Miami Heat are not in the best form of late as the two-time reigning NBA champions have only won five of their last ten games.
Some fans and commentators may think that the Heat are bunch of tired players that simply need there second wind for the play-offs, but ESPN's Skip Bayless believes that they are deliberately playing below par.
That is quite some statement and it's understood that he thinks the lack of quality play by the Indiana Pacers has led to the Heat under-performing because they don't fear the Pacers in the post-season.
"I'm convinced Heat aren't that motivated right now because Pacers posing less and less of a threat," Bayless posted on Twitter.
Indiana are currently in a similar position to the Heat, having lost five out of their last ten games as well. But the Pacers have lost one game less than Miami as the race was the Eastern Conference top seed looks likely to come down the wire.
You can't but help think that Bayless might just be spot on for once.