Found April 27, 2012 on NESN.com:
PLAYERS: LeBron James
TEAMS: Miami Heat
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It's all about the wording, apparently, when it comes to LeBron James. There are plenty of NBA fans and media alike who think that up to this point in his career, James has been a failure. It's true that James is under pressure and scrutiny like no other, but at least in the recent past, he has wilted under that pressure and scrutiny. Once again, his Heat enter the NBA playoffs as one of the favorites to win the title. Given the fact that the Heat reached the finals last year and were one of the most dominant teams in...
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