| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Former Miami Heat center Greg Oden was arrested in Lawrence, Ind., early Thursday for allegedly punching his ex-girlfriend.
The incident took place at Oden's mother's home, police said, and the NBA player admitted to wrongdoing when authorities...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Q: Hi Ira, with LeBron James gone, will Pat Riley finally succumb to his roots and go get a decent center? It frustrates me watching the Heat get beaten on the boards by teams with a big center, plus replacing LeBron's 7-8 boards a game won't be easy....
| Aug 4, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Q: Ira, I know the East is wide open and great games are on our way, but do you think with Kevin Love being added to LeBron James, Kyrie Irving that the Cavaliers would become the biggest force by far in the East? Could Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Q: First, I want to extend best thoughts and wishes to Paul George and a full recovery from his leg injury. Never like to see any competitor get hurt. Business-wise, does this open the door for a Heat return to the Finals? -- Harold, Wellington.
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:09 PM
For the first time this offseason, Miami Heat President Pat Riley put his voice to the free-agency tumult that has reshaped his roster in the wake of the departure of forward LeBron James.
On the day the Heat formally announced the re-signing of...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:46 PM
The Miami Heat saved confirmation of their biggest move of the NBA offseason for last, announcing Wednesday the signing of center Chris Bosh.
While terms were not formally announced by the team, Bosh agreed to a five-year, $118 million contract...
| May 17, 2014
| 6:55 PM
March Madness suddenly seems like such a bore by comparison.
The NBA's Final Four commences Sunday after four weeks of April Anarchy and May Mayhem.
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant was dubbed "Mr. Unreliable" by a headline writer from his local...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:50 PM
It's springtime in Los Angeles, otherwise known as the season when the Clippers march merrily into the playoffs and the Lakers conduct exit interviews.
OK, so maybe this isn't exactly an annual occurrence.
The Lakers haven't missed the playoffs during...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:30 PM
Monday night, LeBron James couldn't miss the shots he had no business attempting.
Tuesday night, the one he needed most wasn't particularly close.
No, there was nothing close to 61 points this time, a night after he put together that...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 11:44 AM
The most encouraging facets of Andrew Bynum's debut with the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night couldn't be found in a box score that showed the 7-footer logged eight points and 10 rebounds in only 15½ minutes against the Boston Celtics.
What should make...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 10:40 PM
Mike Conley scored 21 points, Zach Randolph had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies held the Indiana Pacers to their lowest output of the season Saturday night in an 82-71 victory at Memphis, Tenn.
Mike Miller scored 13 points as...