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Latest News / Sep 22, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Report: Miami Heat Won’t Abandon Small-Ball

Erik Spoelstra

LeBron James was the Miami Heat’s identity over the past four seasons. The inverted offense and hyper-aggressive defense that became the team’s calling-card were certainly bigger than one player, but would still not have been implemented without the singular force Erik Spoelstra frequently called “1-through-5.” It made sense, then, to expect wholesale schematic changes for Miami in 2014-2015 given James’ departure, but apparently Spoelstra and company will stay true to the systems going forward that helped the Heat to so much recent success. Read More »

NBA / Jun 11, 2014 / 12:03 am

Video: Kawhi Leonard Smash On Chris Andersen

Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard set the tone for the San Antonio Spurs’ record-setting performance from the opening tip in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. He scored 16 points in the first quarter — after 18 points combined in the first two games of the series — on an array of difficult shots, including a trio of makes from beyond the arc. The only thing missing for Leonard was a poster-worthy dunk. As the Miami Heat tried to mount a comeback in the fourth quarter, he finally got the type of dunk for which he’s become famous. Read More »

NBA / Jun 4, 2014 / 10:15 am

Chris “Birdman” Andersen Making Progress On Injuries

Chris Andersen

Though the injury status of San Antonio Spurs All-Star Tony Parker has received more fanfare, the questionable health of Miami Heat reserve center Chris “Birdman” Andersen looms large over the NBA Finals, too. According to the team, Andersen was not a full participant in today’s practice. Read More »

GIFs, Ink / May 27, 2014 / 3:00 pm

GIF: Young Fan Dresses As Chris “Birdman” Andersen

Chris Andersen

Heat center Chris Andersen has been instrumental for the Heat in matching up against the behemoths for Indiana. For Game 4, though, Birdman was inactive with a right thigh bruise. One young Heat fan did his best to replace the tattoo-heavy big man, coming to American Airlines arena as a Birdman doppelgänger. Read More »

NBA / May 19, 2014 / 10:00 am

Video: Pacers Take Game 1 From The Heat In Indiana

Roy Hibbert, Chris Bosh

Miami’s defense couldn’t figure out what Indiana was doing on offense, and the Pacers withstood Miami’s small ball attack on the other side of the court while cruising to a 107-96 win at home and a 1-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals. Even with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade as the leading scorers, the Heat couldn’t stop the regular season’s top team in the East. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 6, 2014 / 1:45 pm

The 10 Best Moments From The NBA Playoffs So Far

Vince Carter

Vince Carter (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

Good news: We are still very early into the conference semifinals, meaning there is still a lot more trash-talking to be had, buzzer-beaters to be made and dunks to be slammed for the rest of the playoffs.

Bad news: We are already in May at the conference semifinals, meaning in a little over one month the NBA season will be over. And that sucks. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 20, 2014 / 5:42 pm

Video: Josh McRoberts Smashes On Chris Andersen

Josh McRoberts, Chris Andersen

The Bobcats have valiantly attempted to stay with the Heat in Game 1 this afternoon, but the tweaked plantar fascia of Al Jefferson has limited his mobility, and the Heat have a double-digit lead in the fourth. None of that changes the unexpected Josh McRoberts jam he threw down on Chris Andersen. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Mar 30, 2014 / 1:35 pm

Brandon Knight Excorcises DJ Demons With Block Of Birdman

Brandon Knight, Chris Andersen

Brandon Knight, Chris Andersen (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)

The Heat came into Milwaukee’s dilapidated BMO Harris Bradley Center on Saturday night, and stomped a Bucks team that’s been getting stomped all season. But despite the 88-67 shellacking at the hands of the 2-time defending champs, Milwaukee’s Brandon Knight rose for a block on Chris Andersen that has to alleviate some of the stink from last season’s stank face DeAndre Jordan slam. Read More »

NBA / Mar 11, 2014 / 2:05 pm

Video: Birdman Gives Amazing Postgame Interview

Chris Andersen

After the opening of this interview, you know you’re in for a treat. Dime‘s Matthew Hochberg compiled a list of the 10 most awkward NBA interviews earlier today, and this might have to be added. At the onset, Chris Andersen, affectionately referred to as Birdman, clasps his hand around Jason Jackson‘s and you’re a bit worried he’s going to wrestle it right off the arm. Birdman’s muttered, one-word responses, discomfort in his chair and nonchalant attitude throughout his back-and-forth with Jax — following the Heat’s successful end to their three-game losing streak against the Wiz Monday night — is something you just have to see. Read More »

Ink / Feb 25, 2014 / 2:00 pm

3 Current NBA Players With The Most Tattoos

J.R. Smith

To celebrate the New Season of Ink Master, premiering tonight at 10/9c on Spike, the show is sponsoring “Tattoo Bracket 2014.” Vote on your favorite tattoos for your chance to win a trip for 2 to SXSW. Vote HERE before it’s too late! If you’re too embarrassed by your own tattoo to submit, just think of these 3 NBA players who have turned their entire bodies into a tattoo artist’s panorama. Read More »