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    July 16, 2014

    Five Things South Florida Sports Fans Can Look Forward to Now That LeBron Has Left

    Ever since LeBron James left, shit has been weird in South Florida. The mood, at first, was grateful and appreciative. That was nice. Necessary, even. Then we got defiant, and Cocky Heat Fan returned, celebrating in a loud way the return of a roster that we didn't like a whole lot sans LeBron over t ... More >>

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    July 14, 2014

    Six Reasons the Miami Heat Is Going to Thrive Without LeBron James

    The Miami Heat had a rough weekend, what with LeBron James deciding to fly the proverbial escape pod back to Cleveland, where he'll try to win titles for a guy who once very publicly called him a coward. But something happened when all the dust settled. The Heat was still around. Pat Riley was sti ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    LeBron James' Indecision Is Over Dan Gilbert's Letter, According to Report

    So, turns out, according to ESPN, that the reason the entire basketball world is still being held hostage by LeBron James' indecision is over Cavs owner Dan Gilbert's infamous 2010 comic sans letter where he publicly blasted James. In the letter, Gilbert called LeBron's choice to freely sign with an ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    LeBron James Is Going Back to Play for the Cleveland Cavaliers

    LeBron James has told Sports Illustrated that he's going back to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. In a letter dictated to SI's Lee Jenkins, LeBron says that he's going back home, and decided not to have a press conference in order to better explain himself.

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    July 11, 2014

    Five Ways to Get Over Your LeBron Heartbreak (According to a Clevelander)

    As your resident Clevelander living and working now in South Florida, let me just say that I'm glad this roller-coaster has finally hit the breaks. A couple weeks back, when someone told me LeBron might re-sign with the Cavs, I brushed it off as homer, pipe-dream BS. After one shirtless trainer's tw ... More >>

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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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    July 8, 2014

    Five Reasons LeBron is Going to Cleveland (According to a Clevelander)

    Well hell, this is getting out of hand. Miami megastar LeBron James is gargling over his free agency options, and us lugs are camping out on our duffs all day, sweating and refreshing Twitter every 30 seconds or so. And what makes it all worse, for those of us from Cleveland, is that we've been here ... More >>

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    July 7, 2014

    LeBron James to Meet With Pat Riley This Week

    When last we checked on the LeBron James, Miami Heat free agency situation, were were in a things are kind of all over the place scenario. So now the update: The things are kind of all over the place scenario has gone ludicrous speed. Over the weekend, things went nuts as reports began to fly that ... More >>

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    May 29, 2014

    Heat Lose Game 5 in the Most Insufferable Way

    The Miami Heat fell 93-90 to the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals match-up Wednesday night. Paul George had the game of his life, and the Pacers were able to muster a big performance to avoid elimination. Of course, it's much easier to win a game against the Miami Heat whe ... More >>

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    May 27, 2014

    Chris Bosh Unleashed His Dino-Vengeance on the Pacers

    Chris Bosh kicked the Pacers' asses right through their foreheads. In what was his best performance against his bumpy history with Indiana, Bosh managed to come out with a molten-lava-hot shooting hand and buried the Pacers in the Heat's 102-90 Game 4 victory. In the first three games of this seri ... More >>

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    May 26, 2014

    Lance Stephenson Says LeBron's Trash Talk Is a "Sign of Weakness"

    Here are some things you should never attempt: Kick a hornet's nestTaunt a rabid dogMoon a cop while driving 98 mphPunch a sharkLather yourself in honey and then scream at a bearCall a very large man a bad nameSay dumb things about LeBron James when he's in the middle of obliterating your playoff h ... More >>

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    May 22, 2014

    18 Reasons Why Rooting for the Pacers Over the Heat Is Dumb

    On Wednesday, the good folks over at Buzzfeed put together yet another one of their massive listicles that get read by billions of people all over the Interwebs. This one, titled 18 Reasons You Should Cheer for the Pacers Over the Heat, was a doozy. We assume this is some kind of guide for people ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    LeBron James and Dwyane Wade Unleash Their Combined Awesomeness on Pacers

    Down 0-1? Lance Stephenson hitting ridiculous shots? The Pacers offense suddenly looking like the Showtime Lakers? Pffft. No problem. Not when you've got a perfectly good Dwyane Wade and LeBron James whom you can unleash on your enemies. The dynamic duo once again blew up shit with their awesomene ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Ohioans Start Ridiculously Stupid "Come Home LeBron" Campaign

