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  • ASK IRA: Can Heat be in play for Brook Lopez?

    ASK IRA: Can Heat be in play for Brook Lopez?
    Q: Can the Heat make a push for Brook Lopez as part of the Nets' fire sale? -- John. A: Two thoughts. First, for anyone who has questioned Chris Bosh because of his perimeter-based playing style, consider that Brook is considered among the softer big...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • James goes home, Heat begin rebuilding

    James goes home, Heat begin rebuilding
    LeBron James wanted to get back home, and there was nothing Pat Riley could do about it. So he did the only thing he knows, Riley got back to work. What started Friday with an announcement that shook the Miami Heat to its foundation, ended with Riley...