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Mickell Gladness and Terrel Harris thought they were competing against each other for the last spot on the Miami Heat roster.
Instead, the former NBA Development League teammates both played their way onto the club.
The Heat announced Saturday that they waived veteran guard Eddie House, meaning a pair of rookies in Gladness and Harris were on the 15-man roster to open the season and therefore earned seats on the plane to Dallas. Miami opens the season against the Mavericks on Sunday in a rematch of last season's NBA finals.
''I had my bags packed,'' Gladness said. ''One bag is in the room, just ready to go back to North Dakota. The second bag was packed to get on the plane. So eeny, meeny, miney, moe, pick which one.''
The 33-year-old House was told of the decision Friday night by Heat coach Erik Spoelstra and team president Pat Riley. House had left knee surgery last month and is not yet ready to play, one of the many factors Spoelstra said w...
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It's not surprising to me that NBA players have found their ways into some rather interesting books but I didn't know that a psychology textbook was one until now.The good folks over at Deadspin came across this picture of Erick Dampier in a section of a psychology textbook (aptly named "Psychology") talking about sunk-cost fallacy:(Courtesy of Deadspin)
Think back to the Finals failures that stand out most.
LeBron James and the Miami Heat couldn't keep the Dallas Mavericks from winning the most recent NBA championship. They did a nice job, however, of getting the Mavs' title defense off to an ugly start.
James had 37 points, 10 rebounds and six assists as the Heat beat the Mavericks 105-94 Sunday in a game that was hardly ever as close as the final score might suggest.
LeBron James scored 37 points and Dwyane Wade had 26 as the Heat put on a devastating show of dunks and defense, routing the defending champion Mavericks.
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LeBron James finishes at the rim in the Heat's 105-94 win over Dallas.
The Miami Heat left no doubt that they intend to bring a championship trophy to South Beach this season, dominating the Dallas Mavericks in a rematch from last year’s NBA Finals from start to finish with a convincing 105-94 victory at the American Airlines Center.
Christmas was made a little brighter for more than 100 neglected and abused local youths, thanks to Chris Bosh.
Well, it wasn't exactly divine. Twenty-nine NBA teams were supposed to bow at the feet of Miami's LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
DALLAS (AP) -- LeBron James had 37 points, 10 rebounds and six assists as the Miami Heat got a measure of payback for the NBA finals by opening this season with a 105-94 victory over the Dallas Mavericks that wasn't as close as the score suggests.
Maybe the pregame banner-raising ceremony left the Mavs emotionally drained or -- more likely -- the overhaul of their roster is...
Playing professional basketball for 13 years earned Antoine Walker a reported $110 million, but the former NBA star has bills piling up.
The Chicago native appeared in Cook County court Thursday morning for allegedly not paying his youngest daughter's child support and tuition, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Walker filed for bankruptcy in May 2010, and because of that,...
The Miami HEAT beat the Dallas Mavericks, 105-94, on the NBA's opening day, but that was after the typical, and expected, late surge once most starters had been removed from the game. Through three quarters, the score was 97-65, with the HEAT using fewer than 80 possessions to get there. Those numbers are indicative enough of what happened on Christmas Day.
Defensive intensity and rebounding were key components of the Heat’s dominating victory.