Miami Heat Sweeps L.A., Proving the Lakers Are Human

The Miami Heat are the New York Yankees of the National Basketball Association.

They don't win titles, they buy titles (despite not having won a title with their Big Three). They are hated and despised and against the top four teams in the NBA, they are winless.

When you throw in the defending NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers, they are 2-9.

After a 94-88 loss, the Lakers did what the top four teams with the NBA's best record didn't do, lose to the Miami Heat. 

The Lakers, who on Sunday were the darling of the league with their blowout win on the road against the team with the best record in the league, the San Antonio Spurs, have now come crashing back down to earth.

The Lakers' eight game winning streak is done. Miami's five game losing streak, done.

This was a great win for Miami, which had been reeling the last two weeks, with tough last minute losses against Chicago twice, the New York Knicks, Orlando Magic and San Antonio Spurs.

The Heat, who had dropped six of their previous seven games, fell to third place in the Eastern Conference behind the red hot Chicago Bulls, lead by MVP candidate Derrick Rose.

For the Lakers, the loss drops them seven games back of the Spurs for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, with 16 games left to play.

Five days ago, the Lakers' thumping of the Spurs in San Antonio was being interpreted as a statement game by NBA analyst and experts. The game showed that the Lakers were still the defending champs and were still a title contender.

Now after being swept by the physically bigger Miami Heat, many may start to question just how overrated the win against San Antonio was and may instead start to question just how underrated this loss to Miami was.

Does the sweep prove that the Lakers cannot beat a bigger and tougher team in a seven game series?

Does the regular...

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