Ira Winderman has covered the Miami Heat for 26 seasons for the Sun Sentinel, witnessing more than 2,200 of the team's games. He has been honored by the Pro Basketball Writers Association and Florida Sports Writers Association for his work. He previously has covered the NHL, NFL, boxing, auto racing and the University of Florida.

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Ira Winderman

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Ira Winderman: Heat strides show promise of even more

Ira Winderman: Heat strides show promise of even more

November 23, 2014

Sunday's 94-93 victory over the Hornets was harrowing at the finish, but, in the absence of Wade and Cole, offered promise for steady growth in the post-LeBron era.

  • Ira Winderman: Fight to avert 2017 NBA lockout starts now

    November 22, 2014

    Sunday notes: Former Heat guard Roger Mason Jr. taking active role to avoid what happened in 2011. Also: Clippers' dunks Chris-en Heat; Pop goes LeBron; and Shane Larkin's end game?

  • Ira Winderman: NBA's gambling fantasy? Bosh: 'It is a slippery slope'

    November 17, 2014

    Sunday notes: NBA's equity stake in daily-fantasy company raises questions. Also: Popovich has no issue relishing last season's moment; Rev. Jesse Jackson on LeBron's relocation; foreign intrigue.

  • Ira Winderman: Moans, groans for Bosh; another loss for Heat

    November 16, 2014

    The groans were back. After each missed jumper. The third-wheel groans of the previous four seasons. The $118 million-contract groans of this offseason.

  • Ira Winderman: LeBron has forfeited right for patience

    November 8, 2014

    Sunday notes: LeBron James lost patience with the Heat, now he's urging it on his own terms. Also: An all-time perspective on Dwyane Wade. Plus: Where in the world is Michael Beasley? And, an old-school Heat view.

  • Ira Winderman: Wade backs it up, as Heat move to 3-0

    November 2, 2014

    Playing for the second consecutive night, something he did only three times last season, Dwyane Wade paces the Heat to a 107-102 victory over the Raptors, with 19 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.

  • Ira Winderman: Arison not taxed by Gilbert's comments

    November 1, 2014

    Sunday notes: Heat owner sees comments from Cavaliers owner pointed elsewhere. Also: Surveying the Heat; on Ray and Rashard; and the one that got away from Jordan.

  • Ira Winderman: Wade, Bosh poised to speak up

    October 27, 2014

    Bosh, "I knew coming out without LeBron there was a void to fill, not only with the points and the production, but the voice, as well."

  • Ira Winderman: NBA replay streamlined, not seamless

    October 25, 2014

    Sunday notes: The NBA Replay Center is a game-changer in terms of getting it right. The next step is situating referees there. Also: Analysts still high on Heat; LeBron's lessons learned; and Heat's scheduling break.

  • Ira Winderman: Scheduling solution? Longer season

    October 18, 2014

    Sunday notes: Cut the preseason in half, start the regular season two weeks earlier, and all of a sudden there is room to breathe during an 82-game schedule. Also: LeBron no Heat turncoat; Doc says rebounds ail all but Heat; and remembering a Heat career that never had a chance.

  • Ira Winderman: Heat career full circle for Chris Quinn

    October 12, 2014

    Sunday notes: Quinn begins another climb with the Heat, this time as an assistant coach. Also: No sleeves, fewer jerseys for Heat; Antoine Walker's lost riches; Ennis triggers Aussie interest.

  • Ira Winderman: Industrial espionage a Heat-Cavs twist

    October 4, 2014

    Sunday notes: There is an appreciation of the success in Miami, but is it as simple as the Cavs adopting the Riley Way? Also: Beasley's next last chance; missing McRoberts; and the easy way out.

  • Ira Winderman: Beyond hashtags there is Heat hope

    October 1, 2014

    Wednesday's scrimmage at AmericanAirlines Arena was the first step back for the Heat toward making things whole. Catchphrases can now give way to competition.

  • Ira Winderman: Heat's Granger living an altered reality

    September 28, 2014

    Sunday notes: Danny Granger was a Pacer for life, a long-time Heat hater, an impending LeBron teammate . . . then it all changed. Plus: The Ray Allen Watch; sizing up the Heat; familiar faces in new places.

  • Heat fresh start could prove refreshing

    September 25, 2014

    There again will be time for kid stuff during Heat training camp, with a surprising overhaul for a team that has made the past four NBA Finals.

  • Heat must find alternative fuel source

    September 20, 2014

    Sunday notes: The 2013 Finals fueled San Antonio, but the Heat found themselves stripped of the opportunity to pick up where they left off. Also: Heat's D-League angle; Miami's Most Outstanding; and Bojan not Bogdan.



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