Miami Heat: 3 foolish notions you shouldn’t believe

Jimmy Butler #22, Goran Dragic #7 and Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat look on against the Milwaukee Bucks (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Jimmy Butler #22, Goran Dragic #7 and Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat look on against the Milwaukee Bucks (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat have plowed full steam ahead since the beginning of the year. A ton has been said about them, but here are three things you shouldn’t believe.

The Miami Heat had managed to have a splendid year up until the NBA suspension kicked in. They were a top seed in the NBA’s Eastern Conference, while they were the only team in either conference to exert their will on the beasts of the East, Giannis Antetokounmopo’s Milwaukee Bucks.

With a talented cast of characters, that includes a nice but lethal dose of experience and younger talent, this Miami Heat team can play with anyone that steps on the court with them. While they still have a ton more room left to grow, they are capable of doing something special as soon as now.

Many people have a hard time believing that, but that’s the truth. With that in mind, let’s look at the other side of that situation. Here are three foolish notions that people tend to believe about the Miami Heat, but shouldn’t.

Pat Riley Is Washed Up

This is the classic epitome and personification of the saying that essentially goes, “I don’t have to get bitten to know that a dog bites”. Pat Riley has been “biting” up and down the NBA for years now and that hasn’t changed today.

When he landed Jimmy Butler this past summer, he told him that he would go out and get him another star teammate. You have to fully believe Pat Riley, as he tends to get these things done.

Many people tried to write him off after the sting of LeBron leaving in 2014, combined with a few lean years since then up until now, but Riles came back with a vengeance. Making an unpopular move with the fanbase, moving Justise Winslow to Memphis,  to definitely improve the team this season shows that he still has the chops to get it done.

Jimmy Butler A Bad Teammate

This has been something you have heard bubbling up since his days in Chicago, often times the said result of his envy of Derrick Rose and his rocketing superstardom at the time. However, it then seemingly followed him to Minnesota, where he infamously exploded on everyone in the organization.

It sort of began to die down in Philly as you heard how much his other teammates liked him, but then you heard about him questioning Brett Brown, which we have since found out was warranted. Let’s be honest here though, it is all a farce.

Not only is Jimmy not a bad teammate, but he actually appears to be a great teammate, by all accounts. Jimmy Butler just wants everyone around him to act, care, and move as though they do each of them as much as he does, that’s all he wants. If that’s a bad teammate then you’ve never been apart of something great because it takes a few of those guys, if not a whole team of them, to do great things.

Jimmy Butler Isn’t The Lone Star In Miami

Many tend to think that it’s Jimmy Butler or bust for the Miami Heat, but that’s just not true either. Not only do they have the NBA’s Sixth Man Of The Year in Miami, who could be a starter on 75 percent of other teams and is having his best year ever as far as long-range shooting and efficiency in Goran Dragic, but they also have a slew of young guys that are blossoming in their own rights.

That’s not even the majority of what we wanted to talk about here though. Jimmy also has another All-Star player at his disposal in the freakish Bam Adebayo.

Bam is built like prime Alonzo Mourning, with the athleticism of prime Shawn Kemp or better, and a very similar skillset to Ben Simmons. He has an arguably better jump shot at this moment as well.

Basically, for those thinking that Jimmy Butler didn’t or doesn’t have help in Miami, think again. Not only is Bam the perfect sidekick to Jimmy, but he’s a beast in his own right and so much so, that it led to ESPN‘s Stephen A. Smith calling them the leagues most underrated duo.

Next. Jimmy’s Jordan Complex, Riles’ Wade take, & Haliburton. dark

No matter how you look at it, all of these things are true. If you take a look at their season thus far, you can’t help but notice them. That’s why these are three foolish notions about the Miami Heat that you shouldn’t believe.