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Miami Heat’s Luol Deng stars in NBA Africa game

Luol Deng scored 20 points and took home co-MPV honors with Chris Paul during Saturday’s NBA Africa game in Johannesburg, South Africa. Deng captained Team Africa, which fell to Team World 101-97, for the NBA’s first exhibition game on the African continent. Despite Team Africa’s loss, the mood remained festive, and a theme uncommon for the NBA emerged: everyone participating...
Via isportsweb.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Set Jersey Numbers for 2015-16 Season

When Josh Richardson officially signed his first pro contract with the Miami Heat on Monday, it meant that the entire team was able to get their jersey numbers for the 2015-16 season. Richardson will don the No. 0 jersey. He joins an exclusive club as he’s only the third player in franchise history to wear the number. Outside of the second-round draft pick, a couple of other new...
Via Heat Nation
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Justise Winslow Signs Shoe Deal with Adidas

Before becoming a star on the court, he has already become a star off of it. Justise Winslow, the No. 10 overall selection of the 2015 NBA Draft, has signed a shoe deal with the sports merchandise juggernaut known as Adidas. They have also signed guard Kelly Oubre Jr. of the Washington Wizards to a similar deal. Adidas has signed Heat G Justise Winslow & Wizards G Kelly Oubre...
Via Heat Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Heat sign 2nd-round pick Josh Richardson

MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Heat have signed guard Josh Richardson to his rookie contract. Richardson agreed to the deal last week and signed it Monday. He could earn just more than $2.5 million over the next three years, though the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons are currently structured as partially guaranteed. Richardson went in the second round of this year's draft, taken at No. 40 overall...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ray Allen won't officially retire in case he gets right offer

Despite missing the entire 2014-15 season, Ray Allen isn’t going to hang ’em up just yet. The former Boston Celtic turned 40 last month, but he’s still open to the possibility of playing in the NBA again if the right deal comes along. Allen told the Hartford Courant as much at his basketball camp Saturday in Connecticut. “I haven’t said anything about that, and I won’t...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the 2015-16 Miami Heat starting lineup

This past offseason, Pat Riley showed us why he is one of the greatest executives in the NBA right now. He was able to bring back Dwyane Wade, re-sign Goran Dragić and bring in veterans Amar’e Stoudemire and Gerald Green to strengthen the Miami Heat bench. With these additions, Miami has to be a strong candidate for the Eastern Conference championship. But what will their starting...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why the Heat Made the Right Decision in Unloading Veterans for Josh Richardson

The Miami Heat recently went through a fire sale of sorts when they unloaded several veterans. Whether it was by trade or release, the Heat jettisoned guards Shabazz Napier and Zoran Dragic, and forward Henry Walker. The transactions were all made within a 24-hour time frame. Simply put, these moves were made for one main reason—to keep rookie Josh Richardson on the roster. While...
Via Heat Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Heat's Whiteside dance with his French bulldog (VIDEO)

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside broke out last season as one of the league's most improved players and feel-good stories. So it's only right that he's been enjoying himself this offseason, which, with living in Miami, has included attending parties.  But there's a twist: Whiteside's wingman isn't exactly who you'd expect. It's not a Heat teammate, another NBA player or one of...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat have five open spots for training camp invites

Those who have played for the Miami Heat in recent years but are struggling to find jobs in the NBA might want to stay by their phones. Because according to one breakdown of Miami's summer, the Heat will have as many as five open spots to invite players to training camp once the end of September rolls around.League rules allow teams to bring 20 bodes to camp. That's not a euphemism...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat's Udonis Haslem 'excited' to see what future holds for Miami

The offseason is a time to rest, reflect on the season that was and get back into the gym to prepare for the season ahead. And by the time this summer is all said and done, Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem will have checked off all three of those boxes.In an interview with the team's official site, Haslem talked about his vacation plans -- he's going to hang out with Chris Bosh and...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Preseason Schedule Released

The Miami Heat have been busy all off-season and with a new season on the horizon, Heat fans are eager to watch this team get going. We are a step closer to seeing Heat basketball as the Heat’s preseason schedule has been released. Miami will play eight games in total, including three at American Airlines Arena. These opponents will consist of the Charlotte Hornets, San Antonio...

Heat announce 2015-16 preseason schedule

MIAMI, FL -- The Miami HEAT announced their 2015-16 preseason schedule Thursday, which is highlighted by the team's three home games at AmericanAirlines Arena. The HEAT will open the preseason at home on Sunday, October 4, when they take on the Charlotte Hornets at 6 P.M. They will also face off with the San Antonio Spurs in Miami on October 12 at 7:30 P.M. and conclude the home...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Mario Chalmers Gone?

