Found November 28, 2011 on
by Marcel Mutoni / @marcel_mutoni
Once the new Collective Bargaining Agreement is ratified by both players and team owners, the NBA’s free agency sprint is going to be one wild ride. Under League rules, players are the only ones allowed to discuss the matter at the moment, and they haven’t held back.
Samuel Dalembert tells Fox Sports that he’d like to join a title contender this season, and for a number of basketball and person reasons, the Miami Heat would be his top choice:
The team desperately needs a center, and the 6-foot-11 Dalembert is a free agent. And the Heat is high on his list as the free agency signing period is expected to begin Dec. 9 following a five-month lockout. Joining the Heat “would be fantastic,” Dalembert said Sunday night from Haiti. Miami is where more than 50 of his relatives live and is about one hour south of his home in Boca Raton.
As for the volunteering part, Dalembert likely would require a big pay cut to join the Heat, which will be over the salary...
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Samuel Dalembert is quite a volunteer. The center already has spent about 1 million for relief following the January 2010 earthquake in his native Haiti and plans an initial donation of 2 million to 3 million for a sports academy he's building outside the capital of Port-au-Prince.
Soon, the Miami Heat might have a basketball volunteer in Dalembert. The team desperately needs...
The Miami Heat are 2-1 favorites to win the NBA title. And when you've got a team that good, it stands to reason that guys looking for new homes in the NBA will want to come knock on your door.
Still more than a week from the Dec. 9 post-lockout start of the NBA free-agency period, the Heat already have words of interest from Samuel Dalembert, expressions of interest from Shane...
Was LeBron James the best player during the lockout??? In short, nope. KD fully took care of that business. However LBJ was a beast in the various charity games he played in too. Witness his unpaid exploits.
The official schedules have yet to change. The Heat’s, in fact, still lists five games in mid-December that can’t happen, with the league’s reset calling for a Dec. 25 restart (Heat at Mavericks) upon the confirmation of a collective-bargaining agreement.
But details are leaking out, the most-recent courtesy of New York Times NBA writer Howard Beck.
Among details offered at...
The Miami Heat had just about the most to lose from the NBA lockout. Having one of the highest revenue teams in the NBA, Heat owner Mickey Arison avoids losing a sizable sum of money. More importantly to Heat fans, though, is the fact that Arison's trio of superstars will not be robbed a year of their prime due to the lockout.
As long as Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh...
It’s no secret that LeBron James had a crazy summer. With the NBA locked out, he participated in charity games all across the country, while still finding the time to shoot commercials and work out with his homies. Check out his offseason highlights above, courtesy of Hoop Mixtape.
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