| Feb 19, 2014
| 6:39 AM
The NBA trading deadline rarely has been a period of tumult during the Miami Heat's Big Three era.
Unless, of course, you choose to count last February's luxury-tax dump of center Dexter Pittman on the Memphis Grizzlies.
Instead, Pat Riley has...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:49 AM
The Sports Xchange
While the NBA put on one of its showcase events last weekend with the All-Star festivities in New Orleans, another key date on the league's calendar looms less than a week away.
The trade deadline is Thursday, and numerous players...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 8:24 AM
. . . or perhaps the sky is not falling.
At times this season, with Dwyane Wade missing so much time, with Greg Oden being brought along so slowly, with so many lamentable losses (the Kings and Jazz, really?), the bigger picture grew distorted.
| Feb 16, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Will he or won't he? Having already made one dramatic move in free agency, when he left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat in July 2010, LeBron James again is in position to test NBA free agency in the 2014 offseason.
Will he or won't he?...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Oklahoma State basketball star Marcus Smart should not have been suspended for shoving that obnoxious Texas Tech fan during a game a few nights ago.
He should have been commended for not slugging the guy right in his big, fat piehole.
By now you've...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 8:35 PM
It's true, LeBron James can go to any team next season, starting with the Clippers his first choice if Miami is willing to take Blake Griffin for him.
ESPN broke that rumor last week in a story written by Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne, two of my...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 5:21 PM
A look at the starting lineups, inactives, referees and a pregame note of note for Saturday's 9 p.m. game between the Miami Heat and Utah Jazz at EnegySolutions Arena (TV: Sun Sports. Radio: 790-AM, 104.3-FM, 106.3-FM, 710-AM-Spanish):
| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:23 AM
Perhaps we're all missing the point.
Amid the dearth of desirable destinations and myriad machinations required for a sign-and-trade this coming offseason, perhaps this isn't about LeBron James going anywhere.
Perhaps we're reading this all...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 6:54 AM
The narrative during the first month of the Miami Heat's season was how the second unit arguably was good enough to contend for a playoff berth of its own in the Eastern Conference.
That's when Ray Allen and Norris Cole were coming off the bench at...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 8:35 AM
The coach who made "position-less" a Miami mantra is talking about positions.
The franchise that rode small ball to consecutive NBA championship is thinking big.
The team known for reinventing itself even in the best of times appears to again be...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:07 PM
If it was a Finals preview, you would want it to go nine games.
Or maybe 11.
There were times Wednesday when the Clippers and Miami Heat were as indistinguishable as actor Michael Douglas and Heat President Pat Riley, shown on the Staples Center...