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NBA / Jan 28, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Dime Q&A: Mario Chalmers On Obama, Richard Sherman & The Clutch Gene

Mario Chalmers

It was during a highly emotional game in December against the Indiana Pacers, a team they faced off against in last year’s Eastern Conference Finals when tempers flared on the Miami Heat sideline. LeBron James went to sit on the bench during a timeout after Mario Chalmers had turned the ball over. The two exchanged some words and Mario said something to LeBron that made him erupt from his seat, charging at him until Udonis Haslem had to restrain him. Read More »

instagram, Latest News / Jan 28, 2014 / 10:30 am

Heat Players Sing Karaoke For “Battioke” Event

Shane & Heidi Battier

The entire Miami Heat team seemed to show up for Shane Battier‘s annual karaoke event, “Battioke 2014.” Check out LeBron James and Michael Beasley‘s rendition of “Back That A__ up,” comedian Ken Jeong, Greg Oden in a blonde wig and Battier doing the Backstreet Boys; Dwyane Wade‘s fiancé, Gabrielle Union, crooning, and Chris Bosh doing Tom Ford‘s “It’s Not Unusual.” This whole thing is hysterical, so check it out. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 4, 2013 / 2:15 pm

90 NBA Players Reveal Their Favorite Pregame Music


Go into any locker room in the NBA… actually, go into any locker room in the country and you’ll hear some Meek Mill. Some Jigga. Some Drake. Music and basketball. The NBA and hip-hop. It all goes together. Read More »

NBA / Sep 24, 2013 / 2:30 pm

14 Nicknames Miami Heat Players Should Use On Their Jerseys

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

Leave it to the NBA to continue to find ways to draw interest in its product, even if the interest being brought is mixed with negative and positive reactions.

It was brought down from the NBA offices Monday night that the league will be giving the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets jerseys with the player’s nickname — instead of the last name — on the back. It’s not a permanent dealing, as it will only be used in certain games. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 6, 2013 / 11:10 am

Chris Paul’s Top 10 Crossovers

Chris Paul

Chris Paul (photo. Daymon Gardner)

[Happy birthday to one of our favorite players, Chris Paul. For his big day, check out this list we put together a little while back celebrating CP3’s Top 10 Crossovers.]

Chris Paul is the best point guard in the NBA. There’s no debating that. Anything you need from a point guard Paul can do. Need assists? Paul dished 9.7 assists a night this season. Need defense? Paul led the league in steals with 2.4 a game. Need points? Paul was third in scoring on the Los Angeles Clippers with 16.4 a night (that number jumped to 22.8 in the playoffs). Need ballhandling? Paul dribbles like the basketball is just an extension of his fingers. Read More »

Smack / Jun 23, 2012 / 5:16 am

Next Season Has Already Begun; Tony Parker Sues For $20 million

Dwyane Wade & LeBron James - 2012 All Star

The accolades keep pouring in for the NBA champion Miami Heat. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Mike Miller‘s Game 5 ghost and more partied till the break of dawn and then some on Friday morning. We even saw a photo with Wade’s shirt reading “Team No Sleep” and a photo of a 20-bottle sized super bottle of champagne. It was a celebration befitting a King, naturally, and a second day of coverage that echoed what we said here last night: Talk is cheap, but a title is tough. LeBron accomplished the second without much of the first this year, and it seems like most the fans and commentators are ready to forgive. Read More »

Smack / May 31, 2012 / 12:04 am

Miami Barely Survives An Epic Game From Rajon Rondo; New Orleans Gets No. 1 Pick

Dwyane Wade

Was it an offensive foul? Probably. Instead, Kevin Garnett got whistled for the foul despite getting kneed in the man parts, and Dwyane Wade converted a three-point play, the biggest play in overtime of Miami’s crazy 115-111 win. He helped make up for the fact that he made two poor plays near the end of regulation, which when coupled with LeBron James (34 points, 10 rebounds, seven dimes) missing two potential game-winners, forced overtime. The Heat needed all the help they could get (Udonis Haslem, Mario Chalmers, the refs) because Rajon Rondo played the single greatest game of his life (He also got screwed on a rather obviously call down the stretch). He had 44 points, eight rebounds, 10 assists and played every second. Read More »

Smack / Apr 20, 2012 / 1:23 am

Dwight Howard’s Gone; Everyone Playing Thursday Tries To Fight

Dwight Howard

So long, Superman. It was reported late that Dwight Howard will undergo season-ending back surgery on his herniated disc, news his agent and the team confirmed. After Stan Van Gundy said Dwight wanted him fired a couple weeks back, Howard missed a couple games with back spasms. Everyone read that to mean: I’ve given up. Turns out, the back injury is no joke. Just ask David Robinson, whose career had a painful end because of a similar injury. Now Howard’s out for the Olympics, too, which means Spain has one fewer U.S. big man to worry about. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 20, 2012 / 3:00 pm

Miami Heat To Become Miami Floridians Saturday Night

Chris Bosh

If you’re a fan of Jackie Moon and Semi-Pro, then you’re going to love this. The Miami Heat will pay tribute to the ABA this season as part of the NBA’s “Hardwood Classics Nights” by hosting a series of 1970’s retro-themed games. Leave your Heat jerseys at home this weekend, because starting tomorrow night the Miami Floridians will take the hardwood at AmericanAirlines Arena against the Philadelphia 76ers. Read More »

Featured Gallery, NBA, Video / Jan 18, 2012 / 1:30 pm

Top 5 JaVale McGee NBA Dunk Fails

JaVale McGee

JaVale McGee

There’s no doubt that JaVale McGee is one of the best dunkers in the NBA. In fact, he should be the reigning NBA Dunk Contest champ after last February’s performance in L.A. The only problem is, “Pierre” doesn’t always seem to realize the proper time and place to throw down. So after his alley-oop to himself in Monday’s loss to Houston drew criticism from Flip Saunders to John Wall, I decided now was as good a time as any to compile McGee’s top 5 dunk fails from his NBA career. Enjoy! Read More »