Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 5/15/13
LeBron James is the best basketball player in the world, but that doesn’t necessarily prove that his team is the greatest, too. The Miami Heat haven’t sewn up their title defense quite yet, despite holding a commanding series lead against Nate Robinson and the Chicago Bulls. The Heat’s next test will be a tougher one, and one that should provide many more interesting storylines than those appearing in the team’s current matchup. Who Miami plays in the next round (assuming they advance past Chicago) is still up for grabs, and either way, basketball fans should be looking forward to what’s in store. While seeing Carmelo Anthony face off against LeBron would certainly be an intriguing matchup, the Heat could end up having a much tougher time against the Pacers. NESN.com NBA writer Ben Watanabe and NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette stopped by the podcast to break down all the latest playoff action. They also discussed whether Kevin Durant needs more help, how much Mike Woodson is to blame for the Knicks’ troubles and more. Listen to the latest episode in the player below, or subscribe on iTunes to download it there.

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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