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  1. Dwyane Wade still feeling sting of finals loss

    Jul 13, 2011, 1:42 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Dallas Mavericks - Game Five

    Dwyane Wade loves basketball. He just can’t watch it right now. He still feels the sting of the Miami heat’s loss in the NBA finals a month ago, he told Ira Winderman of the Sun-Sentinel. “I haven’t watched ESPN in a long time,” Wade said Wednesday morning, amid his youth basketball camp at Nova Southeastern…

  2. Rose “damn confident” about Bulls chances next season

    Jul 13, 2011, 1:05 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls - Game Two

    Don’t you get the feeling we’re going to be seeing variations of that Eastern Conference Finals for the next few years? Bulls vs. Heat. Miami won and they should get better role players and more comfortable with each other in the future — they will be better. Derrick Rose knows that, but he likes the…

  3. LeBron’s former teammate sees two sides of the man

    Jul 12, 2011, 4:05 PM EDT

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    Lance Allred is one of the more interesting guys in the NBA — legally deaf (and a very good lip reader), raised Mormon, in his youth part of a polygamous sect (that he and his family have renounced) and one of those people who has been in the NBA but comes with a broader perspective…

  4. LeBron’s popularity at an all-time low

    Jul 9, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    They say it’s better to be feared than loved. Maybe the modern sports equivalent is “it’s more profitable to be hated than loved. “ Because even as LeBron James‘ global brand is expanding to collegiate teams who have Final Four spots penciled in (plus Miami), as his jersey is tops in the world, as his…

  5. Universities to wear LeBron James gear under sponsorship deal: Miami, UK… and Ohio State

    Jul 9, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    This should go over well. LeBron James, in his continuing quest to become the most powerful brand in sports, has struck a deal for his Nike brand to sponsor three universities. Players at the University of Miami (the U) will wear the brand, which makes sense, given not only they share of the city with…

  6. Video: “The Decision Remix” by DJ Steve Porter

    Jul 8, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    This is the last trip down memory lane about the decision, but this is more than worth it. DJ Steve Porter — the video mashup artist responsible for Press Hop and Press Hop 2 among others — put together a look back at the year for LeBron and put together this video. Which is impressive. Enjoy.

  7. Jim Gray talks “Decision,” says LeBron did not pay him

    Jul 8, 2011, 3:02 PM EDT

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    On the one-year anniversary of The Decision, LeBron’s interviewer Jim Gray sounded like others close to the production of the event — they don’t understand all the backlash. Gray went on the Dan Patrick Show (see the video below) and, as reported by CSN Chicago, and first he wanted to clear up the rumor he…

  8. One year ago today, LeBron made “The Decision”

    Jul 8, 2011, 8:05 AM EDT

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    It someday may go down with the most legendary player moves in NBA history — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to the Lakers, Dirk Nowitzki to the Mavs (on draft night for Tractor Traylor), and the Celtics turning Joe Barry Carroll into Kevin McHale and Robert Parrish. One year ago today, LeBron James told Jim Gray and the…

  9. Just so you know, Ilgauskas hasn’t made up his mind yet

    Jul 7, 2011, 10:31 PM EDT

    Washington Wizards v Miami Heat

    A couple weeks ago, before the lockout kicked in, Zydrunas Ilgauskas picked up his $1.4 million option with the Miami Heat for next season. That doesn’t mean he’s going to play with the Heat. The floor-stretching center hasn’t decided yet, he told the South Florida Sun Sentinel. “If I play, it will be in Miami,”…

  10. It’s summer, but Jason Terry still tweaking LeBron

    Jul 7, 2011, 3:55 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Dallas Mavericks - Game Five

    Jason Terry just can’t help himself. All through the finals he didn’t back down and trash talked LeBron. The Mavs won, but Terry isn’t done. Remember how after the finals ended LeBron said that all those Heat haters, “at the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life…

  11. Report: Timberwolves Beasley arrested for marijuana possession

    Jul 6, 2011, 3:28 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Minnesota Timberwolves

    Oh, Michael Beasley, just when we think you are getting another chance and maybe getting things together. Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley was arrested for marijuana possession and speeding in Minnesota last week, according to NBC 11 KARE in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Beasley was pulled over on June 26 for speeding around 3 a.m. on Interstate 394…

  12. There are NBA owners who need next season to happen

    Jul 5, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v Miami Heat

    The hardliners always get the headlines (have you watched much political news coverage?). It’s true of the NBA lockout as well — there are hardline owners that in the last decade leveraged themselves to pay hundreds of millions for a mid-to-small market NBA team and they need the business model to change. They are willing…

  13. Lockout nearly forces Bosh to rearrange wedding seating chart

    Jul 1, 2011, 5:54 PM EDT

    Chris Bosh

    We told you earlier today, the NBA is VERY serious about the whole “teams cannot contact players during the lockout” thing. If you’re the team PR guy and you just happen to run into a player at the grocery store, you have to file a notice with the league. But what happens when the two…

