Miami just captured their second championship. They are the only of the four expansion teams from the 1988-1990 expansion (the other three are Orlando, Charlotte (extinct), Minnesota) to have won a ring, and they have two already.
But how does that compare to the 17 of the Celtics’ rafters? Or even the 16 hanging in the Staples Center for the Lakers?
It doesn’t. I know we always talk about “What have you done for me lately?” But 2008 wasn’t that long ago, and Boston gave Miami more difficulty than anyone else in the Playoffs. Miami might win another two, or three, or even six, but to ever catch up to the Celtics is going to take a long time.