Miami Heat: Why does national media try to discredit Big 3 era?

Chris Bosh, LeBron James and other members of the Miami Heat watch from the bench (ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
Chris Bosh, LeBron James and other members of the Miami Heat watch from the bench (ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images) /
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LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat walks to the bench during Game Three of the 2014 NBA Finals (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

Driving The Point Home

The national media likes to discredit Miami’s championships and even their players during that run, which seems personal to me for whatever reasons they have. A perfect example is when Miami played the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder were actually the betting favorites against Miami and a lot of national media members were picking Oklahoma City to win, but why would anyone remember that?

If you bring up the Oklahoma City finals now, it’s always “Oklahoma City we’re just kids and they went ready yet”. That sounds really cute and nice, but those same “kids” in their last playoff matchup beat the mature San Antonio Spurs in a tough six-game series. So, which one is it?

It can’t be “Oklahoma City were just Kids” and not ready for the big stage when media members picked them to win against Miami, but since Miami won, nothing but excuses after the fact. That just doesn’t jive well, because it seems like they couldn’t win either way.

Now I could go on and on about the Miami and San Antonio 2013 finals, but all people seem to remember from that series is the Ray Allen three-pointer to tie the game, which forced overtime, a game 7, and then led to Miami winning back to back championships.

No one talks about how In Game 7, James hit the biggest jump shot of his career over Kawhi Leonard in the fourth quarter, giving Miami a four-point lead with 27 seconds left. Why would anyone talk about that?

When national media members talk about those Miami Heat years,  it’s always “Lebron choked against the Mavericks and Ray Allen saved him against the spurs”, which couldn’t be more false. To me, it shows that in the end, people don’t actually care that much. They just act as they do in order to get there takes out.

Are people still mad about James going to Miami? I ask because Media members act like he never played for Miami in the first place.

It was funny when Kevin Durant Joined the 73-9 Golden State Warriors. A lot of media members were all for Durant doing what he had to do because Golden State became a media darling over their run.

Could you imagine if those Big three teams were running around celebrating after every three they hit, as Stephen Curry does? Especially, imagine if James did that?

Why Media members were more upset with James going to Miami than Durant leaving the Thunder to join Golden State will never make sense to me. What’s worse, The Decision or Durant Joining a powerhouse?

I guess if you ask Cleveland fans about The Decision, they will be upset about it but in all honesty, who cares about Cleveland fans. Media members should re-read that “I’m Coming Home” piece, written By Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated. At that time, James talked about how he planned on staying in Cleveland forever, but why doesn’t anyone talk about that?

Again, another Media bias towards Miami. The Miami Heat Big 3 era is the second-best team of the decade behind Golden State and only the Kevin Durant versions.

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It’s honestly sad how the media now talks about those teams when at the time, they were the biggest thing in sports. Hopefully, by reading this, it brings people memories back and we all remember those great moments.