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Even on Valentine's Day, Miami's Whiteside doesn't want a hug

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside is one extremely tall, exceptionally-mercurial basketball player. Despite his contentious attitude, odd behavior and the fact that NBA basketball is harshly shoving big men out from under the spotlight, in a few month's time Whiteside will be roughly 100 times as wealthy as he is today. Until then he's just a shot-blocking quote board who's making...
Via Fox Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Heat Could Be Much Better Than This

It's hard to figure out any of the teams in the middle of the pack in the Eastern Conference, where only four games separate the No. 3 seed from the No. 9 seed. One losing streak or one easy stretch of games can move a team from having homecourt advantage to slipping out of the playoffs entirely or vice versa. There's just not much separation between a group of teams that are one...
Via RealGM - NBA
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bosh's 20, Wade's bounce-back lead Heat over Mavericks 93-90

DALLAS (AP) Chris Bosh scored 20 points, Dwyane Wade bounced back with 18 after matching the worst shooting half of his career and the Miami Heat beat the Dallas Mavericks 93-90 Wednesday night. Luol Deng finished with 15 points, including his only 3-pointer for a 92-87 lead with 1:04 remaining. The Heat improved to 9-1 against the Mavericks with their fourth sweep in five seasons...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Are the Miami Heat Better Without Hassan Whiteside?

Miami Heat standout center and league-leading shot blocker, Hassan Whiteside, has missed the team’s last six games with an oblique injury. Meanwhile, Miami is rolling. They’ve won four of their last five games without their big man and the question begs to be asked; are the Heat better without him? Whiteside bursted onto the scene last season as a seven-foot paint monster,...
Via Heat Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Amar'e Stoudemire coming through for Heat when they need him

MIAMI (AP) -- This is what the Miami Heat envisioned when they got Amar'e Stoudemire to agree to a free agent deal last summer. In short, they would use him when needed.And right now, he's needed.Miami's season was teetering on the brink a week ago, with losses and injuries piling up. But the Heat have since won four straight games, Stoudemire starting them all in place of injured...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Tyler Johnson Sidelined for at Least Two Months Due to Shoulder Surgery

Tyler Johnson won’t be suiting up for the Miami Heat anytime soon. According to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania, Johnson will undergo surgery on his left shoulder this week. The 23-year-old guard has dealt with issues in his left shoulder the entire season and had previously stated he would hold off on surgery until after the season. Miami’s Tyler Johnson will undergo surgery...
Via Heat Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Stoudemire giving Heat a lift when they've needed it most

MIAMI (AP) This is what the Miami Heat envisioned when they got Amare Stoudemire to agree to a free agent deal last summer. In short, they would use him when needed. And right now, he's needed. Miami's season was teetering on the brink a week ago, with losses and injuries piling up. But the Heat have since won four straight games, Stoudemire starting them all in place of injured...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Bosh throws towel, makes weird face during postgame interview

For as great as future Hall of Famer Chris Bosh is on the basketball court, he might be better just as he's walking off it.Bosh has developed a goofy rapport with Heat sideline reporter, Jason Jackson, who's deservedly well-known for creating some super entertaining moments during postgame interviews with the Miami players. Now, Bosh can add to his dopey postgame moments.You can...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

That’s Amar’e: The Heat light the fire in an unexpected way

The Miami Heat’s season was about to fall off a cliff. Everyone knew the pronounced sense of peril which had engulfed the Heat’s 2015-2016 campaign. The team squandered a number of home games against opponents with inferior records. Miami had a schedule which was frontloaded with home dates, so when the team failed to gain separation from the rest of the non-Cleveland Eastern...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: Chris Bosh Calls Dwyane Wade a ‘Lockdown’ Defender

When people think of Dwyane Wade, they think of an aging superstar only capable of contributing offensively when needed. However, that isn’t actually the case. While Wade may not be the defender he was earlier in his career, he continues to make impact plays on the defensive end during key stretches of games. Teammate Chris Bosh has taken notice—and he’s gone so far as to...
Via Heat Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Miami Heat rebuild to become contenders

The ability of NBA superstars to get up and completely abandon their city when a more attractive opportunity presents itself leaves their ailing team’s General Manager in a tricky bind. Fans demand their GM’s to assemble a team that brings the same glory to their city that the star was able to provide. Fans become hungry for more success and look to the GM to patch up the problem...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade receives motivational text from son

Zaire Wade, the 13-year-old son of Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade, thought his dad needed a boost so he sent him a pretty inspiring motivational message ahead of Tuesday’s tilt against the Brooklyn Nets. Unfortunately — as Zaire acknowledges in his lengthy text — D-Wade wouldn’t see the message until after the game, but that didn’t stop the teenager from dropping some...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat minority owner Ranaan Katz says LeBron wanted Spoelstra fired

In the wake of David Blatt’s firing, many have wondered whether LeBron James is a “coach killer.” The latest tidbit from Miami Heat minority owner Ranaan Katz would certainly suggest that he is. Katz, former Blatt assistant Alon Stein, and Bleacher Report writer David Pick appeared as guest panelists on an Israeli sports talk show Tuesday night to talk about the Blatt firing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name LeBron James' teammates on his Miami Heat championship squads

Can you name the 18 players who won NBA championships with LeBron James on the 2011-12 or 2012-13 (or both) Miami Heat teams?
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Allen has standing offer to return to Miami Heat

Ray Allen, a 10-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA champion, has not stepped foot on an NBA court since Game 5 of the 2014 NBA Finals. After playing 31 minutes in Miami’s elimination game against the San Antonio Spurs, in which he completed just one of his eight field goal attempts, Allen entered free agency and ultimately decided to not accept any offers to continue playing during...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade: Heat have to ‘right the ship’

The Miami Heat find themselves on the back edge of the Eastern Conference playoff picture because of injuries, but Dwyane Wade knows the team must shake its month-long slump before falling further. Ethan Skolnick of the Miami Herald notes Wade realizes Miami has time to rebound but cannot expect health to be a magic fix. “There’s a lot of season left. You’re not too...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat, Ray Allen reunion seems unlikely

It doesn’t sound like Ray Allen will leave the comforts of retirement to help out the struggling Miami Heat. Allen played two seasons with the Heat on a rotational basis before hanging up the sneakers for good, but his name seems to always come up this time of year when contenders begin to suffer injuries or simply sniff around the idea of adding a veteran. Last year it was the...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Erik Spoelstra: David Blatt firing is 'very disturbing'

Erik Spoelstra is the latest NBA coach to sound off about the Cleveland Cavaliers’ decision to fire David Blatt. Spoelstra, who coached LeBron James on the Miami Heat for four seasons, winning two titles, called the Blatt firing “very disturbing.” Erik Spoelstra on Blatt firing: "It’s very disturbing for the coaching profession. You have to be able to go through collective...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat show interest in Dorell Wright

The Miami Heat could use some reinforcements. With Dwyane Wade, Goran Dragic, Luol Deng and Beno Udrih all suffering from various injuries, it only makes sense for the Heat to make a few calls, especially as the team continues to hang around in the Eastern Conference in seventh place at 23-20. Some might think the front office would use this time of year to work the trade phones...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside, Miami Heat collapsing near trade deadline

If one puts their ear close enough to the ground, it will begin to pick up the slight vibrations of an incoming locomotive that is the problems surrounding the Miami Heat. The Heat sit sixth in the Eastern Conference at 22-17, but Wednesday night saw the team take an ugly road loss to the Los Angeles Clippers in 104-90 fashion while Hassan Whiteside and Co. self-destructed. Where...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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