The Brooklyn Nets 88-87 victory over the Miami Heat secured a season sweep over the defending NBA champions for the Nets. However, LeBron James is still not worried by Brooklyn's improvement.
After the game, reporter Craig Sager asked James if the Nets were the Heat's biggest Eastern rival.
James responded cooly with a laugh: “Get out of here, Craig. Next question.”
The Nets should probably feel a little insulted by James' reaction, they have won 10 of their last 13 games and after a poor start to the season have rocketed up to the fifth seed.
Of course from the Heat's standpoint, only the Indiana Pacers should really test them in a seven-game series. Those Pacers have seriously gone off the boil toward the conclusion of the regular season and have lost 12 games since the beginning of March.
However with the Nets streaking and really very few competitive teams in the Eastern Conference playoffs, a possible Heat-Nets matchup is not beyond the realms of possibility.
Then is there a chance that James may regret his comments?