  14. Eddie House opts to re-join the Heat

    Jun 30, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT

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    Sleep easy, Heatians: Eddie House isn’t going anywhere. According to Mike Wallace of ESPN.com’s Heat Index, House has accepted his player option for next season and will spend the 2011-2012 campaign — in whatever length the lockout allows — with the Heat. House’s option is worth approximately $1.4 million next season, per Storytellers Contracts —…

  15. Creators of “The Decision” stunned by backlash (and other details of event)

    Jun 30, 2011, 1:15 PM EDT

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    On the eve of a lockout that — if it does end up costing games — will kill the momentum around the league, let’s look back at the thing that helped create all that momentum and the increased ratings: LeBron James’ Decision. The television show sparked interest from casual fans that carried over to increased…

  16. Will the Heat run more next season?

    Jun 29, 2011, 7:08 PM EDT

    LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

    The Heat Index’s Tom Haberstroh has an interesting article up today wondering whether we’ll see the Miami Heat get out in transition more next season: Over the weekend, Pat Riley lent us a peek into his offseason game plan. Would Erik Spoelstra and the Heat make it a priority to speed things up next season?…

  17. Heat’s James Jones opts out of contract

    Jun 29, 2011, 6:09 PM EDT

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    Our own Ira Winderman of the Florida Sun-Sentinel has the story: MIAMI— Saying he merely was looking to “find the best situation for me,” Miami Heat forward James Jonesconfirmed Wednesday to the Sun Sentinel that he has decided to opt out of the 2011-12 season on his contract. Jones, however, stressed that the decision was not in response…

  18. Bosh finds way to disappoint with Vegas bachelor party

    Jun 29, 2011, 1:43 PM EDT

    NBA Finals Mavericks Heat Basketball

    Chris Bosh got a bad rap this season. People tried to paint him as a third wheel and a disappointment, but he had worked hard to find his groove with the Miami Heat (his scoring took a step back, but what did you really expect with those teammates?). When they needed him to step up…

  19. Shaq has no advice for LeBron… other than what MJ said

    Jun 27, 2011, 1:11 PM EDT

    Shaquille O'Neal laughs as he announces his retirement from NBA at a news conference in Windermere

    Shaquille O’Neal had a massive, blowout retirement party at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. I didn’t get an invite either, don’t feel bad. Norm Clarke of the Las Vegas Review Journal was there and asked the big man if he had any advice for former teammate LeBron James (via CBS’ Eye on Basketball): “No,”…

  20. Eddy Curry worked out for the Heat. That’s the punchline.

    Jun 26, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    New York Knicks Media Day 2010

    A source familiar with the situation confirmed Sunday to the Sun Sentinel that veteran center Eddy Curry has been working with the Miami Heat in recent days, as the Heat look at free-agent options. via Miami Heat: Pat Riley taking a look at veteran NBA free-agent center Eddy Curry – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com. I’m tempted to…

  21. Lockout impacts Wade’s involvement in huge charity event, Zo’s Summer Groove

    Jun 25, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

    Summer Groove All-Star Basketball Game

    This year marks the 15th anniversary of “Zo’s Summer Groove,” an annual massive charity weekend held in Miami, started by Alonzo Mourning. Of the incredible number of charity works put on by NBA players and their reps (and no kidding, for every arrest or stupid thing a player says there are about seventeen great charity…

  22. Video: An extremely hyper Dwyane Wade has a message for whoever hacked him online

    Jun 25, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

    Dwyane Wade has had a busy month. Playing in (and, yes, losing) the NBA finals, traveling to Milan and Paris for what is apparently a series of fashion appearances, promoting his usual charity work, and apparently, dealing with a hacker. A deleted tweet mentioned that his e-mail had been hacked recently, and now a video…

  23. Scottie Pippen does not think LeBron is better than Michael Jordan

    Jun 24, 2011, 8:48 PM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats v Chicago Bulls

    After the Miami Heat defeated the Chicago Bulls in five games behind some incredible offensive, defensive, and crunch-time performances by LeBron James, former Chicago Bull Scottie Pippen went on the radio and said that he believes LeBron “may be the greatest player to ever play the game.” A few weeks after LeBron folded in the…

  24. Heat’s Riley expects Ilgauskas, Jones, and House to return

    Jun 24, 2011, 6:21 PM EDT

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    According to multiple sources, Heat president Pat Riley said earlier today that he expects veteran swingman James Jones and veteran guard Eddie House to pick up their player options for next season, which are worth a combined $2.66 million next season. Riley also said that he expects veteran center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, who has already picked…

  25. Mike Miller undergoes surgery on left thumb

    Jun 24, 2011, 5:59 PM EDT

    Heat's Miller reacts after sinking a three point basket against the Mavericks during Game 1 of the NBA Finals basketball series in Miami

    Our own Ira Winderman has the report: MIAMI— Miami Heat forward Mike Miller is recovering from surgery for a ruptured tendon in his left thumb. Miller was injured during the latter stages of the regular season, finishing the postseason in protective bracing on his non-shooting hand. Miller sustained a similar injury to his right thumb…

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