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BeastModeFTW
03-17-2014, 05:57 PM
Does anybody else see the parallels between the two teams? Check this out:
Lakers 2008: Lost in 6 games in NBA Finals Heat 2011: Lost in 6 games in Finals
Lakers 2009: Won Finals in 5 games Heat 2012: Won Finals in 5 games
Lakers 2010: Won Finals in 7 games Heat 2013: Won Finals in 7 games
Lakers 2011: Swept in semi's after looking old and tired and showing vulnerabilities all season long. Also had a 5 game losing streak near the end of the season. Not saying the Heat will get swept just saying its interesting that the two teams have followed the same paths for a 3 year stretch and now the Heat are looking a lot like the 2011 Lakers- old, slow, losing streak, and just don't look like the world beaters they were before.

Future24
03-17-2014, 06:12 PM
Yeah but the Heat have Greg Oden.

HarpoonBrah
03-17-2014, 06:13 PM
Heat aren't old or slow

they had a losing streak but most teams have at least 1 bad stretch in the season

Twerk4it
03-17-2014, 06:15 PM
Would be cool if the Nets swept them on route to a chip

FGCHENG
03-17-2014, 06:16 PM
http://static03.mediaite.com/sportsgrid/uploads/2013/06/Screen-shot-2013-06-19-at-3.33.31-PM.png



Yeah but the Heat have Greg Oden.

This Greg Oden = difference maker.

4567081110
03-17-2014, 06:16 PM
yup, this is a more in depth analysis for anyone who cares


Last summer, just before the Finals, I started noticing coincidences between the Miami Heat team ('06 - present) and the post-Shaq Laker team. After Miami managed to equalise the series 3-3 last night, I was reminded of these events, and how they have perfectly carried on. There are differences between the teams, and I'm not saying that these mean anything, but they are quite interesting to see:
2002 - Los Angeles Lakers win title with Shaquille O'Neal
2006 - Miami Heat win title with Shaquille O'Neal
2 Years Later
2004 - Shaquille O'Neal leaves the Lakers, Lakers become lottery team
2008 - Shaquille O'Neal leaves the Heat, Miami become lottery team
After that
2006, 2007 - After missing the playoffs, the Lakers have back to back 1st round exits. Their first playoff bout ends in 7, their second in 5. During this time, the team is essentially Kobe Bryant (A top-5 player) and garbage.
2009, 2010 - After missing the playoffs, the Heat have back to back 1st round exits. Their first playoff bout ends in 7, their second in 5. During this time, the team is essentially Dwayne Wade (A top-5 player) and garbage.
2008 - The Lakers' solid offseason/trade deadline allows them to become one of the best teams in the league.
2011 - The Heat's solid offseason/trade deadline allows them to become one of the best teams in the league.
2008 - The Lakers make it all the way to the Finals, without much competition, only to lose in 6 to a defensive minded team full of hungry veterans. Their star player recieves a ton of hate for his poor performance.
2011 - The Heat make it all the way to the Finals, without much competition, only to lose in 6 to a defensive minded team full of hungry veterans. Their star player recieves a ton of hate for his poor performance.
2009 - The Lakers make it back to the Finals, and get matched up against an unexperienced team featuring one of the brightest young stars in the NBA.
2012 - The Heat make it back to the Finals, and get matched up against an unexperienced team featuring one of the brightest young stars in the NBA.
2009 - The Lakers win in 5, proving all the doubters wrong
2012 - The Heat win in 5, proving all the doubters wrong
2010 - The Lakers make it back to the finals, matched up against a former title team with it's core still in tact.
2013 - The Heat make it back to the finals, matched up against a former title team with it's core still in tact.
2010 - The Lakers go down 3-2, but win Game 6 to force Game 7 at home.
2013 - The Heat go down 3-2, but win Game 6 to force Game 7 at home.
2010 - The Lakers manage to win game 7, claiming the NBA title and winning back-to-back.
2013 - The Heat manage to win game 7, claiming the NBA title and winning back-to-back

edit: i might also add that in 2009 and 2012, the star player of each team make up for their poor performance in the previous year by asserting their dominance on both ends of the floor and making plays when they needed to.

FGCHENG
03-17-2014, 06:20 PM
If Heat gets swept in the 2nd round this year, this will become eerie.

BeastModeFTW
03-17-2014, 06:21 PM
Heat aren't old or slow

they had a losing streak but most teams have at least 1 bad stretch in the season
Heat are actually the oldest team in the NBA with their players having an average age of 30.1 And outside of LeBron they don't exactly have many high flyers

PostOfficeRus
03-17-2014, 06:23 PM
Heat aren't old or slow

they had a losing streak but most teams have at least 1 bad stretch in the season

Heat are as old or older than the Lakers were at that time.

People often overlook how a continuous, long, deep playoff run can affect teams. Kobe had a 3 year break where he did not make the playoffs or was bounced in the first round before they went to 3 NBA finals.

4567081110
03-17-2014, 06:25 PM
If Heat gets swept in the 2nd round this year, this will become eerie.

agreed, it'll be even weirder if an unexpected team rises and beats a dominant force like OKC/Indy/SA.

FGCHENG
03-17-2014, 06:31 PM
agreed, it'll be even weirder if an unexpected team rises and beats a dominant force like OKC/Indy/SA.

No one expected Dallas to do what they did in 2011. In b4 Brooklyn Nets is that team this year.

MurkinSeason
03-17-2014, 06:34 PM
Idk how LA beat Orlando that year.

Fuk Fisher

BeastModeFTW
03-18-2014, 09:20 AM
Idk how LA beat Orlando that year.

Fuk Fisher
Lakers were the more talented team and matched up well with the Magic. Also Kobe put up 32,7,6 that series and was a man on mission that entire playoffs.