SB Nation NBA project: Playing Word Association with the Miami Heat

Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

SB Nation NBA bloggers pondered over what word immediately comes to mind for each team in a recent survey and the results for the champion Miami Heat team were interesting, to say the least.

Unsurprisingly, of the 28 respondents that each manage a team blog on our illustrious network, a dozen of them chimed in with a "negative" word (or phrase) and some chose to be a bit on the nasty side. For example, "Abomination" and the "Worst" are way out of line. Those should be reserved for other franchises that have continuously been a failure for years both on the court and as an organization.

Like the New York Knicks.

"Contrived" doesn't even make sense. How can they be phonies and yet have made two consecutive trips to the NBA Finals their first two years together, then taking home the trophy their second try with the MVP of the regular season? I don't understand the logic with that one. You don't have to like the team but let's make sense around here, fellas!

For others, there was some measure of respect for what Pat Riley, Erik Spoelstra and the franchise as a whole were able to do to acquire the services of MVP LeBron James as well as Chris Bosh and retain Dwyane Wade to form a title contender for years to come.

Others simply weren't feeling it on either side.

So without further ado, here is the full list...

cocky

Tacky

Powerhouse

We're screwed

Contrived

Abomination

superstar

glamorous

smarmy

peaking

prideful

South Beach

Hollywood

Privileged

Worst

LeBron

Threeat

The Riley get Rileyer

ridiculous

Superteam

Pompous

Inevitable

Notorious

Blessed

Paradigm

Store-Bought

Riley

Big Three

What do you think? Fair or unfair? Let us know what comes to your mind when you think of the Miami Heat.

Besides "champs", of course. It has a nice ring to it.

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