Found June 29, 2012 on Fox Sports Florida:
MIAMI Yes, it really did happen. Justin Hamilton is now property of the Miami Heat. Im still kind of in shock, like its just slowly sinking in, Hamilton said Friday afternoon, a day after he was drafted by Philadelphia with the No. 45 pick in the second round and shipped to the NBA champion Heat. I think this morning when I woke up, I wasnt really sure the draft really happened. And then it was a great feeling. And I think its starting to settle in. But theres no guarantee Hamilton, a big man from Louisiana State, will be on Miamis roster next season. Heat president Pat Riley said after Thursdays draft he could end up playing overseas. Hamilton doesnt doubt that could end up happening. Because his mother is from the country, he did recently apply for Croatian citizenship in case the NBA didnt immediately work out. For now, though, Hamilton wants to show his stuff for the Heat in next months summer league in Las Vegas. The Heats just indicated they just drafted me and they like...

Riley eager to see how champion Heat can improve

Pat Riley's approach to free agency has changed considerably since 2010, simply because the Miami Heat have nowhere near the same amount of money left to spend as they did during the coup that brought LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh together. Still, the sales pitch from the Heat president will remain the same. ''There's a lot of room out there this year...

Dwyane Wade admits it was hard handing the team to LeBron James

LeBron James couldn’t have asked for a better scenario to win his first NBA title. Not only was he finally able to silence the critics who said he is incapable of winning big games, but he also put the Heat on his back and carried them most of the way. LeBron capped off an MVP regular season with an incredible postseason where he averaged more than 30 points and nearly 10 rebounds...

Changing My View On Lebron James

Well, as we all know, Lebron James and the Miami Heat finally won the NBA title. This was supposed to be their 2nd in what was supposed to “7″ titles. However, it was their first. What changes with this championship other than me no longer being able to wear my “RINGLESS” shirt to mock Lebron? Well, for starters, my view on Lebron is changing. For the past 2 years, I have...

Miami Heat Preseason Favorites to Win the 2013 NBA Championship

The Miami Heat just completed its victory parade on Monday as the 2011-12 NBA champions, with the proverbial championship monkey finally off LeBron James’ back. So while there were a few days of celebrations in South Beach, Heat officials no doubt already are preparing for next season, starting with this Thursday’s NBA draft. The Heat were the preseason NBA title favorites in...

Fan at NBA Draft does "eating out" gesture during Miami Heat pick (Video)

For those of you with a keen eye during the Miami Heat first round draft pick, you might have already seen this fan doing an oral joke behind ESPN's Rece Davis.The rest of you who missed it, keep an eye on the corner of the screen at the :38 second mark:

Moving Target – The Absurd Need To Find A New Sports Villain

It’s been over a week since the Miami Heat won the NBA title, yet it’s hard to be sure if the vitriol towards the franchise or LeBron James has abated or not. If you caught the post-championship appearance on “Late Night” where the three-time MVP was given a standing ovation from the crowd, you’d probably [...]

Chris Bosh Had Taco Bell, Was Really Tired After Heat Won Championship (Video)

The lasting image from the Miami Heat winning the 2012 NBA championship may be the unfettered exuberance of LeBron James. James spent the whole night smiling, cradling the Larry O'Brien trophy and partying around South Beach. But apparently his teammate, old man Chris Bosh, was counting down the minutes until he could get home. Bosh kept using the word "tired" when...

Report: Dwyane Wade could miss the Olympics due to Knee Surgery

Dwyane Wade will have surgery knee surgery according to Chris Tomasson on July 9th. He is likely to miss at least a big chunk of the Olympics as a result, if not the entire 2012 games. According to Tommasson, Jerry Colangelo was told by Wade that he is looking at a 4-6 week recovery time after the surgery. Below is the report from Tommasson via Twitter: Wade didn't look healthy...

Wade to have knee surgery, skip Olympics

While LeBron James and Chris Bosh take on the rest of the world in London as part of Team USA, Dwyane Wade will be recovering from left knee surgery. Wade's chronic left knee issues will require a procedure in the coming weeks that eliminated the Heat star from Olympic participation. The U.S. roster won't have Bulls' point guard Derrick Rose or Orlando Magic center...

Dwyane Wade to miss the Olympics due to knee surgery

Dwyane Wade’s tenure as an Olympian has ended. The newly crowned NBA champ will not be with USA basketball this summer in London. Wade was battling a knee injury for the bulk of the playoffs and has informed USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo and coach Mike Krzyzewski that he’ll be having knee surgery in early July. [...]
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