Found November 08, 2012 on
Fox Sports Florida:
MIAMI -- The Sporting News once named Shane Battier the smartest player in the NBA. Now, he's talking trash about his intellect.
After Battier's Miami Heat defeated the Brooklyn Nets 103-73 Wednesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena, the undersized power forward admitted foes at his position can overpower him. But then Battier laid down the gauntlet.
"Playing Jeopardy! I like my chances against any power forward in the league," Battier said. "Print that."
Battier then expanded his boast to a belief he could defeat any NBA player on the game show.
"Any Jeopardy! anything in the NBA, I'm taking me odds on," said the 6-foot-8, 220-pound Battier. "Physically, no. Take the other guy. Mentally, I like my odds."
So maybe that's an idea for David Stern during his waning days as NBA commissioner. How about a Jeopardy! battle during All-Star Weekend between players?
"It's my general knowledge," Battier said of the reas...
BEST OF MAXIM
MIAMI LeBron James had plenty of critics to drive him last season on the way to his first championship. With many of the skeptics having gone on vacation, the general belief is James will have to rely mostly on self motivation to win another.
Then again, maybe not. The Miami small forwards dander has been raised.
With there still being some concern over how the Heats small ball...
MIAMI The NHL still might be in a lockout. But theres one place theyre really talking hockey.
Its where there are palm trees.
Until a few days ago, Miami Heat forward Rashard Lewis never had heard of a hockey assist.
Not much hockey in Houston, he said of his hometown.
But then Miami coach Erik Spoelstra gave his team lectures on the hockey assist. Hes using it to describe...
I going to take a guess that most of you have never seen a pair of denim sneakers before and to be honest, I've never seen a pair either.Yesterday, Miami Heat star LeBron James tweeted some photos of his new LeBron James denim 10's and here they are:
At some point this year, the Miami Heat will wear their “Miami Floridians” uniforms. And LeBron will definitely have these on. Mean. [H/T Marqueesole via nicekicks]
Dwyane Wade met with the Nets in 2010 when he was a free agent.
Two of the best players in the NBA had embarrassing bloopers last night.
Although the Miami Heat crushed the Brooklyn Nets and LeBron James had a monster game; I am sure his teammates got on him for his missed dunk attempt.
The Lakers are 1-4 but more embarrassing last night was Dwight Howard’s free throw. He air balled it. How do you shoot an air ball when you are a pro and have...
While the Miami Heat are known for their offensive prowess, they're proving mighty stingy on the defensive end, too.
The Atlanta Hawks know all too well how hard it can be to generate offense against the defending NBA champions.
Seeking a fourth consecutive win overall, the Heat try for a sixth straight road victory over the Hawks on Friday night.
The Heat (4-1) are coming...
MIAMI -- The Brooklyn Nets have the second-biggest payroll in the NBA, but the team that was on the money Wednesday night was the Miami Heat. Miami, playing its most complete game of the season, defeated the Nets, 103-73, to raise its record to 4-1. It's also the first time in franchise history that the Heat has started a season 4-0 at home. The Heat have now beaten the Nets...
The Miami Heat have good reason to believe they'll keep their momentum going into an upcoming two-week road swing.
They have yet to lose a home game and their final one before that trip comes Wednesday night against a Brooklyn Nets team they've beaten 10 straight times.
Two days after needing Ray Allen's late 4-point play for a narrow win over Denver, Miami's victory...
The Brooklyn Nets (1-1) will make a trip to Florida to face the Miami Heat (3-1) for an Eastern Conference showdown. However, it will be a tall task for the Nets to leave South Beach with a win as Miami is undefeated at home early in the season. Not to mention the Nets have lost six in a row in Miami.
Miami is coming off a 124-99 win over Phoenix while Brooklyn is coming off...