Miami Heat: 3 selfish reasons we hope the season does resume

Head coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat reacts against the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Head coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat reacts against the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

With the Miami Heat on hiatus, there are more unknowns than knowns at the moment. Here are a few selfish reasons why we hope NBA play resumes.

The Miami Heat are home, twiddling their thumbs like the rest of the world during this time. Facing a great amount of uncertainty as a society, we have to endure this to be better on the other side.

Speaking of uncertainty though, this is somewhat of a running theme right now in the sports worlds and especially the NBA. While whether it will be safe or not to resume play anytime soon is a question that haunts all professional sports leagues all around the world, there are a few NBA specific questions that jump out at you as well.

Who will be the NBA Champions? Who will win the regular season awards?

These are all good questions, although more of the general NBA variety. To be more selfish and specific here though, when it comes to the Miami Heat, there are also a few questions there left to be answered. Here are three selfish reasons we hope to see the NBA return this season.

Coach Spo for Coach Of The Year

The Miami Heat’s head man has never won this prestigious award. While he has put on quite the displays of NBA coaching in several seasons prior to this one, there is no singular season outright more impressive than the one he was having this season.

He’s taken a very similar team from previous seasons and completely turned them around. The addition of Jimmy Butler sure helps, but it takes more than that to do what Miami has done. Nick Nurse in Toronto would be very stiff competition, but Spo still has a great case to make for himself.

Bam Adebayo and Most Improved Player

Going from a reserve load of minutes to an All-Star caliber player is quite the jump, but Bam Adebayo did it. In his first full season as a regular starter, he has shown why there’s been so much hype about him at times.

While he did manage to secure his first All-Star bid this season, that wasn’t the only honor he was on track for. Bam Adebayo should have been the leader in the clubhouse for the NBA’s Most Improved Player award, but definitely second if not first. This is the second selfish reason we hope play picks back up soon.

The Miami Heat as contenders

No one likes to talk about this for some reason, but the Miami Heat were darkhorse contenders for the title before play stopped. While they need to show more consistency from night to night and especially away from home, they are one of those teams that “no one wants to see in the playoffs”.

They have beaten the Milwaukee Bucks, the Toronto Raptors, and the Philadelphia 76ers all in their home gyms this season, so to say that they can win on the road isn’t false at all. If the Miami Heat can somehow put it all together for a stretch, they can make some real noise, providing play actually resumes.

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We are all motivated by different things and often times those are for selfish reasons. Nothing is wrong with that sometimes and that is why it’s ok that these are a few selfish reasons that we Miami Heat fans should hope NBA play resumes this season.