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Miami Heat begin practices for Summer League and Justise Winslow's hair looks amazing

Seriously, I dig Winslow's new look. Okay, so first of all, it's great to have basketball back. I know it feels like the season JUST ended, but teams (including the Heat) are already gearing up for Summer League. To that end, the Heat held their first practice of the off season today aaaaaand, man check out Justise Winslow's hair!! Summer League practices have begun! :...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
2 hours ago

Dwyane Wade talks free agency, whether Chris Bosh will play again

MIAMI (AP) -- Dwyane Wade still has every hope of finishing his NBA career in the same manner that it began, wearing a Miami Heat uniform.That's the good news for Heat fans.Now comes the tough part -- Wade and the team figuring out how to make that a reality. It took a $20 million contract this past season to keep the relationship going for a 13th year; it won't come cheap this time...
Via Associated Press
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch Miami Heat's LeBron play against Cleveland Cavs' LeBron

The ultimate "what if?": which version of LeBron James would win?
Via Hot Hot Hoops
6 hours ago

Report: Kevin Durant scheduled to meet with Heat on July 3

Pat Riley will get in the room. Probably. According to ESPN, Kevin Durant has scheduled a meeting in the Hamptons with the Miami Heat on July 3rd. That is after he meets with the Oklahoma City Thunder -- with which he is allowed to speak prior to July 1st -- and the Golden State Warriors. Durant is also reportedly planning to meet with the Spurs, Clippers and Celtics, with the Knicks...
Via Heat Check
6 hours ago

Report: Miami Heat, Erik Spoelstra nearing contract agreement

Erik Spoelstra and the Miami Heat are closing in on a contract extension. The Miami Heat don’t want to let Erik Spoelstra, one of the NBA’s best and longest-tenured coaches, get away. According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the two sides are nearing a multi-year contract to keep Spoelstra in Miami beyond 2017. Owner Micky Arison […] Report: Miami Heat, Erik Spoelstra...
Via All U Can Heat
12 hours ago

Miami Heat Rumors: Dwyane Wade to Listen to Offers from Other Teams

Miami Heat fans might be getting a sense of déjà vu. That’s because ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst reported this evening that contract negotiations between Dwyane Wade and the Heat have slowed because the two parties are unable to reach a common ground for his upcoming free agency. The report states that league sources have told ESPN.com that Wade’s representatives have made...
Via Heat Nation
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Heat reportedly finalizing contract extension with coach Erik Spoelstra

Spoelstra expected to re-sign for several more seasons. The Miami Heat are reportedly on the verge of completing a multiyear contract extension with coach Erik Spoelstra, according to The Verge. Spoelstra has just completed his eight season as the head coach of the Heat after spending several years with the franchise, first in the video room and later as an assistant coach to Pat...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
23 hours ago

Miami Heat News: Juwan Howard to Coach Heat’s Summer League Team

According to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel, Miami Heat assistant coach Juwan Howard will take the reigns this July as the head coach of the Heat’s summer league squad. Howard has been an assistant with the Heat since he retired from his playing career in 2013. Now he has a chance to prove himself as a leader on the sidelines. The Heat will commence summer-league play against...
Via Heat Nation
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Rumors: Heat Interested in Adding Guard Jamal Crawford

Jamal Crawford is hitting the free-agent market on Friday, and the Miami Heat could be one of the teams interested in signing him. According to Dan Woike of The Orange County Register, Crawford is expected to receive interest from many teams including the New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks, Orlando Magic, Brooklyn Nets, and Heat. Crawford won his third Sixth Man of...
Via Heat Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside hoping to make quick decision in free agency

MIAMI (AP) -- Hassan Whiteside cannot wait to become a free agent.He also cannot wait for the process to end.The Miami Heat center -- for now, anyway -- becomes a free agent on Friday and if all goes according to his plan, that will also be the day that he decides where he'll be playing next season.The Heat have said retaining Whiteside is a huge priority, and it's believed that...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: Free Agent Wish List

The Miami Heat have a lot at stake in the upcoming free agency period. The franchise has the potential to either leap into championship contention or regress into mediocrity. While they had a decent season, locking up the third seed and ending up one win away from the Conference Finals, Miami will need free agency to work in their favor if they hope to improve next season. With...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside not ready to commit to Heat

Soon to be NBA free agent Hassan Whiteside appears to be warming to the idea of signing with a team not named the Miami Heat. Speaking with media on Sunday, the 27-year-old center wouldn’t commit to Miami and is keeping his options wide open. Asked if he'll stay in Miami if all things are equal. Long pause. "We'll see." — Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) June 26, 2016...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus draft pick survived meteor strike as kid, prompeted hockey career

On NHL Draft weekend, there are always many great stories that emerge as to how the prospects found themselves where they stand with the sweater of one of the 30 NHL teams on and a new hat on their head. Columbus Blue Jackets third round draft pick Vitaly Abramov might seem like an average Russian sniper taken in the later rounds due to the general reluctance in the NHL to take...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside primary offseason target of Lakers according to report

The Los Angeles Lakers are starting a new era without Kobe Bryant, and one of their preferred pieces in free agency is reportedly Hassan Whiteside, per Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. Story posting now with @ramonashelburne: @espn sources say the Lakers plan to aggressively pursue Miami's Hassan Whiteside in free agency — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 25, 2016 ...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Wade discusses appearing in ESPN The Mag’s Body Issue

Dwyane Wade will appear in the upcoming edition of ESPN The Magazine’s annual Body Issue, and the 34-year-old Miami Heat superstar addressed how posing in the buff helped him get out of his comfort zone. Calling himself “a fat boy at heart,” Wade discussed in an essay about his upcoming appearance what it was like stripping down for the photo shoot, something he couldn...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade unloads on critics of Heat's 2006 NBA title

For years, Dwyane Wade has listened to critics say the Miami Heat did not deserve to win an NBA championship in 2006. The popular argument is that Wade and the Heat got all the calls and the officials screwed the Dallas Mavericks. On the 10-year anniversary of winning the first of his three titles, Wade has heard enough. In a lengthy Instagram post, Wade unloaded on those who claim...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James finally divulges ‘secret motivation’ for NBA title

When the Cleveland Cavaliers reached the NBA Finals last year, LeBron James mentioned he had a secret motivation inspiring him to lead his hometown team to a title. The superstar steadfastly refused to divulge exactly what was behind his cryptic comment, but now that he has successfully made good on his promise to bring a championship to Ohio in spectacular fashion, James has...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Great Pat Riley story from 2006 NBA Finals revealed

Pat Riley is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in NBA history. This story certainly helps explain why. Riley won five championships as a head coach — his latest coming in 2006 as head coach of the Miami Heat. It was during that series that Riley’s Heat came back from down 2-0 against the Dallas Mavericks to win four straight and claim the title. ESPN’s True Hoop did...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Offseason Preview: Miami Heat

A year after missing the postseason (a rarity in franchise history), the Miami Heat rebounded to win their division and push the Raptors to a Game 7 in the second round of the playoffs. The Heat did this despite not having Chris Bosh for the majority of the second half of the season, as well as all of the postseason. Without Bosh, the Heat went small, played at a much faster pace...
Via RealGM - NBA
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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