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  • Report: Pat Riley Says He Would Remain With Miami Heat Even If Lakers Pursued Him

    Heat Nation "Miami Heat team president Pat Riley is very happy staying put. The NBA legend claims that he was never approached by the Los Angeles Lakers about an executive position this offseason. Just as importantly, Riley said that he would not have accepted a job with the Lakers..." May 21

  • Dwyane Wade takes high road and praises Paul Pierce after fan says Pierce was better

    Clutch Points "Recently-retired Miami Heat icon Dwyane Wade took the high road when a Boston Celtics fan took Paul Pierce’s side well after the latter was asked to compare their careers. The soon-to-be Hall of Famer praised Pierce for his long career and said he’d be one of many clapping when..." May 20

  • Dwyane Wade reacts to idea of him, retired stars Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki joining forces in Big3

    Clutch Points "Recently-retired Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade is mulling over the possibility of forming a team featuring himself, Kobe Bryant, and Dirk Nowitzki. A fan by the name of Tyler Allred tweeted Wade on May 19, saying the three of them “should form a team.” Wade responded with..." May 20

  • Heat legend Dwyane Wade reveals his favorite dunk of his NBA career

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade says his monster poster dunk on Cleveland Cavaliers big man Anderson Varejao is his favorite dunk of his NBA career. Wade says the fact he was playing against his close pal LeBron James and Michael Jordan was in attendance made the dunk epic for..." May 19

  • Miami interested in acquiring Mike Conley from the Grizzlies

    Clutch Points "Now that the NBA’s draft lottery is in the rearview mirror, several teams around the league are beginning to plot out ways to bolster their respective rosters. One such team is the Miami Heat, who are rumored to have interest in Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley. Conley,..." May 17

  • ESPN front office insider offers cautionary warning to Heat and a potential solution

    Miami Herald "Bobby Marks, ESPN’s front office insider and the Nets’ former assistant general manager, offered a cautionary warning on Thursday about the Heat’s hope to seize on 2020 cap space to upgrade its roster. The Heat is already well above this coming season’s $109..." May 16

  • Lamar Odom Reveals His Wilt Chamberlain-Like Sex Count & Cheating On Khloe Kardashian”

    Total Pro Sports "Over the course of their seven-year marriage, Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian went through a bunch of mess that made the tabloids and news, and it usually had something to do with Odom cheating on his wife. Khloe would go on to split from Lamar Odom in 2014 amid all the cheating on..." May 15

  • NBA Likely To Move Up Start Of July Moratorium

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA is expected to tweak the start date and time of its annual July moratorium, sources tell Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com (Twitter link). According to Bontemps, rather than starting at 12:00 am eastern time on July 1, the moratorium will likely begin six hours earlier, on June 30 at 6:00..." May 15

  • Report: Erik Spoelstra mulls changing Heat offense

    Hot Hot Hoops "The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson reported Monday that coach Erik Spoelstra is considering making changes to the Miami Heat’s offense. And he said that Spoelstra spent five-and-a-half hours with renowned offensive mind and Nova Southeastern University coach Jim..." May 14

  • Ranking the best and worst NBA fits for Zion Williamson

    USA Today "At some point Tuesday night, we’re going to expect a comment from assumed No. 1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson about whichever team lands the opportunity to select him during the NBA draft lottery in Chicago.  Of course, we more or less already know what Williamson is..." May 14

  • Warriors join Heat as only teams to play 500+ games in 5-season stretch this decade

    Clutch Points "Every professional athlete and every professional sports team wants to be a champion. The Golden State Warriors are the envy of the NBA for what they have established. Moreover, their ability to win Game 6 against the Houston Rockets without Kevin Durant underlined the reality that they will..." May 12

  • One Trade Every Lottery Team Must Consider If It Wins No. 1 Pick

    Bleacher Report "Whichever team wins the NBA draft lottery on May 14 will focus its attention on Zion Williamson. That organization can also expect phone calls from franchises across the league looking to pry away the No. 1 pick. Regardless of how highly the lottery winner thinks of..." May 08

