I don't think any of this 18 month stuff was said during the season and the playoffs when it looked like the Heat were going to waltz through the East and then the Finals, its nice afterwards to claim this is a "2 year project" but we both know thats just ridiculous. This team had plenty of talent to win it all this year. Yeah Dallas outplayed them, clearly, it wasn't even really that close in the Final game, the Heat were beat fair and square. But the Heat had the stars, homecourt and an amazing opportunity to win the Finals, it was a choke. When you are the underdog and outmanned you get outplayed, when you have more talent you choked. I don't think this needs much explanation. I think the Heat are still the team to beat next year, there isn't any reason to think they won't be in the Finals again next year. Maybe this years run will add some motivation and improve their play but I don't see why in hindsight now people can claim they didn't have enough pieces or whatever, it was just a choke. I'm sorry but you can't stack a team like this with superstars and throw victory rallys before the season, make the statements the team and fans have made and then start claiming they didn't have enough players, its just silly at this point to make claims like that.