| Jun 11, 2013
| 10:30 PM
Because it always has to be the hard way. It's as if these Miami Heat know no other way.
In Tuesday night's 113-77 loss to the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 of the NBA Finals it meant LeBron James pounding the scorers' table in the second quarter as...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 10:13 PM
MIAMI — Before reaching the top of basketball, LeBron James was run over by the San Antonio Spurs.
The Spurs swept James’ Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2007 NBA Finals, so long ago that the winning game plan focused on exploiting James’...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The Choice (and remember, death is not an option): The NBA’s regular season or the NBA’s Eastern Conference?
Except for Miami, of course. The Heat are so good they should be in the West. The rest of the East is the junior varsity.
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:26 PM
It's always amazing and amusing when players on bad teams are holding team meetings to air out their differences – at midseason.
Amazing that nobody picked up on the problems the first 41 games, especially as much as they all huddle.
| Jun 2, 2013
The roll call includes iconic big men such as Kareem, Shaq and Walton. Plus, uniquely versatile talents like Magic, LeBron and Oscar. And don't forget Hampton Roads' own Allen Iverson and Joe Smith.
But among the players selected first overall in the...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 7:07 PM
The one phone call that's telling, the one greeting that matters, the one word that a few years later puts these NBA Finals into proper context came just a few days after the Heat signed LeBron James.
This was in July, 2010. San Antonio coach Gregg...
| May 27, 2013
| 5:44 AM
Duke faithful used to worry that coaching the pros would lure Mike Krzyzewski away from the Blue Devils. The Celtics called, the Lakers called, and heaven knows who else.
Never mind the notion that a college basketball lifer wouldn’t translate...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 7:16 PM
The junior-varsity portion of the winning streak had its moments.
It let the Heat toy with significant deficits against significantly shorthanded opponents.
It allowed Dwyane Wade take the past two games off to rest his sore right knee.
| May 31, 2013
| 2:11 PM
It was just a short blurb on most websites a few days ago.
"Tim Duncan and wife Amy are getting a divorce."
For Orlando Magic fans, the breakup happened about a dozen years too late.
If not for Duncan's love affair with Amy, the San Antonio Spurs...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 8:59 PM
You could hear the coach's booming voice outside the dressing room, challenging his players behind locked doors.
"Is coach still in there?" a student who works with the Evans High School team asks.
Chucky Atkins was still in there, long after a loss...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 8:31 PM
Glen Rice got out early; Steve Smith avoided the experience entirely.
When the two former Miami Heat stars recently appeared at AmericanAirlines Arena as part of the team's 25th Anniversary commemoration, the stories turned to Pat Riley's rigorous...