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Goran Dragic does incredible crossover on Patty Mills

As the Miami Heat look to gain ground in the East, Heat point guard Goran Dragic is showing off his incredible crossover moves tonight against the San Antonio Spurs. In the first quarter of action, Dragic was being guarded by Spurs guard Patty Mills and Goran used an amazing crossover to leave Mills for an open jumper: Goran Dragic, everybody! *** Dragic Incredible Crossover ...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat to honor Shaq by retiring his number 32

Shaquille O’Neal will be honored by the Miami Heat, the team he won his fourth NBA title with back in 2006 with Dwyane Wade. O’Neal and a young Wade brought a title to Miami that didn’t seem very likely after the Heat fell down 2-0 to the Dallas Mavericks in the Finals before pulling together four consecutive victories to clinch the title. The Heat tweeted out the following...
Via The Comeback
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Li-Ning Way of Wade 4 All-Star

Twelve-time all-star Dwyane Wade and Chinese athletic brand Li-Ning are getting in on the vibrant brand fun in Toronto, with the very shiny Wade 4 All-Star. Featuring an all platinum iridescent upper with touches of white. Even those sitting in the cheap seats will be able to spot D.Wade rocking these on all-star Sunday. Limited to just 100 pairs, these drop February 12th at Ugly...
Via Hooped Up
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Heat retiring Shaquille O'Neal's No. 32 jersey next season

MIAMI (AP) Shaquille O'Neal helped the Miami Heat put up their first championship banner, and soon another banner will sway over the team's home floor in his honor. The Heat announced Tuesday that they will retire O'Neal's No. 32 at the beginning of next season. He becomes the third player to get such a designation from the Heat, joining Alonzo Mourning and Tim Hardaway. Miami...
Via Associated Press
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bosh: ‘Scary part’ is Aldridge, Spurs can get better

Chris Bosh is familiar with leaving a comfortable situation to chase a ring, so we should pay attention when the Miami Heat star thinks LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs haven’t reached their ceiling. According to Ethan Skolnick of the Miami Herald, Bosh said Aldridge is still adjusting to the Spurs. Chris Bosh on Aldridge adjusting to Spurs: "I still think he can...
Via Sportsnaut
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Miami Heat’s bright future with Hassan Whiteside

The Miami Heat have been searching for a crucial player to replace LeBron James since he left them two seasons ago. That player may very well be Hassan Whiteside. A lanky, seven foot Center, Whiteside has proven that all he wants to do is work on his game and consistently improve his style of play. He is motivated, promising, and a unique player in many ways.  Whiteside plays like...
Via isportsweb.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clippers top Heat 100-93

MIAMI (AP) -- Chris Paul had the worst possible start to his shooting day.His finish, however, was perfect.Paul's consecutive 3-pointers in the final minutes were daggers to a Miami comeback, and his game-high 22 points helped the Los Angeles Clippers hang on to beat the Heat 100-93 on Sunday."I kept shooting it," Paul said, "because sooner or later it had to go in."J.J. Redick scored...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

10 Players the Miami Heat Could Trade for by the Trade Deadline

With the 2016 NBA trade deadline just around the corner, plenty of players have been linked to trade rumors all over the league. The Miami Heat are well within range of those rumors. Sitting at fifth in the Eastern Conference with a series of injuries and lack of depth, the Heat have been looking around for player(s) to bolster their chances of making a deep playoff run. After being...
Via Heat Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Heat lose turnover battle, come up short at home against Clippers

MIAMI (AP) -- Chris Paul had the worst possible start to his shooting day.His finish, however, was perfect.Paul's consecutive 3-pointers in the final minutes were daggers to a Miami comeback, and his game-high 22 points helped the Los Angeles Clippers hang on to beat the Heat 100-93 on Sunday.J.J. Redick scored 14 points, Wesley Johnson had 10 and DeAndre Jordan and Cole Aldrich...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade has found the fountain of youth

The last few seasons have not been kind to Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade. The perennial All-Star has dealt with numerous injuries as he’s gotten older. In the 2013-2014 season, Wade played in only 54 games and averaged 19 points, 4.7 assists and 4.5 rebounds in 32.9 minutes. In the postseason that year, Wade averaged 17.8 points, 3.9 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game to help the...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Even on Valentine's Day, Miami's Whiteside doesn't want a hug

