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Pat Riley wants to keep the nucleus of the Miami Heat together despite looming luxury taxes coming next season.
"I want to try to keep this team intact as long as we can, because we have a championship basketball team here," Riley said. "I would hate to break any part of it up, that is productive and leads to winning."
Riley said the Heat have no immediate plan to use their one-time amnesty provision on Mike Miller or Joel Anthony.
"Right now, we're not using amnesty, no," he said, but qualified it by adding, "as of today."
Riley said the Heat tried to land a perimeter player by offering their $3.2 million taxpayer mid-level exception during free agency.
"We weren't successful and we're going to save it, and we will use it if we have to use it, if the right player pops up," Riley said. "I'm not sure that who's available out there are people that we would offer it to now."
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Greg Oden and his agent, Mike Conley, plan to soon resume contract talks with the Miami Heat.
Conley believes the Heat are intrigued by the possibility of adding Oden.
"Obviously, they've got a need there," Conley said of a center. "It's a situation where they probably can't go out and get a top player (with the money they have), but they can take chance...
It’s 30,000 sq. ft., has six bedrooms, 11 bathrooms has a two-story master closet and has an estimated value of $9,200,000 because it’s located in Akron, Ohio.
LeBron James calls it home.
It’s where he summers.
Yesterday, King tweeted out …
For those of you wondering what LeBron James is up to on this glorious Friday, it appears that his Instagram account has given you a short look at what he’s up to.
The below 15-second Instagram clip shows LeBron chilling at his Akron mansion while taking shots of hot tub (possible time machine?) and listening to some chill tunes:
Yep, LeBron James seems to be enjoying his Friday….
Summer League may not fit everyone’s NBA palate, but it does give basketball enthusiasts, like myself, a better view of young basketball players that we may have not observed as much in their earlier basketball ventures. This video of Miami Heat’s Eric Griffin coming out of nowhere with a blaze of glory to put Detroit [...]The post Miami Heat’s Eric Griffin dunks all over...
That was too easy T…
This was one a quick legal battle between Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade and his ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, which has ended with the dismissal of a lawsuit. The lawsuit was dismissed by Funches-Wade’s request. Check out the Court Doc right here.-TO
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The Miami Heat have re-signed center Chris Andersen. They have until Wednesday to determine if they will use the amnesty clause to release a player.Then the next order of business appears to be going after free-agent center Greg Oden.Oden's agent, Mike Conley Sr., told FOX Sports Florida on Friday he plans soon to resume talks with Heat president Pat Riley after Riley has been...
Social media star LeBron James won his second championship this past season with the Miami Heat and made it tougher for his doubters to win internet arguments on message boards, social media sites, etc. With all the offseason activity elevating teams into the challenger discussion and summer league basketball getting attention, it’s a good time...Read the Rest...
As previously noted here on That NBA Lottery Pick, Miami Heat star LeBron James will be on the cover of 2K Sports NBA 2K14.
Back on Thursday, LeBron took to his Instagram account to ask his fans to help him find some songs that they could add to the soundtrack:
We will keep you updated if any fan suggestions will make it onto the soundtrack.
It’s a family trip T, not going to Ibiza…
Chris Bosh and his family arrive at Malaga Airport in Spain yesterday to kick off their summer vacation. This might be the first time Chris Bosh isn’t looking suspect.-TO
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Rajon Rondo was asked at his basketball camp in Kentucky Thursday if he’d ever consider joining the Heat. His answer was simple, “I will never play for the Miami Heat,” said the Celtics guard to the delight of the crowd.
Rajon Rondo tells campers “I will never play for the Miami #Heat” pic.twitter.com/pg4PKzGn00
— John Lewis (@JohnLewisTweets) July 11, 2013
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(via Getty Image)Further establishing himself among the ranks of other NBA players, both great and meaningless, who have turned to rapping as a second or third career, LeBron James posted two short clips of his new rap effort to Instagram video yesterday. And, like any amateur rapper before him, he just borrowed someone else’s beats and laid his own lyrics over it, before Tweeting...
For now, the prospects of paying a big luxury-tax bill next year
is not enough to dissuade the Miami Heat from its plan to keep the
its current championship core intact.