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LeBron James meets with Heat but hasn’t made a decision

LeBron James met with the Miami Heat for more than an hour on Wednesday in Las Vegas but left the meeting without committing to a deal, reports multiple media sources. According to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports, James and his agent, Rich Paul, are done meeting with teams, and the four-time MVP will not talk with his family and make his choice. After a meeting that lasted nearly hour...
Via Sports-Glory
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Heat Is On In Vegas

On Wednesday Pat Riley, Dwayne Wade, Erik Spoelstra and Mickey Arison are going to meet with Lebron James in Las Vegas. This will be the first team he meets with in free agency. However his agent has already meet with other teams in the league and might have scheduled a meeting with those teams for Lebron. At the moment the best candidates to land Lebron are the Miami Heat and Cleveland...
Via TopSportsReport
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James to meet with Pat Riley on Wednesday

Free agent LeBron James and Miami Heat president Pat Riley will have their face-to-face meeting Wednesday in Las Vegas, according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard. League Sources: LeBron James’s meeting with the Heat will take place tomorrow (Wednesday) in Las Vegas. There was no meeting today — Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 8, 2014 James is in Las Vegas for his annual...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chris Bosh: ‘I want to be in Miami, I want to play with LeBron’

The Miami Heat are in the middle of a very uncertain offseason, but they still have the desire of Chris Bosh as far as coming back if they can secure LeBron James. Bosh has made it clear that while he is entertaining an offer from the Houston Rockets, his preferred destination would be back in Miami and playing with James. That is much easier said than done, but the Heat still believe...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Granger, Josh McRoberts commit to Miami Heat

Free agent Danny Granger has agreed to a two-year, $4.2 million deal with the Miami Heat, reports Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Granger will take the bi-annual exception with Miami, and hold a players option on the second season, source tells Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 7, 2014 The Heat have also signed free agent forward Josh McRoberts to a four-year...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat travel to North Carolina to recruit Marvin Williams

Yahoo Sports reports that Heat president Pat Riley and coach Erik Spoelstra flew to North Carolina this weekend to meet with veteran forward Marvin Williams. Granted, the Heat having to go out and recruit Marvin Williams isn't a terrific look, but they've been traveling to recruit free agents all over the country. The Heat are looking to add players around a prospective...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

For a moment, Heat focus squarely on Shabazz Napier, not free agency

MIAMI -- A couple of key members of the Miami Heat met with the media Monday at 2 p.m. -- 10 hours before the NBA's free agency period was set to begin. But Heat president Pat Riley took no questions, and it was made clear that coach Erik Spoelstra would not talk about free agency. Instead, this was a day for rookie point guard Shabazz Napier to meet the local media. "It...
Via Fox Sports Florida
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry, Miami Heat have mutual interest

The Miami Heat are heading into an offseason of uncertainty with the Big Three’s return in question. But they did receive some good news immediately following their NBA Finals loss to the San Antonio Spurs with the news that free agent point guard Kyle Lowry has interest in playing for them next season. Lowry was one of the best point guards in the NBA this past season, and led...
Via Sports-Glory
21 days ago  |  1 Comment

Top five landing spots for LeBron James

Miami Heat forward LeBron James has the option to opt out of his contract with the Heat and test the free agent market. In his 11 seasons, James has been an All Star 10 times and has been to the playoffs in nine seasons.  He has earned four Most Valuable Player awards and is a two-time champion.  James is regarded as the best player in the league right now, and will have several...
Via Sports-Glory
22 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James: The Spurs ‘smashed us’

The two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat are desperate for a win after losing Games 3 and 4 to the San Antonio Spurs at home. The Spurs took a 3-1 series lead after beating the Heat 107-86 Thursday night, two days after beating the Heat 111-92. “I mean, they smashed us,” said LeBron James. “Two straight home games, got off to awful starts. They came in and were much...
Via Sports-Glory
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat-San Antonio Spurs NBA Finals Game 4 Recap: Heat Face Elimination

(Miami, FL) — Boos filled the American Airlines Arena as the San Antonio Spurs not only filled the scoreboard with points, but also filled the Miami Heat with doubt of a third consecutive NBA title. Trailing by double digits from the middle of the second quarter to the final horn, the Heat struggled to stop the fluid ball movement of the Spurs, while playing sloppy on the offensive...
Via Heat Nation
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Ramos Post Games Questions Are An Adventure

Journalist Bobby Ramos from Bottom Line gets his shot to ask Dwyane Wade, LeBron and Erik Spoelstra a few questions after their Game 3 collapse to the Spurs and if questions could be described as dumpster fires. This would be a stinky 12 alarm blaze of rubbish. I still have no idea what he was trying to say. H/N Complex Sports The post Bobby Ramos Post Games Questions Are An Adventure...
Via Hooped Up
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat-San Antonio Spurs NBA Finals Game 4 Preview: Pressure on Heat

