Let's be honest: July was a crappy month for Miami. Bizarrely, the bad news seemed to arrive every Friday in this, the sweltering summer suck-hole of the year. On Friday, July 4, a happy holiday became a horror show when four boaters died on Biscayne Bay. A week later, LeBron James announced he was ... More >>
When LeBron dropped his back-to-Cleveland bombshell this afternoon, Miami Heat fans weren't just confronted with losing the greatest player in the game. Suddenly it seemed all too possible that MIA could go to from the Finals to the cellar overnight, with Chris Bosh fielding a monster offer from Hou ... More >>
Sure, you could say Miami was the beneficiary of some of the biggest sports betrayals in history (LeBron leaving Cleveland, Don Shula leaving Baltimore). Sure, you could also point to the fact that Miami has been lucky in the loyalty department (Dan Marino and Bob Griese never left, and some of us h ... More >>
The news broke yesterday and brought with it a tsunami of speculation and sizzling hot takes: LeBron James was opting out of the remainder of his Miami Heat contract. What will his next move be? LeBron is available to every team in the league come July 1, and every NBA GM in America will look far ... More >>
This weekend there are only three things on the minds of everyone in Miami: Where to take Dad for Father's Day, where to Watch the World Cup, and WTF with the Miami Heat? Lets's focus on the positive, shall we? World Cup fever has taken over Miami and you've got to take in a few games -- but where ... More >>
Only four players have done it in NBA history, and tonight LeBron James will likely become the fifth. Yes, LeBron could join the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (who did it twice), Michael Jordan, Karl Malone, and Moses Malone as a player who has played 500 straight games in which they scored 10 points ... More >>
Last night, the Miami Heat racked up its 23rd straight win and now stands alone as having the second-longest winning streak in NBA history. The team is ten wins away from tying the record with the 1971-72 Lakers, and 11 from owning it outright.Can they do it? An oddsmaker has given them 1-in-6 odds.
Last night the Miami Heat racked up their 20th straight win, which now puts them in a tie for the NBA's third-longest winning streak. They're just two wins away from taking second place, but can the Heat own the record at right?It's a tough task. They'd have to win their next 13 games to tie for the ... More >>
Most of the world has moved on from LeBron James' decision to leave Cleveland and play for the Miami Heat, but at least one man is still mad about it. The lawyer for Muhammad Rahim, an Al-Qaeda member who served as a translator for Osama bin Laden and who is currently being held in Guantanamo Bay, h ... More >>
Super Bowl champs go to Disney World, but apparently NBA Champs go to Taco Bell.Chris Bosh was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, and admitted that his first stop after winning his first ring was the drive through of the Taco Bell. He did however end up at LIV with the rest of team, but goofs with Kim ... More >>
You don't get much different than Seattle and Miami. The differences are as big as Northwest and Southeast, orcas and alligators, Starbucks and cafecitos, and, very literally, apples and oranges. Yet, might Seattle be the only city in America, outside of South Florida, that will be rooting for the H ... More >>
The world already knows that LeBron James is a shitty tipper, thanks to the investigative sleuths of the Cleveland Scene. A few years ago, that alt-weekly newspaper exposed that The King left a ten dollar gratuity on an $800 steakhouse bill for himself and teammates. Now the Scene has published th ... More >>
Remember when the Miami Heat sucked? Good golly, did they suck. This was a team so horrible they didn't get a single win until the 18th game of their inaugural 1988-89 season. In fact, the team's all-time record had never been above .500. Yep, when taking into consideration every single regular-s ... More >>
We might have been a bit hyperbolic in calling LeBron James' crazy over-the-head-of-an-opponent drunk the "most awesome dunk ever." Sure, it was awesome, but it's not even LeBron James' favorite dunk of his career. He told ESPN's Brian Windhorst his favorite five dunks. Here's video of each.
And they say Miami Heat fans are apathetic. Pshaw! OK, so they might not go to games, even if it's pretty easy to get good tickets for $30 with a free pizza and Coke. But when some high-falutin' author calls them "cretins," they will email said author to wish that his child suffers a very specifi ... More >>
Remember Scott Raab? The lifetime Cleveland sports fan who set out to chronicle LeBron James' first season for Esquire only to get banned from American Airlines Arena by the Heat for calling the star "the whore of Akron"? Well, he's been busy at work penning a book entitled, obviously, The Whore ... More >>
Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh haven't played together since the last game of the NBA Finals, and with the lockout in full effect we weren't sure when it would happen again. That's about to change. The trio is expected to announce plan for a charity All-Star game at FIU on Octobe ... More >>
According to Men's Health, the Miamians are dumber than the average person who actually reads Men's Health. The magazine took time out of doing crunches and crunched some numbers on the education levels of citizens in the 100 biggest cities in America. Miami came in dead last.
