James Jones

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    October 22, 2014

    Yes, the Miami Heat Can Return to the NBA Finals if These Five Things Fall Into Place

    Amazingly enough, it's already almost time to turn your attention to what's happening down on Biscayne Boulevard, as your new-look, less-hyped Miami Heat returns a week from today, looking to prove to the world that its world does not revolve around one man. The Heat still has the same goal -- cha ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    Haider Zafar, Man Who Defrauded Heat Players, to Plead Guilty

    Haider Zafar had quite some balls. He defrauded Mike Miller, James Jones, and Rashard Lewis out of a combined $7.5 million in a shady investment scheme, and then turned around to use some of that money to buy season tickets to watch his victims play basketball. Zafar was of course caught and could ... More >>

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    June 16, 2014

    Birdman Is Leaving: Where Each Heat Player's Future Stands Right Now

    And so it begins. Chris "Birdman" Andersen won't exercise his player's option next season and will enter free agency instead. That's according to a Yahoo! Sports story anyway. Granted, win or lose, some roster changes were to be expected, but after last night's humiliation, the future of the Heat ... 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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    January 28, 2014

    Battioke: Heat Organization Comes Out in Full Force for South Beach Battioke 2014

    What's it like watching professional basketball players step completely out of their comfort zone? No one would know better than legendary basketball guru and Miami Heat president Pat Riley. "Tomorrow is probably going to be the funnest day of the year at practice," the 68-year-old Riley said at th ... More >>

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    January 7, 2014

    Heat Finally Unveils "Nickname Jersey" Monikers

    Sure, it's a blatant merchandising grab, but we've been pretty excited about the idea of Miami Heat players wearing special-edition nickname jerseys. We've already received news that Ray Allen would wear "J. Shuttlesworth" and that LeBron would sport "King James," but today the team unveiled the ful ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    Heat Stomps Magic 120-92, Wade Sits Second Consecutive Game

    The Miami Heat beat the Orlando Magic Wednesday night 120-92. Miami was once again down Dwyane Wade, who sat out the game because of that same damn knee. James Jones started and proceeded to drop 17 points while shooting 5-7 from three-point range. LeBron James led the Heat with 21 points, six rebou ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    Miami Heat Twitter Breakdown: LeBron Reigns, Haslem's Boring, Battier Only Follows 9 People

    The NBA season is still a month away but already Miami is bubbling with news about our back-to-back champion ballers. Michael Beasley has returned, hopefully minus the marijuana habit. Draft pick James Ennis is already king of the koalas. And you may soon be able to buy a jersey with "Jesus Shuttles ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013
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    June 7, 2012

    If The Heat Lose Tonight, Who Might Not Be Wearing a Miami Jersey Next Year?

    This is a silly, stupid little post to be writing. The Heat will of course stage a magnificent comeback tonight and go on to emerge victorious in the finals, because whatever powers that rule the universe will decide to give Miami, this muggy land of hurricanes, poverty, foreclosures and zombie atta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Miami Heat's James Jones Get His Very Own Hypnotic, Stonerwave Music Video

    Are you a Miami sports fan who sometimes like to get high and look at weird things online (because if you come to Riptide for sports news, then you very well might be)? Well, it's been a good few weeks for you. Just after some weird "Dolphinception" video hit the web, we can now present you with thi ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    Heat Take Down Bulls In Chippy Affair

    Last night's game between the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls at the American Airlines Arena was as close to a playoff atmosphere as you're going to get in a game that was mostly meaningless, but also mostly amazeballs.Spurred by LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, Miami took down the Bulls 83-72 in a game t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Udonis Haslem Really Is Thinking About Running for Mayor of Miami

    After last night's game against the Kings, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra joked that Udonis Haslem will "eventually mayor of this town." Turns out that Haslem has actually given some thought to a political future, and may someday actually run for mayor of Miami. Watch out, Tomas Regalado.&nbs ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012
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    January 25, 2012

    Chris Bosh Is A Smooth Operator: Heat Take Down Cavs

    BoshBalls!​The Miami Heat seemed to have been sleepwalking through the first three quarters of last night's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. And all that dicking around might have cost them the game if not for Chris Bosh blowing up with his 17 fourth-quarter points.Miami was able to sustain s ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012

    LeBron James Ain't Care: Behind LBJ's 33, Heat Dismantles Pacers

    ​LeBron James overcame not having Dwyane Wade by his side, as well as a badly rolled ankle, and dropped 33 points in the Heat's 118-83 jack up of the Indiana Pacers last night.LBJ also added 13 assists and was two rebounds shy of recording a triple-double on the night. Chris Bosh added 22 points w ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Shane Battier Says He's Signing With the Heat UPDATE: And Eddy Curry Too

    ​So despite the fact that the Miami Heat are severely hurting in the point guard and center spots, their first signing priority this season was apparently the owner's son's college buddy.In the first indication of the team's signing decisions, Shane Battier has announced he'll be playing for the H ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011

    James Jones Won't Resign With Heat, Elects For Free Agency

    ​The Miami Heat may be in danger of losing one of their hometown players. James Jones has informed the organization that he won't be exercising the player option in his contract and will instead chose to become a free agent, reports The Miami Herald.

