| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:01 AM
Whether in a cartoony red-and-blue Super Mario costume bouncing around the Miami Heat’s “Harlem Shake” video or in his work clothes stepping in for a cramping LeBron James as a savior in Game 4 of last year’s NBA Finals, the...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 8:49 PM
Jeff Withey had 15 points and 11 rebounds while becoming the Big 12's career blocked shots leader, Elijah Johnson emerged from a season-long slump and No. 14 Kansas walloped Texas 73-47 on a festive Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
| 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...
| 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 31, 2013
| 1:05 AM
MIAMI - The game was very much in doubt. A sold-out arena was basically silent. The chance of getting back to the NBA Finals for a third straight year could have slipped away.
Cue LeBron James.
A third quarter for the ages by the four-time MVP...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 9:03 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — Down a hallway, down under Bankers Life Fieldhouse, down, down, down where the Heat's emotions resided, Heat President Pat Riley stood against a wall and said, "We'll be fine. I really believe that."
Belief. That's the emotion...
| May 26, 2013
| 8:46 PM
Erik Spoelstra was taunted by Indiana fans as he moved to midcourt. "Dirty … Dwyane," fans chanted at Dwyane Wade. Chris "Birdman" Andersen was booed whenever he went in for a lay-up, evidently on general principle.
And this was before Game 3...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 5:40 AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George made no attempt to downplay the importance of his matchup with LeBron James.
"It's a chance to for me to see where I'm at, going against one of the best, if not, the best in the league," George said. "Another...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 3:48 PM
If you haven't noticed, it's all rainbows and gumdrops for the post-Dwight Howard Magic.
The real Magic Kingdom doesn't spout this much squeaky-clean goodness and positive vibes.
During this rebuild, pardon our pixie dust.
At media day last October,...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 9:04 PM
Playoffs in December? The holiday monochromatic uniforms said otherwise.
The early technical fouls on LeBron James and Kevin Durant, though, spoke volumes.
As did Shane Battier's fourth-quarter chase-down foul on Russell Westbrook and...
| May 7, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Somewhere along the way, amid the ubiquitous championship memorabilia at AmericanAirlines Arena, the grit became polished, a hubris of the Heat developed.
Granted, it was earned, particularly after all that was endured during the first Big Three...