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(Espn.com)

(Espn.com)

The reigning NBA champion Miami Heat and MVP Lebron James are coming off not only a memorable season, but a historic one. The Heat are going into this season aiming to become back-to-back champs.

The Heat have finally secured the first seed in the Eastern conference after battling the New York Knicks night in and night out but are only a half a game ahead in the East and overall are 6th in the league standing. Miami’s key players already made an imprint on the league, LeBron James won NBA player of the week for the 38th time (most in NBA history) just last month.

One reason the Heat will win yet another title this season is due to the teams great chemistry. With star players James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh who have played together for three years, have all played on the Olympic team twice and have age and experience over younger teams like the L.A Clippers who are young. Miami’s big three is simply the best in the league even compared to that of the L.A Lakers’ Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash, or the Brooklyn Nets’ Joe Johnson, Deron Williams and Gerald Wallace.

Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis have also played together on the Seattle Supersonic. Also the team’s veteran leadership from players like Allen, Lewis, Wade, Bosh, and James gives the Heat an edge over dynamic teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Clippers.

As the Heat look to repeat, Miami has already made an unstoppable team even greater. With the off-season additions of Allen and Lewis to the already exhilarating three-point specialist, Mike Miller and Shane Battier, Miami will easily be the best team from beyond the arc this season.

Yet, not only is Allen an astonishing  three-point specialist, but he can help secure wins. Allen already has two game winning shots under his belt this season. The addition of Allen is truly the piece to the puzzle the Heat have been looking for to bring back yet another title to Miami.

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After months of hearing Dwight Howard plea to be traded to the new Brooklyn Nets so he could form a trio with Deron Williams and Joe Johnson, has seemed to come to a screeching halt. As of last night The Brooklyn Nets and Orlando Magic have stopped trade talks. Now yesterday Espn sources said that if a deal was going to get done between the two to move Howard it would have been by later that night or nothing was going to happen. So when i was watching this thing closely I saw that the Nets signed Brook Lopez to a 61 million dollar contract for four years, the thought that Howard was going to the Nets grew because they didn’t have enough players to send over to Orlando to cancel out his contract and this was a way to do just that. Then after waiting for hours to see what I was bound to happen, didn’t. So where is Howard going to land now? Will they even trade him? And if he decides to stay in Orlando will the fans take him back?

Well if he is going to be traded (Which I doubt will happen) it seems as if the L.A Lakers will get him. Yet, Howard has clearly stated that he wants no part of bring in L.A (even with the addition of All-Star point guard Steve Nash). So is it worth it, if he only plans to stay there for one year? Well, not for L.A if they are to give up their All-Star in Andrew Bynum, because after one season Howard will be on his way out of there and to Brooklyn. Then you think well Bynum already doesn’t like head coach Mike Brown and we saw him retaliate late last season when Brown told him to stop shooting three’s and those words went through one ear and right out the other of Bynum head. So could this be Bynums last straw with L.A?

The Magics GM Rob Hennigan is only on his second week of the job and is faced with the situation involving Howard wanting out of Orlando. As the Bleacher report calls Hennigan “crazy” as he tries to get Howard to stay in Orlando, but do people not realize that Howard is going to be the only one on that team who can lead the Magic to the playoffs. Hennigan is thinking he can make a new start with Howard  and the Organization since they are under new management, his management. Yet, we also have to see things from the fans point of view. Do they even want him anymore? I’d say its a 50/50. Yes they want a super star but they don’t want his baggage and as I’ve heard many times before, you can’t have your cake and eat it to. So yes it seems only logical for the Magic to get someone in return (preferably someone of the all star caliber) for Howard and build around them and I think eventually he will be traded the real question is when will Howard be traded? Before the season starts? Before the trade deadline? or will they lose him next summer? Where will Superman take his talents?


With their season done the New Jersey Nets are no longer in existence. A new era is about to begin, an era that will include a sports team in Brooklyn since the Dodgers left in 1957 to become the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Brooklyn Nets will call the Barclays Center home starting next season. The Nets will be trading in their white, red, and blues teams colors of a more simplistic, yet bold statement of black and white. The new logos (shown above) were released today, and was designed by the teams part owner and Rap music phenomena Jay-Z. Jay-Z added history and style together by bringing in the feel of the 1957 New York transit style into it, the colors and logo were some how inspired by it. They will be the only team in the NBA with the teams colors of only black and white. The Nets majority owner Mikhail Prokhorov who is also Russian billionaire helped bring the move to Brooklyn. Many players on the Nets such as NBA all-star Deron Williams were planning on leaving the Nets and becoming free agents but have now changed their mind to stay and be a part of history. Yet, only four players have contracts to stay with the Nets for next season! This will be an interesting couple of months for the people Brooklyn and the Nets organization.