Finally! The thing that will make me good at basketball!He's a jerk. Filmmakers don't want him in their LeBron-themed movies. He somehow pissed off Taiwan. The Decision, The Decision, The Decision. LeBron James, as Riptide has reported countless times, is the most hated man in sports.But damn, ca ... More >>
After winning Game six 105-95, the Dallas Mavericks are NBA champions. Meanwhile, the Miami Heat are left with a shitload of questions, LeBron James will continue to be haunted by his Finals failure, and Heat fans everywhere are walking around feeling like their favorite uncle just placed his wie ... More >>
The Boston Celtics are just a single game away from playoff elimination at the hands of the Miami Heat, and LeBron James would just like to say "thank you." Not for proving to be a pretty beatable team, but for providing the inspiration that three superstar players all suiting up for one team cou ... More >>
Good news for LeBron James: he's not nearly as hated as he was following his infamous "decision." According to The Q Score Company, which tracks public perception of celebrities, brands and other entities, James' popularity has slowly bounced back in the months since. Though, he's nowhere near as po ... More >>
LeBron during his hosting stint on SNLLeBron James had plans to bring his acting talents to South Beach long before he made plans to bring his basketball talents here. According to a report from Variety, just days before LeBron made his fateful "decision," he had plans to star in a movie called B ... More >>
Listen, we can admit that LeBron James has something of a bit of a public relations and ego problem, but all the guy ever did was switch teams. To claim he's the most deplorable athlete in America is sort of a stretch considering there's guys like Tiger Woods and Brett Favre running around.
Maybe he really misses Shaq? We said yesterday that if Dwyane Wade ever left Miami we'd wouldn't freak out to the same degree that Cleveland did over LeBron. But, yes, we'd probably have some sort of temporary meltdown before maintaining a stiff upper lip pretending that we've never even heard o ... More >>
Don Johnson helps answer LeBron's questionsLeBron James is finally addressing the haters in a sure-to-be-controversial new Nike ad. He's taking on some serious criticism and calling a certain hater out by name, but the ad ultimately skews light-hearted with a cameo by none other than Miami Vice's ... More >>
Just in case you thought the hype surrounding the Miami Heat's recent free agent acquisitions might simmer down a little once games start: ESPN has hired the "world's greatest living authority on LeBron James" -- Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter Brian Windhorst -- to join a staff devoted to writing o ... More >>
LeBron James is now the sixth most hated athlete in America after his decision to ditch Cleveland and join a superteam in Miami. He now says that part of the backlash he endured stems from racial issues. James made the comments in an interview that aired on CNN yesterday and is not backing down from ... More >>
WorldRedEye.comThis LeBron James character is a tough one to figure out. We want to love him. But is he but a grifter, on the rebound from a monster relationship, trying to cheaply win our heart?
Two gossip blogs are reporting that LeBron James finally popped the question to Savannah Brinson, his longtime girlfriend and mother of his two kids, last night. Is King James following in the footsteps of his recently engaged teammate Chris Bosh and about to head down the aisle?
Was that so hard?The idea was simple genius. Heartbroken Clevelanders could send their unwanted LeBron James jerseys -- those that weren't in flames -- to Miami to be distributed to the local homeless. But this being the summer of LeBron, things had to take a turn for the bizarre. The jersey ... More >>
via Bu22yIt was only a matter of time until someone wrote a book about the Miami Heat's amazing off-season in which they secured three of the biggest prizes of a historic free agency class. Of course, we doubt Ric Bucher's tome, tentatively titled Overheated (har har) will be sitting on the books ... More >>
The Three Kings will start their quest to utterly destroy all other NBA teams with their awesomeness in Boston. The NBA leaked parts of its 2010-11 schedule last night, and it has the Miami Heat opening their season against the defending Eastern Conference Champion Boston Celtics. And, in a game ... More >>
via FanwayDwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Chris Bosh apparently did have that free-agent summit this past weekend in Miami, according to ESPN.com. The Yalta Conference of the NBA, if you will, apparently discussed the possibility of all three teaming up on the Heat roster. ... More >>
The Lebron James speculation is serious. Of course, here in Miami we're hoping he comes down to join buddy D-Wade ... but Wade's future in Miami hardly seems certain, either. So who can help entice James make up his mind? How about some rappers with a new mixtape!Yesterday saw the release of The ... More >>
Jacob KatelOur psychic consultant mines that coconut.With basketball demigod Dwyane Wade's Miami Heat contract expiring after this season, speculation has reached a fever pitch: Will he stay? Will fellow superstar LeBron James, currently a Cleveland Cavalier, join him on the Heat to form a champions ... More >>
Last night, the Miami Heat lost 108-102 to the Orlando Magic in overtime, inspiring the following ten observations about the state of our b-ball team.1. Outside of Michael Beasley (on the nights Erik Spoelstra actually lets the kid play), Dwyane Wade is all alone.2. The Magic out-rebounded Miami ... More >>
A suspicious bag led to the temporary shut-down of a concourse at Miami International Airport. [LATimes]More than 100 manatees have turned up dead this year, with many deaths attributed to the cold snap earlier this month. [CBS4]A grandmother in North Miami is being charged with manslaughter after h ... More >>
Miami City Commissioner Angel Gonzalez will resign soon amid an investigation into a job he got his daughter. There's probably a joke in here about his name being Angel while he is clearly not one, but why would we make a joke as horrible as that? That joke would be almost as horrible as the city co ... More >>
LocalGosh darn it, when this town decides it wants to build its airport a people mover, it's going to happen. It may take 20 years, but it's going to happen. [Herald]Giant mulch fire up in the NE part of the county. [Herald]You've heard this, but the county has backed off on the stadium deal. [CBS4] ... More >>
At D’Vino, the food plays second fiddle
For years Miami Senior High School has fielded one of the best basketball teams in the nation. But getting into the record books has meant tossing out the rule books.