Depends on D-Wade
The Thunder should be the obstacle again next June and for a few more Junes after that.
Here's the thing: Dwyane Wade's window is now the Heat's window. He'll turn 31 in January, but he's an old 31 after a career of hitting the floor.
What's scary for the NBA is that King James has figured it out.
It's now LeBron's team, and his time, and he could own a three-peat.
James knows the drill
It's an impossible question to answer before a summer full of transactions. Nevertheless, it's a fun one, particularly since the Heat have been polarizing since The Big Three formed.
The early guess is yes, and here's why: LeBron James now has tasted a title. He's also twice tasted losing in the Finals. Guess which one he likes better? James' ability to figure out what he needs to do to help the Heat win is the biggest reason they climbed out of a 3-2 hole against the Celtics. James elevated his game. And who's going to stop him from doing so moving forward when often it was him doing so in the past?
As long as James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are around, they have to be the favorites.