With the regular season entering its final leg, the possibility of a Miami Heat-Cleveland Cavaliers matchup in the first round of the Playoffs is growing.
LeBron James doesn’t want to look too far ahead, but he acknowledges that facing his former Heat teammates would be fun for all involved.
James says a postseason battle with his good friend Dwyane Wade would be fascinating and highly-competitive.
Per the Sun-Sentinel:
“You look at the standings, you see who’s two-seven. If we continue to do well, we’ll probably face the seven seed and we’ll see what happens then,” James said at the Cavaliers’ practice facility in advance of Thursday’s nationally televised game against the Heat, with the teams entering with those seedings. “But it’d be good for the fans, for sure. And it will be good for me and D-Wade, just being two guys that love to compete.”
James, of course, took the Heat to the past four NBA Finals, winning titles in 2012 and ’13, before leaving for Cleveland in free agency last summer. […] “I mean just to go against a champion, a competitor like himself and that franchise,” James said of what Heat-Cavs in the playoffs would mean. “Obviously I’m not there yet, but I am kind of in playoff mentality. But as far as my opponent, I’m not there yet, obviously, because I lock down on what I need to do.”
James said Thursday that some of the hype has amped down in the teams’ meetings, after the initial insanity. […] “I think the first couple of times it is,” he said of the over-the-top atmosphere. “But after that, both teams have moved on, and I have, as well.”