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Miami Heat

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    June 3, 2014

    Miami Heat's New Subsidy Deal Will Face a Commission Vote Today

    Fourteen years ago, Miami-Dade County negotiated one of the worst "profit-sharing" deals with a local sports franchise ever put to paper. Taxpayers gave Miami Heat owner Micky Arison $38 million in land and a $6.4 million annual subsidy to build the American Airlines Arena downtown, and in exchange ... More >>

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    June 2, 2014

    Moner Abu-Salha: Before Becoming a Jihadi Suicide Bomber, He Was a South Florida Bro

    If you had stumbled across Moner Abu-Salha's Facebook profile a year ago, you would have found a recently updated page fitting for any suburban South Florida bro. On June 24, he updated his profile pic to a selfie flexing his biceps in the bathroom mirror and his cover photo to a Miami Heat logo. He ... More >>

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    May 30, 2014

    Seven Reasons Miami Fans Can't Wait To Get the Pacers Out of Their Lives

    The Miami Heat must break the Indiana Pacers tonight. It's time to rid themselves of, as Ray Allen would say, the Pacers "buffoonery." It's damn time to get this Pacers team out of our lives, and move onto an NBA Finals rematch against either the Oklahoma City Thunder or San Antonio Spurs. Tonight t ... More >>

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    May 30, 2014

    Cedric Gervais' Birthday Party at LIV: "This Is My Crowd, I'm Representing Miami"

    Miami's own Grammy Award-winning DJ Cedric Gervais is turning 35. And for his birthday, he's celebrating the way any legit 305er would - by throwing a mega bash under the flashy lights of LIV. "It's a family," the birthday boy says about the club. "They've been supporting me since I started and ba ... More >>

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    May 30, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Happy Hours, Heat, and Scotch

    If you're still a wee bit hung over from Memorial Day weekend, we've got the cure: More partying. Come on, you're not in Kansas. This is Miami and things are happening this weekend. In case you needed an excuse to get out and enjoy life, it's Friday, the Miami Heat play the Pacers, and we've compil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Lance Stephenson Blew in LeBron's Ear Because Lance Stephenson Is the Worst

    If the officials weren't enough to make Heat fans want to throw a potted plant into their TV sets Wednesday night, Lance Stephenson put them over the edge. In game five's 93-90 loss, Stephenson put on a display of some of the most obnoxious, childish, and overall disgusting behavior you will ever se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Win $100 Duffy's Tab to Watch Heat Win Eastern Conference Finals

    Our Miami Heat did some work against the Indian Pacers in game four of the Eastern Conference Finals, closing out the game 90 to 102. We are just one game away from making it to the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive time in a row, and that game is tonight. To celebrate, Duffy's is giving a $100 ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014

    "Heat Fan Grandma" Is the Grandma All Heat Fans Wish They Had

    With all respect to grandmothers everywhere, sitting with your grandma on a sofa as she talks about what is on TV is usually not the world's greatest thing. (Mine used to attempt to clue me in on the plot of whatever Lifetime movie she was watching. Apparently the emotionally distant husband turns o ... More >>

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    May 27, 2014

    Mark Cuban Is a Bigger Bigot Than Donald Sterling

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness 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 goes after Mark Cuban. Let me get this straight. Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is secretly recorded making bigoted ... More >>

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    May 26, 2014

    Five Best Moments From the Heat's Game Three Comeback Win

    Happy Memorial Day Miami Heat fans! Let's basketball, shall we? The Heat are back at it tonight at the American Airlines Arena, with tip off set for 8:30. The Heat are in a position to take a commanding 3-1 series lead after a Ray Allen three-point barrage filled fourth quarter led them to a 99-87 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    19. Chef Creole: Little Haiti Legend

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a uni ... More >>

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    May 23, 2014

    Ten Things You Need to Know About David Beckham's Proposed Bay-Front Soccer Stadium

    Yesterday, David Beckham's team of investors and real estate advisers unveiled an ambitious plan to build a soccer stadium atop what is now a boat slip on Biscayne Bay. "We want to bring the world's greatest game to the world's greatest city," said Beckham's Bolivian billionaire business partner, Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Mark Cuban Apologizes to Trayvon Martin's Family for "Black Kid in a Hoodie" Comment

