The Miami Heat are a much better team after sliding back in the standings without Chris Bosh or LeBron James, who took his talents back to Cleveland.

Representing the Eastern Conference, LeBron James and the Cavaliers engaged in an awesome six-game series with the eventual champions, Golden State Warriors, that would have been different had Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love been available.

A new, yet old rivalry is brewing in the East, with Dwyane Wade firing the first shot. This statement was a part of an interview with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith released Wednesday.

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By Glenn Erby

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