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  • Does Michael Beasley make any sense for Heat?

    Does Michael Beasley make any sense for Heat?
    If Pat Riley wants to help Michael Beasley, to save him, to provide him a spiritual life raft in an ocean of oblivion, I'm on board with that. Shouldn't all of us help thy neighbor? And can I get an "Amen?" But if by signing Beasley to a no-risk...
  • Beasley, Oden provide hope of youth

    Beasley, Oden provide hope of youth
       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,...
  • As Miami Heat goes for No. 3, here are six teams that stand in the way

    As Miami Heat goes for No. 3, here are six teams that stand in the way
    Three-peat is so 1988. The term purportedly coined by Byron Scott and definitively trademarked by Pat Riley amid the Lakers' failed bid for a third consecutive NBA title in the late '80s should be discarded like the faded T-shirts bearing the slogan...
  • Panthers' sale offers needed fresh start  

    Panthers' sale offers needed fresh start  
    The fact that Tim Thomas began practicing with the Panthers is as good a place to start as any. Thomas is 39. He spent a year out of hockey. He still brings a championship ring and veteran goaltending help to a team needing both. But Thomas isn't the...
  • LeBron extension? Nothing fit for a King

    LeBron extension? Nothing fit for a King
      There is no easy way out. That is a central factor of the LeBron James free-agent equation that is best appreciated in advance.    In the wake of Paul George signing his five-year extension with the Indiana Pacers, the thought might be that it next...
  • Growing up Heat: 25 years on the beat

    Growing up Heat: 25 years on the beat
     Sun Sentinel NBA writer Ira Winderman has covered the Miami Heat since their inception in 1988. In this piece he reflects on how he and the Heat made it through the first 25 seasons, as the two-time-defending NBA champions prepare to open training camp...
  • LeBron thinking big, not about future

    LeBron thinking big, not about future
      No, he didn't. Yes, he did.   LeBron James had put himself on this runaway train once before, and his reputation nearly got run over.   But there he was Monday, back at AmericanAirlines Arena, this time as a two-time defending champion, picking up...
  • Amnesty week approaches for Heat, Miller

    Amnesty week approaches for Heat, Miller
       Of all the key NBA offseason personnel dates, including the July 1 start of free-agency negotiations and the July 10 start of the offseason signing and trading periods, the one that most resonates for the Heat figures to come Thursday.    That's...
  • NBA TV celebrates Dr. J with new documentary “The Doctor”

     
    Celebrating 30 years since Julius “Dr. J” Erving led the Philadelphia 76ers to the NBA championship, NBA TV presents the new documentary, “The Doctor.” Celebrating 30 years since Julius “Dr. J” Erving led the...
  • Limiting LeBron lessens league

    Limiting LeBron lessens league
        Pat Riley held his tongue. One, because it was neither the time, nor the place.     But he also has a point, even if it is a point in his best interest.     For all the concern amid the NBA playoffs about flopping and flagrant fouls, about video...
  • Despite success, Miami Heat has more work to do

    Two down, six to go! Miami's Big Three aren't even a third of the way to fulfilling the championship pledge LeBron James made on that sorry summer day in 2010 when he sat on a stage inside AmericanAirlines Arena and said, "Not two, not three, not four,...
  • As parade ends, so do big questions of Heat

    As parade ends, so do big questions of Heat
    MIAMI - Down Biscayne Boulevard the buses turned, Chris Bosh with the trophy, LeBron James with the cigar, confetti in the air, just like a year ago. Only when Erik Spoelstra again saw the, "sea of fans that will be etched forever in my mind," the...