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  • NBA, NBPA agree to $1.1B ‘NBA 2K’ licensing agreement

    Sportress of Blogitude "The NBA and NBPA have agreed to a lucrative licensing agreement extension with Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., creators of the popular “NBA 2K” video game franchise, the league announced this week. The new agreement reportedly spans seven years and is said to be..." January 16

  • Dion Waiters Isn’t Happy With His Role Since His Returning From Injury: ‘F*ck Patience’

    Dime Magazine "Dion Waiters made his 2018-19 debut at the start of the new year, appearing in Miami’s 117-92 win over Cleveland for 11 minutes. Since then, Waiters hasn’t really gotten a ton of run as he’s getting back into the team’s rotation following ankle surgery, and as we learned..." January 16

  • Miami Heat now face the hard part and cold reality

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Based on the 21-20 record at midseason you might not know it, but that was the easy part. Because now, winter is coming for the Miami Heat, with the types of challenges that Erik Spoelstra's team has yet to truly face this season. As a matter of perspective, based on..." January 14

  • Rozier texted Wade in November to request jersey

    Miami Herald "Dwyane Wade’s jersey exchange with Celtics guard Terry Rozier following Thursday’s game was pre-planned … in November. “Let’s [go back to] late November,” Wade said with a smile before the Heat hosted the Grizzlies on Saturday. “I wake up the..." January 12

  • Fan Who Ran Onto Court At Heat Game Banned From Arena

    12 Up "?It's shocking that it doesn't happen more often, but there are times when NBA fans invade the court during the game. But how many run onto the court when a player is at the free throw line, taking the ball after a make, and giving it to the referee? That's what a Miami Heat fan..." January 12

  • NBA Rumors: These teams are willing to give up first-round picks, SN sources say

    Sporting News "The countdown to the NBA’s trade deadline has reached four weeks, and with 25 teams within 3.5 games of a postseason slot, the league swap meet could be as confused as ever. Let’s have a look in this week’s Friday Rumor-rama, or as it is known in Canada,..." January 11

  • Spoelstra outlines his perfect Heat stat line for Winslow (and it's a doozy)

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra typically downplays statistics as ancillary. But pressed where Justise Winslow can take his game as the team's point guard, he went to extremes. "He's learning and processing and applying it quickly, because there's a lot on his..." January 08

  • Udonis Haslem Likely To Retire After 2018/19 Season

    Hoops Rumors "One longtime Heat player will call it a career at the end of this season, with Dwyane Wade having already announced that he plans to retire in 2019. A second Miami veteran appears likely to join him in retirement, as Udonis Haslem told David Yapkowitz of..." January 08

  • The Heat's Udonis Haslem reaffirms his plan to retire at end of season

    Miami Herald "Udonis Haslem has made his decision clear, and it’s to retire at the end of this season. As widely expected, Haslem, 38, said in a recent interview with Basketball Insiders that he will end his career alongside close friend Dwyane Wade. Both players are in their 16th NBA season,..." January 07

  • Heat guard Dion Waiters unsure why he’s being benched

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Dion Waiters appreciated that patience would be required in his return from a yearlong absence. He just thought it would mean small steps on the road back from last January's ankle surgery, instead of being stopped in his tracks after the first game of his return. After..." January 07

  • Dwyane Wade hits 500th three pointer; joins Jordan, LeBron in elite club

    Pro Basketball Talk "Next stop: Hall of Fame. Dwyane Wade‘s illustrious career reached another milestone on Sunday. In what was an otherwise forgettable game for the Heat — they shot 14.7 percent from three and were blown out by the lowly Hawks — late in the third quarter Wade hit a..." January 07

  • Wade wants Bosh around Heat: He 'should be a part of this organization'

    Miami Herald "Sidelined by blood clots since the middle of the 2015-16 season, Chris Bosh has spent a lot of time away from the Heat over the past few years. But recently, the 11-time All-Star power forward has spent a lot of time around the organization. While spending part of the..." January 06

  • Beal reveals his No. 3 is tribute to Wade

    The Score "It was a surreal moment for Bradley Beal Friday night at American Airlines Arena when the Washington Wizards guard exchanged his jersey with that of Dwyane Wade, who will be calling it a career at the end of his 16th season. Beal grew up admiring the Miami Heat All-Star, so when the..." January 05

