Like it or not here they come.

Wade, Bosh, and James seem sure they will bring multiple titles to Miami. Will the rest of the NBA let it happen?

After four years of mediocrity the Miami Heat will be a force to be reckoned with this season.

Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, and LeBron James are without question the most talented trio in the NBA. The question is: Who’s going to stop them?

1.) Los Angeles Lakers

The Players: Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum, Ron Artest, Lamar Odom, Steve Blake

The Pros: The Lakers are as talented as anyone. Bynum and Gasol are the strongest post combo in the league, Bryant is the best player in the league, and Phil Jackson is the best coach in the league. Imagine how motivated Bryant will be heading into the season. His fifth title was quickly overshadowed by LeBron’s ego-driven free agency tour and the Heat are the talk of the league.

The Cons: It’s all about staying healthy. The Celtics are known as the NBA’s old men but Bryant, Gasol, Artest, Odom, and Blake are all 30 or older. Bryant has been banged up for years and Bynum struggles to stay on the court. If the Lakers lose Derek Fisher it will hurt. Blake is a nice addition and a possible replacement, but Fisher’s playoff experience will be missed should he head down to South Beach. The Lakers’ bench is still shaky.

2.) Boston Celtics

The Players: Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Kendrick Perkins, Glen Davis

The Pros: The Celtics have a pretty decent trio themselves, though foursome is more accurate with the emergence of Rondo as one of the NBA’s best. They are the league’s most physical team and the addition of Jermaine O’Neal gives them one of the best post rotations in the league. Doc Rivers is an underrated coach. If anyone can create a defensive blueprint to slow the Heat it’s him.

The Cons: See Lakers. They hate the label, but the Celtics are old and must stay healthy. Garnett’s knees and Rasheed Wallace’s gut are two big concerns. Boston will miss Tony Allen and Nate Robinson’s energy off the bench.

3.) Orlando Magic

The Players: Dwight Howard, Rashard Lewis, Jameer Nelson, Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat, Chris Duhon

The Pros: Like Kobe, the Magic should be incredibly motivated this season. Sure there’s the bitter taste of their loss to the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, but thanks to the Heat they’ve gone from the talk of Florida to the forgotten team. The Magic have the best big man in the league and when they are on from beyond the arc they are virtually unbeatable. Duhon is a good addition and will give the Magic the pass-first backup point guard they’ve been lacking.

The Cons: Lots of free agency questions right now. It looks like Matt Barnes is gone and the Magic only have a few days left to match Chicago’s offer sheet to J.J. Redick. Orlando can’t afford to lose both sharpshooters. Howard can surely bully Bosh in the post but Lewis and Carter are going to have to show much more heart and determination this season to take out the Heat.

4.) The Field

The Players: Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trailblazers, Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz, Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks.

Analysis: To me it’s the Lakers, Celtics, Magic, Heat and then everyone else. But you can’t underestimate the youth and potential of the Thunder and Trailblazers or the veteran savvy of the Spurs, Nuggets, and Mavericks. The return of Yao Ming to the Rockets and addition of Carlos Boozer to the Bulls make both teams intriguing. The Suns and Jazz are solid, but both have to cope with the loss of a top-tier big man. Could the addition of an over-the-hill Shaq help the Hawks become a contender in the East?

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