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NBA / Oct 11, 2014 / 1:00 pm

What Bad Blood? LeBron James, Dwyane Wade Meet At Global Games Reception

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

Awkwardness? Likely. Hard feelings? Perhaps. Outright vitriol? No way. After recent comments and reports surfaced that suggested a major rift between the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers, team leaders Dwyane Wade and LeBron James greeted each other with smiles at the Global Games reception in Rio last night. Read More »

Smack / Oct 10, 2014 / 8:00 pm

LeBron James Calls Recent Comments By Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade “Surprising”

Chris Bosh, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

The Miami Heat are moving on from LeBron James. Nothing to come out of South Beach in the immediate wake of James’ departure or in the months since have refuted his impact on the organization the past four seasons, or outright chastised him for returning home to the Cleveland Cavaliers. But a small war of words has been simmering nonetheless, and grew hotter this week when Chris Bosh said that he hasn’t talked to LeBron since The King’s decision and “doesn’t have much time” for players not on his team. Read More »

Smack / Oct 10, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Report: Cavaliers, Heat Avoiding Social Engagements In Brazil

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

A common critique of the modern NBA is that it lacks the competitive spirit – hatred is a better word – of the 1980s and 1990s. Players are friends first and opponents second, detractors say. That sentiment passes muster; growing up playing AAU basketball and the presence of social media keep these guys far closer socially than their predecessors. We don’t think that’s a bad thing, but can understand those that enjoy an air of outright vitriol in a basketball game. Might the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat be headed that way? It’s doubtful, but there are signs pointing the game’s newest rivalry is heading that direction. Read More »

Smack / Oct 9, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Chris Bosh Says Playing For Cavs Will Be “Very Difficult” For Kevin Love

Kevin Love, Chris Bosh

Basketball isn’t played on paper. Point guards aren’t pitchers, and centers aren’t goalies. It’s always remiss to expect players on new squads or just-formed super-teams to enjoy the success basic talent levels suggest. The 2007-2008 Boston Celtics are the exception to the rule; the 2010-2011 Miami Heat and certainly 2012-2013 Los Angeles Lakers are the norm. Read More »

NBA / Oct 9, 2014 / 3:30 pm

NBA Warns Cavs, Heat To Refrain From ‘3-Goggles’ Celebration In Brazil

LeBron James

Might this lead to no more ‘3-goggles?’ Sounds good to us. According to a report, the NBA has advised the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat not to perform the popular celebration during their exhibition in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday. Read More »

Smack / Oct 8, 2014 / 4:45 pm

LeBron James Hasn’t Spoken With Chris Bosh Since He Left Miami

Chris Bosh, LeBron James

The Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will face their old teammate, LeBron James, in Rio on Saturday and both the Cavs and Heat are in Brazil taking in the sites — some in walking boots. When Bosh was asked by reporters whether he’s spoken to LeBron since James’ decision to return home, Bosh abruptly said, “No.” Read More »

Smack / Oct 3, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Dwyane Wade: “Last Year Wasn’t Fun…It’s Amazing We Made It To The Finals”

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

After appearing in four consecutive NBA Finals, it’s unlikely Dwyane Wade returns to the championship series for the 2014-15 campaign. Gone is the force LeBron James, and with him a lot of the pressure to win it all every year. Wade tells Ethan K. Skolnick of Bleacher Report how “last year wasn’t fun,” and how amazed Wade is the Heat even made the Finals in 2014. Read More »

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 »