The Last Dance: Big 3 Miami Heat would have beat those Chicago Bulls

LeBron James #6 and Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat react against the Chicago Bulls (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
LeBron James #6 and Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat react against the Chicago Bulls (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

The Big 3 Miami Heat were a team for the record books, as were the Last Dance Chicago Bulls. Credible sources say those Heat could beat those Bulls though.

The Miami Heat’s Big 3 era will forever be an era in the NBA and in Heat history that will go down as one of the all-time greatest. Not only did it bring an all-new level of buzz and excitement to the Miami Heat, the league, and sports in general, but it shaped the way that teams would come together moving forward in a major way.

Another very influential and impactful team among the lore of the NBA are The Last Dance Chicago Bulls. Led by Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, the Phil Jackson coached team was the team to win the final of the Chicago Bulls’ six NBA championship on the last go-around of the repeat 3-peat.

While the outright stars of those two teams, Michael Jordan for the Bulls and LeBron James for the Miami Heat, will forever be tied together in comparison, those particular iterations of the teams will have a similar fate as well because of their leaders. Well, we are all in luck as we just so happen to have one of those comparisons on hand.

David Aldridge, along with Andre Fernandez, Joe Vardon, and Manny Navarro of The Athletic (subscription required) recently did the leg work for us all. They would run the simulations of this particular series via The results may surprise you, although they weren’t that surprising to us.

The Miami Heat would take the series away from the Chicago Bulls in a tough seven-game series. In a 2-2-1-1-1 format as far as home and away games went and the Miami Heat entering the series with home-court advantage, they would take the first three games.

This means that they took the first two games in Miami, while also taking the first game in Chicago, it must’ve looked like a sweep. Obviously not with Michael Jordan on the other side though, as they would take the next three games. This means they took the second of the Chicago set, the third game in Miami, and the third game in Chicago.

The Miami Heat would not be denied though, as obviously that overall home-court advantage would come in to be extremely handy. The Miami Heat would demolish them in Game 7, 114-97.

That isn’t to say that LeBron was the better player, that this would happen in reality, or that is to be taken as gospel. Michael Jordan did say though in the last episode of ESPN’s The Last Dance that that particular version of himself is what he would consider his peak.

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Either way it goes, you heard it there folks. Don’t be upset with us, we’re just the messenger. Boy, what a sight it would have been to see it actually happen though, right?