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Erik Spoelstra

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    July 9, 2014

    LeBron James Rumors: Cavaliers Trade Players to Make Room for James

    We're officially at DEFCON HOLY CRAP with the LeBron James Decision 2.0. As he is set to meet with Heat team President Pat Riley in Las Vegas Wednesday afternoon, comes news that the Cleveland Cavaliers dealt away a big contract to make salary cap space for LeBron. This either means they know LeB ... More >>

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    June 30, 2014

    Most Important News From Erik Spoelstra, Pat Riley at Shabazz Napier Introductory Presser

    Earlier today, newly drafted Miami Heat point guard Shabazz Napier appeared at a news conference and was introduced by Pat Riley, who told the media there would be no questions about free agency, then retreated to his office to work on getting LeBron back. Head Coach Erik Spoelstra and Napier then ... More >>

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    June 16, 2014

    Five Reasons for Heat Fans to Keep Their Heads Up

    Pat Riley once said, "There's winning, and there's misery." After back-to-back years of winning, parades, pots and pans, parties, T-shirts, and jubilation, Miami Heat fans are on the miserable side of things this morning. And while this NBA Finals loss stings, it's not as bad as the hurt we all fe ... More >>

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    June 13, 2014

    LeBron James Forced to Play the Spurs by Himself as Heat Go Down 3-1

    For the second game in a row, the San Antonio Spurs absolutely blew up on the Miami Heat, won the game 107-86, and are now a win away from having all of America hold the world's largest circle-jerk party to celebrate their unified irrational and stupid hatred for a professional basketball team. ​ ... More >>

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    June 11, 2014

    Spurs Hit Every Single Shot They Put Up as Heat Wilts in Game 3

    Well, that was rough. Game 3 started and the San Antonio Spurs rained down swords and knives onto the Miami Heat for the crotch-punching 111-92 win at American Airlines Arena. It was an onslaught from the beginning, as the Spurs hit 75 percent of their shots, obliterating NBA Finals records and ta ... More >>

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    June 6, 2014

    Miami Heat Loses Game 1 to Broken Air Conditioner

    The Spurs needed 90 percent shooting in the fourth quarter and the aid of a machine to beat LeBron James and the Miami Heat 110-95 Thursday night in San Antonio. The Heat took control of Game 1 in the third quarter of the NBA Finals matchup against the San Antonio Spurs. Miami's blitzkrieg defense ... More >>

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    May 20, 2014

    The Six Best Udonis Haslem Moments

    Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra announced Tuesday that Udonis Haslem would be starting Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Indiana Pacers. It's a move that, frankly, should've been done in Game 1. UD brings height, defensive intensity, and a scowling badassery to the Heat tha ... More >>

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    April 24, 2014

    Five Things We Learned From the Miami Heat's Game 2 Win Over the Bobcats

    The Miami Heat took a 2-0 lead in its first-round matchup against the Charlotte Bobcats with a 101-97 victory Wednesday night. While there are plenty of game recaps to peruse, we at the Pulp like to dig deeper and get into some specific stuff you may or may not have noticed. Come along with us thr ... More >>

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    April 24, 2014
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    March 21, 2014

    Six Greatest Mike Miller Moments with the Miami Heat

    Mike Miller will be making his first visit back to the American Airlines Arena tonight since being amnestied and signing with the Memphis Grizzlies. And the Miami Heat have already announced that they'll be giving him his 2013 NBA championship ring during a special ceremony prior to tip-off. Acco ... More >>

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    March 4, 2014

    LeBron James Drops 61 on Bobcats, Breaking Heat Franchise Record

    The entire NBA season has seen the national media try to give the MVP award to the Pacers' Paul George or the Thunder's Kevin Durant. But then along comes a night like Monday night, when LeBron James steps in to preserve the natural order of the universe by raining destruction down from the heaven ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    LeBron James Suffers Bloody Nose, Still Takes League-MVP Lead

    LeBron James is, in fact, human. Although he might be a cybernetic organism programmed to terminate all opponents on the basketball court. Either way, LeBron had his nose busted by Oklahoma Thunder's Serge Ibaka Thursday night, and had to leave the game. But before exiting the court with piles of t ... More >>

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    January 15, 2014

    Barack Obama Welcomes Miami Heat to the White House For Second Consecutive Year

    President Barack Obama welcomed your NBA champion Miami Heat to the White House Tuesday afternoon, reliving the glory that was the 2012-13 season, Ray Allen's Game 6 shot, and poking fun at Mario Chalmers. Obama, who is known for being a big basketball fan, and has hosted LeBron James and Dwyane Wa ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    Heat Plays Boston, Err, Brooklyn, Tonight: Five Keys to the Game

    So our boys face off against the Celtics Nets tonight at 8 p.m.on ESPN and things are looking bleak. Firstly, Dwyane Wade sat out the last game and LeBron has been shooting like, well, not LeBron lately. Secondly, the Nets whacked the Heat twice in the preseason. Third, Nets center Brook Lopez is a ... More >>

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    September 20, 2013

    Did LeBron's Miami Mistress Try to Crash His Wedding?

