| May 11, 2013
| 3:10 PM
CHICAGO — Let's not mince words: If Derrick Rose says his knee isn't ready, it's not ready. He can't play. He can't help. He certainly shouldn't jump into a series against the Heat of equal parts basketball and hardball.
Rose sits on the Chicago...
| May 12, 2013
This month couldn't be better-timed for collage artist Erika King. While the Miami Heat boys are busy sharp-shooting in the NBA playoffs, her commemorative photo-collages of LeBron, Wade, Bosh and other ballers are on display at Miami Beach's Williams...
| May 5, 2013
| 5:16 PM
MIAMI — For a televised half-hour, it seemed less a Most Valuable Player presentation than an Academy Award ceremony. Heat teammates and coaches, live and on video, congratulated LeBron James' game, celebrated his name.
James then stood in a...
| May 6, 2013
| 2:49 AM
By the time I made it to the Spectrum for the first time in 1978, Philadelphia's first modern indoor sports arena was anything but.
Gum and dried food stuck under and on the seats, floors were tacky and it had an ambience more fitting for a vampire...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 3:23 PM
MIAMI — Heat president Pat Riley used the word "sacrifice" a lot in a rare talk with the media on the edge of Sunday's playoffs. It's a word everyone inside the Heat injects liberally in conversations to explain their success.
| Jun 20, 2013
| 11:00 PM
This was never about the wait.
Within 11 months of coming together LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were in the NBA Finals.
No, this was always about the weight.
Because no team these past three seasons, perhaps ever, has played...
| Jun 21, 2013
It was the summer when a good NBA team was bold enough to become a great one.
It was 1999, and the team was led by two stars who had carried it to three consecutive playoff appearances. But each time it had fallen short of the NBA Finals and been swept...
| Jun 22, 2013
Gary Vitti is at home cooking dinner for a few friends. But you can't escape the feeling that he's got someplace else he'd rather be.
He loves to cook, no doubt about that. And he's good at it. But at this time of year, Vitti really ought to be...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 3:39 PM
MIAMI — He wore relief on his face and the scent of a champion like a crown, his forever-combed hair and perfectly pressed white shirt soaked with champagne, the air about steaming of cigar.
"Like a 60-pound rock off your back,'' Heat President...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:21 PM
"Look, if you had one shot or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted, one moment, would you capture it or just let it slip?" -- Eminem, "Lose Yourself"
At one point, before there was a Big Three, before Pat Riley's championship-or-...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 12:54 PM
The next step in NBA video replay appears imminent, and it is an area near and dear to the heart of the Miami Heat defense.
As with the case with out-of-bounds plays, the NBA is considering adding review for block-charge situations in the final...