The Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat were two of the best dynasties in the 2010s, but former Heat forward Chris Bosh knows which was better.
Former NBA All-Star and one of the Big 3 that led the Miami Heat to two titles during the 2010s, Chris Bosh, went live on Instagram, detailing his time with the Heat and his thoughts on the Golden State Warriors’ dynasty.
Most of his quotes from the session can be read here. But, his one quote mentioning the difference between the dynasties is below.
“I was thinking about our place in the history of the game and all that stuff. I even think the Warriors had more of a dynasty. I think ours was, you know the band Cream, from the UK? We’re more like Cream,” Bosh said.
He’s right too.
The Heat, who were in the NBA Finals from 2011-2014, were full of players that were brought in to assist LeBron James in his quest for a ring. While Dwyane Wade played for the Heat the bulk of his career, Bosh and James came from Toronto and Cleveland respectively.
That’s a key difference in the longevity between the Warriors and Heat.
The Warriors have built their dynasty from the draft. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were both lottery picks while three-time All-Star Draymond Green was snagged in the second round. Now, I know what you’re thinking.
They signed Kevin Durant, didn’t they? Yes, but Durant was never the crux of the dynasty. The Warriors had the best regular-season team in the history of the NBA without Durant, and they’ll continue with that Big 3 well into the future.
That’s the core of their dynasty — Durant just helped elevate their already extraordinary play. At the end of the day, the Warriors will still be great without Durant, unlike the Heat who missed the playoffs the season after James returned to Cleveland.
Bosh knows a thing or two about basketball too, making it to eleven straight All-Star games. He understands the difference and how the Heat were built on the fly to win championships almost overnight.
They didn’t have the long-time growing pains that Golden State had gone through on their quest for rings later on in the decade.