The Score "The NBA is filling some big shoes with its latest licensing deal. The league has inked a multi-year deal with Stance, a sock manufacturer, to put its logo on socks worn during games starting next season, according to Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick. John Wilson, founder and president of Stance,..." April 27
Sportsnaut "For the first time ever, the NBA is going to take its talents to Africa. The Association announced on Wednesday that it will play its first-ever exhibition game on the continent on August 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa. The game will feature Team Africa, led by South Sudanese native Luol..." April 24
Real GM Basketball "Dwyane Wade said he is in no rush to decide on his player option for the 2015-16 season, worth about $16 million. "I signed my deal the way I did for a reason ... and the organization did it for a reason," Wade said. "It's my option. I'll decide when the time is right." April 22
Sportress of Blogitude "Whether he was actually aware of it or not, LeBron James on Tuesday insisted that he had no idea that Pat Riley may have taken a subtle shot at him, instead insisting he has much bigger things to worry about right now. When discussing the upcoming draft, the Miami Heat president appeared to..." April 22
Hot Hot Hoops "Usually when an NBA season ends, you might find the team and fan base depressed because of what took place during the season. The Miami Heat on the other hand, can feel a sense of excitement for what is to come. After LeBron James' departure, Miami needed two players heading into the 2014-15..." April 22
Real GM Basketball "LeBron James never told the Miami Heat directly he wanted them to draft Shabazz Napier last June. Pat Riley made comments this week that the Heat are looking forward to having a different approach to the draft this year." April 21
Miami Herald "Did LeBron James mislead Pat Riley last summer during free agency with a smiley face emoji? Here's the circumstantial evidence... Sherlock-Holmes-Sherlock-Holmes-detective-crime-smiley-emoticon-001232-facebook — On Monday, Riley was asked about the draft and next season and the Heat's..." April 21
Riles on the free agency plan: "No more smiling faces with hidden agendas." (Don't think too hard figuring this one out.)
Chicago Tribune "Police say an argument over whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is a better basketball player ended in a Pennsylvania man's arrest on aggravated assault and other charges. Daniel Mondelice, 22, was first arrested early Saturday after fighting with another man over whether Air Jordan or King..." April 20
SI.com "Miami Heat president Pat Riley addressed his team's NBA draft approach on Monday. "No more smiling faces with hidden agendas, so we'll be going in clean," Riley said. He added, "That could be anyone across the board." One interpretation of Riley's first comment is that he is alluding to..." April 20
CBSSports.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken on the topic of sports gambling -- back in November, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times where he argued that betting "should be brought out of the underground." On Monday, as a guest on the Boomer & Carton show, he was asked about talking to..." April 20
Pro Basketball Talk "The Heat missed the playoffs for just the second time in Dwyane Wade‘s 12 years with the franchise, but that had more to do with the loss of LeBron James and a season-ending medical condition suffered by Chris Bosh than it did his personal performance. Wade was healthy for much of the season,..." April 19
ESPN.com "The longest offseason in seven years awaits the Miami Heat, but Chris Bosh, who was diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs and hasn't taken a shot since All-Star Weekend, isn't going to let it get him down. "As I got ill, the afterthought was maybe I need to miss basketball," said Bosh, who..." April 19
Dragic confirms he will opt out, head into free agency.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The message was clear amid Friday's finality to a Miami Heat season that fell short of the playoffs. "We'll be very determined to make sure this doesn't happen again," coach Erik Spoelstra said during his season-ending media session at AmericanAirlines Arena. Even if it involves change,..." April 17
Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17
Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For weeks, the Miami Heat could not win when they had to. Wednesday night, they could not lose when they needed to. But this time, for a rare time this season, fate was on their side. On a bizarre night when defeat was the best opportunity for immediate gain, the Heat reached to the..." April 16
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Dwyane Wade has made it clear over the years that when it comes to free agency, he prefers to stay out of the recruiting game. While the exception came in the 2010 offseason, when he helped align LeBron James and Chris Bosh as teammates, he removed himself from the equation last summer when..." April 16
Deadspin.com "There is a very special game being played tonight, the final night of the NBA regular season, with so much more at stake than just a boring old postseason berth. The Heat and 76ers will meet, each seeking the same draft pick, each needing desperately to lose their game to secure it. Tonight in..." April 15
Chicago Sun-Times "ESPN’s Bill Simmons floated in his latest column that he thinks Kevin Durant could be headed to Miami when he can become a free agent after next season. “Dudes will always want to play in Miami. For that and many other reasons, here’s your stealth Durant/2016 destination. Not Washington, not..." April 15
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "is time it isn't cliche. The Miami Heat are taking it one day at a time. They have no other choice. The Heat's playoff hopes lived for another day when they defeated the Orlando Magic 100-93 Monday night at AmericanAirlines Arena and the Chicago Bulls defeated the Brooklyn Nets 113-86 at..." April 14
NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14
Uproxx "With 36 year-old Kobe Bryant long ago sapped of the ability that once made him a viable candidate for the title of basketball’s best player, you’d think comparisons between he and LeBron James would be long gone. But Mamba Nation cares not for reality, nuance, or timeliness; rings(s,s,s,s) need no..." April 14
Palm Beach Post "Everything points toward Luol Deng being back with the Heat next season. It has been a fairly good fit for both sides so far, though it was a major adjustment period for Deng, and the financial parameters already are in place. Deng is finishing up the first season of a two-year deal, and next..." April 14
Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13
Pro Basketball Talk "In the next couple of days, the Heat’s playoff fate will be decided. It could be as soon as Sunday — they could be eliminated if the Nets and Celtics win. Next up on the agenda for them will be the free agency of Goran Dragic, who can opt out and test the market in July. A lot can change, but he..." April 13
Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13
Toronto Star "It was the perfect confluence of events: a game in the balance, an overmatched defender trying to guard him, personal history to be made. It was one of those moments that Lou Williams cherishes. A Williams three-pointer, the kind of shot that has endeared him to fans throughout this..." April 12
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It is a feeling Heat guard Dwyane Wade has experienced just once in his NBA career. Wade has missed the postseason just once in 12 seasons. He is likely going to have to get used to the experience again. The Heat are on the brink of missing the playoffs after Thursday's loss to the Toronto..." April 12
Henry Walker is good to go. Everyone available for Heat except Bosh, McRoberts and Napier. Walker (elbow) took relief shot.
CSN Chicago "The stage was set for the Bulls to pack it in, on the second night of a road back-to-back swing, and take the approach that the desperate Miami Heat wanted it more while succumbing to tired legs and minds. Hasaan Whiteside was snarling, a guy who played in China earlier this year, Michael..." April 10
Miami Herald "The NBA developing a relationship with Cuba is not especially big news in 29 of the league’s 30 cities. For all but one franchise and its fans, a goodwill tour to the island later this month is closer to who cares than controversial — largely overlooked as the regular season winds down to the..." April 10
Henry Walker (elbow) will not play tonight
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "This did not have the look of a team considering anything but playoff possibilities, no matter what the record might look like at the finish, no matter the lottery possibilities that might be bypassed. Not when they went up by 10 in the second period. Not when they put together a 16-0 run in..." April 08
USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08
#Heat list Beasley (hyperextended knee) as doubtful vs CHA. Deng (bruised knee), Whiteside (hand) & Andersen (everything) are questionable.
Miami Herald "Dwyane Wade’s body language spoke volumes, and it was only the second quarter. After another defensive mistake by forward Michael Beasley, this time allowing a wide open dunk, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra called a timeout to refocus his team and slow the Pacers’ momentum. Wade heard the timeout..." April 06
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "In a week or sometimes soon thereafter, Dwyane Wade will formally be able to sum up the experience that has been the whirlwind of the Miami Heat's 2014-15 season. But based where the Heat stand at the moment, it's not as if the assessment is going to be decidedly different when that final..." April 06
Chris Andersen (foot), Dwyane Wade (knee) & Hassan Whiteside (hand) are all game time decisions for tonight vs the Pacers.
Heat may have no centers Sunday in Indy. Whiteside said he ripped ope stitches in his hand and Birdman said foot may be too sore to play.
Miami Herald "Frustration festered like an infected wound on Thursday night in the Heat’s postgame locker room. On one end of the cramped space, Dwyane Wade spoke with muted dejection about his latest injury. On the other end, Wade’s sometimes backup, Mario Chalmers, questioned his place on the team. As..." April 05
Palm Beach Post "Goran Dragic could really, really use a couple days off. Not going to happen. Dragic has been feeling “slow” for a month now, though he was not visibly off until recently. This is not even about the numbers he has been putting up, which are not good, but how he looks and feels. “It’s like..." April 05
Wade went through shootaround and will try to play tonight against the Pistons.
Udonis Haslem also expected to return tonight vs. Pistons.
Heat listing Wade as "questionable" Saturday against Pistons but also in the starting lineup. pic.twitter.com/ynEE1NGmYH
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers made it 17 straight home wins after destroying the Miami Heat 114-88 Thursday night, using a balanced attack to finish with season split vs. Miami at two games apiece. Cleveland (49-27) was without Kevin Love, who continues to battle back problems. But his teammates..." April 03
ESPN.com "Dwayne Wade nearly did the splits. For a moment, it appeared Miami's season was torn apart. Wade bruised his left knee after he awkwardly collapsed in the first half Thursday night in a 114-88 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The injury initially looked serious, but the 33-year-old believes..." April 03
INJURY UPDATE: Dwyane Wade (left knee bruise) will not return to tonight’s #HEATgame.
Wade said he will play.