The Miami Heat can't seem to beat the Brooklyn Nets this season but that doesn't mean LeBron James is worried about them. After the Nets completed a four-game season sweep on Tuesday night, the two-time NBA champ laughed off a question about them being the Heat's biggest threat in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
"Get out of here," James responded with a smile.
Before taking too much offense at his reaction, Nets players and fans should probably note that the question was posed by TNT's Craig Sager. A sideline reporter known for his wild sideline outfits, Sager has a history of playful exchanges with NBA stars.
With their 88-87 win on Tuesday night, the Nets became the first team to beat the Heat four times in the same season since James took his talents to South Beach. All four games between the teams this season have been close but the Nets prevailed each time. Three times the Heat came up just one point short against the Nets. In the only game between the teams this season not decided by one point, the Nets needed overtime to come out on top.
Brooklyn's fourth win over Miami was sealed on Tuesday when Mason Plumlee blocked James' last-second dunk attempt. The rookie forward appeared to catch some of James' hand as he knocked the ball away but no foul was called.
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After the loss, James remained convinced that he should have been shooting free throws instead of heading to the locker room.
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