Commentary

How good are Miami's "other six"?

Miller and Haslem lead an improved supporting cast around the Big Three

Originally Published: March 1, 2012
By Tom Haberstroh | ESPN Insider
Udonis & MillerMarc Serota/Getty ImagesUdonis Haslem and Mike Miller are key reasons for Miami's domination this season.

Once the Dallas Mavericks hoisted the trophy last June, we all sought out diagnose the ills of the Miami Heat, and inevitably the masses blamed LeBron James, whose production bizarrely fell off a cliff after dominant playoff performances against the Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls. Of course, James certainly deserves much of the blame, while Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh weren't exactly sensational, either.

After the Heat face-planted in dramatic fashion, a common question rippled through the NBA community: Will the Heat go only as far as their Big Three take them?


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