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  1. Dwyane Wade in the middle of everything wrong with Miami

    Nov 29, 2010, 5:59 PM EDT

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    Dwyane Wade remains the beating heart of the Miami Heat. He remains the focus, the center of the storm. The Heat are struggling in part because he is struggling — with his shot, with how to play along side LeBron, with the offense, and maybe with this coach. And until he figures it out, the…

  2. Tracy McGrady says Wade’s, LeBron’s games “really don’t mix”

    Nov 29, 2010, 4:11 PM EDT

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    Tracy McGrady is clairvoyant. Ms. Cleo incarnate. He says he saw this coming. While the world is talking about the 9-8 Heat, the slow start and the frankly ugly offensive basketball they have settled into, McGrady told the Detroit Free Press this is what he expected. “It’s what I expected,” McGrady said of the Heat’s…

  3. Clevelanders start drive to laugh at LeBron

    Nov 29, 2010, 11:58 AM EDT

    Courting LeBron Basketball

    What to do with LeBron when he and the Heat come to Cleveland on Thursday night? Should Clevelanders simply boo him every time he touches the ball? Ignore him, putting up newspapers like a college student section? How about laugh at him? LaughAtLeBron is a campaign, first noticed by TerezOwens.com, to try to put together…

  4. Erik Spoelstra, Miami Heat players downplay bump, friction reports

    Nov 29, 2010, 11:42 AM EDT

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    We just told you there are all kinds of reports about friction in the Miami Heat locker room… Unless you ask the Heat directly. Ira Winderman at the Sun Sentinel did just that and both players coach Erik Spoelstra downplayed “the bump” and the rumors of locker room dissention. Of the bump with James, Spoelstra…

  5. Miami Heat players frustrated with Spoelstra, Riley’s shadow looms

    Nov 29, 2010, 11:29 AM EDT

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    On every struggling team in the NBA there are players frustrated with the coach. But no other team has the star power or scrutiny of the Miami Heat. And no other team has the long shadow of Pat Riley cast across the organization and the head coach. So the reports out of ESPN’s Heat Zone…

  6. Apparently LeBron bumping his coach is a big deal

    Nov 28, 2010, 10:37 AM EDT

    I’ve never been on an NBA floor playing basketball and then having to walk to the bench for a timeout. Maybe it’s a really easy process and in order to bump into someone you have to deliberately aim or deliberately avoid avoiding people. It doesn’t seem like that when you watch it in person or…

  7. Miami Heat hold players-only meeting after (latest) disappointing loss

    Nov 28, 2010, 10:20 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Orlando Magic

    The Heat will have to forgive us, the Heat-seeking public, if we’re not overly impressed by this latest overture. It’s not that it wasn’t, that it isn’t, needed, it was and is. It’s a good sign. But it’s just one lost among so many other bad, bad signs. After Saturday night’s 95-106 loss to the…

  8. Heat’s love affair with the long two-pointer strangling offense

    Nov 27, 2010, 9:30 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Orlando Magic

    Miami got back in the win column Friday night against the Philadelphia 76ers. But the numbers from the winning box score are still jarring. The Heat took 31 shots from 16 feet out to the three-point line — those are long two pointers, the least efficient shot in the game — and another 16 shots…

  9. Thanksgiving at Heat headquarters, a dramatization

    Nov 26, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

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    We don’t really know what Erik Spoelstra did for Thanksgiving. Or Pat Riley. Or if a floating head of a screeching Stan Van Gundy constantly appears over the shoulder of Spoelstra on a regular basis. We’d like to think it does, but really we don’t know. Still, the video from The Basketball Jones cracked us…

  10. Shaq calls Celtics “the best team I’ve been on”

    Nov 25, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT

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    Does anybody take digs at the places he’s been quite like Shaquille O’Neal? The latest was a comment, courtesy WEEI,  sure to go over well in Boston and no so well in Los Angeles and Miami. “This is a great team. The best team I’ve been on. They’ve got a lot of weapons on this…

  11. More police, ban on anti-LeBron clothing set for his return to Cleveland

    Nov 25, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

    Courting LeBron Basketball

    One week from today, LeBron James returns to Cleveland… and Cleveland is ready. The fans have prepped their voices and insults, and the Cavaliers and Cleveland police are ready to make sure it stops right there. Chris Broussard at ESPN detailed the plans: To ensure James’ safety, there will be dozens of extra police officers…

  12. No hard feelings for Stackhouse after being cut from the Heat roster

    Nov 25, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

    Jerry Stackhouse

    Miami’s bench may seem rather shallow, but the Heat are actually operating at the league’s maximum roster size. So when Erick Dampier became a top candidate for replacing the minutes and production of Udonis Haslem, that meant one thing: if Dampier was to be had, one member of the Heat would have to go. Jamaal…

  13. Obama says to be patient with Heat (and economy too, if you don’t mind)

    Nov 25, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

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    It is great to have a president that loves basketball, that plays the game, that gets it. I love that there is a basketball court at the White House and Spaulding leather balls with the presidential seal on them. I love that the world’s best players get invited to pickup games there. That also means…

