Found December 06, 2011 on
TEAMS: Miami Heat
The Miami HEAT's 2011-12 schedule is out and, as is true for every team this season, it's one of the more unique slates you'll ever come across in years of following NBA basketball. At 66 games, it's stuck smack dab in the middle of a typical 82-game season and the 50-contests of 1999, but with every team accounted for, this schedule feels much closer to a full season.

Heat's Miller confident he's staying in Miami

Mike Miller showed up Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena. And, no, it wasn't to say goodbye. In fact, the veteran swingman told reporters he's confident he won't be waived by the Miami Heat as part of an amnesty clause in the new collective bargaining agreement. "I've talked to both Pat and coach," said Miller, referring to Heat president Pat Riley and...

High School Basketball Star Asks Lebron James For College Advice

For Florida high school basketball star Chris Walker, he wanted to ask Lebron James a question on the worldwide Twitter.Walker asked the King in regards where he should go for college and the King eventually responded to his requests:“I’m a top 5 player in the country in class of 2013. Where should I go to college Mr. James?” Walker asked James on Twitter.“If LeBron hits...

Mike Miller hopes to stay with Heat

MIAMI -- Guard Mike Miller walked gingerly out of the Miami Heat locker room on Tuesday and spoke with the media for the first time since undergoing hernia surgery last week. Amid speculation that the 12-year veteran might be released by the team using a proposed amnesty provision, Miller said he spoke with Heat president Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra earlier this week about his...

Erick Dampier Is Literally A Textbook Example Of Irrational Behavior

In general, I don't give Erick Dampier much thought, and I'm guessing neither do you. He is far from an NBA superstar, and if he's at all memorable, it's only for having once been memorably overpaid. More »

LeBron Interview with Rachel Nichols Shows how Season One in Miami may have made him even better

The 2011 NBA Finals; a series full of headlines, a first for many, and an unaccomplished mission for some. Included in that ‘some’, is LeBron James, but his experience last year will make him better in the long run. Losing the Finals in six games to the supposed ‘underdog’ Dallas Mavericks, the Miami Heat finished a season filled with turmoil, negativity, and an amount of...

LeBron James says he's not the bad guy anymore

LeBron James says he's no longer the villain

Battier to Miami, And Other Impending Signings

Twitter / @SpearsNBAYahoo: Shane Battier expected to ... via kwout What? Shane Battier is signing with Miami? Who is your source, Yahoo sports?? Twitter / @ShaneBattier: Let's Go #Heat!!!!! ... via kwout Oh, alrighty then. So Shane Battier is going to the Miami Heat, giving them either a strong perimeter defender off the bench, or the ability to throw...

Heat Will Get Soft Early Schedule

The NBA released full schedules on Tuesday, and the Miami Heat will get a chance to feast on some of the league's bottom-dwellers in the first month of the season. As previously announced, Miami will open the season with a Christmas Day matchup against the team that defeated them in the NBA Finals last June, the Dallas Mavericks. But following a home opener against the Boston...

Tall hopes, short timeNot many favors granted in tough condensed schedule

What? No visit by the Miami Heat? Paul Kitagaki Jr. Sacramento Bee file, 2011 Emotions were high in Sacramento when Francisco Garcia and his teammates left the floor after the last game of the 2010-11 season against the Lakers.

ASK IRA: Is compacted NBA schedule a detriment to the game?

Q: Don’t you think the season is too compact? Players are going to get hurt. Besides, the regular season is meaningless. Ask LeBron. Why push the regular season and potentially hurt your product when the playoffs matter? — Stuart. A: Because the league didn’t want the playoffs to come off as counterfeit after a makeshift season like in 1999. I think this will be a legitimate...
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