Miami's Dunkadelic Flight-361, Believe in the Hype!
It was the Summer of "The Decision" that helped create an atmosphere to the start of the 2010-11 NBA season that hasn't been seen since the days of Michael Jordan in the late 1990's. The basketball world is on the verge of something big or something that can down like the Titanic. If the Heat stumble and fail to live up to the lofty expectations of themselves and the media. There will be line taken from former NBA star Michael Ray Richardson, "the ship be sinking."
Chuck D the leader of the rap group Public Enemy once said "Don't believe the hype." The fans of the Miami Heat are believing in their new super-trio, but that isn't the same feeling the 3 star players are getting from current and past players.
Michael Jordan said, after LeBron decided to leave Cleveland and join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to form Miami's Dunkadelic Flight-361.
"There's no way, with hindsight, I would've ever called up Larry, called up Magic and said, 'Hey, look, let's get together and play on one team,'"
"But that's ... things are different. I can't say that's a bad thing. It's an opportunity these kids have today. In all honesty, I was trying to beat those guys."
Former NBA greats Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley, and Scottie Pippen have all said that they were not in favor of the move. All of this negative press will make the super-trio even more hated and popular because sports fans from every corner of the world will be watching and waiting to see if they can win an NBA Championship. Do you believe in the hype?
The Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic, and Chicago Bulls might have something to say about the Eastern Conference crown being awarded to the Heat without them playing one regular-season game. They have size in the paint that might cause Dunkadelic Flight-361 & Co. problems in a physical 6-7 game series.
The "Hype Machine" will officially begin tonight when the Heat open on the road vs. the Boston Celtics who were 8 minutes away from being the defending 2010 NBA Champs. There is an old expression, "to be the man, you must beat the man." The Heat have an uphill challenge to beat Orlando and Boston then the true test will be the man and that is a guy in L.A. who has 5 NBA Championships, and is the 2-time defending NBA Champ. As Muhammad Ali would say the champ is here and his name is Kobe Bryant.
Do you or Don't you believe in the hype... They might win 3-4 championships in the next 5-6 years and if this is true. I must say I believe in the hype.