    I didn't throw any batteries at LeBron, but I could probably pick some faces out of a line up. It was December 2, 2010. The Miami Heat were making their first post-Decision trip to Cleveland. To put in mildly, my bruised hometown was still not over King James choice to leave town. Quicken Loans Aren ... More >>

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    October 16, 2013

    LeBron James Will Stay With Heat, Say Handful of Random NBA Players

    No one knows if LeBron James is staying with the Miami Heat or if he's bolting via free agency next summer. But that didn't stop ESPN the Magazine from going ahead and asking random current NBA players in an arbitrary poll anyway. And according to 71 percent of these players, LeBron is going to ... More >>

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    June 24, 2013

    Cleveland Weatherman Refuses to Say "Heat" After Miami's NBA Championship Win

    Let me just say that no one keeps a grudge going like a Clevelander. I know; I'm from there. We keep whetting that angst well past the usual expiration date. There's nothing we can do. It's in the blood. (By the way, two words, LeBron: Delonte West.) Just so we have that cleared up: Last week, aft ... More >>

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    June 4, 2013

    Miami Heat Wrecks the Pacers in Game 7, Heads for the NBA Finals for Third Straight Year

    Your Miami Heat is headed to its third-straight NBA Finals after vanquishing the Indiana Pacers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, 99-76. While Indiana gave Miami all it could handle in this series, it was the Heat's stifling defense coupled with the world-devouring awesomeness of LeBron J ... More >>

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    May 31, 2013

    LeBron James Scorches Pacers as Heat Takes Game 5

    After dropping Game 4 to the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, the Heat found itself in a 2-2 tie in an Eastern Conference Finals that seemed to suffocate the life out of the world champs.Although the series was knotted up, it felt like Indiana was having its way with Miami, man-handling the Heat players a ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    LeBron James Hits Game-Winning Shot in Overtime, Obliterates Pacers' Hopes Of Stealing Game 1

    The Indiana Pacers' Paul George had himself a coming out party. He led Indiana with 27 points, and hit an impossible 30-foot three-pointer to stun the Miami Heat and force overtime. Then, with just 2.2 seconds remaining in the OT, George hit three consecutive free throws to put the Pacers ahead. An ... 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 14, 2013

    Miami Heat Decides It's Had Enough of the Bulls, Proceeds to Destroy Them

    The Chicago Bulls, fresh off having their their asses blown off in Friday's game three, decided to go the ole "HEAD GAMES" route before last night's game four. The Bulls turned the tables on the narrative of this series -- that they can't score, so therefore they need to nail option B, which is to ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013

    Miami Heat Unleash Hell Fire Vengeance on Bulls in Game Two

    O HAI WORLD CHAMPION MIAMI HEAT BASKETBALL After losing by seven to the Chicago Bulls and choking away Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals on Monday, the Heat decided to stuff all the Fucks they could find into giant garden-sized Glad bags, went into the American Airlines Arena for Game 2, ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    Miami Heat Chokes Away Game One Against Bulls

    Well now. That was a bit rough. A depleted Chicago Bulls came into the American Airlines Arena for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, saw fans clad in white, watched LeBron James receive his MVP trophy, and then went on to systematically bludgeon the world champs by having Joakim Noah sw ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    Miami Sweeps Bucks as Udonis Haslem Inexplicably Finds His Jumper

    The Miami Heat was able to wrap up target practice with the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday night by winning 88-77, giving the team its first-ever playoff sweep. The Bucks received a lesson in asshole-punching with a syllabus that included things like how to obliterate your opponent in four easy steps and ... 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 22, 2013

    LeBron James Has Milwaukee Bucks and the NBA Behold His Works and Despair

    While the Miami Heat has won 110-87 and taken a 1-0 series lead over the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, it's pretty safe to say this one was over before it began. Not just the game. The whole damned series. This Heat team and, more to the point, LeBron James, are not ju ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Miami Heat 2013 Ass-Wrecking Tour Part II Starts Sunday

    Here we go, Heat fans.Now that the regular season is over, and the Miami Heat competed a team-best 66-win season, and all the media-myth created nonsense about LeBron James being a choker is over and done with, and all the media-myth created nonsense about Heat fans being the worst fanbase in the NB ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013

    Miami Heat Winning Streak Ends at 27

    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 >>

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    March 21, 2013

    LeBron James and the Miami Heat Are a Walking Epic Poem: Miami Overcomes 27-Point Deficit to Win 24th Straight

    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 >>

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    March 11, 2013

    Miami Heat Reminded the Indiana Pacers Whose World It Is

    The reaction among the experts, media and haterz the world-over after the Indiana Pacers had roughed up and beaten the Miami Heat in the teams' first two meetings this season was that the Pacers clearly had Miami's number, and that the Heat might as well go the way of the Montreal Expos and no longe ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    Miami Heat Takes Down Bulls, Wins Ninth Straight

