TAG: Miami Heat

Latest News / Sep 30, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Report: LeBron Thought Amnesty Of Mike Miller Was “Unnecessary Change”

Mike Miller, LeBron James

There are still Miami Heat fans who are shuffling around South Beach wondering what happened this summer. Their basketball team now has a banged up Josh Roberts, Chris Bosh on a max deal, and veritable third scorer and perimeter defender Luol Deng after losing LeBron James in free agency. According to former Heat and current Cavs sharpshooter, Mike Miller, LeBron thought Miami’s amnesty of Miller before the 2013-14 season was an “unnecessary change.” Read More »

NBA / Sep 30, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Us And Them: A History Of The Term “The Big Three”

Kevin Love, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving

Now that Kevin Love has joined forces with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in Cleveland, NBA fans can rest easy that this season will not pass by (in fact, the real worry might be how many minutes can pass by) without hearing the words “The Big Three.” Read More »

Smack / Sep 28, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Danny Granger Says LeBron Leaving Heat “Isn’t A Terrible Thing For Me”

Danny Granger

Less than three years ago, Danny Granger was the face of an up-and-coming Indiana Pacers squad that seemed poised to challenge LeBron James and the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference for many years to come. But injuries halted Granger’s influence on the Pacers, and he mostly watched from the bench as Indiana realized its destiny as a game yet inevitably doomed challenger to the Heat over the next two years. And despite his diminishing on-court value and trade from the Pacers midway through last season, surely no one saw Granger signing with Miami this summer – especially if James wasn’t wearing red and black. But with his new and wholly surprising NBA circumstance finally underway, the former All-Star maintains that LeBron’s absence actually stands to benefit his career. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Sep 26, 2014 / 11:30 am

LeBron James Says There’s A “Greater Chance” He Stays In Miami If They Beat Spurs

LeBron James, Tim Duncan

In LeBron James‘ chat with Rachel Nichols for CNN’s Unguarded — airing tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET — he already admitted to losing a few pounds, which could spell trouble for Cavs opponents. But James also talked to Nichols about his decision to come back home this summer, and how a return might have been delayed had the Heat not been thumped so severely by the Spurs in June. Read More »

Smack / Sep 24, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Chris Bosh Says He’s Excited To Show Heat Fans More Offensive Aggression

Chris Bosh

The Miami Heat didn’t award Chris Bosh a five-year, $118 million contract this summer for him to be the player he was. Erik Spoelstra, Pat Riley, and company expect Bosh to be the player he used to be. And though Bosh has steadfastly maintained that he’s different now than he was as the Toronto Raptors’ franchise cornerstone, he also insists he’s better for that maturation, too. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 22, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Dwyane Wade’s New Shoe Is Inspired By Showtime’s “Dexter”

Way Of Wade 3

Who wouldn’t want to wear basketball shoes spattered in blood? That’s evidently what Dwyane Wade and Chinese sports apparel giant Li-Ning were thinking when designing the Miami Heat star’s latest sneaker, which features red splotches on the forefoot as a reference to Showtime’s hit series “Dexter.” Read More »

NBA / Sep 22, 2014 / 4:30 pm

10 Biggest Questions Entering The 2014-2015 NBA Season

Derrick Rose

With the new season just over a month away, we tackle the biggest questions facing the NBA in 2014-2015. Will LeBron James lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a title? Will the Houston Rockets regret letting Chandler Parsons get away? Will Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher help the re-built New York Knicks to the playoffs? Find out the answers to those pressing queries and more with our 10 biggest questions entering the 2014-2015 season. Read More »

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 »

instagram, Video / Sep 19, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Shabazz Napier Makes Seated, Rolling Halfcourt Trick Shot

Shabazz Napier

Shabazz Napier (photo. Miami Heat Instagram)

The Miami Heat’s Shabazz Napier went from LeBron James favorite on a perennial title contender to third-string point guard on a solid but transitioning team. If he shoots in games like he does in practice, though, perhaps the rookie first-rounder will render his currently underwhelming reality fleeting. Read More »

NBA / Sep 18, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Popovich Says Heat Didn’t Respond Well Mentally After Game 2 Finals Win

Gregg Popovich

Always deflecting attention away from himself and his brilliant championship team, Gregg Popovich says the San Antonio Spurs’ mesmerizing play in the last three games of the NBA Finals was about more than their standalone performance. According to the future Hall-of-Famer, the complacent attitude of their opponents was influential to the Spurs’ incredible and ultimately crowning success. Read More »