Weighing in on the series, it seems clear to me that
A) Wade is hugely clutch, perhaps the most since MJ in a finals
B) Dirk did a soft Euro Noshowski in the 4th quarters and cannot create his own shot. It was kind of pathetic to watch him frantically setting high screens for Jason Terry instead of demanding the ball and taking it to the rim
C) Avery could never solve how to GET Dirk his shot after Miami adjusted in game three - seems like Riles outcoached him.
D) Dallas is not a particularly good passing team (look at their low assist totals), and Miami plays better 1 on 1 ball than does Dallas
E) The officiating is a farce. I don't see it as substantially favoring one team or another, but the old slow geezers don't have the advantage of instant replay, blow between 30-40% of the calls and clearly, the coaches should get a challenge or two a game. If they lose, they lose a timeout, if they win, the call is reversed - you know, the clear compelling evidence, like a guy getting called for a foul when his face fouls someone's elbow.
F) Shaq should buy D Wade a mansion in Boca Raton, cause the MVP's heroics saved Shaq from well-deserved opprobrium for his skunklike foulshooting - beyond disgraceful.
G) Miami is very old, and I would wager a quite potent sum they do not repeat, D Wade or no...
You said it all. I've got nothing (useful) to add...
Miami needs to start building a new team around Wade. Payton and Mourning should retire by now, and Shaq ain't getting any younger. Bad news is that Shaq's contract won't allow them to sign anybody, but it was well worth it. Even if it takes them 10 years to have a contender again, they have one ring to show, kinda like when the Bucs won the SB. Rich McKay bet on players with huge salaries that won the championship and then that team disappeared for the next few years. I guess that could very well happen with Miami (they'll make the playoffs for sure, but being a true contender is a different thing), but they have a ring to show.
They have some good projects to infuse some youth and talent to that team (Dorrell Wright, Wayne Simien), but it will take them a couple of years to make an impact.