Who Has a Better Starting 5, Los Ange...

Who Has a Better Starting 5, Los Angeles Lakers or Miami Heat?

There are 68 comments on the BleacherReport story from Jul 7, 2012, titled Who Has a Better Starting 5, Los Angeles Lakers or Miami Heat?. In it, BleacherReport reports that:

It's the question that will be endlessly debated for the rest of the 2012 NBA offseason: Do the Los Angeles Lakers have a better starting five than the defending champion Miami Heat? The 2012 NBA free-agency period has been an arms race.

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Sam

Toronto, Canada

#44 Aug 9, 2012
The_Solution wrote:
<quoted text>
yeah especially for bogut. I don't think he's ever played a full season
probably never will

“Golden State Of Mind”

Since: Jun 09

Fairfield, CA

#45 Aug 9, 2012
Sam wrote:
<quoted text> probably never will
Probably but I got hope. If Bogut gets injured it will hurt our team more than if Curry gets hurt but I'm more worried about Curry than Bogut because Steph's injuries are all the same thing, his ankle. I just hope he won't become the next Brandon Roy with his knees.

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#46 Aug 11, 2012
Ginobili wrote:
With Nash the Lakers got it made, easily the best five.
You are ignoring that Ray Allen signed with the Heat!
Ginobili

San Francisco, CA

#47 Aug 11, 2012
LA have by far the best team but they have a cancer called KoMe, the most selfish player in the history of the NBA.
Sammy

Toronto, Canada

#48 Aug 11, 2012
Aned337 wrote:
<quoted text>
You are ignoring that Ray Allen signed with the Heat!
and Howard signed with the Lakers. And?
Sammy

Toronto, Canada

#49 Aug 11, 2012
Ginobili wrote:
LA have by far the best team but they have a cancer called KoMe, the most selfish player in the history of the NBA.
yea but Gino we are still waiting for you to come out of retirment and Show Kobe wrong. What you waiting for?
Sammy

Toronto, Canada

#50 Aug 11, 2012
Diamond X wrote:
<quoted text>Probably but I got hope. If Bogut gets injured it will hurt our team more than if Curry gets hurt but I'm more worried about Curry than Bogut because Steph's injuries are all the same thing, his ankle. I just hope he won't become the next Brandon Roy with his knees.
I hear ya dawg.
Ginobili

San Francisco, CA

#51 Aug 12, 2012
KoMe right now in the Olympics have not done a thing. I could beat him with one hand.

“Justice always prevails”

Since: Jan 12

vacaville

#52 Aug 12, 2012
Ginobili wrote:
KoMe right now in the Olympics have not done a thing. I could beat him with one hand.
You couldn't score 20 points in a half, wait a game none the less, against your local middle school team.
Sammy

Toronto, Canada

#53 Aug 12, 2012
Ginobili wrote:
KoMe right now in the Olympics have not done a thing. I could beat him with one hand.
yea and other one should be up your a*s.
Guest

Lubbock, TX

#54 Aug 12, 2012
I think the starting 5 for the HEAT should be Wade,Allen,LeBron,Bosh and Haslem

“Justice always prevails”

Since: Jan 12

vacaville

#56 Aug 12, 2012
Guest wrote:
I think the starting 5 for the HEAT should be Wade,Allen,LeBron,Bosh and Haslem
Maybe if they played lebron at point guard and moved wade to an undersized small forward . You might see that lineup in games but I doubt you will see them start together
Ginobili

San Francisco, CA

#57 Aug 12, 2012
LA starting five should be Nash, KoMe, DW12,Pau and Jamison. Miami would still beat them bc KoMe is a hog.

“Justice always prevails”

Since: Jan 12

vacaville

#58 Aug 12, 2012
Ginobili wrote:
LA starting five should be Nash, KoMe, DW12,Pau and Jamison. Miami would still beat them bc KoMe is a hog.
No way small forwards would run right past Jamison

“Golden State Of Mind”

Since: Jun 09

Fairfield, CA

#59 Aug 12, 2012
Lakers need Jamison coming off the bench.

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Since: Jun 09

Fairfield, CA

#60 Aug 12, 2012
Guest wrote:
I think the starting 5 for the HEAT should be Wade,Allen,LeBron,Bosh and Haslem
I would put Haslem at the 4 and Bosh at 5.
Metta World Whupass

Miami, FL

#61 Aug 13, 2012
Lakers too old + slow with Kobe + Nash. They both WERE great players but time is catching up. "On paper" sure the Lakerss look great, you're comparing career stats, not chances at future production. Howard will pose the biggest test to the Heat. Won't matter though, the Thunder will be taking the West again.

“Justice always prevails”

Since: Jan 12

vacaville

#62 Aug 13, 2012
Metta World Whupass wrote:
Lakers too old + slow with Kobe + Nash. They both WERE great players but time is catching up. "On paper" sure the Lakerss look great, you're comparing career stats, not chances at future production. Howard will pose the biggest test to the Heat. Won't matter though, the Thunder will be taking the West again.
Nash can still shoot, pass, play pick and roll and run an offense. That's all he needs to do. We know he's a liability on D but that is expected. I won't ever count Kobe out until I see it. Kobe at 80 percent skill is still better than 90 percent of the league

“Rough road ahead”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#63 Aug 13, 2012
Truth69 wrote:
the lakers wont make it out of the second round and will watch the heat repeat so i have to say the heat
Well the Lakers do need to match up with OKC, before worrying about matching up with Miami.

Plus thing on paper look, gotta wait and see how everything plays out in the real world.

Like what if Rose is back at full strength and this time and leads Chicago to the Finals, then forget about the heat.

So many things can happen.

Lakers could go down in flames cause they couldn't gel, go out in the second round to OKC, win the WHOLE THING!

May be the heat and lakers never even play each other in the finals, it could be Lakers vs some one else or may be Lakers and heat don't even make it.
Ginobili

San Francisco, CA

#64 Aug 14, 2012
Three tough teams in the East are Celtics, Heat and Bulls. Three tough teams in the West are OKC,
Spurs and Lakers.

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