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  1. Miami Heat stars pop in at The U

    Aug 26, 2010, 8:25 PM EDT

    You’re a college hoops player, busting your but through another summer workout, trying to get a little run… And in walks LeBron James. And Chris Paul. And Udonis Haslem, Mike Miller and Patrick Beverley. Only in Miami. James and friends popped in at University of Miami to get in a little run with the Hurricanes…

  2. How good will the Heat be on defense?

    Aug 25, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

    If the uber-talented 2010-11 Miami Heat want to win an NBA Championship next season, let alone break the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record of 72 regular-season wins, it would serve them well to remember that those Bulls were nearly as dominant on defense as they were on offense. The 95-96 Bulls were certainly a historically effective…

  3. LeBron is to Cleveland as Wade is… not to Chicago

    Aug 24, 2010, 12:41 PM EDT

    Last week we discussed how the fine folks of Chicago cannot muster the hate for Dwyane Wade that Clevelanders have so easily tapped into for LeBron James. Why is that? He is a born-and-raised Chicago guy who flirted with the city before deciding to stay in Miami (and join forces with LeBron and Bosh). Why…

  4. What will LeBron's game look like in Miami?

    Aug 23, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    Let’s play a game. Forget that LeBron James’ decision to join the Miami Heat via an hour-long ESPN special was one of the biggest PR disasters in recent memory. Forget everything about how James’ choice to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami rather than stay in Cleveland or go to Chicago or New…

  5. FIBA's World Championship likely to become World Cup, because we all understand that better

    Aug 23, 2010, 10:35 AM EDT

    Every soccer (or football, if you’re elitist and so prefer) player on the planet would give his right hamstring to play for his nation in the World Cup. It is, without question, the biggest stage for the biggest sport in the world. Everyone who can stand, plays. Basketball’s World Championships start Saturday, with many of…

  6. Kobe Bryant is on board with the summer of positional revolution

    Aug 20, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

    Pat Riley used to talk about wanting to play five players of all basically the same height — five players between 6’5″ and 6’9″ who could switch ever defensive pick, could all run the floor, who could all handle the ball a little, who could all cut to the basket from the wing, could all…

  7. Kenyon Martin is still waiting to be impressed

    Aug 20, 2010, 1:55 PM EDT

    How long can the Denver Nuggets honestly claim to be on the brink of contention? There is some room for natural improvement — having George Karl back should help, more playing time for Ty Lawson would go a long way, etc. — but this team is essentially the same as it was last year. And…

  8. How does Chicago really feel about Dwyane Wade?

    Aug 20, 2010, 1:04 PM EDT

    We get that in Cleveland there is a boiling, overflowing cauldron of hate for LeBron James that has spilled out into the streets and into song. It could have been that way in Chicago — fans there thought for a while they had a real chance to land Dwyane Wade, to bring a favorite son…

  9. Paul Pierce wonders if Miami's big three can make the sacrifices Boston's stars did

    Aug 19, 2010, 8:25 AM EDT

    In the summer of 2007, the Boston Celtics put together three superstars to form a championship team, not completely different than Miami did this summer. However Boston’s stars were older and could see the end of their careers, they were past their physical primes but still were (and are) high caliber players. They were guys…

  10. Chris Bosh is cool with you hating the Heat

    Aug 18, 2010, 1:14 PM EDT

    It’s trendy to hate the Heat, what with their ripping the hearts out of Cleveland to form the Superfriends. Trust me, plenty of people around the league have the hate, some going so far as to say the only thing that could ever get them to root for the Lakers in the finals would be…

  11. LeBron James says his elbow is still not right

    Aug 18, 2010, 8:15 AM EDT

    There are enough conspiracy theories around LeBron’s elbow that I’m convinced it was injured by the man in the grassy knoll. While LeBron doubters have called it imagined, in a much-overlooked part of the GQ interview James said the elbow still bothered him (the interviews took place in July). “I go out there and get…

  12. Clippers owner Sterling remains confused why his team doesn't win, attract big names

    Aug 17, 2010, 2:26 PM EDT

    It’s easy to go for the easy joke when talking about Donald Sterling, owner of the Clippers. Too easy. The snark almost writes itself. And we do love our snark in these parts. But what’s genuinely amazing about interviews with him is how disconnected from the reality on the ground he seems to be. His…

  13. LeBron James talking clothes. But it's about the person that's in them.

    Aug 17, 2010, 12:33 PM EDT

    We talked about GQ publishing an in depth piece on the Summer of LeBron in its September issue, and as this is a basketball blog we talked about the basketball stuff. But as they are GQ, they talk about the clothes stuff, too. As a blogger, I am in no position to comment on fashion…

