It wouldn't be right to say that Delonte West is having a nice chuckle with the way the Miami Heat is struggling in the second round of the playoffs with the Indiana Pacers.

He won't try to incite anything with his old teammate, LeBron James.

But he does think this year's NBA playoffs are showing again why trying to put together a so-called "superteam'' that is heavily laden with superstars is a dangerous thing.

"What you're seeing in these playoffs is that the idea of 'team' is back in the NBA,'' West said. "The collective team is bigger than the one or two great players. You look at the Spurs and Indiana, those teams are playing like teams.