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  • LeBron just not enough this time

    LeBron just not enough this time
    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...
  • Does lottery win change Cavs' LeBron equation?

    Does lottery win change Cavs' LeBron equation?
       Yes, you can wish it to all go away until the 2014 offseason. And, yes, there is plenty to be said about that with the NBA playoffs and the Miami Heat's season getting down to critical mass.    But it's not going away, and it certainly isn't going...
  • Nick Saban or Urban Meyer: Will real devil please stand up?

     Nick Saban or Urban Meyer: Will real devil please stand up?
    Running off at the typewriter … I am amazed at all of the controversy that ensued after University of Florida assistant coach Tim Davis joked to a Gator booster club in Brevard County that Alabama coach Nick Saban is "the devil himself." It's...
  • LeBron knows Pacers will 'try to put me on the floor'

    LeBron knows Pacers will 'try to put me on the floor'
    LeBron James has spent a career refining basketball in his mind. It's how he works. Before the fourth quarter, for instance, when he's typically moved onto the opposing team's top scorer, he sits on the bench mentally reviewing the player he'll defend....
  • The Birdman finds his way again

    The Birdman finds his way again
    His first tattoo? Chris "Birdman" Andersen turns over his left forearm. He points to a Chinese symbol in black ink amid the body by Britto. "Good,'' he says, translating the symbol. He turns over his right forearm to show another Chinese symbol....
  • The dilemma of Dwyane Wade

    The dilemma of Dwyane Wade
    Does he miss shooting 20 times a game? "Sometimes I do,'' Dwyane Wade says. Miss being one of the game's top scorers? "Sometimes I do,'' he says. Miss being the face of the Heat? "Sometimes I do,'' he says. This is after practice Sunday...
  • Dwyane Wade: sommelier for Miami's whine country

    Dwyane Wade: sommelier for Miami's whine country
    Is Dwyane Wade still whining to the refs from Game 1 or has he launched an early crybaby offensive for Game 2? I tweeted that question Tuesday, and the most common response was any combination of “Yes,’’ “Both,’’...
  • 6 reasons to mock--or pity--Heat fans

    6 reasons to mock--or pity--Heat fans
    As a basketball team, the Miami Heat are a sight to behold. They pass. They dunk. They defend. And they have the best player in the world. What's not to like? Everything else about the franchise, though, can get under your skin. And women who flip off...
  • Too many hasty decisions with NBA awards

    Too many hasty decisions with NBA awards
         Yes, it is time for the yearly one-word rant now that the NBA has bestowed all of its annual individual awards: Why?     Actually, more to the point, the issue should be: When?     As much as anything, it is the Coach of the Year balloting, or,...
  • If Derrick Rose says he's not ready, he's not

    If Derrick Rose says he's not ready, he's not
    CHICAGO — Let's not mince words: If Derrick Rose says his knee isn't ready, it's not ready. He can't play. He can't help. He certainly shouldn't jump into a series against the Heat of equal parts basketball and hardball. Rose sits on the Chicago...
  • Art of the slam dunk: Miami Heat-themed works go on display

    Art of the slam dunk: Miami Heat-themed works go on display
    This month couldn't be better-timed for collage artist Erika King. While the Miami Heat boys are busy sharp-shooting in the NBA playoffs, her commemorative photo-collages of LeBron, Wade, Bosh and other ballers are on display at Miami Beach's Williams...
  • MVP in hand, LeBron steels for Bulls

    MVP in hand, LeBron steels for Bulls
    MIAMI — For a televised half-hour, it seemed less a Most Valuable Player presentation than an Academy Award ceremony. Heat teammates and coaches, live and on video, congratulated LeBron James' game, celebrated his name. James then stood in a...