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Results of the 2012 – 2013 NBA GM Survey – Heat Edition

See how the Miami Heat and their Players Ranked this year in the 2012 -2013 NBA GM Survey by NBA.com

Which team will win the 2013 NBA Finals?

  1.  Miami — 70.0%
  2. L.A. Lakers — 23.3%
  3. Oklahoma City — 6.7%

Last year: Miami — 74.1%

Which team will win the Eastern Conference?

  1. Miami — 96.7%
  2. Boston — 3.3%

Last year: Miami — 96.3%

Which team will win the Southeast Division?

  1. Miami — 96.7%
  2. Atlanta — 3.3%

Last year: Miami –96.3%

Who will win the 2012-13 MVP?

  1. LeBron James, Miami — 66.7%
  2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City — 30.0%
  3. Carmelo Anthony, New York — 3.3%

Last year: Kevin Durant — 66.7%

If you were starting a franchise today and could sign any player in the NBA, who would it be?

1. LeBron James, Miami — 80.0%
2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City — 16.7%
3. Dwight Howard, L.A. Lakers — 3.3%

Last year: Kevin Durant, LeBron James — 37.0%

Which player forces opposing coaches to make the most adjustments?

1. LeBron James, Miami — 50.0%
2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City — 20.0%
3. Dwight Howard, L.A. Lakers — 16.7%
4. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers — 6.7%

Also receiving votes: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas; Derrick Rose, Chicago

Last year: Dwight Howard — 29.6%

Who is the best shooting guard in the NBA?

  1. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers — 66.7%
  2. Dwyane Wade, Miami — 23.3%

Also receiving votes: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City; Manu Ginobili, San Antonio; James Harden, Oklahoma City

Last year: Kobe Bryant — 55.6%

Who is the best small forward in the NBA?

1. LeBron James, Miami — 73.3%

2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City — 26.7%

Last year: LeBron James — 77.8%

Who is the best power forward in the NBA?

1. Kevin Love, Minnesota — 30.0%
2. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas — 23.3%
3. LeBron James, Miami — 16.7%
4. LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland — 10.0%
5. Kevin Garnett, Boston, and Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers — 6.7%

Also receiving votes: Tim Duncan, San Antonio; Pau Gasol, L.A. Lakers

Last year: Dirk Nowitzki — 41.4%

What was the most surprising move of the offseason?

1. Steve Nash to the Lakers — 39.3%
2. Bynum/Howard/Iguodala trade — 17.9%
3. Knicks not matching Jeremy Lin offer — 14.3%
4. Ray Allen to Miami, Joe Johnson to Brooklyn — 10.7%

Also receiving votes: Jeff Green’s contract, Luis Scola amnestied by Houston

Last year: Chris Paul to the Clippers — 33.3%

Who is the best defensive player in the NBA?

1. Dwight Howard, L.A. Lakers — 60.0%
2. LeBron James, Miami — 16.7%
3. Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City — 13.3%

Also receiving votes: Tyson Chandler, New York; Kevin Garnett, Boston; Thabo Sefolosha, Oklahoma City

Last year: Dwight Howard — 76.9%

Who is the best perimeter defender in the NBA?

1. Tony Allen, Memphis — 33.3%
2. LeBron James, Miami — 26.7%
3. Avery Bradley, Boston, Andre Iguodala, Denver, Rajon Rondo, Boston, Thabo Sefolosha, Oklahoma City — 6.7%

Also receiving votes: Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers; Eric Gordon, New Orleans; Dahntay Jones, Dallas; Metta World Peace, L.A. Lakers

Last year: Tony Allen — 26.9%

Which is the best defensive team in the NBA?

1. Chicago — 40.0%
2. Miami — 26.7%
3. Boston — 23.3%
4. L.A. Lakers — 6.7%
5. San Antonio — 3.3%

Last year: Chicago — 66.7%

Which active player will make the best head coach someday?

