Found December 07, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
Winning back-to-back championships is one of the most difficult things to do in sports. For starters, being a champion means wearing a bullseye. A championship team is going to get its opponent’s best effort night in and night out, and that can wear on players over the course of a season. Then, there is the question of motivation. How do you stay as hungry as you were the previous season? If you ask the Miami Heat, they will tell you it’s no easy task. “Yes, it’s impossible to have that same fire, that same hunger,” Chris Bosh told Chris Tomasson of FOX Sports. “The hunger changes, but we don’t have the same motivation and we have to find different motivations now. And I think that motiviation is always just trying to be the best and sometimes you got to be knocked down a few times in order to get that back.” People don’t seem to hate the Heat as much this season as they did last year and the year before, when the Big Three was first assembled. There is certainly less hatred for LeB...
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