Why There’s No Such Thing as an Easy Title Shot for LeBron James

September 13th, 2013 by Bryan Toporek Leave a reply »

LeBron James could alter the entire competitive landscape of the NBA by exercising the early-termination option in his contract and becoming a free agent in 2014.

No matter what he decides to do, one thing should be clear: Wherever he ends up, he's not going to cakewalk his way to multiple championships.

Want proof? Take one look at the 2010-11 Heat, who withered under the pressure of the league's grandest stage during the 2011 Finals.

Familiarity breeds chemistry, and that year's Heat squad lacked both. That's what happens when you cobble together an assortment of stars and expect them to morph into championship favorites overnight.

Yes, Miami won back-to-back championships the next two seasons. It's not as though LeBron and company Fo', Fo', Fo', Fo'ed their way through the playoffs, though.

The Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics seemingly had the Heat on the ropes in the 2012 Eastern Conference semifinals and Eastern Conference finals, respectively. The Pacers and San Antonio Spurs each had Miami a game away from elimination in the 2013 Eastern Conference finals and NBA Finals, too.
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