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  1. Shane Battier invites Heat teammates to sing, whether they should or not (VIDEO)

    Jan 9, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

    Shane Battier

    Shane Battier is a lot of things. Not sure “future “The Voice” contestant is on that list. However, Battier hosts an annual karaoke event — Battioke 2014, where his Miami Heat teammates such as LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade — sing for charity. It’s all in good fun not good singing. This is…

  2. Thursday night NBA grades: Golden State get a couple “A” grades

    Jan 3, 2014, 3:22 AM EDT

    Stephen Curry

    Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while worrying about what was really in your donkey meat… Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors. When he is going like he was in this game — especially in the third quarter when he had 14 of his 36 — there is nothing you can do.…

  3. Michael Beasley finding a role, groove in Miami

    Dec 2, 2013, 3:49 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v Miami Heat

    It is different than 2008 — Michael Beasley didn’t walk into the Heat locker room with the expectations he could be a player to carry the franchise. In 2013 they just needed a solid role player. They are getting that — Beasley has found his groove. In his last 10 games he has averaged 18.1…

  4. How does old-school Rick Adelman deal with waves of new stats? In small bytes.

    Nov 10, 2013, 9:22 PM EDT

    Rick Adelman

    Rick Adelman is advanced stats friendly — he was the coach in Houston with Daryl Morey as the GM for four seasons, if he was adverse to them he wouldn’t have lasted that long. Now with the new Sports VU cameras providing even more data than Morey could pour at him, how is Adelman handling…

  5. The Extra Pass: Boxed out and Thursday’s Recaps

    Nov 8, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Phoenix Suns

    You probably already know what I’m going to say about Shane Battier before I even say it. For 12 seasons, Battier has largely defied conventional box scores by doing all the things that don’t show up there. It’s been a long-standing feud between Battier and the box score, really, but it’s a feud that Battier…

  6. Chris Bosh, back from birth of daughter, will play vs. Clippers Thursday

    Nov 7, 2013, 5:28 PM EDT

    Chris Bosh

    No more Shane Battier jumping center for the Miami Heat. After not traveling with the Heat to Toronto so he could be there for the birth of his daughter — which is the only right decision to make — Chris Bosh is back with the Heat to take on the Clippers Thursday night. That’s 19.8…

  7. The Extra Pass: 10 teams, 10 observations, plus Tuesday recaps

    Nov 6, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Chuck Hayes, Paul Millsap

    Let’s zip around the league with ten observations for ten teams: Atlanta: I’m digging the former Jazz men. Paul Millsap is already getting along famously with Al Horford, but the smart movement off the ball by flex-bred wingmen Kyle Korver and DeMarre Carroll is keeping defenses off guard. This is a really unselfish offense already,…

  8. Gregg Popovich says Bruce Bowen ‘couldn’t dribble and couldn’t pass’

    Nov 2, 2013, 10:15 PM EDT

    Bruce Bowen

    Gregg Popovich is known for being surly with the media, but he’s also known for being sarcastic and brutally honest when he does decide to engage in responding to a reporter’s legitimate question. In Los Angeles on Friday to take on the Lakers, Popovich was asked about Kawhi Leonard‘s defense in comparison to that of…

  9. The Extra Pass Tuesday roundup: Doc Rivers talks Clippers defensive woes

    Oct 30, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Doc Rivers, Chris Paul

    LOS ANGELES — The long grind of the NBA season is about building habits, building sustainable ways to win that can carry a team through the playoffs. For the Clippers this season, that building focus is on defense (their offense is going to score plenty). Before his team’s opening night game Tuesday the Clippers’ Doc…

  10. What to expect from LeBron and the Heat?

    Oct 28, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    You’re busy, so I’ll save you some time: a championship.  They’ve won two straight, basically their entire squad is coming back, and their best guy is the most dynamic and exciting player since Michael Jordan.  The Heat have all the tools they need to make a run at a three-peat – but even with them…

  11. Battier says it will take time for Sports VU camera info to trickle down to players

    Oct 3, 2013, 11:27 AM EDT

    Shane Battier

    We’ve talked about this a few times recently — new high-tech Sports VU cameras are going into all 29 NBA arenas this year. These cameras track every movement on the court by every player and send them to a computer for processing that opens up a world of potential data. You can measure and compare…

  12. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: Miami Heat

    Sep 30, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat - Game 7

    Last season: The Heat won their second straight championship in an epic seven-game battle against a Spurs team that had every chance to take home the title instead. On their way, Miami flirted with history by stringing together a 27-game winning streak that lasted late into March, and finished the season by winning an incredible…

  13. Gigi Datome wants to be the Pistons’ version of Shane Battier

    Sep 14, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    BASKET-EURO-2013-CRO-ITA

    The Pistons signed Italy’s Luigi “Gigi” Datome to a two-year deal this summer, and his ability to space the floor with his shooting was likely the main reason why. Datome is 25 years old, but this will be his rookie NBA season. Since the majority of fans in the states have yet to see him…

  14. Everybody keeps asking Ray Allen about “The Shot.” He’s cool with that.

    Sep 10, 2013, 2:16 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat - Game 6

