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  • Defensive problems keep dogging Heat

    It has always been a staple for the Miami Heat. Ever since then-coach Pat Riley joined the organization, a strong emphasis has been placed on defense. Thus far this season, the team has struggled on the defensive end, with inconsistency among the...
  • ASK IRA: Should Wade push to play Sunday in New York?

    ASK IRA: Should Wade push to play Sunday in New York?
    Q: Ira, the Heat and Bulls should work out a deal so Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose play together, that way when one takes a day off the other can play. -- Harvey. A: If Wade's situation grows as muddled at Rose's in Chicago, then the Heat are in major...
  • Ira Winderman: Reimagining the Carmelo-Heat possibility

    Ira Winderman: Reimagining the Carmelo-Heat possibility
    "We were a little late to that party." -- Pat Riley, in late July, on the Miami Heat's free-agency pursuit of Carmelo Anthony. Of course they were. There were, after all, other priorities earlier that month, including what proved to be misguided...
  • ASK IRA: Can Heat afford to wait on Bosh-McRoberts tandem?

    ASK IRA: Can Heat afford to wait on Bosh-McRoberts tandem?
    Q: Couldn't we start Udonis Haslem at the five for his rebounding and defense and move Chris Bosh back to the four? I think it would really help on the defensive end of the floor. I understand that Pat Riley wants to maximize our cap space for 2016, but...
  • ASK IRA: Do Heat flaws already need to be addressed?

    ASK IRA: Do Heat flaws already need to be addressed?
    Q: Clearly the Heat need help, when Dwyane Wade is out. There is just not enough depth. I don't expect Chris Bosh to stay in a slump, but the team can't hit a free throw to save their lives. I thought the James Ennis played well enough to give him more...
  • Lakers documentary captures the legendary 1971-'72 championship team

    Lakers documentary captures the legendary 1971-'72 championship team
    Since the Lakers' present isn't much, it's nice that there exists a heartwarming and inspirational story from their past. Where there is history, there is hope. The story is captured in a documentary film titled: "33STR8." That was Bill Sharman's...
  • Hyde: Veterans Day a time for sports to celebrate real heroes

    Hyde: Veterans Day a time for sports to celebrate real heroes
    The last time Cedric King saw his legs, he was in a shoot-out with the Taliban in Afghanistan. This was more than two years ago, and somewhere in the fire fight he stepped on what the military calls an, "improvised explosive device." "A home-made bomb, a...
  • Pat Riley lists two Malibu beach homes for rent

    Pat Riley lists two Malibu beach homes for rent
    Continuing what has become somewhat of an annual event for the Miami Heat president and Lakers coaching great, Pat Riley has listed two beachfront homes in Malibu for lease at $18,500 a month and $16,500 a month. Offered furnished, the bungalow-style...
  • Last-minute flight change led to Heat landing Luol Deng

    Last-minute flight change led to Heat landing Luol Deng
    Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra referred to it as "just a shot in the dark." A few hours before Wednesday's season-opener against the Washington Wizards, he revealed some new details about the offseason recruitment of forward Luol Deng. The Heat's...
  • Spoelstra sees positives in Heat's youth movement

    Spoelstra sees positives in Heat's youth movement
    Getting back to the level of recent seasons won't be easy for the Miami Heat, but the fact that it might involve kid stuff is heartening to coach Erik Spoelstra. With the roster down to the 15-player regular-season maximum, Spoelstra said he is...
  • ASK IRA: Was releasing Tyler Johnson ill-advised?

    ASK IRA: Was releasing Tyler Johnson ill-advised?
    Q: Ira, I watched a lot of summer league, and Tyler Johnson was someone the Heat haven't had. Couldn't they have found a way to make room? -- Tim. A: I agree that Tyler was intriguing, and the Heat apparently felt that way, considering they guaranteed...