LeBron won two titles with the Heat, but ticked off Pat Riley when he made the decision to leave for Cleveland after a 2014 Finals loss to the Spurs. Even though Riley was upset when it happened, he says in his new book that James made the right choice to go home.
Colin also thinks LeBron made the right move, especially from a basketball standpoint. Even though the Heat won titles, Dwyane Wade was declining, and four players on the last Finals roster never played another NBA game after losing to the Spurs. They also had a constantly revolving door of below average Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole at point guard. The truth is The Big 3 was carried by LeBron, and, as is the case with with every team he leaves, they immediately collapsed when he left. Leaving to reboot with the younger Cavs core was a huge upgrade.
Colin thinks the first true superteam will go down as the weakest roster to be considered a dynasty. They won two titles, but could easily have only won one, had it not been for Ray Allen’s miracle three in Game 6 of the 2013 Finals. Historically, they’re nowhere near in the same class as the current Golden State teams.
Watch Colin explain why LeBron made the right decision the second time around, and why the Heat will be remembered as a lower tier team in the dynasty discussion:
“When we look back at the weakest dynasties and mini-dynasties ever, the Miami Heat will be the weakest roster to ever dominate the league.” @ColinCowherd agrees with Pat Riley that LeBron was right to leave Miami pic.twitter.com/5yp7GRAfsf
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) April 10, 2018