It was the first night that Lebron James spent with his new team and Lebron was throwing a string of important words straight out of his mouth, with the boldness and greatness of a player who had achieved everything the game has to offer. The only problem is Lebron James has really achieved very little in the "team" sport of basketball.
Words such as "Dynasty" and "multiple Championships" were rolling sweetly of the tongue. In one hundred years of basketball you could count the number of dynasties on one hand. Perhaps it's a little early Lebron to be comparing yourself to the Lakers era, with Magic Johnson or the six Championships of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.
With the NBA heading towards the sharp end of the season the Heat are suffering another meltdown that once again seems to be eroding their season. Six loses in a row for a team with so much talent must have the alarm bells ringing loudly down in South Beach.
Even the biggest hater of the Heat has to admit, Miami has the equal, if not more talent than any other franchise in the league. So the question has to be asked why the heat is running so cold, when they should be priming themselves for a serious shot at earning an NBA ring.
Is it Erik Spoelstra the head coach's fault, as the pundits are saying? I really don't think so. Although young, Spoelstra is a hard working coach who requires respect and commitment from his players.
My perspective, from observation is that Lebron James believes deep down that he is the head coach and he really should have the final say. It's been interesting throughout the season during some of the Heats slides that Lebron's comments to the media have been so far out of sync with the coaches and other players he may well have been living in a different country.
How do you coach a player who thinks he already knows everything? Simple, you can't. The Heat will not win a championship until Lebron steps aside as "psychological" head coach and focuses on being one of the greatest players to ever play basketball, not just one of the greatest athletes.
If Lebron's soul does not click into gear and he fails to recognise the game of basketball with the respect it deserves, his career may be one of the biggest tragedies in the entire history of the NBA.