    LeBron and the newly minted Mrs. James are honeymooning right now in Italy, no doubt hanging out in coastal villas, riding through the countryside on white colts, bathing in 100-year-old wines, and doing whatever else the 1 percent does when they're on a European vacation. But as we already told y ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013

    Erik Spoelstra Needs to Play Dwyane Wade Less Tonight

    Here we are. Game 7 has arrived, and all the happy good fun times of that crazy Game 6 victory have turned back to angst-ridden nervousness. We'd be having a lot more fun with this if our balls weren't in our assholes right now. Still, it's here, and we need to buck up and get prepped. And as Hea ... More >>

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    June 19, 2013

    Miami Heat Storms Back Against Spurs in Epic Game 6 Comeback

    Seven seconds. The Miami Heat was seven seconds away from losing its NBA crown and watching the San Antonio Spurs celebrate a championship on its home court. Heat fans were seven seconds away from having their hearts ripped out of their chests and their souls condemned to a weary and sullen existe ... More >>

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    June 17, 2013

    Heat Get Torched by Spurs Again, Are One Loss Away From Elimination

    Just as it was in Game 3 of these roller coaster NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs caught fire in Game 5, and torched the Miami Heat with a 60 percent shooting performance that has the world champs at the brink of total destruction. The series switches back to Miami (finally!), and the Heat will n ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013

    Spurs' Three-Point Barrage Devastates Heat in Game 3

    The Miami Heat entered San Antonio for Game 3 looking to build on its Game 2 19-point blowout win and take a 2-1 series lead. Instead, the Heat was routed 133-77, destroyed by a barrage of three-pointers from the Spurs that never seemed to end. Every time you looked, the Spurs were hitting anothe ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Dwyane Wade Takes a Flamethrower To the Doubters, and Single-Handedly Destroys the Bulls

    Dwyane Wade would like us all to talk to his ass. After dealing with an annoying and painful bone bruise in his right knee, and playing like a shell of himself, it seemed that the whispers of his demise came stronger and harder than ever before. We even suggested he should sit out last night's Ga ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    Erik Spoelstra Is Glad He Didn't Win Coach of the Year

    Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra did not win the 2013 NBA Coach of Year, coming in second in votes to Denver Nuggets coach George Karl. And that's the way Spo wants it. "I was probably more pleased this morning than George Karl," Spoelstra said when told Karl beat him for the award. The reas ... More >>

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    April 30, 2013

    LeBron James Expresses Support for Jason Collins

    The news of Jason Collins' coming out was met with mostly support (and some stupidity), particularly in NBA circles. See also: -Heat, Dolphins Stars React Very Differently to Jason Collins Story Dwyane Wade was the first of the Miami Heat players to express his support via Twitter. And now LeBron ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013

    Dwyane Wade Brings The Ruckus as Heat Takes Game 2 Against Bucks

    The Milwaukee Bucks proved to be a feisty bunch as they tried to even their best-of-seven series with the Miami Heat on Tuesday night. Even with Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis struggling for most of the game, Ersan Ilyasova, Larry Sanders, and Luc Mbah a Moute proved to be just an irksomely itchy ... More >>

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    April 1, 2013

    Chris Bosh, Miami Heat Take Down San Antonio Spurs Without LeBron James and Dwyane Wade

    Prior to Sunday's big-time-holy-crap-it's-maybe-a-possible-NBA-Finals-preview game against the mighty San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat Head Coach Erik Spoelstra announced that the team would be without LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Mario Chalmers. All three were apparently dinged up and in need of re ... More >>

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    February 15, 2013

    Chris Bosh Selected As All-Star Starter

    The NBA All-Star game is about to get really dinosaury, because Erik Spoelstra has chosen Chris Bosh to start for the Eastern Conference All-Star squad. With Boston's Rajon Rondo being out with an injury, a fifth and final slot was open. Debate immediately began on who Spoelstra should start i ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013

    Obama Welcomes Miami Heat to the White House

    President Obama welcomed the Miami Heat to the White House on Monday afternoon to honor the team for kicking everyone's ass in the 2012 NBA Finals. Obama cited a pickup game some of the members of the Heat participated in with the president on his birthday as the real reason the Heat were able to g ... More >>

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    January 21, 2013

    Miami Heat Sign Chris "Birdman" Andersen to Ten-Day Contract

    The Miami Heat, in desperate need to have someone grab more than four rebounds a game (seriously, the Heat are currently ranked 29th in rebounds, which is just straight-up ass), worked out Chris "Birdman" Andersen two weeks ago, and apparently liked what they saw enough to sign him to a 10-day contr ... More >>