    If you were Ray Allen, wouldn’t you want to talk about the biggest shot of your career? Allen hit a step-back three with 5.2 seconds left that tied Game 6 of the NBA Finals and saved the Miami Heat’s title chances. Miami had looked dead in the water seconds before but Chris Bosh got the…

  15. Shane Battier understands this could be his last NBA season

    Sep 10, 2013, 9:42 AM EDT

    Miami Heat's Shane Battier screams after scoring against the Memphis Grizzlies in the second half of their NBA basketball game in Miami, Florida

    Shane Battier is 35 years old. And in the last year of his contract. And went through a terrible shooting slump (5-of-31) through the playoffs and NBA Finals last season that saw his role shrink (although he exploded for six threes in the Heat’s Game 7 win). Combined, those are all signs that retirement is…

  16. Shane Battier has his second championship ring sized for his middle finger, just like his first

    Sep 4, 2013, 8:06 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat - Game 7

    There doesn’t really seem to be a whole lot of Shane Battier hate out there in the world, but in case the player who has now won two championships as a member of the Miami Heat runs into someone who isn’t a fan, he’ll be able to silently display both of his rings by raising…

  17. NBA to install high-tech data cameras in all 29 arenas

    Aug 23, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat - Game One

    Last season 15 NBA teams had partnered with STATS LLC to put special motion-tracking cameras that record every move a player makes several times a second. It’s a flood of information but it can be useful — the information can tell you how well a player shoots after two dribbles vs. a catch-and-shoot, then it…

  18. Shane Battier celebrated Heat’s NBA championship at… Denny’s?

    Jun 21, 2013, 9:13 PM EDT

    From @ShaneBattier on twitter

    LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Gabriel Union, pretty much every Miami celebrity you can name was celebrating the Heat’s second championship at Story Nightclub after the game Thursday. They even let Drake in. (I don’t know why either, but they did.) But not Shane Battier, he and some friends went to… Denny’s? Yes. Denny’s. Denny's.…

  19. Your unexpected hero: Shane Battier drains six three-pointers in Heat win

    Jun 21, 2013, 2:28 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat - Game 7

    “Reports of my demise were premature. That’s my opening statement.” Those were the first words Shane Battier spoke when he went to the podium in the interview room after playing a key role in the Heat’s 95-88 Game 7 win over the Spurs. The last Game 7 the Heat were in — a couple weeks…

  20. Heat beat Spurs in epic Game 7 to win 2013 NBA title

    Jun 21, 2013, 1:46 AM EDT

    BKN-NBA-FINALS-SPURS-HEAT-GAME 7

    MIAMI — The Miami Heat are the 2013 NBA champions. And the Spurs made them earn every last bit of that second straight title. In a game fitting of what we’ve come to expect from these two teams in this series, LeBron James put on a jump-shooting display that resulted in his scoring 37 points,…

  21. Heat lead Spurs 46-44 at halftime of Game 7

    Jun 20, 2013, 10:32 PM EDT

    Heat's Wade shoots over Spurs' Green during Game 7 of their NBA Finals basketball playoff in Miami

    MIAMI — The Heat are out to a 46-44 lead over the Spurs at halftime of Game 7 of the NBA Finals. One of the things we planned on looking for heading into this one was the level of play, and whether due to the accumulation of a season’s worth of fatigue or the magnitude…

  22. NBA Finals Game 7 Spurs vs. Heat: Miami earns repeat title in dramatic Game 7

    Jun 20, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT

    Heat's James and Wade pause during a break in play against the Spurs during Game 7 of their NBA Finals basketball playoff in Miami

    The Miami Heat are back-to-back NBA Champions, but the San Antonio Spurs made them earn every last bit of it. It was a hard-fought if not always pretty Game 7, but LeBron James finished with 37 points and 12 rebounds to lead Miami to a 95-88 win. LeBron was rightfully named NBA Finals MVP. He…

  23. A look back at LeBron’s Game 7s… he wins when he gets help

    Jun 20, 2013, 9:14 AM EDT

    Miami Heat's James runs downcourt after scoring against the Indiana Pacers during Game 7 of their NBA Eastern Conference final basketball playoff in Miami

    LeBron James has never before been in an NBA Finals Game 7. Which isn’t a shock, there are not many of those. But he has been in four Game 7s before, and when you look back at them you see a pretty unmistakable pattern — he puts up good numbers, but he only wins when…

  24. NBA Finals Game 6: Heat comeback in fourth, win in overtime to force Game 7

    Jun 18, 2013, 10:27 PM EDT

    BASKET-NBA-FINALS-SPURS-HEAT

    That was a great game. And Game 7 sets up to be something special. For three quarters San Antonio’s execution was too much for Miami and the Spurs entered the fourth up 10 (75-65) and just 12 minutes away from a title. Tim Duncan had been a force, with countermoves spinning Chris Bosh around and…

  25. Expect to see some Birdman back in Heat rotation Tuesday

    Jun 18, 2013, 6:44 PM EDT

    BASKET-NBA-FINALS-SPURS-TRAINING

    Miami has gone very small against the Spurs — and it worked at first, the Heat won a game and forced the Spurs to adjust to them. However a consequence of that has been Chris Andersen has slid out of the rotation. The Birdman’s size was key against the large Pacers front line last series,…

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