  • Heat finding a trade for Wayne Ellington is in best interest for both parties

    Hot Hot Hoops "The Miami Heat have won seven of their last nine games and are playing their best basketball of the season. However, lost in the shuffle during that stretch in the Heat’s rotation is Wayne Ellington. Ellington isn’t hurt and isn’t being disciplined; he..." January 04

  • Erik Spoelstra says sitting Wayne Ellington among his toughest coaching decisions: ‘It makes me sick to my stomach’

    Clutch Points "The tide of the season has changed the Miami Heat rotation after a slew of injuries and returns from the infirmary. Head coach Erik Spoelstra has had to shuffle his guys in and out of the rotation, but no move has hurt more than sitting his trusty veteran Wayne..." January 02

  • Miami Heat's Dion Waiters cleared to make season debut today after being sidelined with ankle injury

    Sporting News "Dion Waiters is set to make his season debut today against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena, the Miami Heat announced a couple of hours before tip-off. The 27-year-old has been sidelined for the entire 2018 calendar year, after undergoing surgery in January after a left..." January 02

  • Heat's Dion Waiters could make season debut in Cleveland on Wednesday

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Dion Waiters did not play in an NBA game in 2018. The Miami Heat’s first game of 2019 may bring his return. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said at Tuesday’s practice ahead of Wednesday night’s game at the Cleveland Cavaliers that..." January 02

  • Can Kelly Olynyk find his groove like Justise Winslow did for the Miami Heat?

    Hot Hot Hoops "The Miami Heat are warmed up for the final 48-game home stretch of the NBA by seemingly finding their own unique style of play. Justise Winslow has gotten his fair share of attention lately, and Dion Waiters is set to muscle his way into the spotlight next..." December 31

  • Chris Bosh now working with Heat players

    Larry Brown Sports "The Miami Heat are now getting some tips from a familiar (and beloved) face. Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that former Heat All-Star Chris Bosh was working with the team’s players on the practice court over the weekend. The 34-year-old Bosh..." December 31

  • Wade expected LeBron to leave Cavaliers for Lakers

    The Score "Dwyane Wade and LeBron James have developed one of the most genuine friendships in sports after being drafted a few picks apart in the 2003 NBA Draft, going head to head as Eastern Conference rivals and winning two championships as teammates with the Miami Heat. It's one of the..." December 29

  • Heat's Waiters assigned to G League for practice, could be nearing return

    The Score "Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters has been assigned to the G League's Sioux Falls Skyforce for practice sessions on Friday and Saturday, according to the Sun Sentinel's Ira Winderman. While not scheduled to play in a G League game, Waiters is expected to return to Miami in time..." December 28

  • Dwyane Wade stepping up for Heat teammates by sometimes stepping aside

    Sun Sentinel "Rodney McGruder found himself as a fan while seated on the Miami Heat bench. With Dwyane Wade, in a rhythm, having converted a key late basket in Saturday's victory over the Milwaukee Bucks and with the Heat needing another, McGruder rose and began echoing chants from the..." December 26

  • Heat name Winslow starting point guard

    The Score "The Miami Heat have officially tabbed Justise Winslow as the team's starting point guard. "It's a big responsibility," head coach Erik Spoelstra said on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press' Tim Reynolds. "He loves those kinds of..." December 26

  • Dion Waiters: 'I'm better than a lot of these guys in the motherf---ing league'

    SI "Nearly 10 months after major ankle surgery, nearly a year since he played NBA basketball, and seemingly a lifetime removed from his memorable 2017 season, Dion Waiters received something of a wake-up call. Waiters, in the midst of an arduous rehab process, showed up to the Heat’s training..." December 19

  • Is Carmelo Anthony Last NBA Opportunity Still With The Miami Heat?

