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Eddie House: Heat will be Like ’08 Celtics on Steroids

As an experienced ring chaser, Eddie House knows a thing or two about championship contenders being built on the fly. While speaking with the Arizona Republic this past week, the newly signed Miami Heat free agent compared his current team to the Boston Celtics group with whom he won a title with in 2008.

"I compare [this Heat team] to the year I went to Boston when the Big 3 got together," House told the Arizona Republic. "But this is going to be even bigger. This is going to be Boston on steroids.

"In Boston, everybody was after us.... We were playing hard-fought games every night. This is going to be even crazier. We're anointed champs [in Miami] from the beginning, and we're not the champions."

House joined the Heat after Miami was able to form the new “Big Three” consisting of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. With three superstars in place, the team began to focus on bringing in solid backup role players. At 32-years-old, House has proven himself as a capable three-point specialist, shooting 39% for his 11-year career.

Throughout his time in the NBA, House has played for nine different teams. During the 2007-08 season he played with Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen as that version of the “Big Three” eventually went on to defeat the Lakers in six games in the NBA Finals.

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