| 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.
| Oct 29, 2014
| 7:58 PM
MIAMI — On the quiet drive in, at the Biscayne Boulevard parking lot that charged $30 last year, the sign read $15 for the Heat's opening night.
"The LeBron discount,'' said the attendant who took my money the previous decade.
On the bayside...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 3:20 PM
A new topic up for debate in the NBA is an old topic: The length of the season.
And guess what?
People are saying it's still too long.
In the latest version, superstars LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzki believe 82 games are way too many, although they...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 6:42 PM
The notion, by itself, is insulting, being asked at 32 if you are capable of working on consecutive nights.
That's the way Dwyane Wade took it before the start of this weekend back-to-back against the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors, the way he...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 4:08 PM
By the end, the patience had run thin, razor thin.
The patience with a teammate who wasn't there for 28 games during the regular season.
The patience with a center who at times came up small.
The patience for a coach who ran the same defensive...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 1:32 PM
The distinction between what coaches say and what they mean has long involved a considerable chasm, unless that coach is Gregg Popovich.
So, for what it's worth, consider the words of Hornets coach Steve Clifford before Wednesday's game against the...