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LeBron James Frustrated

LeBron James Frustrated - The blame game has already started in Miami and surprise, surprise, Erik Spoelstra has emerged as the clear target.

There is a report that Miami Heat players are "frustrated" with their coach and question whether he is the right man for the star-studded team. Something tells me Juwan Howard and Eddie House aren't the players doing the questioning.

If I were a betting man I'd wager that someone from LeBron James' beleaguered entourage is stirring the pot. It's probably the same people who wanted Mike Brown blamed for LeBron's no-show performance in Game 5 against the Boston Celtics.

Rule No. 1 among superstars in the NBA is never accept responsibility for underachieving, especially when there is a young coach without a championship pedigree on the bench. Make that poor sucker the scapegoat and dare Pat Riley to coach the free agents he signed last summer.

The Heat's slow start - they're 9-8, the Knicks are 9-9 - is surprising but not exactly shocking. Once you get past the big three of LeBron, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, the Heat are not very deep, particularly along the front line. Factor in the injuries to Mike Miller and Udonis Haslem and what you have is team struggling to find its way, even with three All-Stars.

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