wcsoldier81 wrote:Weezy wrote:
I'm not trying to bash LeBron for winning against lesser competition, I'm just saying don't tell me he's approaching Jordan or he's passed Kobe or other all time greats. Don't even try to tell me he's played competition close to what Magic and Kareem, Bird, Jordan, or Kobe and Shaq faced, just to name a few, not even close. Any one of the teams the Lakers faced in the playoffs in say 2001 and 2002 for example, could have won the title that year, where teams the Heat face are in the playoffs because 8 spots have to be filled.
2011-2013 Heat ECF playoffs runs : faced 3 teams with or above 50 wins , 2 in 2011
2008-2010 Lakers WCF playoffs runs : faced 8 teams with or above 50 wins , one team with 48 wins
Just wanted to add to this:
2011-2013 Heat playoffs runs: faced 4 teams with or above 50 wins (they did have the lockout in 2012)
2008-2010 Lakers playoffs runs: faced 11 teams with or above 50 wins (only first round Jazz in 2009 had less... 48)
2000-2002 Lakers playoffs runs: faced 10 teams with or above 50 wins, one with 49 wins .
1996-1998 Bulls playoffs runs: faced 8 teams with or above 50 wins.
1991-1993 Bulls playoffs runs: faced 8 teams with or above 50 wins (though VERY weak first rounds)
1987-1989 Lakers playoffs runs: faced 5 teams with or above 50 wins (87 run was a joke, honestly)
1984-1986 Celtics playoffs runs: faced 7 teams with or above 50 wins.
I included the Finals here.
If you consider winning percentage in 2012 season (60.9%+ would be a 50+ wins opponent), the Heat 50+ opponents would jump to.... 6.
I didn't include anything before 1984 because before that year, there were less than 16 teams in the Playoffs and best teams had an automatic pass to second round.
So... yeah guys, I think we can really be proud about that 2008-2010 run