    The Miami Heat is currently riding a nine-game winning streak through a subtle yet delicate and refined mixture of sound fundamental basketball and relentlessly and mercilessly smashing opponents in the face. The latest victim of the maelstrom of ass-bludgeoning was the Chicago Bulls. Battling thr ... 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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    January 13, 2011

    LeBron James Tweets About Cleveland's Epic Loss: "Karma Is a B****" (UPDATE)

    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 >>

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    December 10, 2010

    LeBron James Sparks Nasty War of Words Among Nation's Top Magazine Writers

    ​Never has the word dickwad been used with such eloquence. If you don't frequent the journalism aggregate website Gangrey.com, you are missing out on some of the best writing in the country (in addition to an occasional New Times story).But more recently, you've been missing a very entertaining (a ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    LeBron James' Return in Heat Jersey Meant Cleveland Had to Have Its Heart Broken -- Again

    LeBron took his ball and went home -- to Florida.​It wouldn't have been Cleveland if the Cavaliers had won. That's not what Cleveland sports teams do. There must be heartbreak. There must be desperation. There must be earnest, pale faces waving signs that say "Quitness."In a city ravaged by forecl ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    LeBron James Has No Hard Feelings

    Maybe, LeBron just wants to be loved.​LeBron James returned to Cleveland last night for the much-anticipated Miami Heat versus Cleveland Cavs game. From the moment the "Chosen 1" stepped foot on the court, Cavaliers fans booed his every movement. Despite all the negative attention toward Jame ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    Updated: Write a Poem for WLRN Miami Herald to Commemorate LeBron's Arrival

    Wikipedia CommonsOh LeBron, you inspire our inner poet.Update: The Miami Heat has decided it wants no part in the judging and therefore neither does LeBron James. This decision came because the event was coordinated without the team's input.Want LeBron James to check you out? You may only need to wr ... More >>

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    September 7, 2010

    UPDATED: LeBron James Jersey Donation Derailed by "Politics"

    Flickr user: Keith AllisonWe don't want your stinking jerseys.​The Summer of LeBron just got weirder.In July, a group of guys in Northeast Ohio launched a campaign to collect LeBron James' old Cleveland Cavaliers jerseys and send them to homeless people in Miami. It seemed like a wholesome idea. C ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    "LeBron James Is a Bitch": A Soon-to-Go-Viral Song From Northeast Ohio

    Flickr: harian olahraga indonesiaFor Clevelanders, a picture like this is worth 1,000 explicit lyrics.​After LeBron James announced he was taking his talents from the south beach of Lake Erie to the South Beach of Miami, it was just a matter of time before Cleveland's comedy laureate, Mike Polk, e ... More >>

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    July 7, 2010

    Did Wade Sabotage the Bulls in Free Agent Frenzy?

    Flickr: ballerbloggerThings are looking up for Dwyane Wade.​All's fair in love, war, and NBA free agency. Hundreds of millions of dollars up in the air, along with countless NBA titles. Dwyane Wade is nothing if not competitive -- and ruthless. Wade has long known that the Chicago Bulls are h ... More >>

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    June 29, 2010

    Nobody Knows Where LeBron's Going... Except Us

    Flickr: NBA PhotosA dynasty in the making?​In the hunt for the signature of LeBron James, South Florida has suddenly (briefly?) vaulted into the lead. Apparently, there was a "summit" last weekend in Miami, hosted by Dwyane Wade, with Chris Bosh and LeBron James himself in attendance. ESPN is repo ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Hysterical D-Wade Rumor of the Year

    FlickrThey may be friends, but free agency will point D-Wade and LeBron in opposite directions.​According to an NBA general manager who spoke to ESPN, Dwyane Wade will join LeBron James and Chris Bosh in Chicago next season. I wonder if that unnamed GM is the Chicago Bulls' own Gar Forman, and if ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010
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    November 12, 2009
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    April 14, 2009

    Basketball Grim Reaper to Coach FIU

    As 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. Being Chicago-born li ... More >>

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    February 13, 2009

    Heat-Bulls Tilt a Mere Undercard to Cheerleader Dance-Off

    You don't really have to beat the Chicago Bulls. Just let them stand at the perimeter and launch low-percentage shots or make impossible passes. If that doesn't work, just wait. Eventually, their imbecile coach -- named Vinny of the Black -- will summon from the bench an Argentine madman named Andre ... More >>

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    February 9, 2006
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