Erik Spoelstra

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    October 1, 2014

    Erik Spoelstra Almost Turned Down His First Job With the Heat for a Grateful Dead Show

    Erik Spoelstra may be one of the younger head coaches in the NBA, but that doesn't mean his taste in music is especially hip. In fact, the head coach almost turned down his first interview for his first job with the Miami Heat because he had tickets to a Grateful Dead concert.

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    June 24, 2014

    LeBron James Is Opting Out of His Miami Heat Contract

    LeBron is entering free agency, according to numerous reports. He's exercising his player's option to escape the remaining year on his Miami contract. But before you totally freak out and set your number 6 jersey on fire, take a deep breath. It's entirely possible -- though far from certain, of co ... More >>

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    May 16, 2014

    Five Reasons the Miami Heat Will Beat the Indiana Pacers

    Well, well, well, it looks like we have ourselves a good ol' fashioned Mexican standoff here . After eight months of basketball, the Miami Heat find themselves right where they always figured they would be, four games from their fourth straight NBA Finals appearance, with only the Indiana Pacers sta ... More >>

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    October 2, 2013

    Miami Heat Training Camp: Five Questions To Answer This Preseason

    The Miami Heat kicked off their 2013 training camp Tuesday in the Bahamas, because of course they did, officially kicking off their attempt at back-to-back-to-back NBA titles, or as many are terming it, "Three-Heat." The team largely returns most of the same key components that led them to the past ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    Erik Spoelstra Gave a Pep Talk to the Seattle Seahawks For Some Reason

    Traitor! Judas! Backstabber! Apparently there is no "305 til' I die (or get fired)" clause in Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra's contract, because Spo gave a big pep talk to the Seattle Seahawks. Well, at least the Dolphins won't be playing the Seahawks this season.

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    March 4, 2013

    Heat Wins 14th Straight, Rallies to Beat New York 99-93

    Down 16 in the first half to the Heat's most hated rival, it looked as if Miami's 13-game winning streak was in a boatload of trouble. Good thing for the Heat it happens to have the B.O.A.T., AKA the man Pat Riley calls the "Best of All Time." Captain Cobra Dick to the rescue, once again. Hissssssss ... More >>

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    June 22, 2012

    Mugshots Friday: Miami Heat Championship Edition

    ​Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to th ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    April 23, 2012

    "Stuff Miami Heat Fans Say" Video Finally Exists

    Apparently, the "Shit ____ Say" video meme is still trudging along. Which means at this point in a meme's lifespan we wouldn't be drawing attention to any new entries unless they were pretty good. And this "Stuff Miami Heat Fans Say" video is pretty good.

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    April 13, 2012

    Heat Get Nothing From Bench, Lose to Bulls in OT

    Holy shit bananas, that was rough.The Miami Heat dropped a gut-wrenching loss to the Chicago Bulls 96-86 in overtime last night.And while the game is meaningless in terms of overall playoff importance, it still feels like Heat fans got their collective cocks slammed in a Metrobus door. WILL SOMEONE ... More >>

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    April 4, 2012

    Heat Clinch Playoff Berth With 16th Consecutive Home Win

    Weirdly enough, the Miami Heat only play like a bag of shit on the road, because they remain as dominant as ever at home. LeBron James dropped a season-high 41 points -- 15 in the fourth quarter -- as the Heat took down the Philadelphia 76ers 99-93 last night, winning their 16th straight home g ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Erik Spoelstra Gets Contract Extension

    ​Remember last year around this time? You know, when the Heat were actually playing basketball. Not very good basketball mind you, and fans thought that coach Erik Spoelstra was sure to get a pink slip? Well, he managed to turn things around and get the team to the Finals, and thanks to a new cont ... More >>

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    December 12, 2011

    Get Free Tickets to the Premiere of Miami Heat's Into the Fire Documentary

    ​The Heat may not have a celebration quite like last year's infamous pre-season pep rally planned to kick off the season -- but maybe that's because they want you to relive that welcoming party all over again. The Heat are about to unleash a documentary film, Into the Fire, and lucky fans will get ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011
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    June 14, 2011

    Report: Erik Spoelstra's Job is Safe

    via The Onion​Oh, no, Spo' won't go. According to reports from The Boston Globe (of all papers), Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra's job is safe for next year. Its sources also claim that at no point in the season was Spoelstra's job ever in danger.

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    June 13, 2011

    Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Finals Game 6: Kaput

    ​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 >>

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    June 1, 2011

    The Philippines' Vice President is Praying the Heat Win

    ​The NBA Finals feels like Miami versus the World, but there's at least an entire other nation rooting wildly for the Heat: The Philippines. Yes, Coach Erik Spoelstra's mother is a native of the Pacific nation, and Spoelstra is the first Filipino-American head coach of any major North American pro ... More >>

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    May 8, 2011

    Heat Playoffs: Celtics Strike Back

    The Douche Strikes Back!​After roughly 5,836 days in between games, the Miami Heat finally resumed their Eastern Conference semi-final series against the Celtics in Boston. The end result wasn't as awesome as Games 1 and 2, in that the Heat got creamed pretty badly.But the good news is Erik Spoels ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Pat Riley Says Erik Spoelstra's Job is Safe

    Who do you blame when a team with unparalleled marquee talent finds themselves lost in a string of embarrassing losses? Increasingly, fans and haters alike have begun to call for the firing of Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, with many theorizing it's only a matter of time until Heat president ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Give Chris Bosh The Damn Rock!

