Are Miami Heat Asking Too Much of LeBron James Entering 2013-14 Season?

August 20th, 2013 by Adam Fromal Leave a reply »

Enough is enough. 

At some point, the Miami Heat might have to stop asking so much of LeBron James, because they're just continuing to amp up his level of responsibility as the years progress. He had to go into "Cleveland mode" during the 2013 postseason, and that's going to be an even more frequent occurrence throughout the 2013-14 season.

But is that asking too much? There's a difference between "so much" and "too much."


The Case For the Heat Asking Too Much

While the Eastern Conference is getting stronger, the Heat aren't. 

LeBron had to carry the team for large portions of the playoffs, and that was against an injury-weakened conference. That won't be the case in 2014. 

The Indiana Pacers are the biggest threat to the Heat's supremacy. Roy Hibbert and Paul George are both getting better, all the key pieces are returning, Danny Granger will actually be healthy this season and both Chris Copeland and C.J. Watson were added for depth. 

Then there's the Chicago Bulls. 

Chicago was strong enough without ...

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