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  1. Heat do not sell out Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia

    Oct 27, 2010, 11:51 PM EST

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    Even in down years in a slow market, there are certain teams that just sell out NBA buildings. When the Lakers come to your city, the building is full. Same with the Celtics. The Heat are supposed to be one of those teams. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh together? A guaranteed sell out,…

  2. Dan Gilbert says he has no regrets. He probably should.

    Oct 27, 2010, 7:29 PM EST

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    The Cavaliers tip-off the post-LeBron James era tonight, coincidentally the same way LeBron kicked off his post-Cleveland era last night — against the Celtics. It will probably end about the same way for both of them. Tied into the season opener, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert had a lengthy interview with the Cleveland Plain Dealer, where…

  3. LeBronJames.com relaunches, rebranding effort continues

    Oct 27, 2010, 10:02 AM EST

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    What was LeBron listening to in his LeBron Power Beats by Dre on the bus back to the hotel after an opening night loss? A little Wiz Khalifa, some J. Cole, some Jazmine Sullivan. His playlist right now is just one of the tidbits on LeBronJames.com, which relaunched officially this week — not so coincidentally…

  4. Game of the Night: Boston holds off Miami’s late surge

    Oct 27, 2010, 12:04 AM EST

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    Well, the Miami Heat won’t be going 82-0 this season. The experienced Celtics were able to handle the Heat on Tuesday night, winning by a final score of 88-80 and making the Heat look terrible at times, holding Miami to nine points in the first quarter and just 30 points in the first half. The…

  5. We have a new low: Ohio radio station hires witch doctor to curse LeBron

    Oct 26, 2010, 4:56 PM EST

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    And now we have reached what we can only hope is the nadir of the LeBron James hatred. It’s probably not. Probably not close. Sadly. But we can hope. “Rover’s Morning Glory,” the morning show for WMMS-FM in Cleveland, hired a witch doctor to put a hex on LeBron. Said doctor used bones, blood and…

  6. Birth of a rivalry: a Heat-Celtics primer

    Oct 26, 2010, 1:36 PM EST

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    The Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in last year’s season opener, 95-89. They would go on to defeat the Cavaliers in six games, paving the way for Cleveland’s end as a contender. They began LeBron James’ year by beating him and they ended his year by beating him. Coincidence? Okay, yeah, probably so. When…

  7. Top 10 dunks of the preseason

    Oct 26, 2010, 10:58 AM EST

    Tonight we put the preseason behind us for good and embrace the new season. But before we go, how about a quick look back at the top 10 dunks of the preseason? Just because the games don’t count doesn’t mean the dunks are any less fun.

  8. Cleveland replaces LeBron “Witness” banner with “Pride”

    Oct 26, 2010, 10:46 AM EST

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    ‘Our Home Since 1866. Our Pride Forever’ That logo across a back-and-white Cleveland skyline picture is what will go up 10-stories tall across from Quicken Loans Arena (via WTAM). Right where the LeBron James Witness banner used to be. Just another reminder that things — and the focus — has changed this season in Cleveland.…

  9. Udonis Haslem speaks of his mother to inspire Heat teammates

    Oct 26, 2010, 9:46 AM EST

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    Udonis Haslem’s mother died this summer. Damn you, cancer. Monday afternoon, with the Heat’s 2006 championship trophy in the room along with just the players, Haslem spoke about it. Passionately. And moved his teammates. Haslem was close to his mother, he spent a lot of time by her side in Miami this past year as…

  10. Where you should hang out if you think the Heat will lose tonight

    Oct 26, 2010, 8:16 AM EST

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    Whiskey Tango All-American Bar & Grill may serve my favorite drink tonight. Free. That is, if you think the Celtics can beat the Heat tonight. See Whisky Tango in Hollywood, Fla., is paying for your bar tab every time the Heat lose (via FanHouse). From the Web site of the tavern. “When you come to…

  11. It’s official for Heat: Joel Anthony, Carlos Arroyo named starters

    Oct 25, 2010, 11:11 PM EST

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    Joel Anthony and Carlos Arroyo just became the two guys every team is going to try to attack. That’s because Monday Heat coach Erik Spoelstra made it official and named Anthony the starting center and Arroyo the staring point guard for the Heat, according to Ira Winderman at the Sun Sentinel. Nobody sane is going…

  12. Barkley: Miami has to win three championships in the next five years to be a success

    Oct 25, 2010, 4:34 PM EST

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    TNT held their annual NBA media luncheon today, which gave assembled media members the chance to ask TNT personalities Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Marv Albert, Steve Kerr, and Mike Fratello. PBT wasn’t in attendance, but SLAM Online’s Ben Osborne was. Below is Osborne’s account of what happened when the conversation inevitably turned to the Heat…

  13. Nike unveils new LeBron James spot, knocks one out of the park

    Oct 25, 2010, 2:54 PM EST

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    Nike Basketball’s track record has few blemishes. Their TV spots have taken form as commercial art since Jordan’s rise, and regardless of the player featured, manage to write new, meaningful lines to that player’s mythology. The newest player spotlighted in the Nike commercial catalog is no stranger to ad space, but still portrayed in a…

