| Dec 21, 2014
| 6:45 PM
This was a reality check, and for more than the lineup Erik Spoelstra had to cobble together Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
For the first time in more than a year, the Miami Heat featured a lineup with no Wade, no Bosh, no LeBron.
It was, to say...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Not everyone will like my idea. But I would cheer for LeBron James when he's introduced on his return Thursday to AmericanAirlines Arena. I would cheer him like he was never cheered in the four years he played here.
I would stand and applaud him for...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 10:43 AM
The answer to where the Miami Heat are headed could come as early as Saturday, with the Heat resuming their schedule with a back-to-back set that opens Friday at Madison Square Garden against New York Knicks and continues with a Saturday home game against...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 7:49 PM
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.
It had been a while.
Chris Bosh had made the summer seem sane with his opening two weeks. He was...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 6:02 AM
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver hinted it was coming, pushed for it Friday in an op-ed piece in The New York Times, and now the NBA is buying in. Literally.
Before Silver and players' union leader Michele Roberts got into their revenue spat, the NBA...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 10:54 AM
By Thursday at 3 p.m. we not only will have a better read on what Pat Riley thinks about the Miami Heat's roster, but also how the rest of the league's executives view those players.
That's when the NBA will reach its trading deadline amid this extended...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 6:34 PM
As he sat in the locker room at Barclays Center last Monday, amid a three-game losing streak, before the Heat would win three of these last four, Luol Deng was surprisingly upbeat.
"I think everyone in this locker room believes what we can be," he said....
| Jan 3, 2015
| 1:41 PM
Considering hyperbole has left the building when it comes to this season's Miami Heat, we're not going to go quite this far.
Others, however, might:
The Heat's two best prospects at point guard currently are playing for their NBA Development League...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 7:45 PM
They will be on edge like this the rest of the way, with no guarantee they'll even make the playoffs, much less make it out of the first round. The Heat can still be a great drama this January. Just a different one.
Late Sunday evening, after escaping...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 2:56 PM
This is what Dwyane Wade said when told NBA general managers, polled to name the league's best shooting guards, didn't mention him for the first time in eight years:
"I don't care,'' he said.
No motivation in that?
"I've got enough motivation,''...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Five months after being run off the court by San Antonio, four months after LeBron James took his talents to Cleveland, the Heat aren't looking to have a representative little season, just give it a good effort, the way people talk about them.