In case you didn’t already know, Dwyane Wade turned 32 today. The father of two and owner of three championship rings, Wade received a very special present from LeBron James on Instagram this morning. His teammate of three plus years, and friend, posted a collage of pictures with the two, including a heartfelt message to his “running mate, homie, brother and…straight up friend.” Read More »
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In his time with Miami, Dwyane Wade has constructed quite the highlight reel.
He has the traditional highlights that most stars possess: dunks, blocks, passes, robust statlines. It’s his timeliness, however, that separates himself from so many of the league’s greats. That rare ability to take in a moment that would usually make those who are weak to have their knees shake and their palms to sweat. Read More »
As basketball continues to grow as a globalized sport, NBA players are raking in more endorsements and more opportunities than ever before. While NBA players get paid millions to play the game of basketball, some make most of their money off endorsements and business ventures/partnerships with companies. It is the only reason we see Kobe Bryant endorsing a Turkish airline, taking selfies around the world with soccer great Lionel Messi. Read More »
The Heat got run off the Verizon Center court on Wednesday night, getting destroyed by a Wizards team that was supposed to be on the receiving end of LeBron James‘ best “watch this” effort. Despite the poor showing for the defending champs and their third straight loss after getting swept in New York this past weekend, Dwyane Wade and James hooked up for a pretty 3/4 court alley-oop before the half. Read More »
If you’ve spent any time watching the 2-time defending champion Miami Heat, you’ve probably noticed how often the Big Three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh yell at Mario Chalmers. ‘Bron almost took his head off one night, before apologizing. When the Heat visited the White House today, President Barack Obama noted Miami’s practice of yelling at ‘Rio and joked about how much NBA fans love to root against the Heat. Read More »
Not everyone can have the same history as the Boston Celtics or Chicago Bulls. But still, that’s not stopping us from ranking the 15 all-time Eastern Conference starting lineups. From Michael Jordan all the way down to Kemba Walker — yes, Kemba Walker — here are the top players at every position for every East franchise. Read More »
When LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh rose out of the stage amid the pyrotechnics and billowing smoke that bore resemblance to meeting the end boss of a video game, we were inclined to believe that these three alone were going to be devastating enough of a trio to wipe the floor with the NBA. Any record that had stood the test of time was to be toppled over, becoming nothing more than a pile of dust in the wake of this super team. 72 wins, unbelievable winning streaks, and dynasties were going to cower in fear and submit to a new idea of success.
What we failed to realize, and what history should have told us, is that three All-Stars, no matter their influence or talent, was not going to be enough to win a title or create the dynasty we envisioned. Read More »
If you’re an NBA fan, perhaps you’re similar to us, and know a lot more than you used to about the various tendons and joints that make up a human knee. That’s because NBA players keep injuring their freakin’ knees! The latest was explosive Suns point guard, Eric Bledsoe, who suffered meniscus damage in his right knee on January 4. He’s elected to have his meniscus removed rather than reattached, which is good news for the Suns’ playoff chances this year, but casts a portentous sheen over the 24-year-old’s career. Read More »
In the doldrums of the regular season, mainly the time between November and the All-Star break, Miami is always looking for ways to entertain themselves.
They do themselves the disservice of playing down to opponents to keep games interesting — in which they usually come up victorious — but it’s still a process that requires a great deal of attention and focus to come out every night and compete against teams that treat a contest with the Heat as their personal Game 7. Read More »
When the Heat played the Blazers on December 28 last year, the Heat escaped with a one-point victory thanks to 37 points from Chris Bosh, including a monster, game-winning three-pointer as time expired. Dwyane Wade chipped in 16 points (and three turnovers) for the LeBron-less Heat, but now we have video evidence, Wade should have had at least one more turnover after taking an unusual number of steps with the ball sans dribble, but without getting called for a traveling violation. Read More »