The Big 3 Miami Heat carried a lot of expectations during their entire existence. LeBron James joined forces with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to create a superteam and as soon as they landed, everybody named them the favorites to win the NBA title since their very first season.
In the end, they went to the Finals every year the trio was together, winning two titles. That is not bad at all, but seeing the expectations surrounding the team, it always felt like they could have won more than they actually did. One NBA fan pointed out exactly that, explaining that their losses were bigger than their wins.
The 2011-2014 Heat are overrated and were a disappointment
– Only 2 Championships
– Lost to Mavs as heavy favorites
– Blown off the court in 2014 Finals
– Wade wasn’t the same after 2012
“Not one, not two , not three, not four, not five, not six, not seven.” 🤔 pic.twitter.com/En1qPSAUNI
— MJs GOAT (@MjsGoat) January 20, 2021
After surprisingly losing to the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Finals, the Heat won two straight titles against two Big 3, the young Oklahoma City Thunder led by Kevin Durant and the San Antonio Spurs with Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili. Their first season together they seemed to be ready to win the title but the Mavericks upset them behind Dirk Nowitzki’s great performances during the entire playoffs.
The last season they were together, the San Antonio Spurs took revenge and absolutely dominated the Heat in the Finals, finishing the Big 3 era in South Beach. Of course, this created a debate and more fans decided to express their opinion, some attacking LeBron, some attacking Jordan and others defending the Heat and reminding everybody the teams they had to face in the Finals.
Find me another superstar who melted down like LeBron in the 2011 Finals
— MJs GOAT (@MjsGoat) January 20, 2021
Doesn’t make him look better at all
— James D’Agostino (@Jdago78) January 20, 2021
Not like baby kawhi had 3 HOF’ers and one of the greatest coaches all time on his team but go off and I’m not even beggining to mention how wade played like ass in that series due to his knees
— hamas (@hamastariq_) January 20, 2021
— Water💦 (@yourfriendwater) January 20, 2021
Imagine losing to jason terry… getting blown out by a 38 yr old duncan/manu/parker in 5, and going 7 games with 22 yr old paul george and twitch streamer roy hibbert pic.twitter.com/0jfTVsiAfr
— LeOverrated James (@Le0verrated) January 21, 2021
Ok but how are they overrated nobody thinks they're a top 5 team ever or anything like that
— Ritvik (@CantGuardRitvik) January 20, 2021
LeBron should've gone somewhere else for his prime, he could've won more titles
— Jeff The Vassell Fan 🎄 (8-6) (6-9) (@JefftheSpursfan) January 20, 2021
Wade averaged 20 ppg in 2013 and was still a great 2nd option to lebron, plus still was able to show up in the playoffs. And that mavs loss was on bron
— Nick🔥⚡️ (MIAMI HEAT EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS) (@Nickheat3) January 20, 2021
You do realise Jordan's team Don't lose the finals.
— Shane (@SShane050679) January 21, 2021
Wouldn’t have won that many anyways cuz he was there for only 4 years lol. He underachieved because of his only bad finals series, sadly! 3 would’ve been enough to have met expectations in my opinion
— Eric Stratton (@StopperJordan) January 21, 2021
A disappointment yes but it’s hard to call a team that made 4 straight finals won 2 titles had a 66 win season & won 27 games straight overrated. The 11-14 heat were one of the best non dynastic teams ever that seems properly rated.
— 🔥Isaiah Wilhite🔥 (@isaiah_wilhite) January 20, 2021
They still got a finals win against the greatest player in nba history in 2013. You know, the same guy who AS A ROOKIE scared Michael Jordan into retirement
— 😀👍 (@updates_will) January 20, 2021
Their leader promised not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, not 5, not 6….
— Anuel AA burner (@AnuelBurner) January 21, 2021
Okay, but let’s be realistic bruh, we all knew they not going to win 7 rings😂
— Isaac (@InfinityEoo) January 20, 2021
For every “amazing” Finals accomplishment LeBron had in winning he’s had more that have been huge disappointments. This is just one of many.
— Paul (@paulrado) January 21, 2021
This team is always part of heated debates. The general thinking is that giving their talent and how dominant they were, they should have won at least one more title.