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MIAMI When Udonis Haslem was in high school, his team had a take-charge drill in which one player would barrel into another at full speed.
For some, it was grueling. For Haslem, it was entertainment.
You would just stand there in the lane and let a guy run you over, the Miami Heat forward remembers about those days at Miami High School. It was crazy. You just got to take it in the chest and a guy just knocks you down and runs you over . It was fun. It was nothing personal, but it was real competitive . I was about 260 (pounds), and guys bounced off me.
Halsem wouldnt mind if todays NBA game offered more similarities to those drills. If basketball were like bumper cars, that would be just fine with him.
Haslem is the Heat henchman. With his physical play, he considers himself a throwback to some two decades ago when the Bad Boys ruled Detroit and when Pat Riley assembled a rugged gang in New York.
Thats what I grew up watching, Haslem said of that era. I grew up admiring those ...
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Here we go again……..more LeBron vs. Jordan talk. The other day at a Windows store at a location unknown at the time I’m writing this. Former Miami Heat big man, Alonzo Mourning was speaking in front of what looked to be a small crowd of Window Store employees. Mourning told a story of a conversation that supposedly took place between him and Former Chicago Bulls great, Scottie...
What happened: The Game 1 blues almost got Miami again.
The Heat, who suffered an unexpected loss to Chicago in the opener of their previous series, nearly met the same fate Wednesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. But they came back from three points down in overtime to defeat Indiana 103-102 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Forward LeBron James made a driving...
LeBron James went untouched for the game winning layup as time expired during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
LeBron and the Heat were put into the position after refs probably incorrectly gave Pacers’ Paul George three free throws with a little under three seconds left in overtime. George calmly sank all three free throws, which set up James’ game winner. Game 2 is Friday.
Paul George not only battling the Miami Heat on the court, but off the court as well? George outdid Dwyane Wade’s capri-look from the semi-finals when he showed up to Game 1 for the Eastern Conference Finals in Miami decked out in this bright green outfit:
Around these parts, where the youngest of our four major professional sports teams is more than a half-century old, it is easy to forget that not every region is as steeped in pro sports history. If Celtics fans were asked for their favorite moments, for instance, they would have 17 championships, featuring 16 Hall of Famers (so far), to choose from.
The pickings are slimmer in Memphis...
First, we had Shane Battier kicking Roy Hibbert in the groin during a dunk attempt and now, we have video of Heat guard Norris Cole getting handsy with David West.
Watch as Cole tries to turn the corner in the 4th quarter of game one as delivers a very subtle groin punch:
Cole cops a feel on West [@CJZero]
The Miami Heat are so confident that they’ll romp through the Eastern Conference that Dwyane Wade felt he had enough time to spend a night off with a high school chick at her prom. In a move that has become extremely too commonplace, a Miami teenager, Nicole Muxo, created a video asking the Heat guard to prom and posted it to YouTube.
Wade revealed Friday on his Twitter account...
Late in the first quarter, as Miami Heat forward Shane Battier drove to the hoop, Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert stepped in to defend the shot. Unfortunately, as Battier went to shoot, he jumped and hit Roy Hibbert in a place a man never wants to be hit or as the announcer would say the “midsection”.
Hibbert falls to the ground and obviously takes a while to get back up.
For those of you who thought that the Indiana Pacers/Miami Heat Eastern Conference Finals series would be physical, you wee 100% correct.
During the first quarter of play, Miami’s Shane Battier attempted to throw down a slam dunk on Pacers center Roy Hibbert that didn’t convert.
Instead Shane’s knee went right into Roy’s groin region and as you’ll see from the video, it...
After a month of some of the most compelling playoff action basketball fans have seen in a while, the fight card for the Eastern Conference Finals is in. While the two clubs vying for the ticket to the big show have each proven themselves over the course of the postseason, the reigning champion Miami Heat are still wildly regarded as NBA betting favorites.
That’s not to say, however...
LeBron James ripped the hearts out of the Indiana Pacers in Game 1, hitting this game-winning buzzer-beater layup.