  14. LeBron may have chosen Miami to recreate high school. But he has no regrets.

    Aug 17, 2010, 11:19 AM EDT

    Regrets? Nope. LeBron James is chronicled in the latest issue of GQ, by author J.R. Moehringer, who had the seats closest to ringside for the circus that was the Summer of LeBron. He has a lot of insights, he tries to answer the hardest questions. Like, what would LeBron change if he had it to…

  15. Carmelo Anthony needs to figure out then announce his intentions, whatever they are

    Aug 17, 2010, 10:20 AM EDT

    This is where we have come to — the Denver Nuggets and team fans not wanting to get “LeBron’d.” It’s the result of a few factors: the free agency circus of this summer, the fact that Carmelo Anthony has not yet signed an extension with the Nuggets, and a ton of people willing to speculate.…

  16. Carmelo Anthony plans on taking his sweet time with extension decision

    Aug 15, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony seems pretty comfortable stepping into LeBron James’ shoes. Last season, in every city he traveled to, James got the question “can you picture yourself playing in X?” He tried to shut the speculation down, he stopped talking about his contract issue, he said he had thought about playing everywhere. But every stop of…

  17. Hall of Famers not giving Heat the title. Yet.

    Aug 13, 2010, 8:39 PM EDT

    The Miami Heat are going to be very good. Nobody questions that. This team is going to win a lot of game this year. Put LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on one team and you’re going to get that. A title… not so fast. Hall of Famers in Springfield, Mass., for the induction…

  18. Barkley isn't done taking shots at LeBron, says he has to win multiple titles

    Aug 13, 2010, 3:59 PM EDT

    Yesterday Charles Barkley called LeBron James a punk for daring to do what Barkley never did and team up with other superstars to get a ring. Because I guess never reaching your goal but falling short by yourself is noble. Whatever. Barkley’s not done, though. LeBron has to win multiple titles or this is a…

  19. Charles Barkley is on LeBron's list now, calls the decision a "punk move"

    Aug 12, 2010, 5:01 PM EDT

    It’s August, but Charles Barkley is in mid-season form. He went on ESPN Radio in Dallas Thursday (via FanHouse) and aligned himself with the many people who now see the Miami Heat as the league’s villains. And he’s having none of LeBron’s “taking mental notes of everyone taking shots at me” either. “I heard about…

  20. If you want to see the Heat play, it's going to cost you

    Aug 12, 2010, 2:22 PM EDT

    Hate them all you want — you want to see them. The Heat are in demand ‚ their gear is topping NBA sales charts (especially the LeBron No. 6 Heat jersey). And people want to see the Heat. Television ratings for their games will top what the NBA has done since Jordan suited up. If…

  21. Chris Bosh was "playing with people's emotions." And enjoying it.

    Aug 12, 2010, 12:40 PM EDT

    Chris Bosh is loving the spotlight. After years of feeling ignored and underappreciated in Toronto he’s now showing up on Regis & Kelly and doing a New York media blitz. He’s big time. And he’s playing it up — and playing with your emotions, as he told the New York Daily News. “If you think…

  22. For your winter reading: "The Miami Heat's Hijacking of the NBA" by Ric Bucher

    Aug 12, 2010, 10:03 AM EDT

    It’s pretty easy to picture your local Barnes & Nobel changing up the little display in front currently covered with love him/hate him Barack Obama books and putting up love them/hate them Miami Heat books. The first of what should be many will be coming from the pen, er, computer of ESPN’s Ric Bucher. According…

  23. King LeBron knows who's been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake

    Aug 11, 2010, 8:35 AM EDT

    Ever since his announcement that he was taking his talents to South Beach, LeBron James has taken a lot of criticism. And he’s been making a list and checking it twice, of who has been naughty and nice, as he announced on his twitter account. Don’t think for one min that I haven’t been taking…

  24. Winderman: Nine games the Heat could lose you didn't expect

    Aug 10, 2010, 5:49 PM EDT

    Even before the NBA released its complete schedule Tuesday, there were plenty of logical assumptions that could have been made about the longshot odds of the revamped Miami Heat matching the 72-10 of the 1995-96 Bulls. There are, after all, four games apiece against the Celtics and Magic, as well as two against the Lakers,…

  25. LeBron James pays six figures to a rabbi to sit in on business meetings

    Aug 10, 2010, 3:32 PM EDT

    Rabbi Yishayahu Yosef Pinto is the rabbi to the financial stars in New York, the guy New York’s Jewish real estate experts, financial wizards and the like consult for advice. Apparently LeBron James hired him for spiritual guidance for a recent series of high-level marketing meetings, according to TMZ (so take with salt). And paid…

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