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Big Names: Shane Battier, Jay Rothman, Al Jaffe

Former Miami Heat player Shane Battier will call a game involving his former team Friday night. In other news, ESPN Monday Night Football producer Jay Rothman is staying put, and ESPN executive Al Jaffe is retiring. Battier to Call Heat Game Friday ESPN college basketball analyst Shane Battier will be part of the broadcast team [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dwayne Wade Asks NBA To Improve Ways To Protect Players

Dwayne Wade of Miami Heat As reported by Fox Sports, Miami Heat guard Dwayne Wade was fined $15,000 for making an obscene gesture towards fans who made comments about his wife actress Gabrielle Union, during last Wednesday night’s game against the Charlotte Hornets. During the investigation following the incident the father of three asked the NBA to further improve the ways...
Via Basketball Bicker
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Rumors: Hornets Looking to Trade for Norris Cole

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Charlotte Hornets are looking to fill the void left by Kemba Walker’s recent injury with the likes of either Ramon Sessions from the Sacramento Kings or Norris Cole of the Miami Heat. Yahoo Sources: Charlotte’s pursuing trade avenues to replace Kemba Walker, with Sacramento’s Ramon Sessions and Heat’s Norris Cole on radar...
Via Heat Nation
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Heat’s Hassan Whiteside is destroying the NBA

A month ago, 25-year-old Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside was looking like he wasn’t long for the NBA. Over 19 total career games with the...
Via Athlon Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Here’s the Luol Deng Tribute Video

The Bulls fell to the Heat this afternoon 96-84 in what was Luol Deng’s first game at the United Center since being traded last season. The real story of the game was the future rise of Hassan Whiteside’s 2k rating (and his likely rise on Chad Ford’s retroactive draft boards) as he managed to triple-double in only 25 MINUTES by recording 14 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 BLOCKS...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside hopes triple-double vs Bulls will raise NBA2K rating (Video)

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside had a standout performance in Sunday's 96-84 win in Chicago by scoring 14 points, grabbing 13 rebounds and blocking 12 shots.Whiteside was rewarded with a postgame interview after his unconventional triple-double and implied that at least part of the motivation for his performance was to raise his ratings in the NBA 2K video game.Well, Sunday's...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside jokes about getting his NBA2K rating up

After bouncing around between the NBA’s D-League, China, and Lebanon since being drafted by the Kings in 2010, it appears Hassan Whiteside has found a home with the Heat. During Sunday’s game against the Bulls, Whiteside posted an impressive triple double with 14 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 blocked shots in just 25 minutes. The...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hassan Whiteside blocks five shots in 7 minutes

Miami Heat big man Hassan Whiteside has been one of the biggest surprises of the NBA season. After thinning out their bench and losing LeBron James in the offseason, Miami has been helped a great deal by this former second-round pick of the Sacramento Kings. He entered Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bulls averaging 7.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and two blocks in about 15 minutes...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Heat Check: Deng provides offensive boost in victory over Pacers

MIAMI, Fla. -- In a battle between two former Eastern Conference powerhouses that went down to the wire Friday night, the Miami Heat emerged victorious against the Indiana Pacers 89-87 after a wild finish. A furious second half rally by Indiana fell short by the thinnest of margins, with Miami barely hanging on for their first win against the Pacers in three head-to-head games. Luol...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat escape in final moments, top Pacers 89-87

MIAMI -- Luol Deng scored 23 points, Chris Bosh added 19 and the Miami Heat survived another second-half struggle at home, hanging on to top the Indiana Pacers 89-87 on Friday night. Dwyane Wade scored 13 for Miami, which led by 20 late in the third quarter before Indiana ripped off an 11-0 run and got right back into the game. Indiana closed within one on Ian Mahinmi's basket with...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: 3 reasons why this year will be a success

The Miami Heat are currently 7th in the Eastern Conference standings and just a couple of games out of the 6th seed. It has been a challenging year for the Heat to say the least. When you lose the best player in the world, you are not expected to be as good as you once were, especially when you consider that they have reached the NBA finals for four straight years. However, the...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Riley speaks on Heat season, insists Miami is playoff-worthy

