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5 Reasons to Cheer For LeBron James And Miami Heat in 2013 NBA Finals

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5 Reasons to Root For LeBron, Heat

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It might be hard to root for a team that seemingly has it made. They have three of the top players in the league, one of the best players of all time and, well, they play in one of the most enjoyable cities in the country.

The Miami Heat are one of the toughest teams to beat in the NBA, but I am going to give you five reasons to root for the budding dynasty.

LeBron James is looked at as an NBA villain and his fellow stars Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade have been as disliked as any 'big three' in the league.

Going up against the San Antonio Spurs is no easy task, especially for these superheroes. The Spurs have a big three of their own in Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili along with one of the best coaches to ever roam the sidelines in the NBA, Gregg Popovich.

With four titles in the past 15 years, the Spurs have built a reputation of winning, and they are the most experienced and possibly the most successful team in the league today. It will be interesting to see how each of the big threes stack up against one another and also see if experience trumps young talent, or vice versa.

The Heat are looking for their second title in as many years in their third consecutive NBA Finals appearance. Will LeBron become the greatest NBA player of all-time with another ring? Maybe not with just one more ring, but definitely if he gets to the five-range.

Here are five reasons why you should root for the Miami Heat.

Connor Muldowney is a columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Connormuldowney, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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Budding Dynasty

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While this may not be a reason that everyone can agree with, the Heat are, in fact, on the verge of their own dynasty. They have made it to three straight NBA Finals and, with a win, will have won back-to-back NBA titles. As one of the NBA's youngest teams, they have built a tradition of winning that is second to none.

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LeBron Could Be the Best of All-Time

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A win could easily put LeBron James in the conversation for the greatest player of all-time. Could he be the best player of all-time? I think he will be one day, and a win could add to his legacy. Who doesn't want to say they watched the best player of all-time for years?

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They Are Good for the NBA

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The Heat are good for the NBA, no matter how anyone feels about this team -- that's a fact. They draw viewers and have put the league on the map with their mesh of superstars and controversy. More money equals a better NBA. A better NBA equals happier fans and happier fans draw in more fans. Therefore, the Heat are doing nothing but helping.

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Winning Could Keep Big Three Together

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This could be bad for other teams in the league, but keeping the big three together goes along with the prior reason to root for the Heat. If they're together, the league has more potential to be watched by outsiders.

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You Live in Miami

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One of the most obvious reasons to root for the Heat, but also possibly the most logical. If you don't live in Miami, or Florida in general, you probably don't want the Heat to win. If you do, well, you are in a group of a select few. Not too many people outside of Florida root for Miami because of the reputation that they've built. Or maybe they just win too much.