Greg Cote

June 14, 2014

Greg Cote: Miami Heat must overcome adversity, history to accomplish what’s never been done

The Heat fast-bloomed into the biggest, most talked-about phenomenon in American sports all at once in the summer of 2010 and it was supposed to be so easy, remember? NBA pundits quickly predicted the team would break Chicago and Michael Jordan’s season record of 72 wins. Others fretted how Miami’s instant dominance had created a disparity that would be bad for the league. And LeBron James was merely voicing what plenty of fans felt when, at that arena celebration of the Big 3 coming together, he began counting championships to the delirious home crowd: “Not one, not two, not three.”

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About Greg Cote

Greg Cote

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Greg Cote has been a Miami Herald sports columnist since 1995 and also writes the Random Evidence blog and NFL predictions along with his notorious sidekick the Upset Bird. He has covered Hurricanes football (1984-88), the Dolphins (1990-91) and major events including Super Bowls, NBA Finals, World Series, Stanley Cup, Olympics and World Cup.

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