  14. Clippers and Cavaliers talked Mo Williams, Moon for Baron Davis this summer

    Oct 24, 2010, 12:30 PM EST

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    The Cavaliers were desperate this summer. They needed another name to bring in hopes of keeping LeBron James in town. They talked to Toronto but Chris Bosh didn’t want to go to Cleveland. That was just one of the steps, they asked around everywhere. The Cavs got desperate enough to look to Baron Davis as…

  15. Dwyane Wade practices, Miami Triad returned to full power

    Oct 23, 2010, 5:14 PM EST

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    Yes, Mike Miller is on the shelf. And yes, they are bringing in Jerry Stackhouse to fill a role on the team. But in South Beach, as Dwyane Wade said this morning, the “band is back together.” “We’re excited about having the band back together,” Wade said after the two-hour, non-contact session. “It felt great.…

  16. Celtics won’t attack LeBron James at point guard

    Oct 23, 2010, 1:00 PM EST

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    Let’s take a second here, because, guys. You guys. We have actual basketball-related stuff that actually matters to talk about. I know. I’m excited too. Okay, back to your regularly scheduled program. Turns out the Celtics have been talking a little bit about how they’re going to defend the Heat come Thursday’s opener. Particularly, the…

  17. Why other players love what LeBron did this summer: He stuck it to the owners

    Oct 22, 2010, 10:00 PM EST

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    Fans have not been loving what LeBron James did this summer. Well, outside of Miami anyway, there they love it. Understandably. But you’ve seen the polls and heard the pundits for months — most of the country thought the way he handed this summer was amateurish and some thought the decision itself flawed. Other NBA…

  18. Byron Scott is not happy with JJ Hickson in Cleveland

    Oct 22, 2010, 10:59 AM EST

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    There is always a silver lining. One of the little ones in Cleveland was that JJ Hickson was finally going to get the run and recognition he deserved. No shadow of LeBron, new coach with a running system, this was going to be Hickson’s coming out party. But while Hickson is putting up 14.3 points…

  19. Dwight Howard on LeBron’s hater tweets: “All of us get those”

    Oct 22, 2010, 8:45 AM EST

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    Tuesday LeBron James turned the spotlight on some of the ugly, hateful tweets he gets. The dark underbelly of the connection to the public that twitter and other social media allow. Dwight Howard told the Orlando Sentinel LeBron’s experience on twitter is not unique. “All of us get those kinds of Tweets,” Howard said. “People…

  20. LeBron understands Clevelanders’ anger, “But you have to get over it.”

    Oct 22, 2010, 1:01 AM EST

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    LeBron James gets it. He can put himself in their shoes. He understands why the people in his hometown might feel betrayed, why Clevelanders would be angry. Well, a little bit. But he also says you can’t hold on to the anger forever, as he told Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com. “If I was a fan…

  21. LeBron brings sunshine to some vile “haters”

    Oct 20, 2010, 4:19 PM EST

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    The great thing about social media like Twitter is it opens us up to all the people of the world. The bad thing about Twitter is that some people we’re exposed to are just scum. Nobody knows that like professional athletes. There are plenty of “haters” of LeBron James out there, but Tuesday he decided…

  22. All those nagging Miami Heat injuries will disappear next Tuesday

    Oct 20, 2010, 2:27 PM EST

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    Dwyane Wade has his sore hamstring. Mike Miller has a sprained ankle. LeBron James had his sore hamstring and may or may not still have a sore elbow. Mario Chalmers ankle is still acting up. Next Tuesday it will be like the Heat visited Lourdes. When the games matter the nagging injuries will vanish, as…

  23. Knicks fans, do you realize with ‘Melo you get a lot of contested jumpers?

    Oct 20, 2010, 8:45 AM EST

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    Knicks fans are dreaming of Carmelo Anthony like children at Christmas — a top forward to put along side Amar’e Stoudemire and form two-thirds of the dynasty needed to beat the Heat and bring Willis Reed-like glory back to Madison Square Garden. Except, can Anthony really do that? No doubt he can put points up…

  24. Another look at ESPN’s Marvel Comics-themed season preview, featuring the Miami Heat

    Oct 19, 2010, 7:48 PM EST

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    A little more than a week ago, ESPN and Marvel Comics announced their plans to release an NBA season preview issue of ESPN the Magazine featuring the characters and iconography of the Marvel universe. The first two images released featured Kobe Bryant and a number of other NBA stars, and this latest image, provided by…

  25. Woman sues LeBron’s manager Maverick Carter in pendant battle

    Oct 19, 2010, 11:41 AM EST

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    If you have the money to make a jewel encrusted pendant of your basketball jersey… well, maybe Biggie Smalls was right about money. LeBron James’ business manager Maverick Carter is now being sued by VaNeisha Robinson, who is charging false imprisonment, according to TMZ.com (via FanHouse). The fact that this is on TMZ next to…

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