In an attempt to trim the roster down to 15 players the Miami Heat have made moves to send Shabazz Napier to Orlando and Zoran Dragic to Boston. With the formal release of Henry Walker coming next the Heat roster will stand at 14. Once the Heat formally sign 2nd round draft pick Josh Richardson the roster will consist of 15 players under contract. Since 15 players is the max that...

Report: Heat trade Shabazz Napier to the Magic

So much for former first-round pick Shabazz Napier being the future of the point guard position with the Miami Heat. A little over a year after trading up for him in the first round of the 2014 NBA draft, the Heat have reportedly traded the former NCAA Tournament hero to the Orlando Magic for a future second round pick. Yahoo Sources: Orlando finalizing deal for Miami's Shabazz...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Antoine Walker explains how he blew $108 million

If someone handed you $108 million, you’d probably think you were set for life. But it’s not that simple for some people. Antoine Walker is perhaps better known for blowing through his $108 million earnings over his 12-year NBA career, most of which was spent with the Boston Celtics, than for his accomplishments on the basketball court. And Walker explained to CNN Money just...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Miami Heat will contend in 2015-16

The Miami Heat have made significant roster improvements this past offseason to make some noise in the upcoming NBA season. With the resigning of Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragić, the drafting of Justise Winslow, Chris Bosh returning to full health and the acquision of Amar’e Stoudemire and Gerald Green, the Heat have to be considered as real contenders in the Eastern Conference this...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wait, Dwyane Wade Has A Wine Label?

File this under things I didn’t see coming: Heat guard Dwyane Wade has been touring China to debut his very own wine label. Called simply: “Wade”, the label has been a big hit in the country that adores all things basketball. They love the NBA so much that Wade can develop a line of artisinal slightly edible cardboard boxes and it would be a huge hit. But that doesn’t mean...
Via Food and Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Udonis Haslem bought home for woman who raised him

It’s always touching when we hear about big sports stars who give back to the people who helped them succeed. Such is the case for NBA star Udonis Haslem of the Miami Heat, who recently bought a home for the woman who raised him. Barbara Wooten is Haslem’s step-mother. She took care of him as a child while his biological mother battled drug addiction, as TMZ reports regarding this...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Allen’s Entire Career Documented In Sweet 40th Birthday Cake (Photo)

To say Ray Allen got a sweet present for his birthday Monday would be an understatement. The NBA sharpshooter turned 40 on Monday, and he celebrated the milestone by heading to Las Vegas to be with family and friends. Allen’s crew certainly didn’t leave him disappointed, presenting the 10-time NBA All-Star with one of the coolest birthday cakes you’ll see. This embed...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn Basketball: Photo: Ray Allen Repped Huskies, Four NBA Teams With His Awesome 40th Birthday Cake

UConn basketball legend Ray Allen turned 40 over the weekend, and had quite the party in Las Vegas for the occasion. Allen is not shy about repping his alma mater, UConn, and the various NBA teams he played with during his career. Last year, we saw the cool custom golf bag that he uses. The cake that he had for his birthday party similarly chronicled his basketball career. ...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Allen's birthday cake celebrates every stop in career

Ray Allen celebrates his 40th birthday on Monday and as part of an apparent 24-hour stint in Las Vegas to celebrate reaching the big 4-0, the certain Hall of Famer was presented with a five-tiered birthday cake that celebrated each and every stop in his stellar basketball career. From his superstar run at UConn to...Read More The post Ray Allen’s birthday cake celebrates every...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade now selling his own brand of wine

By Gordon Dixon Not too long ago, Dwyane Wade took a vacation with Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, and LeBron James. In a photo Wade posted to his Instagram account, the four were seated at a table holding glasses of wine. As it turns out, the Heat shooting guard has a signature wine label of his own. Wade recently wrapped up the first part of a tour over in China. During the trip...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside sports great T-shirt at Summer League game

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside proved one of the best stories in the NBA last season. Emerging from the treacherous depths of D-League and overseas detritus, Whiteside took the league by storm to become an impact two-way force for the Heat. His true coming out party came on January 11, 2015 in a game against...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade: I'll retire 'when I can no longer play'

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade just re-signed with the team on a one-year, $20 million contract. And despite seeing his playing time decrease on each of the past two seasons, the 33-year-old guard doesn’t seem ready to retire at any point soon. When asked by a fan on Twitter how much longer he plans to be in the league, Wade responded: When I can no longer play..averaging 20...
Via Sportsnaut
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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