When the talking heads on ESPN told you in 2010 there was a possibility that Miami would be able to land James, Wade, and Bosh, you laughed. You underestimated the effect Riley's aura had on prospective free agents, particularly ones looking for rings...lots of rings.

A Big Four with Carmelo Anthony seems far-fetched, but don't forget how improbable Miami's offseason maneuvers were just four years ago.