Source: Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
Well that didn't last long.
It took exactly seven weeks for the Miami Heat to go from of-course-they're-going-to-repeat expectations to questions of whether they're even championship favorites.
For now, oddmakers still give the Heat the edge over the Dwight Howard-infused Los Angeles Lakers, but what is clear is that Heat-Oklahoma City Thunder II comes with no 2013 guarantee.
The four-team deal that fundamentally extinguishes the Orlando Magic as a Heat rival for the balance of this decade certainly changes the perspective around the NBA.
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