| Mar 28, 2015
| 2:43 PM
For the third time in five years, Shabazz Napier will be at the Final Four.
If nothing else, that should have the Miami Heat rookie point guard in an NCAA Tournament state of mind these days.
"I've been watching it," Napier said after...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 9:47 PM
Q: Leave the standings this way so we can smash the Cavs. -- Andrew.
A: Um, yeah, no. Look, even with the way the Heat have played recently, stealing any series in the absence of Chris Bosh would have to be considered a longshot, let alone the first...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 1:55 PM
The subject on the Miami Heat practice court Sunday was LeBron James and change.
But it wasn't about James' July 11 defection to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Just about every party has moved on from that summer shockwave.
Rather, with the Cavaliers to...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 7:46 AM
To his credit, this remains a time when Pat Riley continues with his cross-country due diligence, fanning out around the nation along with his staff to scout college tournaments.
Because even if his picks don't come in the lottery or the first-round, or...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 1:51 PM
Observations from Sunday's 96-84 victory over the Chicago Bulls at the United Center:
-- Hassan Whiteside has gone from revelation to essential.
-- Yes, he changes everything.
-- And it's about even more than the blocked shots, a franchise-record 12...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Q: The current Heat roster although seemingly more athletic and energetic than the one that jettisoned Shawne Williams, Danny Granger, Justin Hamilton and Norris Cole for the Dragic brothers still struggles with so many injuries. Do we have enough with no...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 7:53 PM
NEW ORLEANS — Isaiah Thomas scored 14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and the Boston Celtics won for the fifth time in seven games, 104-98 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night.
Louisiana native and former LSU star Brandon Bass added...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 8:15 AM
"Ref you s---! Ref you s---!"
It has become the common, crass and churlish chant at just about every close NBA game, thousands of referees in the stands believing they could do it better.
Now the league, in effect, has given them the opportunity to...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 10:57 AM
Four players took more shots in Saturday's loss to the Atlanta Hawks than Hassan Whiteside. Of that quartet, only Dwyane Wade made more than half his shots. None were as efficient as Whiteside.
Acknowledged largely as a robo-rebounding presence to...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 9:06 PM
Observations from Friday night's 104-102 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center:
-- Dwyane Wade can't dribble out the clock and hoist a 3-pointer at the buzzer in a two-point game.
-- It was not fair to...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 12:07 PM
In his first Miami Heat act, Michael Beasley was the consolation prize, as the No. 2 pick in the 2008 NBA Draft by behind Derrick Rose. In his second, he was a novelty, to see if he could fit alongside LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, while...