  • If Heat get lucky at NBA lottery it would be a franchise first

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "A week from now the game-show portion of the NBA-draft process will be history. By then, Alonzo Mourning no longer will be hopeful contestant, NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum no longer will be serving as emcee, and the Miami Heat will know what the fates have..." May 08

  • Blockbuster NBA Trades That Should Happen This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The approaching 2019 NBA offseason means attention will soon pivot from reality to fantasy. When the games end, roster reconstruction begins. That means the draft, free agency and, most of all, fanciful trade speculation. Every team has a shot to do something spectacular..." May 07

  • Durant passes Wade, cracks top 10 on all-time playoff scoring list

    Clutch Points "Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant is officially one of the top ten postseason scorers in NBA history. Durant made it to the Top 10 of the NBA playoff scoring list in Game 3 of their Western Conference Semifinals series with the Houston Rockets. He passed the recently retired..." May 05

  • NBA Trade Rumors: 5 Best Trade Packages For Russell Westbrook

    Fadeaway World "The Oklahoma City Thunder have just been knocked out of the playoffs in the first round for the third straight time now, with Russell Westbrook getting really exposed in both ends of the hardwood once again. It just feels as the Thunder will never win a Championship with Westbrook on..." May 03

  • Dwyane Wade And LeBron James Discussed Teaming Up In Chicago or New York

    Dime Magazine "In the summer of 2010, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade changed the course of NBA free agency forever when they joined forces with the Miami Heat alongside Chris Bosh, starting the era of super teams and redefining individual player empowerment. While on an episode of the Players’..." May 01

  • Goran Dragic, Hassan Whiteside still deciding on player options. Here’s how it impacts Heat cap space

    Miami Herald "With Goran Dragic and Hassan Whiteside still undecided about their player options for next season, the Heat’s cap-space situation remains fluid this offseason. While it appears unlikely Dragic and Whiteside will opt out of the final year of their respective contracts, the fact..." May 01

  • Dwyane Wade helps mother of teen who committed suicide

    Sportsnaut "Just recently retired from the NBA, future Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade is spending his idle time helping those in need. The story starts in Alabama where 15-year-old Nigel Shelby committed suicide after being on the receiving end of anti-gay bullying at his high school. The..." April 30

  • NBA Free Agents Who Can't Afford to Stay Put This Summer

    Bleacher Report "Before every 2019 NBA free agent ventures into the open market, they'll inevitably be advised of how the grass isn't always greener on the other side. But as that adage concedes, sometimes the grass is greener—maybe dramatically so. A change of..." April 30

  • NBA Rumors: Heat Could Acquire Blake Griffin

    Inquisitr "Blake Griffin and the Detroit Pistons entered the 2018-19 NBA season with the goal of fully dominating the LeBron James-less Eastern Conference and winning an NBA championship title. The Pistons have succeeded to return to the Eastern Conference Playoffs, only to be swept by the No. 1 seed..." April 29

  • Dragic Undecided Whether He’ll Opt In

    Miami Herald "Goran Dragic has a decision to make this offseason: Opt out for possibly one final multiyear contract or wait another year before becoming a free agent. The point guard isn’t ready to make that decision. “I didn’t think about it,” Dragic said during a..." April 27

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Giannis Top April 2019 NBA Jersey Sales

    Bleacher Report "LeBron James hasn't played any games in April, but that didn't stop him from having the top-selling jersey in the NBA during the month. Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry and Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo rounded out..." April 25

  • Ratings For NBA Playoffs Down In 30 Out Of 33 Windows Compared To 2018

    Real GM Basketball "Television ratings for the 2019 NBA Playoffs have been down significantly during the first window.  Going into Wednesday's doubleheader of Game 5s, ratings and/or viewership have declined for 30 of the 33 playoff windows compared to last season. Twenty-six games have declined..." April 25

  • TV’s Dwyane Wade fight: ESPN studio concerns, TNT’s life after Barkley

    New York Post "Dwyane Wade is the biggest free agent in NBA broadcasting, and he could be the top target for a potential ABC/ESPN “NBA Countdown” shakeup. What is already certain is both ESPN and TNT are courting Wade, sources have told The Post. The two networks are preparing pitches..." April 24

