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  1. Pat Riley says to “write off” idea he’ll replace Spoelstra

    Mar 10, 2011, 9:44 AM EDT

    Super Bowl XLIV

    Some people are not going to believe him. In part because he canned a guy in a situation like this before. In part because some want it to be true. But Pat Riley is not going to fire Erik Spoelstra and take over the team. Riley (and apparently half the NBA scouting fraternity) was at…

  2. Report: Zydrunas Ilgauskas to retire after this season

    Mar 9, 2011, 1:06 PM EDT

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    Zydrunas Ilgauskas is one of a large collection of big men that sit barely used on the Miami bench, clearly not having the trust of coach Erik Spoelstra. Big Z has played a total of 32 minutes in the Heat’s last five games, racking up 8 points. He told a Lithuanian paper that he is…

  3. Heat fans start “we want Riley” chant during latest loss

    Mar 9, 2011, 10:06 AM EDT

    Miami Heat Introduce LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade

    Heat fans have suddenly turned into Lakers fans. No, they’re not rooting for the Lakers, but they are showing the ridiculous level of impatience, the sense of entitlement, the acting like spoiled children. Apparently this team is not good enough. Maybe those fans would prefer the 47, 43 and 15-win teams of the three previous…

  4. Struggling Heat find better offense but forget to play defense, lose again

    Mar 9, 2011, 12:18 AM EDT

    Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Miami Heat

    Since roughly last July, Heat fans have been asking — for the last week begging — to get LeBron James and Dwyane Wade active in the offense at the same time. They needed that long-promised spark. Tuesday night — in a game were the Heat clearly were gripping at times and playing their stars big…

  5. Quote of the day: Phil Jackson can’t pass up a dig at Miami

    Mar 8, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT

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    “This is the NBA: No Boys Allowed. Big boys don’t cry. But if you’re going to do it, do it in the toilet where no one sees you.” —Phil Jackson, when asked Thursday night about the report that some Miami Heat players cried after their loss to the Bulls on Sunday (via Kevin Ding at…

  6. Are the Miami Heat the NBA’s Green Bay Packers?

    Mar 8, 2011, 7:20 PM EDT

    Washington Wizards v Miami Heat

    It’s national “Pile on the Miami Heat Week” after Sunday’s loss to Bulls. Somehow, one of the NBA’s best teams has become seen as a crying, soft collection of overpaid talent that can’t win when it matters. They’re doomed once the playoffs start, right? Just like the Green Bay Packers were doomed, Matt Scribbins of…

  7. Atlanta nightclub sues LeBron James

    Mar 8, 2011, 1:10 PM EDT

    Gucci Cocktail Party For Ffawn

    Pretty much wherever LeBron James goes, there is a party. In many cities where the Heat play, there are parties at clubs, ones where LeBron is paid to attend (and his friends end up making some money on the deal, think the show Entourage). But now the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that a deal over…

  8. Chemistry proves difficult for Dwyane Wade, LeBron James

    Mar 8, 2011, 11:49 AM EDT

    Dwyane Wade, LeBron James

    The lack of chemistry with the Heat is evident on the court. Not just on the end-of-game isolations, but the fact that Dwyane Wade and LeBron James really play next to each other not with each other most of the time. There is not the kind of interaction you see between elite players on other…

  9. Erik Spoelstra on “crygate:” It’s the media’s fault. Of course.

    Mar 7, 2011, 4:19 PM EDT

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    You would think after having been on this Heat superteam treadmill for about nine months now, Erik Spoelstra would have figured out that the media coverage is pretty intense. And that everything you say is going to be dissected for meaning (that may not be there). And that if you say guys are crying in…

  10. There is so crying in basketball

    Mar 7, 2011, 3:48 PM EDT

    Miami Heat

    Some Heat players cried in the locker room after the loss Sunday. So what? The reaction from many around the league has been “I’ve been there.” Well, not in the Knicks locker room, they thought it was way funnier than anything Dane Cook ever said. But others took more muted tone. Even Stan Van Gundy,…

  11. Video: Watch for yourself the Heat postgame press conference

    Mar 7, 2011, 2:53 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat

    A lot has been made about Heat coach Erik Spoelstra saying guys were crying in the locker room, about what the Heat players said after their loss to the Bulls Sunday. You’ve read a lot of the quotes, but we thought you might like to see the words from the men themselves in context. Make…

  12. Knicks stars have good laugh at Heat’s tears

    Mar 7, 2011, 10:37 AM EDT

    Amare Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony

    Back in early July, when the Knicks had missed out on LeBron James and the Heat seemed to be forming a juggernaut, this day seemed a long way off. A day when Knicks stars Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony, feeling confident after another big win, were having a laugh at the expense of the Heat…

  13. Spoelstra makes mistake in saying Heat players cry after loss

    Mar 6, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT

    Miami Heat

    There is no crying in basketball. Well, there is, but we don’t really talk about it. Basketball is an emotional game. Well, it is if you care. So not for Andray Blatche most nights. But if you are invested — as any professional player should be — there will be wild emotional highs (we all…

