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  1. LeBron angrily goes after Mario Chalmers on the Heat bench (VIDEO)

    Dec 18, 2013, 9:52 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Indiana Pacers - Game Three

    It’s been a running theme over the past few seasons in Miami, where the Heat veterans — namely LeBron James and Dwyane Wade — haven’t been at all shy about dressing down Mario Chalmers on the court following an in-game mistake. Two straight championships later, things apparently haven’t changed all that much. In the third…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Dwyane Wade, Michael Beasley both sit for Heat Monday

    Oct 7, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT

    Michael Beasley

    After shootaround on Monday, LeBron James was asked who had stood out so far with their play at camp and without hesitation he said Dwyane Wade. He said Wade was turning back the clock. Which is nice in October but actually needed in May. Wade is going to get some rest along the way to…

  5. Michael Beasley’s latest plan: ‘I’m not going to be looking at not making mistakes or trying not to mess up’

    Oct 2, 2013, 9:15 AM EDT

    Michael Beasley

    The Michael Beasley experiment is officially underway in Miami, after the Suns negotiated a buyout of his contract following a disappointing first season in Phoenix that came along with it some off-the-court legal troubles that helped make the franchise’s decision to part ways with the troubled forward a little bit easier. Beasley is being given…

  6. As Heat open camp, Greg Oden still taking it slow

    Sep 30, 2013, 10:49 AM EDT

    Greg Oden

    At age 21, Greg Oden was the kind of big man NBA teams are clamoring four now — a beast on the boards and protecting the rim who also could get you a fair amount of points. At age 25, he has barely set foot on the court since then. He’s had three microfacture and…

  7. 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…

  8. Thursday And-1 links: Royce White denies domestic abuse accusation

    Sep 5, 2013, 7:24 PM EDT

    Royce White

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points more than you love the start of the NFL season… • We noted in…

  9. Joel Anthony wants to retire with the Miami Heat

    Sep 1, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT

    Heat pacers Basketball

    The FIBA Americas Tournament is currently taking place in Venezuela and, unsurprisingly, the participating NBA players are getting quite a bit of recognition — Even the players that are rarely recognized during the NBA season, like Miami Heat backup big Joel Anthony. ESPN wrote a 700-word feature on the Canadian Anthony earlier  this weekend, going…

  10. Joe Dumars hopes Josh Smith-Greg Monroe-Andre Drummond frontcourt can take cues from Hawks and Grizzlies

    Aug 7, 2013, 6:12 PM EDT

    Josh Smith, Andre Drummond

    Which team has the best starting frontcourt in the NBA? Depending on how you value the top player compared to the depth of the trio, there are several contenders including: Nets (Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Brook Lopez) Bulls (Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah) Nuggets (Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried, JaVale McGee) Warriors (Andre Iguodala, David…

  11. Report: Greg Oden to sign with Miami Heat

    Aug 2, 2013, 9:07 PM EDT

    Greg Oden

    Greg Oden will be taking his talents to South Beach. The oft-injured center has decided that the Miami Heat are the best fit for his comeback bid and, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the former top-overall pick will sign a two-year deal with the team. The Heat apparently hedged their bets as the deal is…

  12. Udonis Haslem played through torn meniscus, will require offseason surgery

    Jun 29, 2013, 11:01 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat - Game 7

    Udonis Haslem has always been a key role player for the Miami Heat, and helped his team when called upon at various times during their run to a second straight NBA title. Haslem’s biggest contribution of the postseason came in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Pacers, when he finished 8-of-9 from…

  13. Miami has to get bigger, better if they dream of a three-peat

    Jun 21, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat - Game 7

    Odds makers already have the Miami Heat as the favorites to win the NBA championship again next year — 2-1 odds at Bovada online. But if the Heat thought this title run was like climbing Mount Everest, wait until next year. The Bulls get Derrick Rose back. The Pacers are not going to get any…

  14. 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,…

  15. Heat admit defense, shooting must improve in Game 6 to extend season

    Jun 17, 2013, 3:25 AM EDT

    BASKET-NBA-FINALS-SPURS-HEAT

    SAN ANTONIO — Credit San Antonio — they do not back down. All season long Miami would crank up its defense, make its big runs and the opponent would wilt. The Spurs withstood the Heat’s big run in Game 5 — when the lead was down to 1 late in the third San Antonio responded…