  • Report: Michael Avenatti Accused of Embezzling $2M Intended for Hassan Whiteside's Ex-Girlfriend

    SI "Michael Avenatti, the former attorney of NBA star Hassan Whiteside's ex-girlfriend, Alexis Gardner, has reportedly been accused of allegedly hiding a payment Whiteside made to her, according to the Los Angeles Times. In January 2017, Whiteside wired $2.75 million to..." April 22

  • Udonis Haslem Remains Undecided On Retirement

    Miami Herald "If it’s up to Erik Spoelstra, Udonis Haslem will return for his 17th NBA season. “I would love to have him back, unquestionably,” Spoelstra said Friday during the Heat’s season-ending interviews. “There’s no more definitive way that I can say it..." April 20

  • Spurs’ Derrick White is 1st player to have a 35-5-5 playoff game in his 1st or 2nd season since Dwyane Wade

    Clutch Points "San Antonio Spurs combo guard Derrick White is the first player to score at least 35 points, grab five rebounds and dish out five assists in a playoff game in his first or second season since Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade did it back in 2005 versus the Detroit Pistons. White put up 36..." April 19

  • Ray Allen thinks it’s ‘foolish’ to say his 2013 NBA Finals shot saved LeBron James’ career

    Clutch Points "Ray Allen made one of the biggest shots of all time in Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals — a corner 3-pointer that tied the game at 95 with just over five seconds remaining on the fourth-quarter clock: “Bang!” Mike Breen cried out during ESPN’s telecast. “Tie..." April 19

  • We shouldn’t judge NBA players if they struggle when they’re hurt

    SB Nation "The NBA playoffs define the legacies of great players, yet they’re also when those players often aren’t at their best because of injuries. Many times, we don’t find out about these injuries until months or years after the fact. At that point, those..." April 18

  • Dwyane Wade met with Heat employees, took photos, signed autographs

    Sportress of Blogitude "Dwyane Wade made a surprise visit Wednesday to AmericanAirlines Arena to personally express his gratitude to the entire Miami Heat organization, including the many behind-the-scenes employees. Wade, whose outstanding NBA career came to a close this season, addressed the entire staff..." April 18

  • Trades to Rescue NBA Superstars Who Missed the Playoffs

    Bleacher Report "Winning is among the main criteria for NBA stardom. If you aren't leading your team to success, typically in the form of playoff trips, you're going to face questions about whether you're really all that good. That way of thinking is reductive, though...." April 16

  • Haslem's Heat decision far more complex than roster role

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Sometimes it is as basic as bucks. Those are the decisions that Hassan Whiteside and Goran Dragic are left with following the Miami Heat's lottery season, whether to pick up their player options for next season. And sometimes it is complicated as..." April 16

  • Dwyane Wade shows appreciation for ‘Team Wade’ after retirement

    Page Six "Dwyane Wade — whose retirement from the NBA has been celebrated in a series of lavish bashes thrown by pals — showed some appreciation to his staff for his league farewell. We hear the Miami Heat star “took six of the members of ‘Team..." April 16

  • Cavaliers To Interview Juwan Howard, Jamahl Mosley

    ESPN "The Cleveland Cavaliers will begin conducting interviews in the franchise's coaching search this week, including meetings with Miami assistant Juwan Howard and Dallas assistant Jamahl Mosley, league sources told ESPN. The Cavaliers are expected to meet with assistants on teams..." April 14

  • Pat Riley says no contact nor interest in Lakers return

    Sun Sentinel "Insisting work remains with the Miami Heat, Pat Riley said Saturday there has been no contact with the Los Angeles Lakers regarding their muddled leadership situation. Riley, 74, both a championship player and coach with the Lakers, said his only contact was a conversation with Magic..." April 13

  • Juwan Howard a candidate for Lakers, Jason Kidd and Mark Jackson are not expected to be considered

    Silver Screen And Roll "Despite not having an official president of basketball operations in place, the Los Angeles Lakers are going to go forth with their head coaching search, led by general manager Rob Pelinka, after the team announced they were “mutually agreeing” to part ways with Luke Walton on..." April 13

  • Adam Silver: NBA to Debate Shorter Games, In-Season Tournaments, Load Management

