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  • Pat Riley thinks Heat will remain competitive without LeBron James

    In Pat Riley's first interview since LeBron James announced that he decided to leave the Miami Heat to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Riley acknowledged that he was surprised by his superstar's decision. "I went into it with the notion he was coming...
  • Hamilton poised to become Heat's 12th guaranteed player

    Hamilton poised to become Heat's 12th guaranteed player
       Center Justin Hamilton is poised to become the 12th player under guaranteed contract to the Miami Heat, when his partial guarantee kicks in Friday.    Hamilton, an outside-shooting 7-footer who finished last season with the Heat, has an $816,000...
  • ASK IRA: Will Shabazz Napier play as a rookie?

    ASK IRA: Will Shabazz Napier play as a rookie?
    Q: Ira, I know that Erik Spoelstra likes to slow-cook rookies, but with the lack of shooting-guard depth requiring Mario Chalmers to play some two, do you see Shabazz Napier getting regular minutes? -- Luis. A: First, there is plenty of time for the...
  • Two kidneys, two lives changed, including Zo's

    Two kidneys, two lives changed, including Zo's
        Alonzo Mourning will carry a part of Jason Cooper into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday, when the former Miami Heat center is inducted in Springfield, Mass.     That will make it more than a basketball story.     But from a storyteller's...
  • ASK IRA: Can Dwyane Wade become Flash again?

    ASK IRA: Can Dwyane Wade become Flash again?
    Q: Ira, I like what I heard -- a lot -- from Dwyane Wade about his plans after LeBron James left. He looks in better shape, with a chip on his shoulder. Heat fans still remember what he can do without LeBron. Maybe we haven't see the last of Flash. --...
  • ASK IRA: Was timing of LeBron's departure perhaps of benefit?

    ASK IRA: Was timing of LeBron's departure perhaps of benefit?
    Q: Ira, I've read (and listened) where you've said that if LeBron James told the Heat earlier that he was leaving, the Heat would have taken a different approach to free agency. But if they did get Kyle Lowry or Marcin Gortat, they might not have been...
  • ASK IRA: Does Paul George's injury further muddle East?

    ASK IRA: Does Paul George's injury further muddle East?
    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. A:...
  • ASK IRA: Should Heat investigate Blatche possibility?

    ASK IRA: Should Heat investigate Blatche possibility?
    Q: Ira, I've been trying to guess what Pat Riley is planning in regards to the two remaining roster spots, but I haven't been able to. I don't believe we will trade for a shooting guard from the Knicks, but if we going for wings and bigs why not sign...
  • From streets to sideline, Lakers' Byron Scott was always tough

    From streets to sideline, Lakers' Byron Scott was always tough
    The rookie arrived at Lakers training camp with something to prove. His new teammates — veterans such as Magic Johnson and Michael Cooper — elbowed him around the basketball court. The rough treatment continued after practice. "We didn't...
  • Heat step up to (under?) ice-bucket challenge (bad-word warning) | Videos

    Heat step up to (under?) ice-bucket challenge (bad-word warning) | Videos
    The Heat have taken team bonding to a chilling level in recent days as part of the #IceBucketChallenge to help raise ALS awareness. (Pardon some of the language; it is for a worthy cause, after all.) From ownership (Micky Arison), to management (Pat...
  • ASK IRA: Should Heat have been more aggressive for Marion?

    ASK IRA: Should Heat have been more aggressive for Marion?
    Q: Ira, wouldn't it have been perfect for Pat Riley to steal Shawn Marion away from the Cavaliers? I saw the Heat were interested. -- Brewster. A: Somehow I think the preference would have been to keep LeBron James from returning to Cleveland, rather...