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    March 20, 2014

    Scottie Pippen's Fort Lauderdale Mansion Is for Sale

    Ever wanted to own Scottie Pippen's lavish mansion with basketball court and putting green? If so, now's your chance. The former Chicago Bulls star and Michael Jordan sidekick has put his Fort Lauderdale mansion on the market, and it's a humdinger of a house for anyone who ever wanted to own a home ... More >>

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    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 29, 2013

    Miami Heat Drop Game 4 to Pacers As Series Heads Back to Miami 2-2

    Thanks mostly to the Heat's role players shooting the basketball like it was a bag of piss, some putrid rebounding, strong play from the Pacers' Roy Hibbert, and a crapload of atrocious officiating from the referees, your 2013 Eastern Conference Finals is all knotted up at 2-2. After cracking the P ... 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 20, 2013

    LeBron James Frank Vogel Media-Fueled Feud Is The Most LeBron James Thing To Happen Thus Far

    Oh, the media. Always looking for that juicy story-line to making the NBA playoffs even more riveting than they already are. Especially when LeBron James is involved. Because people hate that guy. And that just means RATINGS BONANZA-PALOOZA! But when that story-line doesn't present itself, the ne ... 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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    April 8, 2013

    Pat Riley Wants the Miami Heat to Keep Destroying the NBA for Another Ten Seasons

    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 >>

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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 22, 2013

    Fan Who Ran on Court During Heat Game Really, Really Loves LeBron James

    As you can no doubt recall, a crazy-ass fan ran onto the court during the Heat-Cavs game Wednesday night. It was just one of the plethora of The Crazy that happened in Miami's 98-95 win over Cleveland. The fan, donning a T-shirt that basically carried a message to LeBron that Cleveland misses him a ... 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 25, 2013

    LeBron James Won the NBA Dunk Contest Forever

    The Daily Look At This! is our daily video and/or gif of the day. So there was LeBron James, goofing off with his teammates, watching them dunk during pre-game warmups before the Heat's matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, when all of a sudden, HE COMPLETELY HALTED ALL SPACE AND TIME ... 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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    June 13, 2011

    A Vocabulary Lesson in Honor of LeBron James' Defeat

    Together at last, Wade and James crashed.​​Maverick (noun): An independent individual who does not go along with a group or party.Cavalier (noun): A gentleman trained in arms and horsemanship. Hubris (noun): Exaggerated pride or self-confidence, e.g. LeBron James. Not to belabor the point, but l ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    How a LeBron Hater Learned to Stop Loathing the Miami Heat

    It's tough to hate Dwyane Wade. ​Let's get one thing clear: I'm still angry with LeBron James. I think he's arrogant, immature, and full of an inflated sense of importance that was, ironically, fed by years of hero worship in his hometown of Cleveland. His decision to use a nationally televised ES ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    After the First Weekend of NBA Playoffs, Miami Heat New Vegas Favorite

    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 >>

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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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    February 16, 2011

    LeBron James' "Decision" Should Serve As Cautionary Tale For Albert Pujols Negotiations

    ​As dozens of media outlets descend upon Jupiter this week, looking for any news from the on-going contract negotiations between the St. Louis Cardinals and their mega-awesome, all-time great, super-incredi-star, first baseman Albert Pujols, fans and concerned parties should look a few miles South ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011
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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 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 22, 2010

    Merry "Quitness": Cleveland (Still) Hates LeBron James

    LeBron James just led the Miami Heat to a 12-game winning streak, but that doesn't mean his hometown fans in Cleveland have forgiven him for deserting them. "The 12 Days of Quitness" features King James as an elf, a chorus chant of "He sold us out on national TV," and throwaway insults such as, "H ... 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, 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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