Even Vegas Believes In The Heat, LeBron

Summer has arrived for all NBA players and only the Dallas Mavericks are satisfied with the results of the 2010-11 season.

As for the rest of the league, especially the Miami Heat, its time to enjoy your vacation and prepare for next season, hoping to be the last team standing.

Hours after the Mavericks defeated the Miami Heat, Las Vegas odds makers had already created a list of next year’s favorites to win the NBA title. Guess who was number one on the list?

That’s right, the Miami Heat with 5:2 odds, they are the favorites. Vegas loves money not Lebron or Wade , but the odds favor them winning. Simple.

Despite public opinion, ateam composed of Dwyane Wade, Lebron James and Chris Bosh is bound to win at least one championship. Sure they fell short this season, but the Mavericks were the better team this year; they earned it.

As for last summer’s televised announcement  “The Decision” and the Heat’s preseason podium celebration, in hindsight, they can be viewed as missteps or bad decisions. I can agree with that notion, but how many of us, fans,  have our entire lives televised? Zero. Our mistakes and missteps aren’t recorded, thank God.

So to all the haters, judges and to Dan Gilbert, that guy needs a swift slap in the face, remember what it feels like to be scrutinized or unfairly judged.

In no way am I making excuses for Lebron James or any other celebrity in the world. I firmly believe that they have to accept the criticism and hate just as graciously as they welcome praise and adoration. It’s a part of their livelihood, they can’t turn the cameras off when they experience adversity.

Either way we are too involved in Lebron James life. We shouldn’t care where he eats, vacations or decides to play basketball. He made a choice, its time to get over it.

Lebron is 6’8 and 250lbs; he’s quick as a cat and strong as an ox, excuse the cliches. At 26 years old, he has many more opportunities at winning a title. Even with a sub par postseason, by his standards, James postseason numbers are still among the best in NBA history. 28points per game, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Vegas understands the numbers, maybe we should too.

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