    Clutch Points "The conundrum known as the Carmelo Anthony saga continues as the 10-time All-Star finds himself on the unemployed list. Anthony finished the 2017-18 season with the Oklahoma City Thunder. However, Anthony struggled to find his role with the Thunder and would eventually..." December 19

  • Goran Dragic Undergoing Knee Surgery

    Hoops Rumors "Heat guard Goran Dragic is set to undergo a scope on his troublesome right knee, says Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald (Twitter links). According to Jackson, it was determined that Dragic would undergo the procedure after his knee failed to respond to rest and..." December 19

  • Dion Waiters returns to practice for Heat

    Hot Hot Hoops "It’s been a long time since Dion Waiters played for the Miami Heat, let alone practice. In fact, Waiters has yet to play a game with Dwyane Wade on his team. But that’s all about to change, because Tuesday marked the return of Waiters to Miami Heat..." December 19

  • Derrick Jones Jr. is flying high for the Heat. This is the reason why he is doing well

    Miami Herald "The player nicknamed “Airplane Mode” is beginning to spread his wings with the Heat. The Heat on Sunday concluded a 4-2 road trip with a victory over New Orleans, and Derrick Jones Jr., whose high-elevation dunks earned him his sobriquet — was a big reason for the..." December 18

  • Heat, Pat Riley Have No Interest In Long Rebuild

    Real GM Basketball "Even with a losing record and a top-10 payroll in the NBA, the Miami Heat lead by Erik Spoelstra and 73-year-old team president Pat Riley refuse to tank their season or undergo a rebuilding process.  On the topic of whether the Heat should tank their season for a high draft pick,..." December 17

  • Report: NBA to allow fans to vote for All-Stars on Google

    247 Sports "The NBA is switching up the way it handles All-Star voting for the 2019 iteration of the annual exhibition.  For fans, voting for the 2019 All-Star game in Charlotte will begin at 11 a.m. EST on Christmas Day (December 25, 2018) and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Martin Luther King..." December 17

  • Justise Winslow Is Finding His Rhythm As A Primary Ball-Handler For Miami

    Dime Magazine "Earlier this year, when rumors abounded that the Houston Rockets were willing to part with four first-round picks to acquire Jimmy Butler, there was a discussion on Twitter about if any player in the league was actually worth that price. The funniest answer to that question was..." December 17

  • No, the Heat are not going to tank, you can stop asking

    SI "Erik Spoelstra understands the question. He’s heard it before. The Heat are 11-16. They have one of the NBA’s top-10 payrolls—a whopping $130 million, all in. They lack a true superstar. The draft pick situation isn’t great. What exactly is Miami..." December 15

  • The NBA Arenas That Did The Best And Worst On Recent Health Inspections

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, ESPN released an exhaustive look at the health inspection scores for every major sporting venue in the United States, with a detailed breakdown of the number of restaurants and vendors within each venue that had high-level violations. Stadium concessions are an..." December 13

  • Lakers Eyeing Wayne Ellington, Terrence Ross

    Hoops Rumors "Trevor Ariza isn’t the only veteran trade candidate the Lakers have looked into acquiring, according to Sean Deveney of The Sporting News. As Deveney details, the Lakers have also been eyeing players like Wayne Ellington and Terrence Ross as..." December 13

  • Bam Adebayo not looking forward to wearing Heat ‘cheerleader’ jersey

    Larry Brown Sports "The Miami Heat on Wednesday unveiled a special edition uniform they plan to wear in a few home games this month, and it is one that will surely grab attention. The uniform, called “Sunset Vice”, is pink — or “laser fuchsia” — as they call it. The..." December 12

  • As teammates or opponents, Wade always brought out the best in LeBron

    The Score "It took more than 47 minutes of basketball on Monday night to get the mano-a-mano duel that everyone at Staples Center so desperately wanted - and when the moment came, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James didn't disappoint. It began with the Los Angeles Lakers up 106-105 on the Miami..." December 11

  • LeBron James admits he ‘needed’ Dwyane Wade to get to a championship level

    Clutch Points "Back in 2010, LeBron James shocked the world by joining forces with two other proven star players in Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The star trio for the Miami Heat was thought to be enough to potentially dominate the NBA for the better part of a decade, but it only lasted four..." December 11

  • Justise Winslow showcases versatility at point guard

    Hot Hot Hoops "When the Miami Heat started this season without a true backup point guard, some fans and pundits fretted. And Goran Dragic has missed a lot of time with a knee injury — he missed eight games before returning to play in Miami’s Friday night win over the Phoenix Suns,..." December 10

