1. Miami Heat
The only thing that will stop the Heat is the Heat. With the best player on the planet, a swarming pulverizing defense, and a bevy of three point shooters to compliment increasingly talented role-players, the Heat deserve the top spot and it’s not even really close. The Heat, coached by the underrated whiz kid Erik Spoelstra, can play any style, walk it up, run it down your throat, everything in between. They may well rattle off another twenty game win streak mid-season and nobody will even notice. That’s how good they are. They will also struggle in the playoffs, with their last three opponents all taking them to 6 or 7 games on the way to yet another NBA championship. Henceforth Dywane Wade will refer to himself as “Four”, at which point LeBron will slap him at the podium and the crowds will rejoice.