Shit, ass, fuck. If you haven't heard by now, it's official. LeBron, D-Wade, and Bosh. The stupidly ridiculous scenario that nobody thought could happen, is set to happen. I'm not really intent on laying out how I feel about this, or how the three of them seemed to conspire to do this. But suffice to say, I don't like it. The only positive out of this? New York didn't get them.
But, let's put aside all personal thoughts, and try to take this as objectively as possible. Are they a instant lock for a championship? No, I don't think so. But they will sure have a difficult time in not getting there. Unlike some big collaborations (e.g. Iverson-Carmelo), this one does appear that it will work. LeBron is a good passer, and a willing one. He is among the top facilitators in the league, and some will argue the best in the league. Say what you will of LeBron, but this is undeniable, he has made his teammates far better as a result of his own play. And I see no reason why he will not continue to do so.
Obviously, the 2-3-4 spots are now set for Miami. Each player will log a minimum of 28-32 minutes a night I would venture to say. And each is a mismatch. LeBron at the 3 is bigger, stronger, faster than any opponent. Wade at the 2 is just too superb. Explosive, quick, unbelievable finisher, and great mid-range game. He doesn't overpower you, but he will make you look like you don't belong in the league. As for Bosh, Toronto knows what he can do. One of the best first steps in the league, his mid-range jumper is consistent and reliable. Uses the jumper to lure you closer so he can abuse you with the quick step. And a good defensive rebounder, who has begun to show signs of improvement on offensive rebounding.
The challenge now, is finding the right defensive pieces. Brendan Haywood has just signed back with Dallas, so Erick Dampier is a possible candidate. He's big, and has length. He's a veteran and knows his limits. But, I won't go further than that since it's all speculation.
The point is, Miami is looking for defense and it doesn't matter all too much about the caliber of defense quite frankly. This team will be looking to break your spirit by racking up free throws. They'll be able to run the break, but the half-court is where they're going to dismantle opponents. This team could set the record for most free throws in a season.