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside is one extremely tall, exceptionally-mercurial basketball player. Despite his contentious attitude, odd behavior and the fact that NBA basketball is harshly shoving big men out from under the spotlight, in a few month's time Whiteside will be roughly 100 times as wealthy as he is today. Until then he's just a shot-blocking quote board who's making...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Heat Could Be Much Better Than This

It's hard to figure out any of the teams in the middle of the pack in the Eastern Conference, where only four games separate the No. 3 seed from the No. 9 seed. One losing streak or one easy stretch of games can move a team from having homecourt advantage to slipping out of the playoffs entirely or vice versa. There's just not much separation between a group of teams that are one...
Via RealGM - NBA
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside throws down powerful dunk over JaVale McGee

Miami Heat big man Hassan Whiteside played in his first game in roughly two weeks when his team took on the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night, and he looked like he hadn’t missed a beat. On one particular play in the second quarter, Whiteside was working against JaVale McGee, and used a great spin move to create some space and carve out a lane to the basket. And then he slammed...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Tyler Johnson Undergoes Successful Shoulder Surgery on Wednesday

The Miami Heat announced that Tyler Johnson underwent successful surgery on his left shoulder on Wednesday. The one-hour procedure was performed by Heat physician Dr. Harlan Selesnick at Doctors Hospital in Miami. The second-year guard will begin rehab immediately, however, there is no timetable for his return. It was previously reported that Johnson’s recovery would take at least...
Via Heat Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Miami Heat Better Without Hassan Whiteside?

Miami Heat standout center and league-leading shot blocker, Hassan Whiteside, has missed the team’s last six games with an oblique injury. Meanwhile, Miami is rolling. They’ve won four of their last five games without their big man and the question begs to be asked; are the Heat better without him? Whiteside bursted onto the scene last season as a seven-foot paint monster,...
Via Heat Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

That’s Amar’e: The Heat light the fire in an unexpected way

The Miami Heat’s season was about to fall off a cliff. Everyone knew the pronounced sense of peril which had engulfed the Heat’s 2015-2016 campaign. The team squandered a number of home games against opponents with inferior records. Miami had a schedule which was frontloaded with home dates, so when the team failed to gain separation from the rest of the non-Cleveland Eastern...
Via Crossover Chronicles
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Miami Heat rebuild to become contenders

The ability of NBA superstars to get up and completely abandon their city when a more attractive opportunity presents itself leaves their ailing team’s General Manager in a tricky bind. Fans demand their GM’s to assemble a team that brings the same glory to their city that the star was able to provide. Fans become hungry for more success and look to the GM to patch up the problem...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade receives motivational text from son

Zaire Wade, the 13-year-old son of Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade, thought his dad needed a boost so he sent him a pretty inspiring motivational message ahead of Tuesday’s tilt against the Brooklyn Nets. Unfortunately — as Zaire acknowledges in his lengthy text — D-Wade wouldn’t see the message until after the game, but that didn’t stop the teenager from dropping some...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat minority owner Ranaan Katz says LeBron wanted Spoelstra fired

In the wake of David Blatt’s firing, many have wondered whether LeBron James is a “coach killer.” The latest tidbit from Miami Heat minority owner Ranaan Katz would certainly suggest that he is. Katz, former Blatt assistant Alon Stein, and Bleacher Report writer David Pick appeared as guest panelists on an Israeli sports talk show Tuesday night to talk about the Blatt firing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Allen has standing offer to return to Miami Heat

Ray Allen, a 10-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA champion, has not stepped foot on an NBA court since Game 5 of the 2014 NBA Finals. After playing 31 minutes in Miami’s elimination game against the San Antonio Spurs, in which he completed just one of his eight field goal attempts, Allen entered free agency and ultimately decided to not accept any offers to continue playing during...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade: Heat have to ‘right the ship’

The Miami Heat find themselves on the back edge of the Eastern Conference playoff picture because of injuries, but Dwyane Wade knows the team must shake its month-long slump before falling further. Ethan Skolnick of the Miami Herald notes Wade realizes Miami has time to rebound but cannot expect health to be a magic fix. “There’s a lot of season left. You’re not too...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat, Ray Allen reunion seems unlikely

It doesn’t sound like Ray Allen will leave the comforts of retirement to help out the struggling Miami Heat. Allen played two seasons with the Heat on a rotational basis before hanging up the sneakers for good, but his name seems to always come up this time of year when contenders begin to suffer injuries or simply sniff around the idea of adding a veteran. Last year it was the...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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