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  1. LeBron's Q-Rating, image didn't really take a hit among blacks

    Sep 21, 2010, 2:29 PM EST

    You know how America hates LeBron James now after “The Decision?” That’s not exactly true. We should say white America hates LeBron, because the numbers say black Americans do not. In a fascinating post at ESPN, Vincent Thomas has the numbers: According to The Q Scores Co., for non-blacks, LeBron’s positive Q rating went from…

  2. Erick Dampier down to Rockets, Heat, Hawks, Nuggets

    Sep 21, 2010, 9:58 AM EST

    Either the Rockets or the Heat are about to get a nice boost to their title hopes. That or the Hawks or Nuggets will get a nice boost to their front lines. Erick Dampier worked out for the Houston Rockets Monday and met with coach Rick Adelman, according to the Houston Chronicle. Dampier will do…

  3. Spoelstra to the Heat haters: Jealous much?

    Sep 20, 2010, 8:57 AM EST

    There has been plenty of backlash after the Miami Heat’s summer moves — LeBron’s Q score fell, guys from Magic Johnson to Stan Van Gundy took shots, while other teams throughout the league have grit their teeth when talking about the franchise. It’s fashionable to hate the Heat. Coach Erik Spoelstra couldn’t care less. Other…

  4. Shaq: The brilliant buffoon

    Sep 19, 2010, 2:07 PM EST

    Shaquille O’Neal is officially listed at 7’1”, 315 lbs.(Beefy!). But he brings with him a much bigger personality. Shaq has made a career out of not only thundering dunks but bombastic comments. Prolific nicknames, battle raps, and your run of the mill trash talk from O’Neal has filled column inches (and blog posts) for 15…

  5. Today's Erick Dampier update: Heat, Rockets and Hawks (yes, it's the slow time of year)

    Sep 17, 2010, 4:55 PM EST

    You now it is the slowest time of year when we have daily updates on Erick Dampier. Nonetheless, here we go: Dampier is finalizing his list for meetings and it is expected to include the Miami Heat, Houston Rockets and — the newcomer to the party — the Atlanta Hawks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of…

  6. Spoelstra says some Heat starting positions still open. Small forward is not one of them.

    Sep 17, 2010, 4:18 PM EST

    Don’t assume Erik Spoelstra knows how all this is going to fit together. He’s spent all summer thinking about what the Miami Heat will look like next season — and as head coach he has some say in the matter — but he told Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel he wants to let the…

  7. Does Wade or LeBron start driving the lane less?

    Sep 17, 2010, 2:57 PM EST

    Dwyane Wade and LeBron James may be the two best players at getting to the rim in the NBA. It’s a scary prospect to think of that on the same team — but would the fact they like to do the same thing force one to alter his game some? Does one become a guy…

  8. Want to cover Miami Heat camp? Then pass a military background check.

    Sep 17, 2010, 1:15 PM EST

    There were a few goals in mind by Miami Heat executives when they decided to move their training camp to Hurlburt Field and Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, up on the Florida panhandle. The key one — make it a lot harder for the media to be intrusive. The hotel where the…

  9. Why Dirk stayed in Dallas: The owner gets it

    Sep 17, 2010, 12:11 PM EST

    LeBron James had questions about Cleveland, its ownership and the grand plan. He didn’t have those questions (or far fewer ones) about Miami. Dirk Nowitzki was a free agent this summer too, although nobody expected him to move. He told Mavs Moneyball it was owner Mark Cuban’s commitment to winning that made sure he did…

  10. Marijuana charges against Udonis Haslem dropped

    Sep 16, 2010, 4:49 PM EST

    For all the times the “it’s not my joint, I’m holding it for a friend” excuse has been used, it had to be true once. Marijuana charges against the Heat’s Udonis Haslem have been dropped, as reported by Ira Winderman at the South Florida Sun Sentinel. The Miami Dade County prosecutors dropped the charges because…

  11. Maybe rings, Miami winning out over money for Dampier

    Sep 16, 2010, 11:57 AM EST

    Does Erick Dampier want the rings or the money more? Rings, according to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com. His sources told him that the Miami Heat are the frontrunners for Damps’ services. There may be questions about how much Dampier can give at his age, but he is a more complete player than Joel Anthony, Zydrunas…

  12. Introducing the LeBron James Hate Index

    Sep 16, 2010, 10:15 AM EST

    When LeBron James was revealed as the sixth most reviled athlete in sports this week, it was a startling reminder of just how far he’s fallen. When an athlete makes a decision (as opposed to “The Decision”), the backlash is usually introduced as isolated pockets. How Boston feels about Roger Clemens, for example. Or how…

