| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:30 PM
Monday night, LeBron James couldn't miss the shots he had no business attempting.
Tuesday night, the one he needed most wasn't particularly close.
No, there was nothing close to 61 points this time, a night after he put together that...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:41 PM
Observations from Tuesday night's 103-97 victory over the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center:
-- Sometimes it's not about the flash.
-- Sometimes it's about the grit.
-- That ultimately was the story of this one.
-- At times, it's as if LeBron...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:22 PM
Well what do you know? Youth.
And not just Norris Cole.
It has been a while since promise and potential entered the Miami Heat locker room, at least when it has come to potential difference makers.
With Greg Oden and Michael Beasley,...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 3:48 PM
The litmus test never was Mike Miller. A 10th man is not where lines are drawn.
Not between team president and team owner. Not between star player and his franchise future.
To compare Micky Arison proving unwilling to pay luxury tax on Mike...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Not to mimic the DirecTV commercial, but when you no longer can stomach wall-to-wall coverage NBA summer leagues, you start to scan through all that is written about free agency and those poised to challenge the Miami Heat. And when you start to read...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Well, that was odd.
It's one thing to bring back a deposed coach for a second chance. The Memphis Grizzlies profited from such a move with Lionel Hollins. The Los Angeles Lakers certainly did with Phil Jackson. So the Cleveland Cavaliers...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 7:58 PM
OK, we survived 12-12-12 without an apocalypse and, with all due respect to the Mayans, we likely will get past Dec. 21, as well.
So let's instead move on to the catastrophe some are forecasting for the Miami Heat for 2014-15, when the most...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 2:19 PM
How frightening can retirement be? This frightening: Tuesday, former Miami Heat guard Eddie House found himself trying to stand as a voice of reason amid a televised debate with Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith.
Perhaps that's why, even 34 and...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 4:12 PM
Why change a good thing? Why indeed. “There's going to be some stability there,” James Jones said Friday morning shortly after he agreed to return as a free agent, following a similar decision by Heat free-agent point guard Mario Chalmers....
| Dec 10, 2011
| 4:12 AM
Q: Ira, $12 million for Mario Chalmers! Is Pat Riley on drugs? — Hunter. A: I don't think he is, but some of those pictures in his early NBA days make you wonder if he wasn't hanging out with a few who were. Look, you have to consider the market,...
| Dec 11, 2011
| 4:12 AM
Q: After reading Chauncey's comments, I'm convinced he'd rather sit out the year than play somewhere he doesn't want to be. Do you think those teams under the cap will heed his warnings? — Eddy. A: I think the league, especially the small-market...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 4:12 AM
Q: So apparently Caron Butler's preferred choice is a team with the same amount of available money as Miami, but one that fell to the Heat in five games in the playoffs? — Adam. A: The difference is Caron could start at shooting guard in Chicago. He...