TAG: Miami Heat

instagram / Jul 27, 2014 / 2:00 pm

LeBron James To Wear No. 23 For Cavs

LeBron James No. 23 Cavs

Earlier this month LeBron James asked fans on his Instagram page if he should go back to the No. 23 he wore during his first seven seasons in the NBA with the Cavaliers, or should stick with the No. 6 that he wore during four straight Finals appearances and two titles with the Heat? James has made a decision, thanks in no small part to his fan’s reactions. Read More »

Smack / Jul 19, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Chalmers: “I Never Thought Anybody Would Want To Leave Miami For Cleveland”

Mario Chalmers

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 »

NBA, NBA Draft / Jul 19, 2014 / 9:45 am

Shabazz Napier: From Mission Hill To Mission Impossible

Shabazz Napier

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 »

NBA / Jul 18, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Chris Bosh Is Ready For The Challenge Presented By LeBron’s Departure

Chris Bosh

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 »

Latest News / Jul 18, 2014 / 11:00 am

LeBron Is America’s Most Popular Athlete For The First Time

LeBron James, Tristan Thompson

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. Read More »

NBA / Jul 16, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Erik Spolestra Explains The “Madness” In Miami After LeBron’s Announcement

Dwyane Wade, Eric Spolestra, LeBron James

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. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 15, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Wade Announces Return To Heat On Instagram

Dwyane Wade

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 »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 15, 2014 / 11:15 am

Luol Deng’s Agent Explains His Decision To Join Heat

Luol Deng

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 »

instagram, Smack / Jul 14, 2014 / 3:45 pm

J.R. Smith Calls Out Rihanna On Instagram

Rihanna

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 »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 13, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Deng Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Heat

Luol Deng

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 »