Remember that time the Miami Heat was the most disliked team in the NBA? You know, back before they won that championship. Well, nowadays the squad seems like just a regular team partially because of the gold-clad struggle team known as the Lakers. They're having their worst season in recent memory, but according to LeBron James and Dwyane Wade's comments in the Miami Herald, it pales in comparison to what they had to go through when they formed the Big Three with Chris Bosh in 2010-11.
“No one will ever be able to compare what we went through,” James said. “Even though they’re not winning and they’re losing a lot of games, it’s still nowhere near what we went through.
“Yeah, right. That level of magnitude was nowhere near where ours was two years ago. Nothing. Nothing compares to it.”
Wade, of course, agreed: “Because of everything that happened in 2010 with offseason signings, it was, automatically, just a lot of negative things that was said about us. [Los Angeles] didn’t go through that at the beginning. They didn’t go through anything negative about bringing those guys together, so ours started off bad and it stayed bad for a while, and then we got better.”
But didn't Miami bring a lot of the criticism on itself (**cough** The Decision **cough**)? We've already proved Kobe Bryant's badassery. Stuff like the Big Three's welcome party are badass in just how ridiculously jackass it made the team come across.
[via Miami Herald]