Bosh says that what happens this season could have a big factor in how things play out going forward, according to Shandel Richardson of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:
"Everybody wants to know what we're going to do (after the season). Yeah, I get it. Everything depends on this season. If we win, cool. If we lose, that's when it's like `What if?'"
Miami is looking to become the first team since the Los Angeles Lakers in the early 2000s to complete a three-peat. If the Heat pull it off, it would seem unlikely that the team would willingly break up a chance to go for four in a row.
However, a failure to win that third straight championship could change the mindset of both the players and the front office. Perhaps one of the stars looks to go elsewhere. Or perhaps the organization looks to deal one of them in order to ease the luxury tax burden and form a new core.
All three players have stated that they'd like to stay together, but their situations can change in a year. In any case, Bosh is taking a similar approach as the other two in terms of the fact that the focus will be on this upcoming season and not next summer:
"You think about it but I'm mature enough to know that if I really start to think about it, I'm going to start playing bad. Things aren't going to go right. I'm just going to enjoy today. I'm looking forward to having a big year this year. That's all I think about. In Toronto, it kind of messed me up. I was thinking, `What is going to happen [in the offseason]? I started struggling and then I snapped back into basketball."
Miami begins their quest for a three-peat with training camp in the Bahamas starting next week.