MIAMI It's simple. Either the Miami Heat are the Heat 2.0 hardened, emboldened and made better by all that's transpired since LeBron James uttered those words about South Beach.
Or they're the same team that relentlessly showed signs all last season, to those willing to see, that their glorious trio came with a very real Achilles' heel the one that finally caught up to their historic expectations with a historic Finals collapse against the Dallas Mavericks.
There was a mental weakness there, a tendency to show that the narrative of the 72-win-caliber superteam was blotted by a LeBron capable of mental letdowns that could boggle the mind, by a Chris Bosh whose disappearing acts were rivaled only by his tendency to admit he wasn't always fitting in socially, and by a Dwyane Wade who when faced with these things had trouble hiding the shock that the masterpiece he'd helped put together sometimes resembled a fraud.
That was then: The Bump, the talk of the world aligned against the...