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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Free agency is well underway, and so far the Miami Heat has signed no one. In fact, all we have are rumors, speculation, and so-called "reports" swirling around all saying different things (or, in most cases, saying nothing at all). So what's a Heat fan to do? What's to be believed? Who is right? ... More >>
Miami Heat President Pat Riley held his annual State-of-the Heat address Thursday morning. And, as expected, he was a bit on the ornery side after his team got throttled in the NBA Finals last week. Still, Riley was Riley, showing his resolve and determination as a dynasty-maker, and dropped severa ... More >>
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 >>
LENNARRRD! LENARRRRRD! SLAMMAAAAHHH!! ALONZO MOURNING WITH THE STUFFFAHHH!! Simply the greatest calls in Miami Heat broadcast history. The man and legend who made those calls, Dr. Jack Ramsay, passed away in his sleep Sunday night at the age of 89 after a long bout with cancer. Ramsay coached ... More >>
Miami Heat forward Shane Battier hosted the third annual South Beach Battioke event Monday night, where Heat players are given the opportunity to grab a mic and sing karaoke as loudly and poorly as they want. The event, which was held at the Fillmore Theater in Miami Beach, and raised money for The ... 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 >>
I am hearing new information regarding Broward Sheriff's Lt. Rick Reilly, and it's not good. I won't get into details, but suffice it to say that Reilly's late wife, attorney Caryl Boies, may have a lot in common with Elizabeth Edwards, the wife of onetime presidential contender John ... More >>
Well, we're past a highly politicized and polarizing week in Broward County and on the Pulp. There's probably going to be a lot of that in the next two years. Today though I'm going to watch the football game and see how the dancing Chad does against the Titans. Yeah Pennington is goofy in th ... More >>
A rundown of what's news in South Florida:A day after Scott Rothstein was sentenced to 50 years in prison, the speculation begins about which of his associates will be charged next. Two prime candidates: his law partners Russ Adler and Stuart Rosenfeldt. [Sun-Sentinel]Loan modification programs m ... More >>
flickr.comCoach Slick making a wish list, checking it twice.The Heat season is officially upon us again, and judging by the very small sample size thus far, Miami will go 82-0 and Dwyane Wade will finally secure the MV3. Most experts have them finishing fourth or fifth in the division and either ... More >>
Wade, ONeal, and Beasley take on the Bulls.
Tonight at 7, local magician Avi Frier plans to be put in a straitjacket and chained to the 100-foot tall, 60-mile-an-hour Hurricane roller coaster in Dania Beach. He claims he can escape from the getup before the ride ends its two-minute run. He promises there will be a "surprise ending." The publi ... More >>
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Dan La Batard had the audacity yesterday to infer in his Miami Herald column that erstwhile Heat coach Pat Riley dumps his team when it's losing and jumps back on when its rising (and Shaq is back on the court). Here's a taste: "Anybody else with less aura and less credibility and less jewelry wou ... More >>
What did Nick say to Pat before they both bailed?
It's an "Only In South Florida" day, folks. The second professional coach has stepped down in the space of, oh, four hours. Pat Riley, who is one of the worst losers of all time (meaning that he's very bad at losing), couldn't take it anymore. He announced today that he's taking a "leave of absence" ... More >>
Cuban This back-and-forth between Sentinel sports columnist Dave Hyde and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is pretty funny. You can't really lose when a dunderheaded scribe goes up against a jerky billionaire. (An aside: What's with the brackets where parentheses ought to be?) Hyde also had a colu ... More >>
To give you an idea of how badly the Heat have been playing in the Finals, consider that Dave Hyde has stopped his continuing worship of Pat Riley long enough to start complaining. But if you want to read some reality about Riley, check out this column from the Palm Beach Post's Dave George. T ... More >>
I'll be rooting for the Heat tonight, no doubt. But a part of me is still gonna be pissed about Stan Van Gundy. And if you've been reading sports columnist Dave Hyde's commentary in the Sun-Sentinel throughout these playoffs, you've probably noticed that as the Heat's success grows, he's become more ... More >>
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