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Fox Sports Florida:
The Miami Heat made it official Tuesday, announcing the signing of center Greg Oden.
While the team did not disclose terms of the deal, he reportedly will make the minimum in his classification of 1.027 million next season. If he invokes his player option in 2014-15, he will earn 1.145 million.
"After many months of discussion, evaluations and speaking with Greg, we felt it was a perfect time for him to make his comeback and re-enter the NBA with the Miami Heat," said Heat president Pat Riley in a press release.
"It's a great challenge for him. We know all about his past injuries, but we feel that there is a huge upside and the possibility of him helping us, that's why we took the risk. We will continue his program and then we will tackle basketball issues after that."
Oden, 25, hasn't played in an NBA game since December 2009 due to knee injuries. He has only played in 82 games since being taken No. 1 in 2007, one spot ahead of Kevin Durant. Oden was waived by the Trail Blazers in March 2012, near the end of his fifth year, and sat out all of last season while rehabilitating.
"I'm very confident that he's going to have a successful NBA career," Oden's agent Mike Conley previously told FOX Sports Florida. "He's very determined. He's been looking good in workouts. I know the Heat were impressed."
Conley said Oden could be ready for the Oct. 29 regular-season opener. However, he said it would be up to the Heat whether he plays then.
"I am very excited and happy to be here," said Oden, who has career averages of 9.4 points and 7.3 rebounds, via press release. "I'm thankful to the Miami Heat organization for bringing me in and Im ready to get to work."
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LeBron James, technically speaking, is a normal American citizen just like the rest of us. Because of that, he has civic duties just like the rest of us. That includes jury duty, apparently.
James posted to Twitter and Instagram on Thursday morning that he has jury duty. That’s all the information there is as of now, but you have to figure that the two-time world champion and one...
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15-year NBA career veteran Alonzo Mourning may be retired as a player, but the former Miami Heat star is fighting to help those keep their dialysis benefits.
Zo, who had a kidney transplant before coming back...
The Miami Heat are unlikely to add another big man to their roster.
The Heat have Chris Bosh, Chris Andersen, Udonis Haslam, Greg Oden and Joel Anthony as their bigs.
The Heat also are unlikely to retain Jarvis Varnado.
LeBron James was selected for jury duty for the first time in his life, and he took to Instagram of course, to show the world just how excited he was.
I don’t necessarily think “King James,” will spend one minute in trial, but at least he was selected.
Jury duty time. Time to serve my civic duty http://t.co/7OgkVM74Er
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 8, 2013
Don't look for James Ennis to be playing for the Miami Heat next season.
Those close to the situation believe the second-round pick likely will head overseas. And his agent said Monday he's making calls with that in mind.
"There's a good chance he'll play overseas (next season)" Scott Nichols said by phone to FOX Sports Florida.
Sports figures, and especially the Miami Heat, have shown their support for Trayvon Martin and his family since the teen was killed last February. Dwyane Wade is continuing that effort.
Wade posed with his sons for the cover of Ebony magazine’s September issue, with all three Wades wearing hooded sweatshirts. The hoodies are a nod to what Martin was wearing the night he was killed...
LeBron James is a two-time NBA champion with other accolades on his extensive and relatively young resumé. Ever since high school, he was the next big thing to happen in [...]
Both Glenn Rice and Tim Hardaway dawned the jersey of the Miami Heat. Both had successful NBA careers. Both begot sons drafted in the 2013 NBA Draft. So it was no surprise when a photo surfaced of sons Glen Rice Jr and Tim Hardaway Jr playing NBA 2K13 using their father’s former teams. Though it is hard to tell, we assume that Rice Jr is using the Miami Heat, the team which his...
The Miami Heat’s original big man of note Alonzo Mourning is currently a team executive.
The VP of Player Programs dominated the front court in epic fashion during his prime of 1995-2002.
He knows exactly what it will take to get fresh face Greg Oden where he needs to be and what that could mean for the Heat long term.
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Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade and his two sons, Zaire and Zion, are featured on one of four covers for the September 2013 issue of Ebony magazine. The issue is in response to the not-guilty verdict of George Zimmerman in the murder trial of Florida teen, Trayvon Martin. The issue will explore Florida’s “Stand your Ground” law and concerns around racial bias, by seeking to find...
Dwyane, Zaire and Zion Wade pay tribute to Trayvon Martin om cover of Ebony Magazine
Its been several weeks since the Zimmerman verdict, a “not guilty” verdict that divided a lot of people, but awakened many more.
The September issue of EBONY Magazine features four different covers, including the NBA’s Dwyane Wade and his sons, Zaire and Zion. The caption reads...
When the news of the murder of Trayvon Martin first garnered nationwide attention, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat were among the first celebrities to pay their respects.
The issue’s cover features Wade and sons and is one of four covers currently on newsstands. On the cover, it features the simple but poignant representation of 3 black males (Wade and sons) donned in hoodies, with...
The Miami Heat are going to the Super Bowl. Well, at least Super Bowl weekend.
Among the favorite moments for Heat players on their way to a second straight NBA championship last season was staying in Toronto for a few unplanned hours after a game against the Raptors so the team could throw itself a Super Bowl watch party. The Heat won that day to start what became a 27-game winning...
LeBron: "Time to serve my civic duty"
The Miami Heat will open their title defense against the Chicago
Bulls on Oct. 29 in the expected return of Derrick Rose, with an
all-Los Angeles matchup later that night in the Lakers' first game
without Dwight Howard and the Clippers' first with Doc Rivers.