TNT basketball analyst and former Chicago Bull Steve Kerr isn't buying into the hype. Despite the numerous offseason moves the Heat have accomplished that are making them appear unstoppable, Kerr thinks Chicago has the pieces to topple their reign. In an interview with the LA Times Steve Kerr was quoted saying:
"There's a reason these teams don't do it," TNT analyst Steve Kerr said. "Emotionally, it's just exhausting to keep doing it year after year, particularly when you have to deal with everything Miami has to deal with on a daily basis, just the constant critiquing and scrutiny on the team, and then you factor in the injuries with Wade and Bosh and their health. I don't think Miami will get out of the East this year....
"I just feel like it's all sort of teed up for Chicago with Rose coming back, guys like Noah and Gibson entering their prime," Kerr said. "I think Chicago will have something special this year."
I personally don't agree with Kerr, especially when regarding Miami's bench depth. Also it's important to note that the Chicago Bulls team of 2014 will not be the Chicago Bulls team of 2011. While the 2011 Heat were a huge threat, many of those key members are gone i.e Kyle Korver. Teams get older, even Chicago. Kerr's claims center around Rose, but it's all a big "if" regarding his health. One player does not win a championship when team play is required take Michael Jordan's career for example, he made it obvious that no one can do it alone. While I personally believe the Pacers are the Heat's biggest threat, the post season is almost a year away.
Nevertheless, whatever contender is matched up with the Heat in the later rounds of the playoffs, the battle for control of the East will certainly be exciting.