(Miami, FL) — Shooting 52 percent from the field and 47 percent from the three-point line, the Miami Heat had quite the offensive outing in Game Three of the NBA Finals. Defensively, however, it had arguably the worst defensive performance in the Big Three Era, losing decisively to a San Antonio Spurs team that has suddenly pushed the backs of two-time defending NBA champions against...
Via Heat Nation
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Ramos elicits chuckles from LeBron and D-Wade with inane question (videos)

In case you missed LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and/or Erik Spoelstra fielding questions following the team’s walloping at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night, an Internet sensation was born. His name is Bobby Ramos. He’s an NBA Finals reporter. Or better put, he’s an […] The post Bobby Ramos elicits chuckles from LeBron and D-Wade...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Wade, LeBron & Spo Not Impressed with Local Reporter Questions (Videos)

Local reporter Bobby Ramos was having a night similar to what the Miami Heat had on the basketball court last night against the San Antonio Spurs. Nothing could go right for Ramos in the post-game press conferences when the Miami Heat were up. Ramos even got snickers from James and Wade which in turn led to everyone else laughing at him, and the death stare from Erik Spoelstra. I...
Via BlackSportsOnline
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Reporter Bobby Ramos Stole The Show During NBA Finals Postgame Interview Session

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade couldn’t even answer Bottom Line reporter Bobby Ramos’ question after the Heat lost Game 3 NBA Finals to the San Antonio Spurs. Later he had this very bizarre question to Erik Spoelstra to which he answered with one word:   As cjzero noted, LeBron and Wade are probably even pointing and […] The post Reporter Bobby Ramos Stole The Show During NBA...
Via Diehardsport
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: LeBron has laugh over reporter's dumb question

Watching postgame press conferences during the 2014 NBA Finals has been a rather cringe-worthy experience. First of all, for both head coaches — Gregg Popovich and Erik Spoelstra — this ain’t their first rodeo. Second, the Big Three for Miami and San Antonio — the players most likely to field questions from reporters after each game — all have multiple rings, and even more...
Via Next Impulse Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Erik Spoelstra gives one word answer to NBA Finals postgame question

After a disappointing game three of the 2014 NBA Finals for the Miami Heat, it appears that Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra was short of words during one question of his postgame press conference. The question was a tad long but essentially asked why the Miami got beat so badly at home despite having previous Finals experience in the last couple of seasons. Spoelstra kept his answer...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
29 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Finals notes: Heat know defensive effort must improve

MIAMI -- Numbers can be deceiving. At least that is what Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra thought about his team's defense in the final quarter of Game 2. After allowing 35 points to the Spurs in the third quarter, the Heat limited them to just 18 in the fourth. While Manu Ginobli led San Antonio in the quarter with seven points, the Spurs' Tony Parker, Danny Green and Boris...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat admit there's pressure, look to take care of business at home

MIAMI -- Stepping off a plane at 4 a.m. into the hot, humid South Florida air actually felt good to the Miami Heat. Even better was returning with a series split after two games in the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs. The tied series is extra satisfying for the Heat, who rebounded from a Game 1 loss in which the teams played in conditions that mirrored a typical summer day...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat Using A/C Game Loss as Motivation For Game 2

If you thought Miami was over the heat they experienced Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals in San Antonio…think again. The Miami Herald is reporting that they are still upset by the conditions and will be using that anger as fuel for their game 2 matchup tonight. Spoelstra and his team are still angry over the conditions for Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The oppressive heat and...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James: 'I’m the easiest target in sports'

Miami Heat star LeBron James has been taking lots of heat ever since he pulled up lame with cramps and was unable to finish Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs. “I know I’m the easiest target that we have in sports. I’m aware of it,” James told ESPN. “I really am. I believe it.” 
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James, Erik Spoelstra address ‘Cramp-Gate’ with the media

The primary talking point following Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs not surprisingly almost entirely revolved around LeBron James cramping up on multiple occasions during the game. It also spawned a bevy of amusing but heartless memes as the Internet can be a cruel, cruel place. Either […] The post LeBron James, Erik Spoelstra address ‘Cramp...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron's Leg Spasmed '10 Out Of 10'

LeBron James had to leave Game 1 late in the fourth quarter with severe cramping, needing to be carried off the floor to the bench. James attempted to reenter the game, but Erik Spoelstra didn't allow him with the game slipping away. "I was going to try to give it a go and Spo said no. It sucks at this point in time in the season. You know, after I made that layup we was...
Via RealGM
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James: ‘It sucks not being out there for your team’

Miami Heat star LeBron James was forced to leave Game 1 of the NBA Finals early because of severe leg cramping due to the air conditioning malfunctioning inside AT&T Center. “It was the whole left leg, damn near the whole left side,” James said, via ESPN.com. “I was losing a lot [of fluids] throughout the game. It was extremely hot in the building, you know, both teams...
Via Sports-Glory
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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