How LeBron James & Dwyane Wade Were Accommodated in Miami Heat, Explained by Former Assistant Coach

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January 16, 2021 8:27 pm

The Brooklyn Nets have become the latest super-team after trading James Harden from the Houston Rockets. They are the latest addition to the Big Three culture, which has some biggest teams in NBA history alongside the teams Miami Heat and the Golden State Warriors from the last decade.

The 2011 Heat are always considered one of the first teams with the Big Three as they formed a super team comprising LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The Nets have formed their own big three of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden.

Former assistant coach of Miami Heat David Fizdale in a recent spoke in ESPN’s ‘The Jump‘. There, he opened up about how the Heat incorporated Wade and LeBron to the system.

When asked about how did they figure out the system around the Big Three, Fizdale said, “Pain, losing to Dallas, really suffering and having to go through that because Dwyane and LeBron were so dynamic with the similar type of basketball game where they needed the ball in their hands a lot and ultimately it did come down to us adapting as a coaching staff but also when we talk about sacrifice.

He also emphasized on the how integral defense was for Bron and Wade. “That team got after defensively and both of those guys when they didn’t have the ball, they made a conscious effort to move without.

The Nets might face a similar hurdle as they have two players sharing a similar role on the court. The biggest concern for them will be defensively. Can Harden, Kyrie and Durant put up the work defensively?

Can this Nets Big Three eclipse the Big Three of Miami Heat?

James Harden will be the happiest man in the world right now. After such a long time, Harden finally won’t have to carry all the offensive burden on a team.

This Brooklyn Nets squad might be the one and only chance for Harden to win the coveted NBA title. He hasn’t been surrounded by so much talent ever since he left the OKC Thunder. The Beard is still in his prime and will be determined to do anything to finally add the championship to his decorated resume.

The biggest concern, however, will be chemistry. Kevin Durant has already proved that he can thrive without the ball too, but this is not the same for James Harden or Kyrie Irving.

MIAMI, FL – JUNE 25: Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh participate in Miami Heat 2012 NBA Championship Celebration at AmericanAirlines Arena on June 25, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/WireImage)

This Nets’ Big Three is very similar to the Miami Heat of 2011, who had the trio of LeBron, Wade and Bosh as their star players. The teams have multiple players who share similar styles of play and positions. The Heat had Chris Bosh, who was willing to sacrifice for the team.

Will the Nets find their own Chris Bosh?

What makes the Nets one of the intriguing teams in the league is the amount of talent the team has. But the bigger factor for intrigue is the number of different personalities in the team. Will a first time coach in Steve Nash be able to handle this immense pressure?  Will the team able to match the expectations on them?

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Aditya Mohapatra

Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News. This die-hard Lakers fan considers LeBron James his idol.

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