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One of the first things Miami coach Erik Spoelstra did after the Heat won the NBA championship was start figuring out ways the team could successfully defend the title.
So he went to see Florida coach Billy Donovan - who won back-to-back NCAA titles - and talked for hours about what it takes to make it happen.
The lessons Spoelstra learned in that meeting, and others over this championship-savoring offseason, will start getting put to use this weekend.
The Heat open training camp on Saturday morning and their coach will be delivering a simple message to LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the rest of his club: There's 30 NBA teams that could, in theory, win a title this season, but only one that can win back-to-back.
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LeBron James is one of the strongest finishers at the rim and an overall great scorer. However, what really separates LeBron from every other run-of-the-mill scorer is his uncanny passing ability, especially for someone his size. This is where the Magic Johnson comparisons come in and whom I think LeBron is more like as a player opposed to Michael Jordan.
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Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade is hosting a Benefit Dinner and Fashion Show to help raise money for a worthy cause – Wade’s World Foundation – is to benefit local South Florida charities. The festivities include a cocktail reception, fashion show, and many one-of-a-kind silent and live auction items. 1st or 2nd Row for the fashion show & concert will...
This is really more about Lebron than Bosh or even Wade for that matter. Wade place in NBA history is sort of settled and Bosh will be remember as the Horace Grant of the Heat. The player with the most to gain and most to lose over the next couple of years is Lebron. He [...]
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Miami Heat star shooting guard Dwyane Wade may miss some time at the start of training camp and some of the team’s pre-season games, according to ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst, as the veteran is still recovering from an injury he had operated on his left knee this off-season.
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For LeBron James, he’s had one hell of a year, winning an NBA championship, MVP award, Finals MVP and an Olympic gold medal. Only Michael Jordan, who many people consider “the GOAT,” has acheived that feat.
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I’m a low-key LeBron James homer, I just am. I will quietly put on a cape for him most days of the week, but this video is just wonderful. It’s over 9 minutes of how spectacular of a passer LeBron is, and only the coldest of cynics would wave it off. Training camps are [...]The post Video: LeBron James Sure Knows How to Pass appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
The Heat added three-point specialists Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis, but Erik Spoelstra said that their offensive strategy remains getting to the rim.
Hey… remember when “that guy” left town for a team we all f’ing hate? Remember how pissed you were? Now imagine KG’s reaction. Need help? Here’s what he said about it today.
Safe to say KG wasn’t thrilled with Ray’s decision. Remember, the Ray Allen trade is the one the preceded the Garnett trade, and it was the move that signaled to KG the Celtics were...
Before July 6, Kevin Garnett had a seemingly close relationship with Ray Allen. Both veterans went to the Celtics in 2007 with a common goal in mind — to join Paul Pierce in capturing their first NBA championship. After accomplishing that goal, it felt like nothing could drive a wedge between the brotherhood the Boston Three Party had established. That was until Allen decided to...
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Miami HEAT Champion, Dwyane Wade, hosted his first fashion fundraiser last evening in Miami to benefit his Wade’s World Foundation. As part of his ongoing commitment to giving back to the South Florida community, A Night on the RunWade included a benefit dinner, live performances and a fashion show featuring clothing from Dsquared2, Versace and The Webster...
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Davon Reed brought his versatile game to the LeBron James Skills Academy. Here's a highlight reel of the Miami commit at the event.