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The Sport Mentalist 2:
The Miami Heat have claimed the number one spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs by amassing an insurmountable lead going into the final stretch of the regular season. The Heat have played well this season but would they still be in the same position had it not been for a couple of key injuries suffered by some of their conference foes?The Chicago Bulls led by Derrick Rose have held the Eastern Conference’s best record for the past two seasons but Rose hasn’t played a single game this season. Without Rose, the Bulls are currently sitting in fifth place in the conference standings. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE »
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LeBron James had special guests when the Miami Heat hosted the Philadelphia Sixers Saturday night at American Airlines Arena, 2012 Sportskids of the Year, Conner and Cayden Long.
LeBron James met Conner and Cayden Long, also referred to as the Team Long Brothers, when Sports Illustrated honored him with the 2012 Sportsman of the Year award in New York City back in December. The...
It might be tough for LeBron James to get a season sweep since he will rest for some games down the stretch. But, for now, he's been perfect.
The Miami Heat star on Friday won his fifth NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month Award in five months. He became the first player in NBA history to receive the honor for five straight months during a single season.
In winning the...
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose doesn't know when he'll return to the court but is keeping his options "open" and said he will do so "whenever I’m ready to play."
Game time: 7:30 p.m.
TV: Sun Sports (pregame at 7 p.m.)
The Miami Heat have two wins in their three games without LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, with big thanks to one of the team's reserves.
With the status of both James and Wade unclear for Saturday's home game against Philadelphia, the Heat may again need big contributions from Mike Miller to get a 15th straight regular...
Amid the could she / couldn’t she talk revolving around whether Brittney Griner could make the NBA, Heat forward, Shane Battier predicts that we will see a female basketball player make the NBA in our lifetime.
According to ESPN:
“There’s no doubt that in our lifetime, there will be a woman NBA player,” Battier told ESPN.com after Thursday’s Heat practice at AmericanAirlines...
The Basketball of Fame will add The Glove.
Gary Payton, who played for the Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, has been elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame, according to Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com.
Payton is considered one of the best point guards in NBA history. He was a nine-time All-Star and an NBA champion and averaged...
Shane Battier predicts that the NBA is not far away from having its first female player.
A few of our favorite Jock “significant others” were spotted in Puerto Rico over the weekend for the wedding of Amber Ridinger, daughter of JR and Loren Ridinger, to Duane McLaughlin. Loren is responsible for internet retailing giants marketamerica.com and Shop.com, the brand behind Lala’s Motive cosmetics and is also BFF’s with Lala, Kim Kardashian and Adrienne Bosh.
Only Important Injuries:
-Danillo Gallinari out (stock up for Wilson Chandler, Corey Brewer, Kenneth Faried)
-Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade out (stock up for LeBron James, Udonis Haslem, Norris Cole)
-Chandler Parsons out (stock up for Francisco Garcia, Greg Smith, Jeremy Lin, James Harden)
-Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili out (stock up for Danny Green, Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard, Gary...
The Bulls have just six regular-season games remaining before the playoffs.
So if you watched any basketball on TNT last night, you probably saw Danilo Gallinari‘s injury where his knee buckled in a non-contact situation and it doesn’t look good. Don’t want to speculate too much as he hasn’t gotten an MRI yet, but I think he’ll be out when next year starts. Of course it could be just a strain and he got lucky, but I think he’s cuttable. Sucks...
Other than the Knicks and Pacers, most believe that no other team in the East even has a chance to take down the Heat in the playoffs, unless Derrick Rose comes back and somehow propels the Bulls past them, but there is another team that can take on the Heat in seven game series, the Brooklyn Nets. Why the Nets? Three reasons, Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and the Reggie Evans factor...