James used words like "smashed" and "embarrassed." Wade simply uttered, "We got beat. No excuses." But as the dynamic duo drifted into the night, not needing the spotlights of South Beach to shine a light on the beatdown they'd just endured, it was clear the Heat have resigned themselves to a reality the rest of us may have to embrace quickly, assuming we haven't already:
The*New York Knicks are coming.
They are coming for supremacy in New York. They are coming for the Atlantic Division crown. They are coming for a top-four seed in the East and home-court advantage in a first-round playoff series, at least. And with the Heat standing in everyone's way, evidently the Knicks are coming for the champions, too.