Found April 03, 2012 on
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Centers are at such a dearth in talent right now in today’s NBA that the Miami Heat would be just fine in a series against the Orlando Magic or Los Angeles Lakers. The Heat have enough talent in enough places to succeed against an elite center. Last season’s Eastern Conference Finals proved that the regular season is only good for seeding, and that in critical junctures of game play Miami Heat SF LeBron James could be called upon to stop players like Chicago Bulls PG Derrick Rose or any other solid point guards the Heat will encounter in their playoff quest.
Most recently, the Miami Heat were torched consecutively by elite PG’s Russell Westbrook and Rajon Rondo of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Boston Celtics. Of course, both of those teams have excellent small forwards in Kevin Durant and Paul Pierce to match LeBron, but what if the Heat changed their lineup drastically.
Teams with elite players at any position have been defended by LeBron in the past. The Heat do not h...
BEST OF MAXIM
MIAMI This was perhaps the most gifted basketball player in the world playing at his God-given best on defense.
This was LeBron James, the oft-maligned and always-criticized Miami Heat forward, defending Kevin Durant, the Oklahoma City All-Star who is maybe the NBA's most talented scorer. And James took it personally.
"Anytime you get an opportunity to go against one...
There is not really much to say about this picture except for the fact that the person who created might have done the single greatest thing in NBA fan history:(Courtesy of Off The Bench)
MIAMI -- If Tom Brady goes awhile without a 300-yard passing game, it's a slump. If Tim Lincecum has a stretch without a 10-strikeout game, one wonders what's wrong.
It's the same with Miami forward LeBron James. When he had failed to reach 30 points for nine straight games, his longest such streak since early in his second season of 2004-05, it was a drought.
The big game tonight will most likely decide who will be this year's MVP. I hope everyone is as excited as I am to see the Kevin Durant v.s. LeBron James showdown!!
I'm taking Miami -2.5
MIAMI It's simple. Either the Miami Heat are the Heat 2.0 hardened, emboldened and made better by all that's transpired since LeBron James uttered those words about South Beach.
Or they're the same team that relentlessly showed signs all last season, to those willing to see, that their glorious trio came with a very real Achilles' heel the one that finally caught...
When Monday's film session and court work were completed on the Heat practice floor, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade huddled with coach Erik Spoelstra and assistant David Fizdale for a chat.
Everyone took a turn talking, everyone took a turn nodding.
''We'd be lying to ourselves,'' Wade said afterward, ''if we said we were playing our best basketball...
MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James had 34 points and 10 assists, Dwyane Wade scored 19 points and the Miami Heat avenged a loss at Oklahoma City last week, rallying to beat the Thunder 98-93 on Wednesday night for their 17th straight home victory.
Mario Chalmers scored 13 points, and Chris Bosh had 12 for Miami, which trailed by 11 in the first half before a comeback fueled in part by Russell...
Paul Pierce rivaled Lebron James with a stellar all-around performance against the Heat on Sunday. And the Celtics captain is being properly recognized for his outstanding play of late. On Monday, Pierce was named as the NBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Week. This is the second time that Pierce has won the award this season, also taking home the honors during the first...