  14. Heat to assign Dexter Pittman to the Sioux Falls Skyforce

    Nov 25, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

    Dexter Pittman

    Dexter Pittman couldn’t crack the Heat’s underwhelming center rotation, and the addition of Erick Dampier has made Pittman even more unnecessary in Miami. Thus, according to Ethan J. Skolnick of the Palm Beach Post, the Heat have decided to send the rookie big man to their D-League affiliate in Sioux Falls rather than bury Pittman…

  15. Stan Van Gundy, Eric Spoelstra fire back at Phil Jackson

    Nov 24, 2010, 1:37 PM EDT

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    Phil Jackson just loves doing what he did to the Heat yesterday, going on the radio in Chicago and lobbing a verbal hand grenade into their midst. As if they weren’t dealing with enough, now they can answer some questions about Pat Riley coming down from on high to take over the team. Stan Van…

  16. Vince Carter to sit Wednesday against Miami, JJ Redick to start

    Nov 24, 2010, 1:23 PM EDT

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    Things could have been a lot worse after Vince Carter said he felt a “sharp pain” in his knee the other night. He’s not expected to be out long. But he will be out Wednesday night against the Heat, according to Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld. JJ Redick will get the start in his place. That…

  17. Winderman: Heat would like mulligan on expectations hype

    Nov 24, 2010, 11:46 AM EDT

    New Jersey Nets v Miami Heat

    The Miami Heat would like a do-over. No, not on the offseason haul of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. But rather on the approach. Uh, yeah, perhaps they did get just a wee bit ahead of themselves. “It’s not easy putting this kind of talent together,” Wade acknowledged in the wake of losses…

  18. Vince Carter’s MRI negative, game time decision Wednesday against Heat

    Nov 23, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

    Vince Carter, Josh Childress, Garret Siler, Jared Dudley

    It didn’t look good when it happened. It didn’t sound good when Vince Carter described it as a “sharp pain” in his knee. But it turned out to be not that bad — an MRI of Vince Carter’s knee showed no structural damage and he is will be a game-time decision in Wednesday’s showdown with…

  19. Kobe Bryant is wearing Grinch shoes on Christmas. Seriously.

    Nov 23, 2010, 4:11 PM EDT

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    Kobe Bryant is going Grinch for Christmas. Those shoes burning a hole in your retina to the right are the Grinch edition of the Nike Zoom Kobe VI (via The Basketball Jones), Kobe’s latest signature shoe. Based on the iconic Dr. Seuss character that’s as cuddly as a cactus and as charming as an eel,…

  20. LeBron James’s plan to fix the Heat: “We need to have more fun”

    Nov 23, 2010, 3:35 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat

    LeBron James came to South Beach to find his pure love for the game again, to recreate the best times of his life. It was really the best explanation of all when the theories flew around about why he chose to take his talents to South Beach — the time James most enjoyed the game…

  21. Could Pat Riley really step in for Erik Spoelstra? Phil Jackson thinks so.

    Nov 23, 2010, 2:47 PM EDT

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    Stan Van Gundy had the Miami Heat and their big stars Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O’Neal off to a decent but behind expectations start of 11-10 when Pat Riley canned him and stepped in to take over as coach. They won a ring. This season’s Miami Heat are off to a decent but behind expectations…

  22. Report: Jerry Stackhouse ends up man on the outside in Miami

    Nov 23, 2010, 12:02 PM EDT

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    The Miami Heat needed to cut somebody loose to bring in Erick Dampier — and they need to bring in Dampier — the only question was who? Jerry Stackhouse. That according to a tweet from Chris Broussard at ESPN (something other sources have confirmed now). It also makes sense, even though other names (Dexter Pittman…

  23. LeBron’s ridiculous shot

    Nov 23, 2010, 8:10 AM EDT

    LeBron James

    The Heat lost and looked bad doing it. We can talk about that some more, gloat if you want to. Just go ahead and pretend they are never going to figure this all out and start crushing teams. In the mean time, we can still enjoy the ridiculous athlete that is LeBron James, who continues…

  24. Dampier to sign one-year deal with Heat Tuesday

    Nov 22, 2010, 11:00 PM EDT

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    Watching the Miami Heat lose to the Indiana Pacers Monday night, it became clear they need something. We’ll see if Erick Dampier can be part of that something. Multiple reports have the Miami Heat offering a one-year, minimum deal to Dampier (Ken Berger of CBS was first with this). He is expected to sign it…

  25. With Haslem out, will LeBron see more time at the four?

    Nov 22, 2010, 7:45 PM EDT

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    Udonis Haslem going down with a torn foot ligament is very bad for the Miami Heat means that the Miami Heat are going to have to make some tough calls regarding their rotation in the coming weeks. Allow me to offer this thought: instead of giving Haslem’s minutes to Juwan Howard, Jamaal Magloire, or increasing…

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