TAG: Pat Riley

NBA / Feb 24, 2014 / 5:00 pm

10 Reasons Why The ’90s Was The Best Era In The NBA

Michael Jordan

We are nearly 15 years removed from the ’90s but it is still the most talked about era in NBA history. The 1990s was just a great all-around decade for modern culture and style. Whether it was watching Will Smith in the Fresh Prince, Biggie and Tupac going at it for rap supremacy, or MJ dominating the game, the ’90s impact on our society is still very present. Read More »

instagram, Latest News / Jan 28, 2014 / 10:30 am

Heat Players Sing Karaoke For “Battioke” Event

Shane & Heidi Battier

Shane & Heidi Battier (photo. Instagram/miamiheat)

The entire Miami Heat team seemed to show up for Shane Battier‘s annual karaoke event, “Battioke 2014.” Check out LeBron James and Michael Beasley‘s rendition of “Back That A__ up,” comedian Ken Jeong, Greg Oden in a blonde wig and Battier doing the Backstreet Boys; Dwyane Wade‘s fiancé, Gabrielle Union, crooning, and Chris Bosh doing Tom Ford‘s “It’s Not Unusual.” This whole thing is hysterical, so check it out. Read More »

Smack / Jan 14, 2014 / 6:30 pm

Heat Visit The White House, President Obama Tells Them To Lay Off Mario Chalmers

Barack Obama, Miami Heat

Barack Obama, Miami Heat (photo. @JoeGoodmanJr)

If you’ve spent any time watching the 2-time defending champion Miami Heat, you’ve probably noticed how often the Big Three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh yell at Mario Chalmers. ‘Bron almost took his head off one night, before apologizing. When the Heat visited the White House today, President Barack Obama noted Miami’s practice of yelling at ‘Rio and joked about how much NBA fans love to root against the Heat. Read More »

NBA / Jan 13, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Why This Year’s Miami Heat Team Is Their Best Yet

Mario Chalmers, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Ray Allen

Mario Chalmers, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Ray Allen (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports)

When LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh rose out of the stage amid the pyrotechnics and billowing smoke that bore resemblance to meeting the end boss of a video game, we were inclined to believe that these three alone were going to be devastating enough of a trio to wipe the floor with the NBA. Any record that had stood the test of time was to be toppled over, becoming nothing more than a pile of dust in the wake of this super team. 72 wins, unbelievable winning streaks, and dynasties were going to cower in fear and submit to a new idea of success.

What we failed to realize, and what history should have told us, is that three All-Stars, no matter their influence or talent, was not going to be enough to win a title or create the dynasty we envisioned. Read More »

NBA / Oct 6, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Floyd Mayweather Takes In A Miami Heat Practice

LeBron James, Floyd Mayweather

LeBron James, Floyd Mayweather (photo. Instagram/kingjames)

Pretty Boy Floyd Mayweather stopped by the Miami Heat practice facility today to deliver a message to the team before they embark on their odyssey to win a third straight NBA Championship. LeBron James — no stranger to celebrity — was actually excited just to be in the undefeated boxer’s presence. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Sep 29, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Report: Coach Erik Spoelstra Agrees To Extension With Heat

Erik Spoelstra

Erik Spoelstra (photo. Instagram/miamiheat)

Yesterday, the Miami Heat shuffled their coaching and executive hierarchy, moving Juwan Howard into an assistant coach position instead of the last man on the bench. They promoted Andy Elisburg to general manager — President Pat Riley will remain the top executive in charge of player personnel – and now Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has signed a multiyear extension to remain in Miami. Read More »

2013 Free Agency, Latest News, NBA / Aug 3, 2013 / 11:02 am

Pat Riley Is The Real King: Greg Oden Signs With Miami Heat For League Minimum Two-Year Deal

Greg Oden

Pat Riley is the Dark Lord of NBA executives. Last night we found out Greg Oden would be taking his wobbly knees to South Beach to join the back-to-back champion Miami Heat for a two-year deal, with a player option for the second year, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman first reported via Twitter. Perhaps what’s more incredible is he signed for the league minimum despite better offers from multiple clubs. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 22, 2013 / 10:00 am

Phil Jackson to Become Cleveland Cavaliers’ Version of Pat Riley?

cleveland cavaliers phil jackson

Phil Jackson reportedly wants back in the NBA. That shouldn’t be a surprise to anybody, now that we’ve seen his “I’m Retiring/Moving to Montana/Now I’m Bored” routine already in the past. The fact that he raised his profile further by opening a Twitter account (and is actively interacting with players), is commenting on basketball strategy and has made himself more available to the media has only made his desire more clear.

So the Cleveland Cavaliers, in need of a coach, especially one who can handle superstars, have reportedly reached out to Phil. But does Phil want to coach? And does he want to do it in Cleveland? Read More »

Smack / Mar 30, 2013 / 12:50 am

Trey Burke Leads Michigan On A Shocking Comeback; LeBron Puts On A Shooting Exhibition

Trey Burke

Trey Burke (photo. Michigan Athletics)

It had been 19 years since Michigan had made the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament. But dabble in a little Trey Burke, and add in some copious amounts of the Kansas Jayhawks — who have a history of this sort of choking — and it all adds up to the best comeback of March Madness … After overtime, the final score read, 87-85, Michigan, but make no mistake: it wasn’t the Wolverines that won the game. It was their point guard. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 7, 2013 / 12:30 pm

The NBA’s 20 Best Hairstyles

Amir Johnson

The NBA is synonymous with style. Whether it’s the prime kicks the players are rocking or the clothes they’re wearing before games, after games or on red carpets, basketball and fashion have teamed up more and more as the game has achieved a larger prominence in American popular culture (bizarrely, this has all happened under the dictatorial watch of David Stern, but that irony is a post for another time). With all that being said, NBA players aren’t limited to just the clothes and accessories most people associate with style. They’ve also used their own bodies to showcase individuality that can be lost when everyone is wearing the same uniform on the court. Read More »