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The Miami Heat’s season in controversy

May 30, 2011, 8:45 PM EDT

Miami Heat Celebration

Ever since “The Decision,” the Miami Heat have been a lightning rod for controversy, and every PR misstep the Heat have made has been turned into a full-blown news item. Some of the controversies were legitimate, and some of them were just silly, but they were all a part of the NBA season.

The Palm Beach Post’s Ethan J. Skolnick recently provided a glossary of the Heat’s controversies, with explanations attached. For the full explanations, you’ll have to click through, but here’s the quick list, in alphabetical order:

– Bump-Gate

– Breakfast-Gate

– Cable-Gate

– Celebrate-Gate

– Chill-Gate

– Contraction-Gate

– Cry-Gate

– Karma-Gate

– “R” Word-Gate

– Welcome-Gate

Great work by Ethan, and I encourage everyone to click through to get a recap of one of the most ridiculous seasons in recent memory.


  1. hnirobert3 - May 30, 2011 at 9:05 PM

    Ethan is easily my favorite Heat blogger. Tim Reynold is number two. Ira Winderbag is last.

  2. kilo0986 - May 30, 2011 at 11:04 PM

    You forgot “Gonna get beat by the mavs in the finals and gonna get laughed at by everyone cause lebron couldn’t do with or without help – gate” :)

  3. dwighthowardisamazing - May 31, 2011 at 2:07 AM

    wow. he could not be more spot on.

  4. silk32 - May 31, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Barkley called Lebron a punk after the “Decision” . . . Wonder what he thinks now.

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