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Posted: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 8:43 pm | Updated: 10:02 pm, Tue Jun 3, 2014.

After Indiana lost to the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals, Pacers head coach Frank Vogel told the media that the Heat are the Chicago Bulls of this era, and LeBron James is the Michael Jordan of this era. Those comparisons are very accurate, being as the Heat are looking to win their third consecutive championship, but why does the Heat have to be compared to another team?

Comparing things is very common in the sports world, but why is that so? Can’t the Miami Heat of this era just be the Miami Heat of this era? Can’t LeBron James just be the LeBron James of this era?

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