Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 3/29/13

The Miami Heat are working towards quite a feat in trying to break the record for most consecutive wins. (The record of 33 games was set by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.) If the Heat get the record and win this year’s championship, they will undoubtedly be recognized as one of the greatest teams in NBA history. If they don’t get the record, but still get close to it and end up winning the championship,  here will still be some recognition for them as one of the greatest. The Heat are in the midst of a remarkable run. Could this season just be a precursor to the best regular season of all-time? The Heat clearly want greatness. They want to go down in the annals of NBA history as an unstoppable force which won often and with a certain level of superiority over the rest of the teams. Simply put, they want to be considered as the best ever. To be the best ever, they have to surpass the comparisons to the Chicago Bulls of the Michael Jordan era. The Heat can match Hall Of Famers and they have a ‘Big 3′. While the Bulls had Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Dennis Rodman, the Heat offer up Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh. For the Heat, Ray Allen is also in the mix.  osh may not make the HOF, but James, Wade and Allen will. Lebron James will be in a contract year next season, 2013-14, and there is some doubt regarding his return to Miami because he will have so many options, possibly a return to Cleveland or a stint in LA or NY. He knows, as do his teammates, that to make history, it has to be done now. They want a title this season and next, which would give them three championships in a row. Everything the Heat are trying to prove is about winning the comparison to those Jordan Bulls who won three championships in a row two times. If the Heat win it all this season and next season, they will be considered a dynasty. The records that fall along the way among the three championships will reveal the depth of the dynasty. The Heat are in the midst of a remarkable run. They know what they are capable of achieving. They want the Lakers’ record for consecutive wins, they feel like they deserve it, and they’ve worked hard to make their team this good and this impenetrable with the best combination of highlights and chemistry. To come this far on the consecutive games streak must have opened the Heat’s eyes to the possibilities of beating the regular season record of 72 wins held by the 1995-96/Chicago Bulls.  Of course,this can’t be done this season, but it is fodder for sure for next season. Either record — the consecutive wins streak or best regular season record — will lift up the profile of the Miami Heat forever. Owning both records along with a couple more championships would put them in a class all their own. *** Howard Alperin is Managing Editor of AmericanizeSoccer.com The post Are Miami Heat Poised to Break 72-10 Next Season? appeared first on Midwest Sports Fans.

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