LeBron James Makes the Brooklyn Nets Hate Him

By Jeff Everette
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It comes as no surprise to hear that LeBron James has been having his way with an opposing team. The guy is a beast on the court, the ultimate mix of size, speed and intelligence, and he may someday go down as the best NBA player of all time.

There are many teams who feel as though LeBron has it out for them, but the Brooklyn Nets must feel like they did something terrible to the NBA Superstar in a former life, because he consistently rips them apart, at home and on the road. Wednesday night marked the 20th straight time LeBron had scored 25+ points against the Nets, a feat only done by the reigning best to ever play the game, Michael Jordan.

Brooklyn looked out of sorts as they tried to adjust on defense against the swarming Miami Heat, but what really knocked them out of contention was the way the Heat played defense to start the second half. By midway through the third quarter, Brooklyn was finished, and looked as though they were just going through the motions.

The win is the 13th for the Heat in a row against a vastly improved Nets team, and it stands as a good indication as to where the Heat is compared to the other teams in their conference. With the Boston Celtics struggling and the New York Knicks playoff history, it could turn out to be the Nets that stand between the Heat and another NBA Finals appearance. If this game is any indication, a series between the two teams would be a short lived affair.


Jeff Everette is a Featured Columnist for RantSports.com, covering the NFL and NBA.  Follow Jeff on twitter @jeverettesports, like his page on FaceBook, or add his Google + to your circles for all of his latest articles, thoughts, and rants.


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