It seems like the NBA Finals are going to be way more lopsided than we initially thought, as the Los Angeles Lakers completely dominated the Miami Heat in Game 1 and now Erik Spoelstra's team is likely to be without Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic for - at least - one more game.
The Miami Heat are hard-working and resilient and they're definitely going to leave it all in the hardwood but whether that'll be enough to prevent LeBron James and Anthony Davis from leading the Lakers to their 17th NBA Championship is yet to be seen.
However, there are still a handful of tricks that they could try and pull off if they want to stay in the game. Here, will show you the only way the Miami Heat could beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2020 NBA Finals.
Bring In J.J Barea As A Virtual Fan
Even though he won't go down as one of the greatest scorers in the history of the game, JJ Barea surely played like it when the Dallas Mavericks faced the Miami Heat in the 2011 NBA Finals, scoring 40 points with some incredibly clutch shots (including a huge three-pointer in Game 6) over the last three games of the series. Maybe his presence will intimidate LeBron.
Turn Off The A.C.
There haven't been many games where you could say that LeBron James underperformed but if you had to think about one, that could definitely be Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals. The A.C. broke at AT&T Center and LeBron just couldn't play when the temperature rose to 90 degrees. James, who suffers from cramps, had to sit late in the fourth quarter and the Spurs got a 110-95 win before beating the Heat in 5 games.
LeBron Forgets What Teams He Plays For
LeBron James was on the losing end of one of the biggest mental meltdowns in the history of sports when JR Smith forgot the scoreboard in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals. However, he's no stranger to those kinds of mistakes, as he once set a screen for the wrong team when the Miami Heat faced the Cleveland Cavaliers. Hey, after four years in South Beach, it happens.
Kelly Olynyk Pulls A Kevin Love
Kelly Olynynk was one of the reasons why the Cleveland Cavaliers couldn't beat the Golden State Warriors in 2015. He pulled a dirty move on Kevin Love and injured his shoulder thus leaving LeBron pretty much alone in the NBA Finals as Kyrie Irving was also hurt. Now, Olynyk is playing for the Heat and he could try to pull the same move on Anthony Davis. Hopefully, he won't even think about it, as you never want to see those kinds of things happen.
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