  13. Heat taking their training camp to Florida panhandle Air Force base

    Sep 16, 2010, 8:30 AM EST

    We warned you a couple days ago the Heat were thinking about moving their training camp out of the bright spotlight of Miami in hopes that some of the spotlight would not follow them (good luck with that). Their choice? Hurlburt Field and Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, according to our man…

  14. Report: The Rockets are feeling Damp

    Sep 15, 2010, 10:48 PM EST

    The Heat were expected to swoop in and grab Erick Dampier fresh off the waiver wire to bolster their weak center rotation. After all, how many teams can use a veteran center with possible injury issues who can’t really jump at this point? Daryl Morey’s got a suggestion for you. The Houston Chronicle reports that…

  15. Heat coach already plays the "people will be out to break us apart" card

    Sep 15, 2010, 5:26 PM EST

    Every team seems to find a way to play the “us against the world” card. Win a title and somehow the next year nobody respects you, nobody thinks you can do it again and that is the motivation. So it will be with the Miami Heat — they come into a season one of the…

  16. Dampier has a decision to make, and he wants it to come with a ring. And money.

    Sep 15, 2010, 10:00 AM EST

    Erick Dampier will be a free agent, so he told the Miami Herald what he is required to say as a free agent — it’s about winning. Where the big, serviceable center and new best free agent on the market lands will be about chasing a ring. So the Wolves are out — they admitted…

  17. Will the Heat go after Erick Dampier?

    Sep 14, 2010, 3:38 PM EST

    I’ve lost count of how many centers the Miami Heat have under contract. Roughly the size of the Orc army in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, by my guess. But I could be off by a few. But they might add one more — Erick Dampier. The Miami Herald was doing a little speculating.…

  18. Miami Heat may be taking their training camp talents to the panhandle

    Sep 14, 2010, 2:15 PM EST

    There are going to be a hurricane of media attention swirling around the Miami Heat this season. That is going to start at training camp day one and follow them everywhere, all season. It’s the price of the coup. But for training camp, when the Heat will be trying to mold and meld a lot…

  19. Pro Basketball Crosstalk: Are the Heat good for basketball?

    Sep 14, 2010, 12:32 PM EST

    Another day, another edition of Crosstalk. Today’s topic: The Miami Heat. Resolved: The Miami Heat (as we now know them) are good for basketball. Rob Mahoney: It is better to be feared than respected. That’s the truism that LeBron James is betting on, as he single-handedly sabotaged his own image while creating one of the most…

  20. LeBron now sixth most hated sports figure according to Q Score

    Sep 14, 2010, 11:08 AM EST

    It didn’t take a rocket scientist to know that LeBron James’s popularity had taken a hit in the wake of his move this summer and “The Decision.” The ability to read and log on to message boards could have told you that. Now we have some numbers to back it up. CNBC’s sports business reporter…

  21. LeBron James skips OSU/Miami after he can't get a police escort

    Sep 13, 2010, 4:36 PM EST

    Oh, LeBron. We know you’re not just a big walking ego. We get why you went to Miami and that you took less money to do it. We think the trio of you in Miami is going to work out. We’re not on board with the “hate all things LeBron” trend that seems to have…

  22. Dwyane Wade has gotten some grief, but he's happy it's nothing like LeBron

    Sep 13, 2010, 3:39 PM EST

    Ah, we are happily part of this Internet media age, when we can pass along a story on Dwyane Wade responding to comments Pat Riley made to chastise comments on Stan Van Gundy and Charles Barkley…. Wade talked with friend/contributor/bon vivant of this blog Ira Winderman, in his role as the Heat and NBA writer…

  23. Jermaine O'Neal says he chose Boston because they have walked the walk

    Sep 13, 2010, 1:36 PM EST

    Jermaine O’Neal had options this summer — he was a skilled big man who would be playing for a very affordable contract. Two contenders in the East wanted him, Miami and Boston. O’Neal has been near the top looking down on the rest of the league before, with Indiana in the pre-brawl years. It was…

  24. LeBron James says he tried to repay Cleveland on the court, is ready for change

    Sep 13, 2010, 12:49 PM EST

    Does LeBron James owe Cleveland anything? LeBron has been at the center of the NBA universe this summer, but has said very little personally to the media (we’re not really counting The Decision as hard-hitting questions). There are a lot of questions to be asked, and Lang Whitaker of SLAM covered many of them a…

  25. Stan Van Gundy fires back at Pat Riley's verbal retaliation

    Sep 12, 2010, 9:22 AM EST

    I’m pretty sure we’ve got a bonafide war of words on our hands. Stan Van Gundy responded Saturday to Pat Riley’s comments about himself and Magic GM Otis Smith and their criticism of the Heat. In an interview with the Magic’s website, Van Gundy laughed at what he considers to me a double-standard with Riley.…

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