Hard to say. Dallas took James out of his comfort zone. They were very well coached and Chandler prevented Miami from having any inside game.
I might give it to Miami now (in 7) since James has the title under his belt and has improved, but we've seen him have great regular seasons before and stall, without reason, at certain points in the playoffs.
So slight edge to the Heat.
Easily Miami. The first season that included the big 3 was just to get their feet wet/get a feel for each others game, and that's the main reason why they lost those Finals. The reality is that the Heat aren't losing to anyone in the Finals for at least this year and possibly next year depending how the Big 3 contact situation is settled.
Match ups matter. Heat can't score or rebound on that team. This thread is basically "Miami is unbeatable in the playoffs, except this one time deep in the playoffs that doesn't count because they were new to eachother."
the '10 heat would of won that series probably 7 times out of 10. lebron choked there's no denying that, if he just has an average series the heat win that. the heat team now, with lebron playing free and having a ring as well as having some actual depth like battier and allen would definitely win in 5 or 6. people gotta remember, mike bibby was starting at pg back then. the heat were very thin after the big 3 with just chalmers, joel anthony, and a banged up haslem and miller to support them.
As a rookie Micheal Beasley averaged 13.9pts per game on .472 shooting. Do you know how many times Kobe Bryant or Tracy Mcgrady shot at that percent or better? Never in there whole careers. If Beas can be what he was when he was a rookie (he won't hell be better) then the heat are coming away with another steal.