The Miami Heat in the eastern conference finals is old hat.
For the fourth straight year, the world's best player has taken the Heat to the precipice of the NBA Finals, and each of the previous three the Heat have cashed in on the opportunity.
LeBron reminded everyone, as he is so used to doing by now, that he came to Miami to compete for championships, and that's what he has done his entire time in South Florida, but its approaching some historic levels.
For starters, Miami is the first team since Detroit to make it to four consecutive conference finals. The Pistons most recently made it to six straight (2003-08), and the Bulls, Lakers and Celtics have also accomplished this feat.
Also, Miami stands on the doorstep of history if they are to make the NBA Finals.
The Heat would be the third franchise, and fourth different dynasty in NBA history (Boston 1957-66, LA Lakers 1982-85, Boston 1984-87) to appear in four consecutive NBA Finals.
Jordan never did it.
Shaq never did it.
Only Russell and Bird's Celtics, and Magic and Kareem's Lakers.
Of course, only the Celtics, Bulls, and Lakers have won three straight championships, and that's the only goal the Heat really want to achieve this season, and thanks to a remarkable comeback, they're on the path to a three-peat.