What's this poo about the Heat being "old"? These excuses are pitiful.
Dwayne Wade is 32, Chris Bosh is 30, and Lebron is 29.
Tim Duncan is 38, Manu Ginobili is 36, Tony Parker is 32, and these guys flat out embarrassed the Heat.
Wade had surgery way back in 2002 while he was still at Marquette to remove his meniscus so he wouldn't have to get rehab and affect his 2003 draft stock. So while he's actually 32, his knees act more like 42, hence the reason he didn't play much in the regular season. It doesn't help that he has never changed his playing style.
Lebron and Bosh aren't old. And for all the flack he's going to get for this series Lebron still put up his regular numbers. It's the bench that was terrible. Rashard Lewis, Shane Battier, Ray Allen, Udonis Haslem are all years removed from being effective NBA players, and the Spurs, meanwhile, could roll out effective bench players night in and night out that would just wear Miami down leading to what we ended up seeing in the last three games.
Spoelstra's offense took Bosh from a star PF in Toronto who could put up 20 and 10 a night to a 6'11 small forward who just shoots 3 pointers all the time.
Hopefully, this series will buck the trend of the "superteam" and GMs will put more of an emphasis on ball movement on offense and building quality depth on the bench in lieu of a bunch of max contracts. Alas, if this is the end of the Big 3, they still got to 4 straight finals and won 2 titles in that span, and every franchise will take that if they can get it.