The Celtics and Heat became bitter rivals the moment the Heats version of the big three was assembled.
Miami and Boston have battled for the better part of three years, with the Heat of course appearing in three straight NBA Finals, and winning two championships along the way.
With the Celtics in rebuild mode, the Heat now need a new team to hate, and Dwyane Wade has the perfect idea for who. According to Ethan Scolnick of Bleacher Report, Wade thinks the physical bloodbaths they had with the Celtics will transfer well over to the Brooklyn Nets.
Dwyane Wade laughs, says bad blood with the Celtics will "transfer well" to Nets.
— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) October 15, 2013
Wade is right on with his analysis.
Regardless of Derrick Rose returning, the Pacers ascension, or the Knicks talking tough, the Brooklyn Nets have placed a radar directly on the chest of the Heat, and have loaded up for a one year run at the defending champions.