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    June 10, 2011

    Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Finals Game 5: On The Brink

    ​After the giant mound of ostrich shit that was LeBron James' 8-point performance from Game 4, he called Game 5 the biggest of his career. The world then waited for LeBron to come out in Game 5 and serve the Mavericks a can filled with ass whoopin'. Instead, Heat fans got served a can filled with ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011

    Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Finals Game 4: LeTurd

    ​Well, shit. The Miami Heat must really love blowing fourth-quarter leads, because the team did it again last night in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, allowing the Dallas Mavericks to win the game 86-83 and tying the finals.Meanwhile, LeBron James had the worst performance of his playoff career. Dwyane ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    Don't Make Chris Bosh Angry

    ​The Miami Heat took down the tough Chicago Bulls 96-85 in an Eastern Conference Finals Game 3 that featured tough defense, gay slurs, Miami fans berating Charles Barkley, LeBron James obliterating Kyle Korver, and Chris Bosh exploding all over Chicago's face. The Heat now have a 2-1 lead in the b ... More >>

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    May 2, 2011

    Heat Playoffs: Wade Drops 38 as Heat Take Game 1 Against Boston

    ​And in other news.... Dwyane Wade is still pretty amazing.The Miami Heat took the 99-90 Game 1 win over the Boston Celtics in their Eastern Conference Semi-final hoedown.D-Wade dropped 38 points, James Jones added a career playoff high 25 off the bench, and Paul Pierce was ejected with seven minu ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011
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    March 24, 2011

    Defense Helps Heat Rally Past Pistons

    ​There are nights when the Miami Heat completely annihilate an inferior opponent and leave them buried in their wake of awesomeness by twenty or thirty points. Last night was not one of those nights.The Heat had to rally hard and overcome an eleven-point deficit in last night's 100-94 win over the ... 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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    February 25, 2011

    Chris Bosh Goes 1-for-18 as Heat fall to Derrick Rose and the Bulls

    ​Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat's bench decided to turn in the absolute worst performance ever in the history of everything in a game that will undoubtedly have playoff seeding implications down the stretch.The Heat held a 9-point lead at the half against the Chicago Bulls last night, only to see i ... More >>

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    February 20, 2011

    The Miami Heat's James Jones Wins 3-Point Competition

    ​The Miami Heat's very own James Jones won last night's NBA All Star three-point contest, becoming the fourth member of the franchise to win the competition, joining Glen Rice, Jason Kapono and Daequan Cook.And to make it an even more amazing feat, he did it by beating out Boston Celtics teammates ... More >>

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    January 22, 2011

    Sans Wade or Bosh, LeBron James and Mike Miller Lead Heat, Snap Losing Streak

    ​Dwayne Wade was forced to sit out thanks to a migraine, while Chris Bosh sat out his second-straight game with a bum left ankle. And so LeBron James was left to the mercy of having to rely on Mario Chalmers and Carlos Arroyo for support if the Miami Heat was going to snap their longest losing str ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    Clippers Snap Miami Heat's Winning Streak

    ​In 1989, the Miami Heat snapped it's 17-game losing streak by defeating the L.A. Clippers, and earning the franchise its first ever win. Last night, the Clippers snapped the Heat's 13-consecutive road wins streak, beating the Heat 111 - 105 at the Staples Center. Synergy? Coincidence? Or..... KAR ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    Heat Take Down Jazz, Extend Win-Streak to Six

    ​The Miami Heat overcame a raucous Salt Lake City crowd and a few relentless Utah Jazz rallies and came away with the 111-98 victory against the vaunted Jazz last night. It was the team's sixth straight victory after their much ballyhooed loss to the Dallas Mavericks three weeks ago when LeBr ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    LeBron James Drops 38 on the Cavs in Heavily Anticipated Homecoming

    Cleveland fans booed mercilessly. They held up signs that read "Quitness" and "Liar Baby Jerk." ESPN's Bill Simmons said LeBron James and the Heat just wouldn't be ready for the heavy doses of venom they would receive from the Cavaliers fans. It was going to be an ugly, raucous atmosphere that the H ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    Chef Michael Jacobs Feeds the Miami Heat

    Check out Riki Altman's interview with Eric Chopin, the executive chef at the American Airlines Arena.Five feet and 10 inches of Heat feeding fury.So the Heat lost last night. One person who can't be blamed is Chef Michael Jacobs, the man who makes the team's breakfasts and lunches when they practic ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Live Blog: Heat vs. Celtics

    ​Have no one to watch tonight's Heat-Celtics NBA season debut with? You do have someone to watch it with but they don't provide the same award-winning rapier wit-like banter you find here on your friendly neighborhood Miami New Times blog?Well have no fear! Because the Riptide 2.0 Heat vs. Celtics ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    Chef Jeremiah Wins Deering Battle of the Prune

    Photo by Juan CabreraFull moon and full stomachs at Deering EstateEpicures of all ages made the long haul out to the Deering Estate Saturday night for Wine on Harvest Moon, the annual fundraising event benefiting The Deering Estate Foundation. They enjoyed food samplings, drank free-flowing wine, an ... More >>

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    May 4, 2009

    The Heat Is Done. Now Can We All Agree the Team Drafted the Wrong Guy?

    The Heat's season ended yesterday pretty much the same way it played out all year long -- as a one-man D-Wade show. via Wikimedia CommonsOops. Wrong pick.Unfortunately for the Heat, Sunday's game was one of those "Wade can't possibly carry these clowns all by himself" duds, instead of those "Holy cr ... More >>

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    July 14, 2008
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    January 3, 2008

    California Burning

    An epic gusher, There Will Be Blood strikes oil, and then some.

  • News

    September 20, 2007

    John Timoney, Americas Worst Cop

    He has spent 138 days on the road in just a few years on the job. Whos minding the Miami Police Department?

  • Culture

    May 17, 2001

    In Cold Blood

    Novelist James Ellroy reshapes America's ugly history in his own image

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    January 14, 1999
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    September 24, 1998
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    July 23, 1998