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Ira Winderman has covered the Miami Heat for 26 seasons for the Sun Sentinel, witnessing more than 2,000 of the team's games. He has been honored by the Pro Basketball Writers Association and Florida Sports Writers Association for his work. He previously has covered the NHL, NFL, boxing, auto racing and the University of Florida.

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Ira Winderman

Ira Winderman

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Beasley's number appears up (again) with Heat

Beasley's number appears up (again) with Heat

August 25, 2014

Sunday notes: There was a reprieve for No. 30, but No. 8 didn't quite add up. Plus: Remembering "Knick Bavetta"; the Australian avenue; and last Mav standing.

  • The down, up, down arc of Greg Oden

    August 16, 2014

    Sunday notes: Last season looking more and more like the last chance for Greg Oden, at least with the Heat. Plus: Wade's maintenance program to be decided early; debating Heat's national exposure; Hardaway's next best chance.

  • Scout sees mixed bag of Heat acquisitions

    August 13, 2014

    So exactly what have Heat added this offseason? A veteran scout offers his view. Plus: Championship pressure revisited; Riley going strong; Zo as front(-office) man.

  • Two kidneys, two lives changed, including Zo's

    August 2, 2014

    Sunday notes: Friday's Springfield inductions also a Hall of Fame moment for transplant education. Also: Chalmers as a shooting guard; the bigs playing small; and Wizards see Heat void.

  • Plenty left to 'reinvent' for Heat

    July 26, 2014

    Sunday notes: The term tends to get overstated, but there are at least five cases where reinvention will be essential for the Heat. Also: Salary quirks; foreign intrigue; and Grant Long's departure.

  • John Offerdahl serves up inspiration at YMCA's breakfast

    March 25, 2014

    YMCA of South Palm Beach County's 12th annual "Inspiration Breakfast" will take place April 8, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. The breakfast, bringing business and community leaders together, will raise funds for the Y's financial assistance program, which provides everyone, regardless of income, the ability to participate in Y programs. John Offerdahl, former professional football player for the Miami Dolphins and owner of Offerdahl's Café Grill, will be the keynote speaker.

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