/ Jul 19, 2014 / 2:45 pm
Mario Chalmers was often the on-court whipping boy of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh over the past few years, but the Miami Heat’s Big Three were always quick to dismiss those many disagreements as nothing more than typical familial strife. They frequently called Chalmers their little brother, James even doing so in his letter for Sports Illustrated that announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. That very public bit of lasting goodwill between the former teammates not withstanding, though, Chalmers says he still can’t understand why anyone would want to leave Miami for Cleveland. Read More »
When people hear the name “Shabazz Napier” they think of a two-time NCAA National Champion. They think of a kid who has become a household name. They think of the guy Miami traded for on draft night to try and make LeBron James happy.
But for me, I think of the feisty little kid with cornrows and glasses that I once called my teammate in the Roxbury YMCA’s “No Books, No Ball” basketball league. I think of his mom, Carmen Velasquez being the loudest in packed gym during our Saturday morning games. I think of his older brother Timmie leading his high school team to the state championship game at the Boston Garden and scoring 27 points. Read More »
/ Jul 18, 2014 / 12:30 pm
He was all but gone and nobody would have blamed him if he left.
But instead of departing for a more promising situation in Houston, Chris Bosh has decided to save the Miami Heat from immediate extinction as a NBA contender. Read More »
According to a Harris Poll conducted from June 11 – 16 this year, LeBron James is the most popular athlete in the United States. James unseat Michael Jordan who held the number one spot when the same survey was conducted last year.
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/ Jul 16, 2014 / 2:30 pm
Last Friday was a crazy day for everyone in the NBA. When LeBron James announced his return to Cleveland, the free agency market officially opened for business. The Miami Heat were left scrambling after seeing the best player in the game leave town. Head coach Erik Spolestra detailed just how frightening the entire ordeal was.
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LeBron James decided to return home and Dwyane Wade has chosen to stay there. The Miami Heat star took to instagram today to announce that he’s signed a new contract with the team that drafted him in 2003. Read More »
When Luol Deng signed a two-year, $20 million deal with the Miami Heat, some were surprised by the dollars and term Deng settled for, especially since he turned down a three-year, $30 million offer from the Chicago Bulls before he was traded to Cleveland last season. Read More »
During the 2014 NBA Playoffs, Bajan pop singer Rihanna made the rounds for an impressive — i.e. approaching Jimmy Goldstein levels — number of games. J.R. Smith didn’t appear in any playoff games this year, but the 2013 Sixth Man of the Year and victim of a Riri tongue-lashing after going out clubbin’ during the playoffs two season’s ago, uploaded a pic to Instagram appearing to mock singer’s shifting allegiances. Read More »
The shoes of LeBron James can’t be filled by a single player, but the Miami Heat made quick work in finding a replacement for the four-time MVP nevertheless. According to USA Today’s Sam Amick, Luol Deng has agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract with the Heat. Read More »
/ Jul 12, 2014 / 5:30 pm
Perhaps chief among the many reasons it was broadly assumed that LeBron James would re-sign with the Miami Heat this summer was because of his relationship with Dwyane Wade. And though the superstar friends will no longer be teammates, Wade made clear in a statement that he holds no ill-will towards James. Read More »