I've written in this blog about Lebron James as not the equal to Michael Jordan. That remains my position. However, the Heat, and Lebron, deserve credit for disposing of the Pacers in game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, and reminding all of us that when they choose to play hard and together, the Heat remain the best team in the NBA.
Email me your thoughts and we will post them accordingly. My prediction is Heat in six. LeBron will be motivated to avenge the 2007 loss while playing for the Cavs. Splitter and Duncan are not as physical as Hibbert and West (although perhaps more skilled). The Spurs are also not as long as the Pacers, and do not squeeze the passing lanes like Indiana was able to accomplish. Bosh is playing for a contract, and Wade's pride will force him to perform in at least 2 or 3 of the games in the series. For all of those reasons, it is simply the Heat's time.