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Knee issue knocks Rashard Lewis out of Mavs contract

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Ira Winderman ) —   Rashard Lewis finds himself in NBA free-agency limbo after two seasons in the NBA Finals with the Miami Heat.
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LeBron apologizes to Akron neighbors with cupcakes

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Shandel Richardson ) — Score another victory for LeBron James.
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Hyde5: Summer homework for 5 Heat members

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( Dave Hyde ) — OK, back from vacation, it's late July and the Heat remain the interesting story. How they'll fare. What they'll do. Where they go from here without LeBron. And to that end here are five pieces of...
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Life lessons learned from a career in sports

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( Dave Hyde ) — Shula's changes, Riley's visions, Shaq's humor – lessons along the way It was during the Heat's playoff run, while Son No. 2 was making excuses for a speeding ticket, that in a parental...
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Bulls reportedly back in talks to get Kevin Love

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By K.C. Johnson ) — Tuesday brought another busy day for the Bulls, who engaged the Timberwolves about disgruntled All-Star forward Kevin Love while formally announcing the signings of Doug McDermott and Aaron Brooks.
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Life lessons learned from a career in sports

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( Dave Hyde ) — Shula's changes, Riley's visions, Shaq's humor – lessons along the way It was during the Heat's playoff run, while Son No. 2 was making excuses for a speeding ticket, that in a parental...
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David J. Neal: LeBron’s decision, like sports in general, takes us back to our youth

The Miami Herald “You see us as you want to see us. In the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions... That’s how we saw each other at seven o’clock this morning. We were...
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New era begins for Miami Heat

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Shandel Richardson , Sun Sentinel) — For four years, the Miami Heat were on top of the NBA.
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Pat Riley loves everyone, and he'll tell you so

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Ira Winderman ) — So what does Pat Riley think of the players the Heat have signed in the team's post-LeBron James era? Apparently he can't pay them enough.
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Greg Cote: LeBron James’ departure leaves Miami Heat fans divided

The Miami Herald We felt rejected and dejected. We felt sorrow and shock. We felt disappointment and loss. We felt appreciation and anger. There was no right way for Heat fans to feel, no easy consensus when...
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Franchise opportunity for Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh

The Miami Herald The Heat is all in with Chris Bosh — after it looked like he was out — as its new face, ushering it into the post-LeBron Era.
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Heat's Mario Chalmers ready for fresh start

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Shandel Richardson , Sun Sentinel) — No one was harder on Mario Chalmers throughout last postseason than himself.
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Heat officially re-sign Chris Andersen

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Shandel Richardson , Sun Sentinel) — When Chris Andersen decided to opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat, he knew there would be interest from other teams.
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Heat's Mario Chalmers ready for fresh start

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Shandel Richardson , Sun Sentinel) — No one was harder on himself throughout last postseason than Mario Chalmers.
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East no longer least of Heat concerns

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( Ira Winderman ) — Sunday notes: This time it's for real when the Heat discuss the Eastern Conference playoff race, where there are few givens. Plus: Silver's sentiment; Bosh rocks Rockets; Ennis' Harry Potter...
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Odds on Heat rebound after post-LeBron scramble

South Florida Sun-Sentinel No, they're not favored to win a third title in four years, or even return to the NBA Finals. But the Heat's betting odds have had somewhat of a revival amid Pat Riley's scrambling in the wake of...
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Heat sign rookie Shabazz Napier

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( Staff reports ) — Rookie guard Shabazz Napier signed with the Miami Heat on Friday, the team announced.
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Miami Heat officially rewards ‘team player’ Udonis Haslem with two-year deal

The Miami Herald Udonis Haslem was the first player to leave millions on the table in the hopes of keeping the Heat together.
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Heat officially announce re-signing of Udonis Haslem

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Shandel Richardson , Sun Sentinel) — The Miami Heat never thought about moving on without him.
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Mike Miller is recruiting Ray Allen to join him and LeBron James in Cleveland

The Miami Herald The Heat could see another one of its former players who played a key role in the team’s championship years rejoin LeBron James in Cleveland.
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Blog Articles