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has seen a few sizable changes in commissioner Adam Silver's era, including a revamp of the All-Star game and draft lottery formats.  However, Silver told reporters that the Association is exploring more seismic changes, including reducing games from 48..." April 12

  • Police Not Recommending Sex Abuse Charges For Ex-NBA Player Mike Bibby

    SI "Authorities in Phoenix say that former NBA guard Mike Bibby will likely not face criminal charges after being accused of sexual abuse. Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Vince Lewis told the Arizona Republic that the police department won't recommend criminal charges against..." April 12

  • Dwyane Wade Explained Why Carmelo Anthony Got His Final Jersey Swap

    Dime Magazine "Dwyane Wade’s illustrious NBA career came to an end on Wednesday night in a 113-94 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. Because the game took place in New York one night after a handful of teams saw their seasons come to an end, the entire Banana Boat crew were able to attend the game...." April 11

  • ESPN’s Paul Pierce still getting bashed over Dwyane Wade comments

    Philly.com "As the NBA season mercifully ends and the playoffs begin, life isn’t getting easier for Paul Pierce. Pierce, the former NBA All-Star who has worked as an NBA analyst for ESPN since 2017, has been feeling the heat for the past week after proclaiming he had a better career..." April 11

  • Goran Dragic will consider opting out of contract this summer

    Miami Herald "With a player option in Goran Dragic’s contract for next season worth $19.2 million, he will have a decision to make this offseason. But that decision will come later on, with the Heat’s offseason just beginning following Wednesday’s season finale in..." April 11

  • Here’s what Heat’s Hassan Whiteside is saying about his player option this summer

    Miami Herald "Though center Hassan Whiteside appears unlikely to opt out of a contract that would pay him $27.1 million next season, Whiteside said late Tuesday night that he would at least give the matter some thought after watching his playing time plunge the past two months. “I’m..." April 10

  • This is the Budweiser Dwyane Wade tribute that has people crying

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Dwyane Wade’s final game at AmericanAirlines Arena was running high with emotions from the many tributes to the future Hall of Famer, but none brought out the tears quite like the one from Budweiser. Budweiser’s tribute was an emotional commemoration of Wade's..." April 10

  • Heat star Dwyane Wade says he’s playing in season finale

    Clutch Points "Dwyane Wade played his final home game on Sunday, but Miami Heat and basketball fans will still have one more chance to watch the future of Hall of Famer play in the NBA for one last time. Wade and coach Erik Spoelstra confirmed that the superstar guard will be..." April 10

  • Heat Fans Break Out ‘Paul Pierce Sucks’ Chant In Dwyane Wade’s Final Game

    NESN "Okay Miami Heat fans, tell us how you really feel. Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce created an internet firestorm Friday when he said that he had a better playing career than Dwyane Wade. Miami Heat fans made their wrath known Tuesday evening. Wade, who is set to..." April 10

  • Shaquille O’Neal requested trade to Heat from Lakers because of Dwyane Wade

    Clutch Points "NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal requested a trade from the Los Angeles Lakers in the summer of 2004 and was shipped to the Miami Heat. O’Neal told the Lakers he wanted to be traded to the Heat because of Dwyane Wade. “I requested that I be..." April 09

  • Clippers Claim Rodney McGruder Off Waivers

    Hoops Rumors "The Clippers have used an open roster spot and a traded player exception to claim shooting guard Rodney McGruder off waivers from the Heat, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). Because he was released after March 1, McGruder won’t be..." April 09

  • Ticket prices surge for Dwyane Wade’s final home game with Miami Heat

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwyane Wade is playing his final home game with the Miami Heat on Tuesday night before retiring from the NBA after the season, and the price to watch him in person is surging. According to ticket service TickPick, the average ticket price to watch Wade’s farewell home game..." April 09

  • Danny Green hopes Heat make the playoffs for Dwyane Wade

    Clutch Points "Toronto Raptors shooting guard Danny Green hopes the Miami Heat make the playoffs for the Dwyane Wade. Wade is retiring at the end of this season. Basketball fans everywhere want to see Wade play in the postseason one final before he calls it a career. Toronto Raptors..." April 07