No Playoff Fatigue for Miami HEAT
Shane Battier finds it humorous. That doesn’t mean he also doesn’t respect the challenge ahead.
But the notion of championship fatigue, one most recently offered by TNT analyst Steve Kerr amid his forecast of the Chicago Bulls coming out of the East instead of a fourth consecutive Miami Heat NBA Finals appearance, is one Battier finds amusing.
“It’s what we do, we compete,” Battier said, speaking of those with such doubts, not Kerr specifically. “And honestly, the championship seems so long ago. The first day of camp will come and we’re going to want to win every game.
While the toll of three consecutive lengthy playoff runs have resulted in added mileage on a roster aging beyond the core of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, Battier said it’s not as if the Heat will arrive for the Oct. 1 start of training camp planning on a measured approach to the season.