Ira Winderman has covered the Miami Heat since the team's inception in 1988. Winderman worked for two upstate New York dailies before joining the Sun-Sentinel as a copy editor in 1983.

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Ira Winderman

Ira Winderman

Sun Sentinel Columnist

Homecoming just part of LeBron story

Homecoming just part of LeBron story

July 12, 2014

Sunday notes: It is a poignant narrative, but LeBron James' relocation to Cleveland also had plenty to do with basketball. Also: Ainge weighs in; Stan-ding Pat; and a Gator's next chance.

  • LeBron's decision could be a healthy choice

    July 5, 2014

    Sunday notes: Forget about what the Heat could spend or who they might acquire, it's Dwyane Wade's health that matters most. Also: Exceptional exception; stepping up; summer school.

  • Riley, Heat move beyond kid stuff

    June 28, 2014

    Sunday notes: Riley married to maturity, says Heat wed to the notion. Also: Truth or dare on draft night; Phil Jackson on the Heat way; and still a target.

  • Parsing Riley's words while wondering

    June 21, 2014

    Sunday notes: As Pat Riley addressed LeBron James through the media, plenty was left open to interpretation. Also: Revisiting Miller and Anthony; Heat considerations; Pop's final words.

  • Heat ultimately leave LeBron on an island

    June 16, 2014

      For the opening 12 minutes Sunday, the San Antonio Spurs had a LeBron James problem. He was everywhere, scoring 17 points, grabbing six rebounds, pushing the Miami Heat to an early 16-point lead.

  • It's not about 'Melo, it's about more for Heat

    June 14, 2014

    Sunday notes: LeBron James not only can get a new contract, he also can insist on new blood in the rotation. Also: Why New York doesn't work for Anthony; Silver on surplus; and a Dr. Jack moment.

  • 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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