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Premature Celebration

Photograph By Doug Benc/Getty Images

The rivalry between the Bulls and the Heat was born again when Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James spurned Chicago in favor of Miami. Their image as villains was enhanced by talking about multiple titles and celebrating before the season. The perception of them as villains subsided as they won the 2011-12 title while James' star continued to ascend as one of the greatest players ever.