LeBron James Cannot Afford to Be Passive in NBA Finals Against Disciplined Spurs (Podcast)

LeBron JamesLeBron James is the best basketball player in the world, and his Miami Heat are the defending NBA champions.

However, it has become clear that James’ teammates are not what they once were — and that puts even more pressure on LeBron to raise his game even higher than he already has.

Despite a superior effort by James in the Eastern Conference finals, the Heat were forced to a Game 7 by the defensive-minded Indiana Pacers. Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs swept their Western Conference finals opponent and had more than a week off to rest up, relax and learn from the Pacers.

NESN.com NBA writer Ben Watanabe joined the podcast on Tuesday to preview the upcoming NBA Finals with NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette. The two also discussed a possible return to Cleveland for LeBron down the road, why building a team around a superstar is so difficult and much more.

Listen to the latest episode in the player below, or subscribe on iTunes to download it there.

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