  14. What does another Miami Heat loss tell us? That Chicago is good.

    Mar 6, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

    Carlos Boozer

    For many this s going to be about Miami losing again in a close game against an elite team (87-86 to the Bulls). About the Heat players crying in the locker room afterward. About how the Heat are now 1-16 this season on shots to tie or win in the final 10 seconds of the…

  15. Pat Riley is not coming back, nor should he. So stop asking.

    Mar 6, 2011, 9:29 AM EDT

    Miami Heat Introduce LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade

    Yes, the Miami Heat have some problems. They have the surging Chicago Bulls ready to pass them for second in the East if the Bulls defeat the Heat Sunday in Miami. They have struggled against the league’s better teams and were embarrassingly lapped by the Spurs a few nights back. They are 14-17 against teams…

  16. Carlos Arroyo on move from Heat to Celtics

    Mar 5, 2011, 3:51 PM EDT

    Carlos Arroyo Heat

    Our man Ira Winderman said it best on twitter: If you can’t beat them, join them. Carlos Arroyo, cut loose by the Heat last week to make room for Mike Bibby, will now join the Boston Celtics. He has to pass the standard physical, but he is expected to join the team in Milwaukee Sunday,…

  17. Just how good are the Lakers? Ask again in a week.

    Mar 5, 2011, 11:10 AM EDT

    Atlanta Hawks v Los Angeles Lakers

    Has anyone figured out these Lakers? Last year’s Lakers had the swagger and game of a champion from the start (despite some in-season lapses). These Lakers are much harder to figure out — they beat the Celtics in Boston, but lose to the Cavaliers. Pau Gasol is Black Swan and White Swan. Andrew Bynum’s focus…

  18. Game of the Night: The Heat get destroyed

    Mar 5, 2011, 12:28 AM EDT

    Parker Bibby

    The Heat’s recent losses have almost all come down to the wire. The team’s seeming inability to execute in late-game situations is a major concern, but the losses could still be explained away. The Heat’s previous 7 losses had come by an average of less than four points, and they hadn’t lost a game that…

  19. Stan Van Gundy, no fan of team buyouts

    Mar 4, 2011, 2:09 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Miami Heat

    Boston picked up Troy Murphy. Miami picked up Mike Bibby. Chicago picked up Rasual Butler. Three of the four teams considered contenders in the East picked up a veteran for their bench that was bought out at the deadline by another team. Orlando stood pat. Want to guess what Stan Van Gundy told the Orlando…

  20. Video: Dwyane Wade talks about Heat’s “growing pains”

    Mar 4, 2011, 10:35 AM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers  v Miami Heat

    That was an ugly, ugly loss for the Heat last night. Afterward Dwyane Wade was clearly frustrated, but as he has all season he talked about the learning and growing and getting better. He’s right, it’s a process. But with 21 games left in the season, a few of these lessons maybe should have sunk…

  21. Video: LeBron James blocks high-arc floater from Nelson

    Mar 4, 2011, 9:20 AM EDT

    Washington Wizards v Miami Heat

    The real story of this game was he Miami Heat’s epic collapse and loss of a 24-point lead to the Orlando Magic. But we wanted to bring you a video reminder of why the Heat defense is pretty good. (Yes, they were not able to stop Orlando when the Magic began to rain threes down…

  22. Bosh even less clutch than LeBron as Magic finish huge comeback over Heat

    Mar 4, 2011, 12:12 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Miami Heat

    I don’t know about you, but I’m not getting fooled again. I’m done, I’m through. I will no longer be surprised when the Miami Heat completely collapse against a good team, no matter how large the lead. It’s over. It cannot possibly be worse than allowing the Orlando Magic to stage a 24-point comeback including…

  23. It’s official, Mike Bibby is a member of the Heat

    Mar 3, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT

    Atlanta Hawks v New Orleans Hornets

    No surprise here, but it became official, Mike Bibby has signed with the Miami Heat the team announced. “We want to welcome Mike Bibby as we continue to move into the direction of our championship dreams,” said Heat President Pat Riley. “We feel Mike, with his vast postseason experience, long range game and point guard…

  24. LeBron James tweets he’s “at WAR besides my Soldiers”

    Mar 2, 2011, 10:06 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    The worst enemy to LeBron James’ image is LeBron James. James sent out this tweet today and probably thought nothing of it: 20+ games left in phase 2. I’m ReFOCUSED! No prisoners, I have no friends when at WAR besides my Soldiers. But the condemnation on twitter was fast and furious — athletes using military…

  25. Derrick Rose says he did pitch LeBron last summer

    Mar 2, 2011, 5:26 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Cleveland Cavaliers, Game 5

    I know, I know. We’re all trying to move on forget the Summer or LeBron ever happened, just like we’re trying to forget that night we broke out the bottle of Mescal. Best if it just isn’t discussed anymore. But Derrick Rose wants to make it clear that he did, too, reach out to LeBron.…

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