The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs will be meeting for the second time in as many years in the NBA Finals, and it’s going to be a series that is no doubt entertaining to everyone who takes it in. But one player involved in the matchup is already acknowledging just how tough it’s going to be, as Dwyane Wade has already admitted that the Spurs and facing a rematch Finals is going to be a challenge.
Ira Winderman passes along Wade’s quotes about how this time around, the Heat don’t want to face a Finals rematch like they did in 2011 against the Dallas Mavericks.
“Hopefully, it’s not the same outcome as it was the first time around,” Wade said, with those 2011 NBA Finals remaining the only playoff series the Heat have lost since Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined together in the 2010 offseason. “It’s going to be a big challenge.”
Last time around, this Heat team was just starting to learn to play with one another and that’s the primary reason they lost that 2011 series against the Dallas Mavericks. While the Spurs are indeed going to be a challenge like Wade noted, this Heat team is not only better prepared for the rematch element of these Finals but they’re just better prepared in general for all they hysteria that is being created in the midst of this historic dynasty.