? Had the Heat lost at any point during the playoff run, it would have been Bosh who would have been the goat and with he and LeBron making identical amounts, the fingers would have been pointed in his direction. There is always room to improve a product but the question remains, does Riley have the stones to break up a team that has won back-to-back titles?
Both Bosh and James have player options for the 2014/2015 seasons leaving the dynasty in question. Actually, of the contracts the Heat have on the books for the 2014-2015 season, all are either a player option including Bosh, James and Wade or Norris Cole's team option. In reality, if the team wants to control the roster, any big changes that would be made over the next three seasons will need to happen now. There are 20 million reasons the big three will want to stay together.
It is going to be an interesting summer in South Beach.