| 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...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 1:53 PM
"We're going to cannibalize that market in August and September, if we can." -- Pat Riley, June 26.
One month down, one to go. Or is this all there is?
Free agency never truly was going to be the province of the Heat, not with David...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 7:47 AM
Amid this third consecutive trip to the NBA Finals, and with increasingly punitive salary-cap and luxury-tax penalties about to kick in from the new collective-bargaining agreement, the question becomes how the Miami Heat will be able to sustain their...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 10:30 PM
Because it always has to be the hard way. It's as if these Miami Heat know no other way.
In Tuesday night's 113-77 loss to the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 of the NBA Finals it meant LeBron James pounding the scorers' table in the second quarter as...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert has been fined $75,000 by the NBA for using a gay slur during his postgame news conference Saturday night.
Hibbert responded "no homo" to a question after the Pacers' 91-77 victory over the Miami Heat forced a...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 9:18 PM
It would have been easy to make it about No. 6.
And LeBron James certainly did his part in Monday night's 99-76 on-to-the-NBA-Finals victory over the Indiana Pacers at AmericanAirlines Arena.
But the Miami Heat have appreciated from the moment...
| Jun 4, 2013
It was the final minutes of the final game and, as the crowd stood, as the applause rained, here came one final surprise of the Eastern Conference Finals. LeBron James was headed to the bench. He wasn't needed anymore.
This long, difficult step became...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 8:55 AM
I know that as a Cleveland fan and general underdog-rooting sports fan, I should have been cheering for the Indiana Pacers to pull off an epic upset of the LeBron James-helmed Miami Heat, but I definitely was not because, c’mon: Not even the...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:04 AM
INDIANAPOLIS — Erik Spoelstra does not want to help this story. There's a reason. He doesn't embrace fame. He finds no value in headlines. He's had enough written about him already, he seems to say.
For the past 30 minutes Monday afternoon, he...
| May 28, 2013
| 8:51 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — And then LeBron James fouled out.
This was new. This was unexpected. This summed up how strange this strange end to game Game 4 went for the Heat. LeBron made the long way to the bench with 56 seconds left, having picked up a sixth...
| May 30, 2013
| 9:28 PM
MIAMI — Before the second half, with Heat fans on edge, LeBron James leaned into his teammates' huddle and smacked his fist loudly and repeatedly into his open hand. He yelled. He smacked his fist. The message was clear: Wake up.
| May 22, 2013
| 10:21 PM
With 2.2 seconds left and Indiana clinging to a 1-point lead, Pacers coach Frank Vogel made the decision to take center Roy Hibbert off the floor.
What happened next could have a lasting impact on the rest of the Eastern Conference Finals.