Found May 21, 2013 on Fox Sports:
LeBron James' overreaction to the media-ginned "just another team" controversy strikes me as Miami Heat vulnerability. Dan Le Batard's whining about the New York Knicks losing in the Eastern Conference semifinals strikes me as Miami Heat vulnerability. Dwyane Wade's sore knee strikes me as Miami Heat vulnerability. So does the sloppy, referee-assisted way the Heat disposed of the M.A.S.H. unit disguised as the Chicago Bulls. The Miami Heat are vulnerable. They can be beaten. These NBA playoffs are not a Heat coronation. As a lifelong Indiana Pacers fan, I promised myself I was going to stay negative and humble throughout the playoffs. I learned a lesson earlier in the season. Midway through the regular season, with Paul George ascending to legitimate All-Star and Danny Granger scheduled to return at any moment, I got overly excited, nicknamed the Pacers the "Baby Dragons" and all but predicted the Pacers would upset the Heat in the postseason. G...
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