Former Los Angeles Laker Jerry West is watching the Miami Heat streak with interest, reported ESPN on March 21. West was a dominant force on the the 1971-72 Lakers who won 33 games in a row, the current record for consecutive wins. Should the Miami Heat continue their winning ways, West and his former teammates could see their 41-year-old record fall.
LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and the rest of the Miami Heat have been on a roll of late, winning their last 24 games. Their most recent win came in a hair-raising affair on March 20, when the Heat squeaked out a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers by a mere three points. The Miami Heat streak needs to continue for 10 more games if they're to break the Laker's record and mark their page in the record books.
Fans may be surprised that West is enjoying the Miami Heat's show, given that his team's longtime record could fall. But, he is and he's enjoying the action. He's more than just a former player, he's also a fan. And the run toward the record books always makes the game a bit more exciting.