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  • Hyde: Here's how Hassan Whiteside landed with Heat

    Hyde: Here's how Hassan Whiteside landed with Heat
    Hassan Whiteside knew his never-ending journey had ended last Nov. 23 upon answering his cell phone while making a sandwich in Iowa. He didn't hear his agent's voice on the other end, as expected from the number. Will Smith instead was singing "Miami."...
  • Ira Winderman: Either or neither when it comes to Wade, Bosh as All-Stars?

    Ira Winderman: Either or neither when it comes to Wade, Bosh as All-Stars?
    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...
  • Ira Winderman: Heat, Whiteside, Spoelstra take step forward

    Ira Winderman: Heat, Whiteside, Spoelstra take step forward
    This time, Erik Spoelstra stopped banging his head against the wall. For four seasons, the little things tended to matter little. It wasn't necessarily autopilot for the Miami Heat during the Big Three era, but troubles tended to be washed away by...
  • Ira Winderman: Heat won't be able to back into playoffs

    Ira Winderman: Heat won't be able to back into playoffs
    It used to be these were the depths the Miami Heat would scour only when considering potential first-round postseason opponents. Now the post-LeBron James Heat find themselves amongst them, battling not necessarily for seeding, but survival. With...
  • Ira Winderman: Finally, something in support for Heat

    Ira Winderman: Finally, something in support for Heat
    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...
  • Stand up and make some good noise for LeBron

    Stand up and make some good noise for LeBron
    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...
  • Ira Winderman: Heat grooming point guards in D-League

    Ira Winderman: Heat grooming point guards in D-League
    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...
  • Hyde: Heat win big one — this year all wins are big

    Hyde: Heat win big one — this year all wins are big
    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...
  • Ira Winderman: Don't realign, just change playoff format

    Ira Winderman: Don't realign, just change playoff format
    Here's what you don't do amid the hubbub about the very real imbalance between the NBA's two conferences, with the West again pummeling the East this season: You don't realign. Because in two years Kevin Durant could be back home in Washington,...
  • Ira Winderman: Moans, groans for Bosh; another loss for Heat

    Ira Winderman: Moans, groans for Bosh; another loss for Heat
    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...
  • Ira Winderman: NBA's gambling fantasy? Bosh: 'It is a slippery slope'

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