  • Lamar Odom 100% Gunning For BIG3 Glory, Says Kobe Ain't

    TMZ "Lamar Odom says what you've heard is true ... he's coming for a BIG3 championship ... but if you think he's going to be doing it alongside his old Lakers teammate, Kobe Bryant, YOU'RE WRONG. We got Lamar out in Beverly Hills looking lean and healthy --..." December 10

  • Wade says final embrace with LeBron most meaningful of 'One Last Dance'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The first of their 30 matchups came on Nov. 12, 2003 at AmericanAirlines Arena, in an 88-83 Miami Heat decision over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Dwyane Wade scored 14 points in the victory, LeBron James 16 in the loss. The most recent of their matchups came March 27, also at..." December 10

  • Dwyane Wade reflects on playing with LeBron James before final matchup

    Sporting News "LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have been both teammates and rivals, which means their final matchup Monday as the Lakers face the Heat will be an emotional one.  The two will play against each other for one final time before Wade retires at the end of the..." December 09

  • LeBron James: Monday matchup vs. Dwyane Wade, Heat 'bitter' and 'sweet'

    ESPN "Monday will be the final two-step for two of the most successful teammates in NBA history, as Dwyane Wade's self-titled "Last Dance" season before retirement rolls through Los Angeles for a game against LeBron James and the Lakers. "It's bitter, and it's..." December 09

  • Heat without Whiteside, Ellington to open trip; Dragic appears poised for return

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Heat's flight for their six-game western swing took off light on vital cargo Thursday, with both Hassan Whiteside and Wayne Ellington remaining behind due to personal reasons. The team did not delineate the reason for Ellington's absence, but..." December 07

  • Erik Spoelstra says Hassan Whiteside leaving bench early was ‘unacceptable behavior’

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside caused quite a scene late in regulation during Tuesday’s loss at the hands of the Orlando Magic. Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said Wednesday that Whiteside leaving the bench early before the game ended was “unacceptable..." December 05

  • Hassan Whiteside goes to locker room early after getting benched

    Larry Brown Sports "Hassan Whiteside left the Miami Heat bench and headed to locker room prior to the end of Tuesday’s game against the Orlando Magic. Whiteside did not play at all during the fourth quarter of Miami’s 105-90 loss. With less than a minute remaining in regulation, Whiteside..." December 05

  • With Fred Hoiberg Fired, Which NBA Coach Is On The Hot Seat Next?

    Dime Magazine "It didn’t take the NBA long to start firing coaches this year. Fred Hoiberg is the latest victim after he was fired by the Bulls a mere 24 games into the season. That seems early, but he wasn’t even the first coach to be let go this year. That honor belongs to Tyronn Lue..." December 03

  • It looks like Heat will start important homestand without Goran Dragic, Tyler Johnson

    Miami Herald "It looks like the Miami Heat (7-12) will not get its starting point guard back for Tuesday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks. Goran Dragic is listed as out for the contest on Miami’s latest injury report released Monday at 5:30 p.m. Dragic has missed the past four games..." November 27

  • Wayne Ellington becomes Kelly Olynyk's 3-point whisperer

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Kelly Olynyk needed a friend, a 3-point friend, someone with, frankly, a bit less shame. So he turned to Wayne Ellington. "I was asking Wayne the other day, 'How do you just go out and shoot only threes?' " Olynyk said of the conversation between Miami Heat..." November 26

  • An aggressive Adebayo made an appearance during Heat’s 2-game trip. Is he here to stay?

    Miami Herald "Bam Adebayo has received one short, but direct message from his Heat teammates. “Be aggressive.” That’s exactly what the 21-year-old big man has done on the offensive end lately, and it’s resulted in his two best performances of the season. Adebayo..." November 26

  • Dwyane Wade wishes Jimmy Butler well after his former Bulls teammate's exit from the Timberwolves

    Chicago Tribune "Nobody had a closer relationship with Jimmy Butler than Dwyane Wade during Wade’s lone 2016-17 season with his hometown Bulls. Naturally, Wade had thoughts on Butler’s departure from the Timberwolves, who have gone 4-2 since trading him to the..." November 26