Unselfishness must come to pass

The Heat must look for each other, not just their own shots, to be become a true playoff contender.

Updated: November 11, 2003, 12:51 PM ET
By Jerry Bembry | ESPN the Magazine
Editor's note: Here's a glimpse of the good -- and the bad -- that could happen to the 2003-04 Miami Heat.

Best Case Scenario
The Heat will end their two-year absence from the playoffs if the following three things happen.

Lamar Odom
The Heat need Lamar Odom and others to give up the ball every now and then.
1. They successfully share the ball. Brian Grant may not care for shots, but Eddie Jones, Caron Butler, Lamar Odom and Dwyane Wade all do. They're all scorers. That'd be a big problem for a lot of coaches, but Pat Riley commands enough respect that the transition won't be difficult.

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