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We all know that ESPN/ABC got monster ratings as the Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs in a very entertaining seven game NBA Finals. Well NBA TV and NBA digital also benefitted from the Heat- Spurs success. According to data released by the league the NBA Finals wasa big success on the cross platform front:NBA Digital, jointly managed by the NBA and Turner Sports, generated all-time cross-platform consumption records during the 2013 NBA Finals – won by the Miami Heat over the San Antonio Spurs in seven games – including its largest audience ever for pre- and post-game coverage on NBA TV and record-setting traffic and video streams across NBA.com and NBA Mobile.NBA TV’s NBA GameTime pre- and post-game coverage during The Finals was up 28% among total viewers compared with last year. This year’s average of 186,000 total viewers for pre- and post-game coverage was a new record for the network.NBA.com garnered more than 646 million page views during this year’s Finals, up 57% vs. l...
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The Disney Channel’s ‘Jessie’ is in re-runs right now, so Chris Bosh was able to find a few minutes to sit down with Conan O’Brien and discuss the important events of his life, such as bridge-ducking, champagne hoarding, photobombing technique and Tim Duncan posters. Also, uh, winning another NBA Championship.Bosh seems like an awesome guy in situations like this, and hey...
Chris Bosh went from the hot seat of the NBA Finals to the comfortable chair next to Conan O'Brien on Wednesday night.
O'Brien, an avid sports fan, remarked to the Miami Heat center that "Game 6 was one of the most amazing endings that I've seen to a game."
Bosh, without skipping a beat, quipped, "Me, too."
Miami trailed San Antonio 3-2 in the best...
The Miami Heat have decided to exercise their team option to keep starting point guard Mario Chalmers for the 2013-14 season.
Heat President Pat Riley made the announcement on Wednesday. Chalmers is due to make $4 million this coming season, which will be his sixth with the Heat.
Chalmers has started 273 of his 366 games with the Heat, including all 187 of his appearances in the...
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Manu Ginobili is aging and did not play well in the NBA Finals, but the Argentine says he does not have plans to retire.
LeBron James has made a conscious effort to limit distractions during the playoffs over the past two seasons, and the results have spoken for themselves. During the Miami Heat’s championship runs in 2012 and 2013, LeBron turned his cell phone over to his agent and stopped listening to what Twitter followers and sports analysts had [...]
Last night, Miami Heat Chris Bosh made a guest appearance on “Conan” to tell tales of the Miami Heat’s second straight NBA title.
During the interview, Conan brought up Chris Bosh’s ability to videobomb during post game interviews of teammates and clearly, Chris was ready with a great answer:
With the 58th pick in the NBA Draft, the San Antonio Spurs select Deshaun Thomas, a 6'7" forward from Ohio State. This guy can put the ball in the hole. But enough of that analysis. This is the guy that refused to give the Spurs his phone number at the NBA Draft Combine.
“I can’t go around giving it out to everyone,” Thomas said Thursday with a laugh. “Now...
Greg Oden recently had a two-day visit with the Miami Heat.
Pat Riley confirmed the visit and restated his interest in signing Oden.
“We will explore that and see where it goes because of the possibilities,’’ Riley said of Oden, who has been plagued by knee problems since being the NBA’s No. 1 draft pick in 2007. “You go back to look at (Zydrunas) Ilgauskas. He had nothing...
MIAMI (AP) Even if nothing else winds up happening in his career, the player who gets selected with the 30th and final first-round pick in Thursday night's NBA draft can say he was part of LeBron James' fabled decision.
Technically, that's the case.
It's a stretch to think the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat will get much better during Thursday's draft...
LeBron James has this summer on his mind, and is already starting to plan for next season.
The summer of 2014, that can wait.
James said Tuesday that he is not thinking about the possibility of becoming a free agent in 12 months, though he did acknowledge that the prospects of competing with Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Erik Spoelstra and Pat Riley for several more championships with...
For the third consecutive night, LeBron James and the Miami Heat celebrated their NBA championship – this time at Liv nightclub. Meek Mill, T.I., Jamie Foxx and 2006 Heat champion, Alonzo Mourning, were all in the building to celebrate the Heat’s second consecutive championship.
2006 NBA champ, Alonzo Mourning
LeBron & Jamie Foxx
LeBron attempts to grab...
For those of you who ever wondered what Miami Heat reserve Chris “Birdman” Anderson would look like in cartoon-form, a Swedish newspaper made your dreams come true.
Clearly, the Swedish version of Birdman might be flying to an area near you soon:
Chris Anderson in cartoon form [Reddit NBA]
Brittney Griner had 26 points, seven rebounds and five blocks and the Phoenix Mercury outlasted the San Antonio Silver Stars 83-77 on Tuesday night for their fifth win in six games.
Shameka Christon, Danielle Adams and Danielle Robinson each had 15 points for San Antonio, which has lost five of six.
DeWanna Bonner had 14 points and Candice Dupree had 12 rebounds for Phoenix. Diana...