|Posted by shawn cassidy on September 18, 2013 at 5:00 AM|
I agree with Kerr. The last team to make the NBA Finals four straight years was Larry Bird’s Boston Celtics from 1984-87. The Bulls may have made it 8 years running if Jordan didn't retire for nearly two years. I agree with Kerr on the Heat's demise, but I disagree on the team that he believes pulls it off. I like the Pacers chances with added players, and with the return of All-Starr Danny Granger. I think they are built to beat everyone in the east. The only question mark could be how well Grander and George play together.
The Bulls should be one of the teams at the top, but I don't believe in them just yet. Rose hasn't played for a full season. It may take him awhile, and I believe the Pacers are better even with Rose back. The Nets I even place above the Bulls at this point. The Heat have recently added Beasley and Oden to aid with the age of the Heat. But both players are question marks as well. Beasley could be a real steal for the Heat, but even if he is. The Heat face a big task that I don't see them pulling off.
“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 [Taj] Gibson entering their prime,” Kerr said. “I think Chicago will have something special this year.”
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