I’m sure the majority of the NBA teams would love to suck like the Miami Heat suck.
However, in the words of Chris Bosh, the back-2-back defending NBA Champion Miami Heat — who are 47-21 after Saturday night’s loss to the New Orleans Pelicans — “suck right now”.
This is probably the first time in a very long time — since 2010 — that the Heat actually feel (and look) out of sync. I mean, sure, there are always slumps, but the fact that the Heat have aggressively admitted such things (like they suck right now and that there are too many excuses) should be alarming.
Miami has lost 7 of its last 11 games and have been statistically un-Heat like. They’re 19th in offensive rating and 16th in defensive rating during that span. They’ve simply looked average, at best. And it doesn’t look to be getting any easier for them over the next couple of games.
Next up, the Heat have the Portland Trail Blazers, followed by the Indiana Pacers. It’s going to get real, fast for Miami. This is a moment where they — as a team and the defending back-2-back champs — can do one of two things. They can refocus, figure out what’s gone wrong and attempt to fix it just before the playoffs start, or they can roll the dice and continue to coast into the playoffs and hope they can flip the switch then.
Still, I’m pretty sure almost every NBA team would be more than willing to switch places with the Heat right now.