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    January 18, 2013

    LeBron James Outduels Kobe Bryant as Heat Defeats Lakers 99-90

    Whenever a showdown between LeBron James and Kobe Bryant goes down, the suddenly-not-all-that-important regular season becomes ALL IMPORTANT. That's because Kobe apologists and Laker fans crawl out of the woodwork to remind everyone that he has RINGZZZ and is so badass he nicknamed himself Mamba. ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    Heat Fall to the Lowly Washington Wizards, 105-101

    This is what happens when the Heat players look like they left all their fucks in their other jeans and those jeans are in the wash. A 105-101 loss to the Washington Wizards, the worst team in all of professional sports: That's what happens. It's nothing new. The Heaters have been lollygagging the ... More >>

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    October 31, 2012

    David Stern Called Hurricane Sandy "Katrina" Last Night Before Heat Game

    Lost in the hoopla that was the amazeballs that was the Miami Heat championship ring and banner pregame ceremony was NBA Commissioner David Stern taking a moment to remember the victims of the recent storm that hit the North Atlantic by calling it Hurricane Katrina. "Before we begin, I know that ev ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Top 10 Miami Heat Haters in the Media

    The Miami Heat will begin their NBA title defense next week. It's been a harrowing journey since the Big Three came together in the Summer of 2010. The whole world watched and hated and delighted when they failed to beat the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals. Then they were forced to eat it hard w ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    King LeBron James Gets Trounced by Cleveland Cavaliers

    It hurts, LeBron, doesn't it?​So this is what karma looks like.Last night, LeBron James arrived at the Quicken Loans arena in Cleveland wearing a T-shirt that said "Long Live the King." That kind of hubris doesn't go over well in the Paris of the Rust Belt. Especially not when you are the fallen h ... More >>

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    March 7, 2011

    Were Miami Heat Players Actually Crying After Yesterday's Game?

    We know from Tom Hanks' famous quote in A League of Their Own, "There is no crying in baseball!" But is there is crying in basketball?If you believe what Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra had to say after yesterday's close loss to the Bulls, yes, Heat players were shedding tears in the locker room af ... More >>

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    March 7, 2011

    Will Rick Scott's War on Teachers Backfire?

    Slow news day, investigating corruption story, so here are some random observations: Be very afraid ​-- Florida Gov. Rick Scott's war on public schools and teachers stinks -- and it will likely backfire on him in a big way. He wants to cut teachers' salaries by 5 percent while at the same tim ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    Dwyane Wade: Phil Jackson Wants to Coach the Heat (Video)

    ​The Miami Heatles have certainly had an exciting first half of the season: "The Decision" drama, the rough start, the stretch of total domination (winning 21 of 22), the lessons in karma, the onslaught of injuries, and now another losing stint. (Last night's loss to the Knicks makes five losses i ... More >>

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    December 24, 2010

    The Year of LeBron James: A Catalogue of Weirdness in the Name Of Basketball

    LeBron James' decision to flee his Northeast Ohio hometown for the warmth of the Miami Heat this year ripped a hole in the basketball universe. For those who were living under a rock and missed the hype, here are the highlights of his long, strange journey:6.A local comedian enlists Cleveland celebs ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010
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    December 2, 2010

    Five Better Things for LeBron James to Bump Into

    Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia CommonsLeBron in Hulk mode​LeBron James caused a ruckus last week during the Heat's November 27 game against the Dallas Mavericks. A video surfaced shortly after showing LeBron bumping into Head Coach Erik Spoelstra -- perhaps on purpose.C'mon, LeBron, violence isn't th ... More >>

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    November 28, 2010

    The LeBron James Bump Heard 'Round the NBA

    ​Well, I guess we know where Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter was on Black Friday: in a line with 500 people at Kohl's at 3 in the morning. On her Facebook page seen above, Ritter wrote of standing in line at the sales-mad store. Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon, ... More >>

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    November 28, 2010

    How Immature Is LeBron James?

    LeBron James bumps shoulders, not fists.​Could it be that LeBron James and Chris Bosh are too immature to handle their rising fame? The two could have been part of a real dream team if they weren't living up to their young ages of 25 and 26. Thanks to recent videos, Miami Heat fans are starting to ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010
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    November 5, 2009
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    March 10, 2009

    D-Wade Makes Buzzer His Bitch

    The first time came at the end of the first half. Then again to tie the game at the end of regulation. Then, after he stole the ball from John Salmons with three seconds left in the second overtime, Wade hit a running three as time expired to give "El Heat" a 130-127 win over the Chicago Bulls. He's ... More >>

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    October 16, 2008

    Hot Helped Heat

    Miami the worst team in the NBA? That’s so last year.

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