Michael Beasley has fit in with the 2-time defending champion a lot better than many predicted. What was once a petulant husk of a former college star, is now an engaged and eager-to-please pupil of a champion. How did Beasley integrate so seamlessly with the Heat when all evidence pointed to another opportunity missed? Read More »
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Scrappy Orlando kept things interesting on Saturday night at American Airlines Arena in Miami. The in-state Magic played like they were at home, jumping out to a 16-point halftime lead over the 2-time defending champs. LeBron James and the Heat came back in the end and James hit the eventual game winner; except, all anyone wanted to talk about was his air ball on a layup attempt in the first quarter. Read More »
Even during Miami’s incredible comeback over the Cavs during their 27-game winning streak last season, there was still a fan rushing the court with a t-shirt that read “We want LeBron 2014.” The moment convinced 24-year-old James Raggi to show LeBron James a lot of Ohioans want him back. Read More »
The Heat were only up by five at half, but had widened it to 19 by the time the fourth quarter rolled around. Despite missing Dwyane Wade again, LeBron James and Chris Bosh combined for just 39 points during an impressive all-around Heat team victory. James scored 21 including a gorgeous baseline reverse that appeared incredibly easy for the reigning MVP. Read More »
And you thought I forgot about it, huh? November 18 is a national holiday in my household. Back in the day, it meant playing The Diplomats “Who I Am” on repeat, spinning a ball on my fingertips while reading Tom Friend’s ESPN features on the man who tattooed WHIT EBOY on his fingers.
The retired Jason Williams turned 38 years old today, and if an era wasn’t already dying, it’s officially gone now. Being retired assures us of that. Read More »
In case people have forgotten over the last two years of LeBron James‘ dominance (two MVP’s and two Finals MVPS), Dirk Nowitzki was the last player to defeat him in a seven-game series. Since then, the Mavs plunged into the morass of the mid-tier after unloading most of their title-winning nucleus, and James ascended his seemingly preordained throne. But who shoots their fadeaway better? Read More »
It didn’t take long for the Miami Heat to be humbled to the point of their four-time MVP dropping an expletive when asked about his team’s defensive effort.
“It’s simple. These first seven games, we’re playing like shit defensively. It’s that simple. We’re not a sugarcoat team. We came in and got right down to it. We’re terrible on defense, and we’ve got to change that.” Read More »
The Heat appear to be sleepwalking through Milwaukee’s visit to the American Airlines Arena tonight, and they’re still up 20 plus points with the game winding down. After a turnover, this alley-oop from Mario Chalmers to LeBron James is the prototypical Heat freight train of death. Read More »
The Celtics – Heat matchup last night would have been must see TV a year ago. But after Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett headed south to Brooklyn, the rivalry between the two teams dissapated with the C’s title chances. Except, last night, the Celtics surprised everyone, and Jeff Green was the difference at the end. Read More »