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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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,…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

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

    Nov 22, 2010, 7:45 PM EDT

    LeBron Post

    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…

  17. Heat likely to sign Erick Dampier while Haslem will have surgery on foot

    Nov 22, 2010, 5:54 PM EDT

    Erick Dampier

    Just as the news becomes official that Udonis Haslem will have foot surgery and be out for months, word of his replacement comes in. The Heat are very close to signing Erick Dampier to a contract, according to Marc Stein at ESPN. Dampier had worked out for the Heat this summer and hinted that is…

  18. Heat’s options without Haslem: More Juwan Howard or get another player. Yuck.

    Nov 22, 2010, 11:09 AM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats v Miami Heat

    More Juwan Howard? If this were 1988, that might be a good call for a team, but we’ve all moved on from that year, something evidenced by the fact we no longer consider “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” good music. In 2010 both Howard and Bobby McFerrin should be used only in moderation. But right now,…

  19. Udonis Haslem has ligament tear in foot, out until All-Star break at least

    Nov 21, 2010, 10:43 PM EDT

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    UPDATE 10:43 pm: The recovery time on this is a lot worse than we first thought — depending on the surgery or other options, Haslem could be out until the All-Star break in February, if not longer. If you want an idea of how this impacts the Heat: Memphis outrebounded the Heat 16-5 after Haslem…

  20. Game of the night: Where even the Heat have to be asking “What happened?”

    Nov 21, 2010, 10:21 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Memphis Grizzlies

    When I say this, please realize that I very badly simply want to credit the Grizzlies with a terrific win. I have no idea what just happened. The Grizzlies beat the Heat in front of what is likely their biggest or second biggest crowd of the season on a Rudy Gay buzzer-beater fadeway baseline jumpshot…

  21. Miami’s Udonis Haslem may have serious foot injury

    Nov 21, 2010, 9:01 AM EDT

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    Udonis Haslem, who has been the heart of the Miami Heat’s defense and the one player who has brought unquestioned effort every night, may be out with a foot injury. He had to be helped off the court during the Heat’s eventual loss to the Memphis Grizzlies Saturday. The team said that the X-rays cane…

  22. Chris Bosh (or one of his people) is still confused about social media rules

    Nov 20, 2010, 11:05 PM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats v Miami Heat

    During the second quarter of the Heat-Grizzlies game, a tweet was published from Chris Bosh’s account promoting a charity event with Pat Riley Sunday night in Miami. Unfortunately, players are prohibited from Tweeting during a game. Brian Windhorst noted the tweet and retweeted it, and subsequently Bosh deleted it. The odds of it actually being…

  23. Wade has the flu, may or may not play against Bobcats

    Nov 19, 2010, 5:57 PM EDT

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    According to the twitter account of our own Ira Winderman, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade is sick with the flu, and coach Erik Spolestra is “unsure” whether or not he’ll play against the Charlotte Bobcats tonight. In other Heat news, forward Juwan Howard will be receiving a mask for his broken nose and has been…

  24. Chris Bosh not chill on reaction to “chill” (and he talks rebounds)

    Nov 19, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Miami Heat

    Ira Winderman talked about it the other day — the Heat are adjusting as much to the media scrutiny and the circus off the court with them as they are on the court. Every word they say gets dissected. Like when Chris Bosh said that coach Erik Spoelstra wants to practice and “we wanna chill.”…

  25. Miami did the right thing getting rid of Michael Beasley. For both sides.

    Nov 18, 2010, 3:25 PM EDT

    Michael Beasley

    The renaissance of Michael Beasley is in full swing in Minnesota. In the last three games he has put up 33, 28, and 25 points, on 56 percent shooting, and he is 6 of 9 from three. Plus he’s got that hair. He has been the focal point of the Timberwolves offense and he had…

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