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  • ASK IRA: Do Heat have enough offensive creativity?

    ASK IRA: Do Heat have enough offensive creativity?
    Q: Is there anyone on the roster now other than Dwyane Wade who can break down a defense and penetrate to the basket? Last season too often it was LeBron James-or-bust with Wade out of the lineup. Their roster remains built for small ball, but without the...
  • Report: Billups says he is retiring

    The Sports Xchange Report: Billups says he is retiring Guard Chauncey Billups, who was the 2004 NBA Finals MVP when he led the Detroit Pistons to a championship, told Yahoo Sports on Monday that he is retiring after 17 seasons. Billups missed 169 games...
  • Marla Ridenour: Cavs get a younger, better version of the 'Big Three'

    The "Big Three" have been one-upped. The Cavs' LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, three stars all younger than age 30, will soon eclipse the Miami Heat's vaunted trio of James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, now reduced to something less than a...
  • John Smallwood: Mark Cuban has it all wrong

    Considering the millions of guaranteed dollars they invest in players, I can certainly understand why the Dallas Mavericks' Mark Cuban and other NBA owners might want more say in their players' involvement in international competitions like the upcoming...
  • Doubts, defiance, destiny: Alonzo Mourning poised for Hall induction

    Doubts, defiance, destiny: Alonzo Mourning poised for Hall induction
       "The doubts were there," Alonzo Mourning admits.    You never would have known. Not through the gesticulations, the ferocity, the relentlessness he showed every night on the court for the Miami Heat.     But then you push past the veneer, in the...
  • Big names missing in final U.S. roster for Spain

    (Reuters) - The United States team will travel to Spain without some of the sport's biggest names to defend their title at the Basketball World Cup after a selection process described as one of the "most difficult" in recent years. With marquee players...
  • Cavs acquire Love in blockbuster deal with Timberwolves

    (Reuters) - The Cleveland Cavaliers have sent top overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins and former number one pick Anthony Bennett to the Minnesota Timberwolves for prized All-Star forward Kevin Love as part of a blockbuster three-team deal. Cleveland also...
  • NBA ref Bavetta retires

    NBA ref Bavetta retires
    Longtime NBA referee Dick Bavetta is hanging up his whistle after 39 years. The league announced the 74-year-old Bavetta's retirement on Tuesday. He worked his first NBA game on Dec. 2, 1975, in Madison Square Garden in New York. Bavetta, a New York...
  • Get over LeBron's exit, folks

    Get over LeBron's exit, folks
    Let it go, Pat. Let it all go, people. Deep breath in, deep breath out, if that helps. But let LeBron James go to Cleveland with an appreciation of his good work here, and let go of this infectious notion the Heat were boo-hoo wronged in their break-...
  • Devastation, resurrection: Riley reflects on losing LeBron

    Devastation, resurrection: Riley reflects on losing LeBron
      It could have been a demolition derby. To listen to Pat Riley tell it, the twists and turns of the Miami Heat's offseason have been devastating, daunting, deceitful, briefly demoralizing.   And based on the days that preceded LeBron James' NBA free-...
  • Report: LeBron, Cavs will play at Miami on Christmas

    The Sports Xchange Report: LeBron, Cavs will play at Miami on Christmas The NBA understands how to maximize a story line. LeBron James' first return to face the Heat in Miami as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers will occur on Christmas Day,...