1. Chauncey Billups, L.A. Clippers — 20.7%
2. Shane Battier, Miami — 17.2%
3. Derek Fisher — 13.8%
4. Jason Kidd, New York, Steve Nash, L.A. Lakers — 10.3%
6. Grant Hill, L.A. Clippers, Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers — 6.9%

Also receiving votes: Ray Allen, Miami; Luke Walton, Cleveland; Charles Jenkins, Golden State; Earl Watson, Utah

Last year: Derek Fisher — 25.9%

Which team is the most fun to watch?

1. Oklahoma City — 30.0%
2. Miami — 26.7%
3. Denver — 16.7%
4. Golden State — 6.7%, L.A. Clippers — 6.7%, San Antonio — 6.7%

Also receiving votes: L.A. Lakers, New York

Last year: Miami — 33.3%

Which team has the best home-court advantage?

1. Oklahoma City — 70.0%
2. Miami — 10.0%, Utah — 10.0%

Also receiving votes: Denver, L.A. Lakers, Portland

Last year: Oklahoma City — 44.4%

Which player is the most athletic?

1. LeBron James, Miami — 62.1%
2. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City — 20.7%
3. Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers — 13.8%
4. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City — 3.4%

Last year: LeBron James — 46.2%

Which player is the best pure shooter?

1. Ray Allen, Miami — 56.7%
2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City — 20.0%
3. Steve Novak, New York — 6.7%

Also receiving votes: James Harden, Oklahoma City; Kyle Korver, Atlanta; Steve Nash, L.A. Lakers; Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas; Klay Thompson, Golden State

Last year: Ray Allen — 85.7%

Which player is best at moving without the ball?

1. Ray Allen, Miami — 56.7%
2. Richard Hamilton, Chicago — 10.0%
3. Manu Ginobili, San Antonio — 6.7%, Kyle Korver, Atlanta — 6.7%

Also receiving votes: Luol Deng, Chicago; Marc Gasol, Memphis; James Harden, Oklahoma City; Paul Pierce, Boston; J.J. Redick, Orlando; Klay Thompson, Golden State

Last year: Ray Allen — 67.9%

Which player is the best at getting his own shot?

1. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers — 40.0%
2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City — 30.0%
3. LeBron James, Miami — 16.7%
4. Carmelo Anthony, New York — 6.7%, Dwyane Wade, Miami — 6.7%

Last year: Kobe Bryant — 35.7%

Which player is the most dangerous in the open floor?

1. LeBron James, Miami — 60.0%
2. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City — 23.3%
3. Derrick Rose, Chicago — 10.0%
4. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers — 6.7%

Last year: LeBron James — 53.8%

Which player is the best finisher?

1. LeBron James, Miami — 66.7%
2. Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers — 10.0%, Dwyane Wade, Miami — 10.0%

Also receiving votes: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City; Tyreke Evans, Sacramento; James Harden, Oklahoma City; Josh Smith, Atlanta

Last year: LeBron James — 42.3%

Which player makes the most of limited natural ability?

1. Kevin Love, Minnesota — 34.5%
2. Shane Battier, Miami — 10.3%
3. Marc Gasol, Memphis — 6.9%

Obama compares himself to the Miami Heat

The President loves basketball and probably knows more about it than you. So when the New York times reported that President Obama dropped a basketball analogy after being asked about his chances in the 2012 presidential election, of course he mentioned the best team in the NBA, the Miami Heat.

The Obama Basketball LOGO

“We’re the Miami Heat, and he’s Jeremy Lin,” was President Obama’s response when comparing his campaign team to Mitt Romney. This reference was made around February 23rd around the same time the Miami Heat were do to face New York Knicks and the phenomenon known as Linsanity. President Obama’s comment referred to what would happen to then new and exciting Jeremy Lin (Mitt Romney) would face the true power and determination of the Miami Heat (Obama and friends) and being brought back down to Earth.

President Barack Obama and LeBron James share a few words after the USA Exhibition game vs Brazil in Washington DC.

 

Bloody Lipped Wade takes OVER in the 4th

Who remembers this explosion from Wade during the 09 season?

D.Wade played like a man possessed after the Knicks drew blood. Don’t make Dwyane angry, you won’t like him when he’s angry!

This was also the first time that Wade  showed off his “This is my HOUSE!!” celebration. We know Wade, we know.