The Miami Heat are playing the Brooklyn Nets, but technically it feels like they’re playing the Boston Celtics 2.0. The main pieces of the old Heat-Celtics rivalry moved on to Brooklyn and are returning to Miami with different uniforms but the same thirst for blood.
While it has been an interesting season to watch Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett take on the Miami Heat with the Nets, LeBron James is looking forward to meeting up with his old playoff foes and seeing what happens next.
“That’s why they put that team together, and it should be fun,” James said of the ex-Celtics catalysts reincarnated as Nets. “You see them so much, there’s really nothing to hide. They know my tendencies, I know their tendencies, their likes and dislikes and vice versa. It should be very challenging.”
It’s almost hard to call this a rematch, as the two teams are very different and not just because one of the teams is a completely new one. But no matter if it’s Celtics, Nets or whoever the jersey is, Pierce and Garnett are out for blood and this series will at the very least be fun to watch.