MIAMI (AP) Pat Riley stood along a wall in what the Miami Heat call ''Championship Alley,'' the hallway that links the team's locker room and the court inside AmericanAirlines Arena. The corridor is lined with photos of great moments from Miami's three championship runs since 2006. Updating some of those photos has seemed like a rite of summer in recent years, with the Heat making...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite first-half frustrations, Pat Riley not looking to shake up Heat

MIAMI -- Miami Heat president Pat Riley was on hand Thursday to help announce the new Hoophall Miami Invitational event that will be held at AmericanAirlines Arena to benefit the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and local charities. Afterward, he spoke with the media to discuss the current state of the Heat, as well as their future. Speaking frankly about several topics...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat, Hall of Fame join forces to host college basketball invitational in November

MIAMI -- The Miami Heat and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame came together Thursday to announce the first Hoophall Miami Invitational event to be held at AmericanAirlines Arena on Nov. 27. The event will feature a double-header college basketball showcase, with University of Kentucky facing off against the University of South Florida, and Ohio State University against...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers at Miami Heat game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. A matchup between the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat at this time last season would have been considered pivotal toward determining the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. When they meet Friday night in Miami, the Pacers will be attempting to make up ground on the Heat for the more humbling right to face a top seed. More...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James still recruiting Ray Allen

We have officially crossed the halfway point in the 2014-2015 NBA season, and Ray Allen remains a free agent. Allen has yet to decide if he wants to continue playing, but LeBron James is not giving up on him. According to Dave McMenamin of, James recently met with Allen while LeBron was in Miami...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics to sign Andre Dawkins on 10-day contract (he'll spend time in Maine)

From Shams Charania of RealGM:Andre Dawkins of D-League has reached agreement on a 10-day deal with Boston, expected to sign Thursday, league sources tell RealGM.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 21, 2015Here's a little more about Dawkins, including highlights of his recent 33-point performance in the D-League.  Yesterday CSNNE's A. Sherrod Blakely discussed what Boston...
Via Celtics Life
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade Injury Alert, Heat Star Leaves Game Due To Hamstring

Dwyane Wade injury scares Miami fans as the Heat struggle to hold a playoff spot. The latest Dwyane Wade injury issue is a hamstring strain that caused him to leave his Miami Heat during a game vs. the Los Angeles Lakers. The Heat superstar exited the game during the first half and would not return. The Sun Sentinel reports that Wade is expected to miss some time with this latest...
Via Basketball Bicker
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ray Allen 'not out of the picture' to join Pierce, Wizards

Ray Allen has been biding his time, not playing yet not really retired, waiting for the right call to come.   That call could come soon. As the Washington Wizards vie for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, Allen would be a “natural” fit to back up starting shooting guard Bradley Beal, CSN Washington’s J. Michael reported Friday. Although Allen is said to be considering...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Dwyane Wade ‘Dreams’ That His Son Will Play Basketball At Marquette

Guard Dwyane Wade is a three-time NBA champion and a legend at Marquette, where he played from 2000-2003 and led the Golden Eagles to the Final Four. Wade clearly still has a lot of love for his alma mater—he has a Marquette basketball court at his home in South Beach, and according to an Instagram post last night, hopes that his son will follow in his footsteps and play for the...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Ross gets Miami Heat logo tattoo on face

Rick Ross is a huge Miami Heat fan, and the fact that LeBron James has left town has had no impact on his allegiance to the team. To prove that, the rapper recently got the Heat team logo tattooed on his face. Ross got the new artwork over the weekend at Unroyal Ink in New...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron addresses the talk of him leaving Cleveland

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James decided to address rumors that he will opt out of his contract following the 2014-2015 season. James had this to say following the team’s 16-point loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, the second consecutive game that the NBA champion has sat out with knee soreness. I’m here to build, build something great in the present and the future, and...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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