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Pat Riley: LeBron James’ departure from Miami ‘was personal’

Pat Riley still feels the sting of the moment that his greatest triumph as an executive, The Big Three, came crumbling apart.In a feature by ESPN’s Wright Thompson that ran on Tuesday, the Miami Heat president opened up about his anger at LeBron James’ departure from the team in the summer of 2014.“I was silent,” Riley said of learning about James’ decision to return to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sportswriting needs more articles like this one by Dion Waiters

Sports writing has a lot of boring stories with PR-packaged quotes about people who are uninteresting other than the fact that they play a sport well.Then there’s this gem, by Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters, entitled “The NBA Is Lucky I’m Home Doing Damn Articles.”It is as tremendous as you might imagine. It’s essentially about Waiters’ life and his personality. Some...
Via The Comeback
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: 5 Potential (Cheap) Willie Reed Replacements

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11 hours ago

Pat Riley opens up on the breakup of the Big Three

Pat Riley talks about a career of victories and eventual retirement, and the breakup of the Big Three that once lifted the Miami Heat to the top of the NBA. Four years and four finals runs. Then three years, and the Big Three is gone. The breakup of the LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh […] Pat Riley opens up on the breakup of the Big Three - All U Can Heat - All U Can Heat...
Via All U Can Heat
11 hours ago

Pat Riley wishes the Heat had maxed out Dwyane Wade instead of Chris Bosh

Via FOX Sports
12 hours ago

Despite a slow start, Josh Richardson showed out late in the season

The Miami Heat’s season didn’t end in a playoff berth, but they laid a strong foundation with their young core including the sharp-shooting, second-year guard Josh Richardson.  While the Miami Heat didn’t make the playoffs, viewing their last 41 games where they posted a 30-11 record as a disappoint would be a shortsighted mistake. The […] Despite a slow start, Josh Richardson...
Via All U Can Heat
17 hours ago

Miami Heat: Rodney McGruder's Quiet Year-One Excellence

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Hot Hot Hoops NBA Draft Profile: Justin Jackson

With the Miami Heat expected to select 14th in June’s NBA Draft, would reigning ACC Player of the Year Justin Jackson fit in South Beach? With the Miami Heat’s season finished, all eyes turn to what Pat Riley and co. will do during free agency and the NBA Draft. Erik Spoelstra put his coaching brilliance to display from January on, leading the Heat to a 30-11 record after starting...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
1 day ago

Should the Miami Heat pursue Paul George?

Many are wondering about Paul George’s future, and if the Indiana Pacers will be willing to trade him. If they are, the Miami Heat should be ready to make an offer. Paul George may have played his last game with the Indiana Pacers after being eliminated from the playoffs with Sunday’s loss to the Cleveland […] Should the Miami Heat pursue Paul George? - All U Can Heat - All...
Via All U Can Heat
1 day ago

Tyronn Lue drops hilarious quote about LeBron James’ first-round success

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue is now a perfect 5-0 for his career in postseason series, and he’s taking the opportunity to puff out his chest a bit.After the Cavs won Game 4 over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday to complete the first-round sweep, Lue had this funny quote about LeBron James’ historic success in Round 1, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN. Something tells me that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How NBA two-way contracts impact on the Miami Heat

NBA rosters expanding this season, in a modified way, to 17 players may help teams deal with injuries. A brief primer, via dleaguedigest, on the new NBA two-way contracts may clear up the confusion surrounding them. How do the new contracts affect the Miami Heat salary cap? “A player an NBA team wishes to designate with a two-way contract will receive $50,000 in training camp...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
3 days ago

Since Joining the Miami Heat, Dion Waiters Has Gotten Crazy Jacked

When Dion Waiters signed a two-year deal with the Miami Heat last summer, no one was sure how'd he pan out. Waiters had developed a reputation as a streaky shooter, and one whose shot selection was akin to receiving a 7-2 hand every deal in Texas Hold Em'—the worst. But in his first season in South Beach, Waiters blossomed. He posted career highs in field goal percentage (42...
Via Stack
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat Riley: Heat have spoken with Chris Bosh about resolving situation

Could the Miami Heat finally be heading towards an amicable solution to Chris Bosh’s status on the roster?Team president Pat Riley said Wednesday that the team has been in discussions with Bosh, who has not played in over a year due to concerns over blood clots, about finding a solution to his contract. The fact that the two sides are in contact is a step up, given that they weren’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat Riley disappointed in missing playoffs, vows to improve Heat roster

Riley gives his thoughts on Heat’s young core and impending free agents among other topics. Miami Heat president Pat Riley’s end of the season press conferences never disappoint and this year’s edition was chock-full of insight and observations about the present and the future of the team. Riley talked with reporters for more than 45 minutes Wednesday at the AmericanAirlines...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
6 days ago

Why Erik Spoelstra is the real Coach of the Year

At this time three seasons ago, the Miami Heat were gearing up for another deep playoff run, which eventually resulted in their fourth consecutive finals appearance. Despite their sustained success, head coach Erik Spoelstra was often overlooked on a team that featured perhaps the most star-studded lineup the association had ever seen.This season, Spoelstra is a prime candidate for...
Via The Sports Quotient
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Erik Spoelstra delivers heartfelt presser after Heat miss playoffs

Erik Spoelstra could not hide his extreme disappointment over the Miami Heat missing the playoffs during his post-game presser Wednesday night. That notion became plainly evident given how long it took the Heat head coach to actually start talking.A devastated Spoelstra took to the podium and needed nearly 30 seconds to compose himself before addressing just how close the Heat came...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Miami Heat clinch a playoff berth?

The Miami Heat (40-41. 3rd in Southeast Division) are hanging on for life to attain a playoff berth in the 2017 NBA playoffs with one game remaining in the season. The Heat are in a situation where a playoff berth is dependent on how the Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls play in their games tonight against the Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets respectively. If either the Pacers or Bulls...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs fall out of No. 1 seed after overtime loss to Heat

The Cleveland Cavaliers no longer control their own destiny for the No. 1 seed in the East.They were in the driver’s seat Monday against the Heat with a 14-point lead late in the third quarter. Even after Miami came back to force overtime, Cleveland had its chance in OT down 124-121 with 13.6 seconds left. But those 13.6 seconds didn’t go so well: It’s of course worth noting...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Miami Heat attain a playoff spot with only five games remaining?

The Miami Heat (37-40) currently sit in the 8th seed in the Eastern conference only leading the Indiana Pacers because of their wins in head to head matchups. The Heat have been making a strong climb to make the playoffs after their tumultuous midseason at the 11-30. However, with the rise of the backcourt tandem of Dion Waiters and Goran Dragic, this Heat team has been able to...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

James Johnson destroys Marcus Morris on this and-one dunk

James Johnson hates rims, and Marcus Morris was silly enough to get in the way of the Miami forward’s attack during Tuesday’s game between the Heat and the Pistons. And as Johnson drove his knee straight into Morris’ chest, he also drew a blocking foul. This dunk was so vicious, I’m sure Markieff Morris felt the pain all the way over in Los Angeles thanks to weird twin telepathy...
Via The Comeback
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 3/24: Waiting on West Virginia

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Happy Friday and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while wait for the Mountaineers to shoot the ball.Happy birthday today to Chris Bosh, Corey Hart, Ron Hainsey, Peyton Manning, Mike Vanderjagt and Penny Toler. On this date in 1979 Magic Johnson scored a triple-double for...
Via Yardbarker
March 24, 2017  |  Discuss
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