    Alex Izaguirre​​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. In this special online edition, Luke says the Miami Heat will start winning again when Chris Bosh starts getting the bal ... More >>

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    March 7, 2011

    Miami Heat Crying Controversy: Erik Spoelstra Needs to Shut His Damn Mouth

    ​The Heat racked up their fourth loss in a row last night, a sorry streak made all the more troubling that they came against other likely playoff bound teams. You'd think the shame factor from the losses alone would be enough, but, oh no, here comes Erik Spoelstra, a goofy-faced 12-year-old Muppet ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Cold Fourth Quarter Sinks Heat

    ​Dwyane Wade's magic goggles seemed to run out of awesome juice in the fourth quarter of Thursday night's 93-88 loss to the New York Knicks.Because after Wade started the game hitting pretty much every shot he threw up (except his free throws... hit those goddamn free throws, D-Wade!!), he missed ... More >>

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    January 26, 2011

    LeBron James Pokes Fun at Dwyane Wade's Migraine Glasses

    ​Apparently, LeBron James sometimes forgets he's part of the Miami Heat's big three and acts like a member of another famous trio: Larry, Curly, and Moe. Dwyane Wade is dealing with serious migraine headaches and has been wearing special, slightly funny-looking glasses to deal with light sensitivi ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    LeBron James Can't Even Praise His Coach Without Being Criticized

    Look at the way he holds up his jersey. DISGUSTING!​It's well known that the majority of the mainstream media (re: all of them, pretty much) hate LeBron James and the Miami Heat. But mostly, they hate LeBron James. So much so that they've gone to great lengths to tell us all what a quitter, fraud, ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    Miami Heat Had the Best Month Ever

    ​Back in October (when NBA championships are totally decided), ESPN columnist and consummate Heat Dick-Biter, Bill Simmons, wrote that the Big Three's biggest problem will be when they hit the road, because everyone hates them and that makes them all sad: I could see the Heat running the slate [ ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010
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    December 2, 2010
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    December 2, 2010
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    November 29, 2010

    Report: Heat Players Fed Up With Erik Spoelstra

    Miami Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra's days be numbered. Fans and sports commentators are already eager to see him gone and the Miami Heat players themselves may be about to join that bandwagon. ESPN reports that the players are growing increasingly frustrated with Spoelstra.

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    November 24, 2010

    Pat Riley Should Fire Erik Spoelstra, Say Exactly 8,841 People on the Internet

    Put him out of his misery.​With the supposed-to-be-bigger-than-God Miami Heat looking ugly on the court and sputtering to an 8-6 record, the calls for doofy coach Erik Spoelstra's professional head have reached a fever pitch.

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    November 23, 2010

    Pat Riley, It's Time to Get Back in the Game

    ​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke recommends Pat Riley pull a Stan Van Gundy on Erik Spoelstra.Pat Riley needs to stop wasting time writing love poems to h ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    USA Today Runs Front Page Anti-Heat Propaganda

    ​USA Today sure had a big scoop splashed across its front page today. Apparently, everyone in America outside of Miami hates the Miami Heat. That's real breaking news there. Someone notify the Pulitzers.At least we did learn a few things. Like the fact that apparently people view the Miami Heat as ... More >>

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    August 11, 2010

    Five Miami Heat Reality Shows That Need to Be Made

    ​We here at Riptide like the sordid side of things. And while we're hoping that, come the end of the 2010-11 NBA season, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Chris Bosh are lobbing a championship trophy to each other as they ride dolphins through Biscayne Bay, we're also hoping for a bit of off-the- ... More >>

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    May 3, 2010

    Pat Riley Wants to Coach Again? Watch Your Back, Spoelstra

    ​It might be a while before we get complete confirmation that Dwyane Wade will again sign on the dotted line for the Heat, but president Pat Riley has extended his own contract. No big surprise there, but he's also open to extending his career as a coach. Watch your back, Erik Spoelstra. "I'l ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    Game Two of the NBA Playoffs: Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics: Epic Fail

    ​In a game that could only described as "refried ass, " the Miami Heat were walloped by the Boston Celtics 106-77 in last night's game two of the first round NBA Playoffs. The Heat managed to keep things close in the first quarter, rebounding after a slow start and even managing to take the lead f ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010

    Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers: That's Nine Wins, Baby

    ​The Miami Heat squeezed past an awful Philadelphia 76ers team last night in a win that can only be described as "Eleanor Rooseveltian." But as unsightly as it may have been, a win is a win. Last night's 99-95 victory was Miami's ninth in a row. That makes nine straight wins and 10 games over .500 ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic: Ten Points

    ​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 >>

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    February 25, 2010
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    February 22, 2010

    Luke's Gospel: Fire Erik Spoelstra

    Image via Miami Heat/NBAEMiami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra.​Luther Campbell, AKA Uncle Luke, has never been shy about sharing his opinion. The former frontman for Miami's wonderfully raunchy rap act, 2 Live Crew, made history in 1992 when the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed his right to be as horn ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    News Roundup: Deadly Crash Kills Driver and Dozens of Animals

    Jesse Jackson was in town for the Super Bowl and decided to engage in his number one hobby: protesting. He marched against high rates of foreclosure and unemployment. [NBCMiami]A truck pulling a livestock trailer jackknifed in Weston. The driver and about 100 of the animals were killed, bu ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010
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    October 31, 2009

    Former Heat Coach Stan Van Gundy Says F-You, Disembodied Voice!

    It's the weekend, so the best you're getting from the ole' Riptide sports desk is a repost of a repost.Check out this video of former Miami Heat coach Stan Van Gundy, a.k.a. The Master of Panic, showing complete disdain for his over-hyped, NBA-style introduction at the Orlando Magic's home opener. I ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008

    Trick or Heat

    A new-look Miami Heat kicks off its season on All Hallows Eve.

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