| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:48 PM
Observations from Thursday night's 111-87 loss to the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center:
-- It sort of felt like a couple of those NBA Finals games in San Antonio.
-- 61 or bust?
-- It has been a rollercoaster week for LeBron James.
-- But the...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:32 PM
Observations from Tuesday night's 106-103 loss to the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center:
-- It can't be 61 every night for LeBron James.
-- Yes, he's mortal.
-- And capable of getting tired.
-- Although if his banked-in 3-pointer at the end...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:53 PM
Observations from Monday night's 124-107 LeBron-a-thon over the Charlotte Bobcats at AmericanAirlines Arena:
-- (Sorry Glen Rice, it was nice while it lasted.)
-- Could LeBron James actually be . . . better with the mask?
-- Shades of...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 7:48 PM
Observations from Thursday night's 108-82 victory over the New York Knicks at AmericanAirlines Arena:
-- Poll time: More menacing, LeBron's mask or Birdman's beard?
-- Carmelo Anthony stood as Shane Battier's nightmare in the first half.
-- And when...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:04 AM
There has been a spring in his step recently, which could particularly come in handy this spring.
Much as he was during last season's postseason run to the franchise's second NBA championship, center Chris Andersen again has turned into somewhat...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:42 AM
There was a time when the Miami Heat were not this frisky defensively, when LeBron James was not as feisty, when Chris Andersen was not as flat-topped.
That time was three weeks ago, when the Heat slumped out of AmericanAirlines Arena after a 112-...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:32 PM
A little more than an hour before Tuesday’s Miami Heat game at the Dallas Mavericks, Chris “Birdman” Andersen surprised reporters by unveiling a super-short hairstyle with no spikey Mohawk.
Andersen explained by simply saying “...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Observations from Tuesday night's 117-106 victory over the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center:
-- He's pretty good.
-- Chris Andersen? Now far more aerodynamic.
-- Did someone say the MVP race was over?
-- If only James...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 8:24 AM
. . . or perhaps the sky is not falling.
At times this season, with Dwyane Wade missing so much time, with Greg Oden being brought along so slowly, with so many lamentable losses (the Kings and Jazz, really?), the bigger picture grew distorted.
| Feb 15, 2014
| 10:47 AM
A year ago, Erik Spoelstra spent weeks stressing "we have enough." And then, in January, the Miami Heat got enough, when Chris Andersen was signed and the Heat took flight with the Birdman.
This season, Spoelstra hasn't had to answer personnel...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 6:54 AM
The narrative during the first month of the Miami Heat's season was how the second unit arguably was good enough to contend for a playoff berth of its own in the Eastern Conference.
That's when Ray Allen and Norris Cole were coming off the bench at...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 8:35 AM
The coach who made "position-less" a Miami mantra is talking about positions.
The franchise that rode small ball to consecutive NBA championship is thinking big.
The team known for reinventing itself even in the best of times appears to again be...