  16. NBA Finals Game 5: Ginobili, Green hit every shot it seems, Spurs win 114-104

    Jun 16, 2013, 9:10 PM EDT

    BASKET-NBA-FINALS-SPURS-HEAT

    SAN ANTONIO — All season long, when the Heat would crank up their defense and make a run, other teams wilted. San Antonio stood up the the runs, executed, hit open shots and a lot of tough ones, and won 114-104 to take a 3-2 series lead. San Antonio will have two chances on the…

  17. Popovich says at shootaround no lineup changes… probably

    Jun 16, 2013, 4:49 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v San Antonio Spurs - Game Four

    SAN ANTONIO — In Game 4, the Heat went small starting Mike Miller instead of Udonis Haslem, and it took Gregg Popovich all of 47 seconds to adjust, pulling Tiago Splitter for Gary Neal. Then in the second half Boris Diaw started, a guy who because of his size and style of play lets the…

  18. Heat seek to take unprecedented lead over Spurs in Finals

    Jun 15, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Spurs head coach Popovich directs his team against the Grizzlies during the fourth quarter in Game 3 of their NBA Western Conference final playoff basketball series in Memphis

    The San Antonio Spurs have never trailed in an NBA Finals series. With the Finals tied, the Spurs are 10-0 and have won by an average of 11.1 points per game. Not the New York Knicks in 1999, New Jersey Nets in 2003, Detroit Pistons in 2005, Cleveland Cavaliers in 2007 or Miami Heat this…

  19. Chris Bosh comes out of hiding with monster Game 4

    Jun 14, 2013, 2:04 AM EDT

    Heat's James watches center Bosh dunk against the Spurs as Diaw (33) and  Duncan (21) look on during Game 4 of their NBA Finals basketball series in San Antonio

    Just five active players have more than two seasons averaging 22 points and eight rebounds per game. Of those five, four have received at least one MVP vote in the last three years, and the one who hasn’t is the youngest. Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan and Amar’e Stoudemire have been recognized among the…

  20. NBA Finals Game 4: Heat big three key 109-93 win

    Jun 13, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT

    Heat's James and Spurs' Parker follow the play during Game 2 of their NBA Finals basketball playoff in Miami

    Miami needed a better defensive effort and they got it — San Antonio shot 44.3 percent, the Heat forced 18 turnovers and allowed the Spurs just 5 offensive rebounds. They needed someone to step up besides LeBron James and they got Dwyane Wade in the hot tub time machine back to 2006 — 32 points,…

  21. It’s official: Mike Miller moves into the starting lineup for Heat in Game 4

    Jun 13, 2013, 8:52 PM EDT

    NBA Finals Heat Basketball

    It’s official, Mike Miller is starting for the Miami Heat in place of Udonis Haslem in Game 4. We told you it might be coming and Erik Spoelstra dodged making the announcement as long as he could, but you have to set your lineups with the officials and the starters have to be named. So…

  22. Report: Erik Spoelstra considering starting Mike Miller in Game 4

    Jun 13, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat - Game Two

    Miami needs floor spacing to get their offense going. The San Antonio Spurs are packing the paint, ignoring Dwyane Wade on the perimeter off the ball, taking away LeBron James’ driving lanes and daring anyone on the Spurs to regularly beat them by shooting over the top. The Heat have become stagnant, the weak side…

  23. Heat get their own D-League team

    Jun 10, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Juwan Howard, Dwyane Wade, Jarvis Varnado

    The Miami Heat surely have designs of contending for championships for the next several years, even though LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh can each become free agents in any of the next three offseasons after this one. Of course, the Heat plan to keep all three, and at this point, losing them would…

  24. Stephen Curry wants to retire a Warrior

    Jun 5, 2013, 5:01 PM EDT

    Warriors' Curry is congratulated by fans in the Warriors' overtime win over the Spurs during Game 4 of their NBA Western Conference semi-final playoff basketball game in Oakland

    Stephen Curry loves the Warriors. The Warriors love Stephen Curry. Curry just led Golden State to only its second postseason berth since 1994, and to top it off, the Warriors upset the Nuggets in the first round. Just four years into his career, Curry has become one of the NBA’s best and most-exciting players, and…

  25. PBT Live Blog: Heat overwhelm Pacers 99-76, advance to NBA finals

    Jun 3, 2013, 9:53 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Game Two

    END OF GAME: Miami wins 99-76, they advance to take on the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals. Game 1 Thursday night in Miami. Indiana had a fantastic season, they are a young and growing team that will learn a lot from this. Paul George and Roy Hibbert had coming out parties on the national…

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