Knee issue knocks Rashard Lewis out of Mavs contract

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) —   Rashard Lewis finds himself in NBA free-agency limbo after two seasons in the NBA Finals with the Miami Heat.
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ASK IRA: Was timing of LeBron's departure perhaps of benefit?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — 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...
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ASK IRA: Will loss of LeBron have Heat players digging deeper?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Q: Hey Ira, you always hear that the truly great players make their teammates better. Now, I'm not arguing with the Heat's success with LeBron James, but do you feel that he made anyone better?...
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ASK IRA: Should Heat start Birdman alongside Bosh?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Q: I know it's not ideal, but do you think Erik Spoelstra will insert Birdman into the starting lineup? I think it's asking too much of Chris Bosh to not only score 20-plus per game but also be...
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Pat Riley loves everyone, and he'll tell you so

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — So what does Pat Riley think of the players the Heat have signed in the team's post-LeBron James era? Apparently he can't pay them enough.
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ASK IRA: Does Pat Riley finally have trade assets?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Q: Ira, as well as opening up cap room for a pitch to free agents in 2016, do these new Heat contracts also give Pat Riley more flexibility to make trades in the next couple of years? He has been...
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Birdman is officially back

The Miami Herald (Joe) — The Heat re-signed Chris Andersen on Saturday. Heat president Pat Riley on Birdman: "Chris Andersen has had two great seasons with us and without him, we would not have been able to win the 2013...
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East no longer least of Heat concerns

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — Sunday notes: This time it's for real when the Heat discuss the Eastern Conference playoff race, where there are few givens. Plus: Silver's sentiment; Bosh rocks Rockets; Ennis' Harry Potter...
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ASK IRA: Did Heat invest too heavily in Bosh?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Q: Ira, what makes you or Pat Riley or Micky Arison or anyone believe that Chris Bosh can be a leading man again? -- Len.
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Odds on Heat rebound after post-LeBron scramble

South Florida Sun-Sentinel No, they're not favored to win a third title in four years, or even return to the NBA Finals. But the Heat's betting odds have had somewhat of a revival amid Pat Riley's scrambling in the wake of...
  • 4 days ago
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Haslem officially re-signs with the Heat

The Miami Herald (Joe) — Udonis Haslem was the first player to leave millions on the table in the hopes of keeping the Heat together. On Friday, the Heat rewarded him for his commitment to the franchise and the city and...
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ASK IRA: Is Pat Riley's tight ship overstated or overbearing?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Q: As Dan Gilbert prepares to let LeBron James' inner circle overtake his franchise again, and amidst reports that Pat Riley and Micky Arison were holding the line on how they wanted the Heat...
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ASK IRA: Was Deng over Lance a prudent Heat choice?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Q: Considering Lance Stephenson's contract starts at less than Luol Deng's, why didn't the Heat go with Stephenson? -- Arturo.
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James Jones the latest former Heat player to join LeBron in Cleveland

The Miami Herald (Joe) — Pat Riley couldn't keep them all in Miami, and on Wednesday forward James Jones agreed to join LeBron James in Cleveland, according to a report. Jones, 33, spent six seasons with the Heat, winning...
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Rashard Lewis is heading to the Dallas Mavericks

The Miami Herald (Joe) — Rashard Lewis is moving on. The Heat free agent has agreed to play for the Dallas Mavericks next season for the veteran's minimum, according to Yahoo Sports. Lewis played for two seasons with the...
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ASK IRA: Does Wade's contract unlock the Heat's future?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Q: Ira, I understand Dwyane Wade agreeing to a pay cut and being a team player. But why does he have an opt out after the first year? -- David.
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Dwyane Wade calls Miami 'home' and himself a 'Heat lifer' on an emotional day

The Miami Herald (Joe) — The emotional conclusion of the Heat’s free-agency saga came to a defiant end on Tuesday with Dwyane Wade finalizing a new deal to remain with the only professional team he has ever known. Wade...
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Heat renounce rights to most of last season's bench

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) —    The Miami Heat continue to sort through the procedural moves necessary to maximize their salary-cap room and salary-cap exceptions, as they reconstruct their roster in the wake of LeBron James'...
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ASK IRA: Did LeBron's timing sabotage Heat?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Q: If Pat Riley had known that LeBron James wouldn't be re-signing, do you think he would have still signed Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger, or do you think he would have gone in another...
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Heat moving with precision; Chalmers, McRoberts signed

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) —    It is a process even more meticulous than a five-man weave. There is no turnover in the NBA more costly than failing to execute contracts in the precise order required under the salary cap.
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