heh. interesting comparisons.
Personally, i'd HATE to cheer for a team like Miami. To go from such a high to such a low so quickly must be so defeating for a fan of that team.
Given that specific scenario, yeah.. i would rather cheer for a team like Pheonix who consistently plays well in the reg. season and goes far in the playoffs for a large number of years as opposed to a Miami who had 2-3 good seasons (with one championship) but then slam back down into the basement.
Championships are nice.. hell the'yre incredible, but then to have to put up with garbage for many more years almost defeats the winning of the championship in the first place.