The Miami Heat's first ever Christmas Day game was in 1997 when they lost to Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls. Since then, the Heat have played 9 other times in the NBA's annual X-Mas game, going 7-2 in that span. The Heat will face the L.A. Lakers today at 5:00p.m. for their 10th go-round as the re ... More >>
The tragic events of September 11, 2011, happened 12 years ago this morning, but the memories and pain remain fresh in many Americans' minds. Particularly, on the minds of Marriott Hotel chains, which chose to commemorate the memory of those fallen by giving away free coffee! And muffins! YAY! Bu ... More >>
The Greatest Basketball Player in the Universe LeBron James sat down with ABC's Robin Roberts to discuss all things going on under the sun. Among those things is his impending free agency in the summer of 2014 that is sure to get make the national media's head 'splode. "I'm happy right now being in ... More >>
Ah the Miami Dolphins. They do everything exceptional. Draft exceptionally... sign free agents exceptionally... score exceptionally... win exceptionally, and have exceptional ideas to make Super Bowl weekend exceptional. And now they are excelling at pulling off the ole "You Didn't Give Us Want W ... More >>
As LeBron James has plowed through the league in a Heat uniform, laying waste to NBA teams and haters since arriving in the summer of 2010, one nagging "report" has continued to nag at the center of it all: LeBron might opt out of his 2014 Miami Heat contract and go back to Cleveland! While those i ... More >>
Last night, the Chicago Bulls finally got revenge for the 1996 game in which a depleted Miami Heat team beat Michael Jordan's 72-win team 113-104 by ending the 2013 Heat's chase for the all-time NBA winning streak. With no Derrick Rose or Joakim Noah, the short-handed Bulls came out swinging agains ... More >>
The Cleveland Cavaliers tried everything to end the Miami Heat's record-setting win streak on Wednesday night. They tried the ole "weird oily substance that leaks from the ceiling and delays the game for 35 minutes" trick. They tried the "crazy fan runs onto the court in the middle of the game wit ... More >>
The Miami Heat walked into the all-consuming ocean of douche and insufferableness that is Boston's TD Garden Monday night and laid its record-setting 22-game winning streak on the line. The Celtics were ready from the GO and came at the Heat with a furious effort that spawned a career night for Jef ... More >>
LeBron James has demonstrated such deity-like powers lately, the Pope said, "Ah fuck it. I quit."Throughout his career as an indomitable nard crushing baller, LeBron has repeatedly demonstrated his astonishing ability to cock punch his opponents unconscious while simultaneously lighting them o ... More >>
The local personalities, egos, and public figures who swung through the news cycle this week, ranked by New Times' crack research department using a highly scientific algorithm (i.e., a statistical flow chart documenting which of your buddies' "girlfriends" you've actually seen in person).
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 >>
It's Christmas Day. Which means family, gifts, egg nog, and Miami Heat basketball. Lately the Heat have had to face off against the Lakers during the X-Mas Day Showdown. But this year, the NBA deemed it necessary to schedule a rematch of the NBA Finals (Remember that? When the Heat dismantled the O ... More >>
NBA.com took their annual general manager survey recently and, according to the consensus, the Miami Heat will repeat as NBA champions, this time beating the L.A. Lakers. The thirty GMs of the NBA were asked 57 questions with topics ranging from who will win the MVP, to best off-season moves, to be ... More >>
According to ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst, some NBA executives believe the L.A. Lakers are going to target the Miami Heat's LeBron James when he becomes a free agent in 2014, because of reasons. The Lakers are very good at building championship contenders, like they did this off-season when they trad ... More >>
According to website hoopshype.com, the Miami Heat's payroll is a staggering $80,290,662. Even more unbelievable is the fact that Miami came in number five on this list (behind the Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, and Portland Trailblazers). You could call it money well spent ... More >>
There's a new favorite in town.One game into this year's NBA playoffs and the Miami Heat are the new Las Vegas favorites to win the championship. Going into this weekend, the two-time defending champion Lakers were still the odds-on favorite, generally going at about 5-to-2 odds in most books.But ... More >>
flickr.comEmbracing his new bad guy persona...As the Miami Heat has hit a stride of domination over the past few weeks, LeBron James has said publicly that he's beginning to enjoy his new "villain" role. (Especially, it seems, when it comes to the King's former kingdom.) And to that end, last nig ... More >>
All that dancing must have made Chad Pennington tired.Our pal Bob Norman over at the Daily Pulp posted an awesome video last Sunday of the Dolphins' Chad Pennington dancing to Eminem.Presumably white-boy-style dancing was intended to pump him up. That obviously failed since Pennington is now out ... More >>
John LinnI drink your milkshake! I drink it up!Since we're on the subject of burgers, it seems fitting to talk about milk shakes. A milk shake is a burger's best friend -- the creamy, sweet counterpoint to its savory fattiness. A good milk shake is to a burger what bacon is to eggs, Kobe is to th ... More >>
On the right, that's Corrine Brown, the Democratic congresswoman from Jacksonville considering a bid for U.S. Senate against Kendrick Meek. Here at Juice, we're worried she's going to realize it's an absurd idea, then disappear again. So for now, we're going to bask in her relevance. Above, a funny ... More >>
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Fifteen years and a thousand miles stand between Deon Thomas and his all-too-brief memories of basketball stardom. Or at least, the memories based in America, which are all from college. Thomas' professional basketball success took place across the Atlantic. One of the greatest players to ever wear ... More >>
Flickr user: VediaAs rumors go, it was far too good to be true, and then it happened: Isiah Thomas is coming to South Florida, to coach Florida International's basketball team. Oh, but this will make some good blog!Thomas, of course, is as brainless as a coach/GM as he was brilliant as a player. Bei ... More >>
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