LeBron: Heat can be better
BY TIM REYNOLDS Associated Press
Saturday, September 29, 2012
9/29/12 at 7:01 AM
MIAMI - LeBron James looked at the assembled talent in the Miami Heat locker room, and one word came to mind.
"Scary," he said.
Translated, that means James thinks the Heat will be even better than they were a season ago. Oddly, James' teammates expect the same from him.
After a season where he won just about everything besides Powerball - his third MVP award, his first NBA Finals MVP award and, of course, his first NBA championship - James is going back to work. He and the Heat convened for their annual media day Friday, the prelude to Saturday morning's opening practice and the first step toward what the Heat hope is another championship push.
"We can be better than we were this past season," James said, on the day when he got sized for his first championship ring. "Are we better right now than we were just a couple months ago? Of course not. ... But we have the potential to be better.
"We have the potential to be a lot better. That is scary."
Chances are, the Heat will have to be better than they were last season to hoist another championship trophy next June. As if they weren't the team on radar screens across the NBA already once James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh decided to team up in Miami during the summer of 2010, winning a title will only make them more of a target.
And then adding a player like Ray Allen, whose last NBA game was Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals in Miami when he played for the Boston Celtics, only raises the ante that much more.