The Miami Heat have now lost three consecutive games for the second time this season. Although they have still maintained their place just behind the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference, Skip Bayless believes that their top stars are suffering from burnout.
LeBron James scored a career high 61 points last week against the Charlotte Bobcats but has struggled to score since.
Bayless tweeted earlier today; "After 61, LeBron hit the wall mentally/physically. Since: 3-27 outside paint, averaging only 19 a game. Needs time off."
James was noticeably exhausted in the final moments of the Heat's recent games against the San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls but there are still over 20 games to go before the NBA playoffs start.
It is possible that James has had to endure more court time with Dwyane Wade struggling with a number of injuries this season.
In order to get James, Wade and Chris Bosh playing on the same team, the Heat are somewhat hamstrung financially and are limited on players that can make a direct impact on an NBA game.
It would seem unlikely that the Heat will follow Bayless' advice and bench LeBron for any stretch of time. But the question remains if Miami can return to winning ways before the end of the regular season.