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When LeBron James decided to take his talents to South Beach, most thought they would be a lock to win the championship each and every year.
While they lost the first Finals they played in 2011, they have since won the last two championships. Can they be stopped in 2014? The seven teams below all could have a fighting chance if they meet the Heat in May or June.
1. Indiana Pacers
The only Eastern Conference team on our list, the Pacers seem like the only hurdle between the Heat and a fourth-straight Finals appearance. With Paul George and a strong supporting cast, the Pacers are a challenge to be respected.