Let's go back a bit to the 2003-2004 season, and change a few things around... The Cavs and the Heat both played their first seasons with their new rookie phenoms, LeBron Jamesand Dwyane Wade. The Cavs, coached by Paul Silas, finished their season at 35-47 (9th in the East). The Heat, coached by Stan Van Gundy, finished at 42-40 (4th in the East), and advanced to the 2nd round of the playoffs. The Cavs improved by 18 games from the previous season, the Heat by 17. Photo Credit: Cleveland.com The postseason progresses, and those upstart Pistons beat the Lakers in the finals. That was the straw that broke the camel's back in LA, and out of Kobe, Shaq, and Phil Jackson, only Kobe was left. Phil retired, and Shaq forced a trade... to the Cleveland Cavs.

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