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The Heat Lose

The Miami Heat’s miraculous 27-game winning streak in fantasy basketball for money is over after they fell to the Chicago Bulls last week, but the real story of what that game means for the future may have come in what happened after the game in fantasy basketball for money.

Nobody likes losing, and one could suppose that that is nothing if not magnified when you lose for the first time in 28 tries. Heat star and the best player in fantasy basketball for money this season LeBron James took the Bulls to task for being what he thought was too aggressive after the game, but in a sense, he was really taking the refs to task. This could mean one of two things, or even both.

When LeBron openly complained about the aggressive tactics of the Bulls, he was likely lobbying the refs to keep an eye on that kind of thing in the future (more specifically in the playoffs where the Heat could very well wind up playing the Bulls in the first round). Star players do this all the time, and sometimes it pays off. Refs don’t want to look they don’t know what they’re doing and they can inadvertently give players like James the benefit of the doubt when they don’t deserve it.

It’s a psychological tactic and it can be very effective if it is not over-utilized. James is one of the best players that fantasy basketball for money has ever seen and more often than not, he doesn’t need the refs to send him to the line to score his points, however, if he can effectively plant the seed now that the Bulls were over aggressive, it may pay off for him when the playoffs come around when other teams try and be aggressive with him.


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