Blueprint for Each 2013 NBA Playoff Team to Counter LeBron James

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Blueprint for Each 2013 NBA Playoff Team to Counter LeBron James
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Any team serious about winning the 2013 NBA championship needs a plan to stop LeBron James.

If only it were that easy.

In his 10th NBA season, James is playing better than ever. He's become virtually unstoppable in the post and on the fast break while also ranking as one of the league's most efficient jump-shooters in 2012-13, according to ESPN.com's Tom Haberstroh.

Assuming James maintains his recent dominance, the Miami Heat project to be the favorites to win the 2013 championship. Having a strong wing defender, a la Andre Iguodala or Tony Allen, won't be enough to shut James down in a seven-game series.

It'll take a concentrated team-wide effort to put a dent in James' production. Even then, there's no guarantee anyone can truly shut him down.

Using the playoff standings as of Feb. 27, here's what each projected playoff team must do against the Miami Heat to have a shot at winning the 2013 NBA championship. 

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