For the fifth time in his career, Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra will take his team to the NBA Finals. And there, he’ll attempt to defeat LeBron James, the superstar who helped make Spoelstra a champion in the first place.
In an alternate reality, Spoelstra could’ve had the Thunder’s Danilo Gallinari at his disposal — a piece his team could probably use in its quest.
Although the exact numbers may differ, Las Vegas has installed the Lakers as the favorite to win the title, and one can only help but to wonder whether the Heat will walk away from the championship regretting not finding a way to work things out with the Thunder last February. It was then that Sam Presti reportedly negotiated with the Heat on a deal that would have sent Gallinari to Miami.
The Heat, who ended up pulling off trades for Andre Iguodala and Jae Crowder, were obviously in acquisition mode. Believing that the franchise had an opportunity to make noise