    Mark Cuban is the rarest of creatures in today's sports world: an outspoken owner unafraid to speak his opinion on just about any topic, whether it's his belief that the NBA should fund research into human growth hormone or his crusade to change U.S. patent law. Sometimes, though, the brutally hon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Take a Bite Out of the Miami Heat at Rok:Brgr

    Things are heating up for the Miami Heat. Tuesday night, Miami tied the series by defeating the Indiana Pacers 87-83. The Heat will host the Pacers on Saturday, May 24, at 8:30 p.m. and again on Monday, May 26, at 8:30 p.m. We're sure there are superfans out there sporting Heat jerseys and waving c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Miami Man Offers Heat Ticket in Exchange for Stolen Bike, or Two Tickets for Thief's Arrest

    Last Friday, Chris Underhill's bike was stolen. He had taken a cousin from out of town to Mary Brickell Village, only to find his chain cut and his Giant Escape true to its name: gone. Underhill underwent the usual stages of stolen bike syndrome: disbelief, anger, and despair. He filled out a polic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    D-Wade Carried the Heat in Game Two, Stole Home-Court Advantage Back From Pacers

    The Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 87-83 in another thriller Tuesday night and in turn stole home-court advantage in the series heading into Saturday night's matchup in Miami. The win basically deletes the meaning of the entire regular season, taking away home court from the first-seed Pacers a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Five Kinds of Heat Fans After a Big Playoff Loss

    Basketball is the most frustrating sport to watch as a fan, because even when your team wins, the other team scores a good 30-50 times. And when your crew loses? It's the worst. Nobody likes to lose. Losing is for losers. Heat fans know the drill all too well -- after Sunday's shellacking by the h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Ten Best Miami Rap Anthems Ever

    Everyone loves Miami. Our food, our people, our beaches, but we at Crossfade would argue that it's our music that puts us above the competition. We've never tried to steal anyone else's sound. We keep it 100 with grooves and style of our own, because we've got more inspiration than we know what to d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Mike Epps Lied About Seeing the Heat Get Smoked by Pacers in Game One

    The Miami Heat's 107-96 loss to the Indiana Pacers Sunday was about as enjoyable to consume as a poop-filled Chipotle burrito, but then again, people frickin' love Chipotle no matter what, so maybe that's a bad analogy. Seriously, though, this game was shitty. It was a wire-to-wire collective sittin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Downtown Boat Slip Becomes Frontrunner for MLS Stadium Site With Mayors' Support

    So much for a soccer stadium at PortMiami. A plan to fill in a boat slip right next to American Airlines Arena now appears to be the favorite amongst shareholders for Miami's Major League Soccer franchise. City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez joined togethe ... 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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    May 16, 2014

    Miami Heat and Mayor Reach New Stadium Deal With New $1 Million Rent

    In the 14 years of American Airlines Arena, Miami-Dade County has only received $270,000. That's about to change. Mayor Carlos Gimenez and team owner Micky Arison have reportedly reached an agreement that will see the team paying $1 million-a-year to the county's parks department. The agreement will ... More >>

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    May 15, 2014

    Epic Late-Game Comeback Sends Miami Heat to Eastern Conference Finals

    The Miami Heat is halfway to the three-peat, and I probably need to see a doctor when this season is finished. The Heat pulled out a thrilling 96-94 series, clinching victory Wednesday night over the Brooklyn Nets that sends Miami to the fourth consecutive Eastern Conference finals, sends the Brookl ... More >>

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    May 13, 2014

    LeBron Scores 49 Points in Game Four Against Brooklyn Nets

    Paul Pierce asked for LeBron James. Paul Pierce got LeBron James. Be careful what you wish for, kids -- you just might get it. LeBron James strapped the Heat on his back Monday night and carried the team to a thrilling 102-96 win that leaves Miami one win away from clinching a fourth straight East ... More >>

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    May 13, 2014

    Pitbull's New Year's Revolution 2015 Broadcasting From Miami on Fox: "Daleee!"

    Dat Lil' Chico is the new Dick Clark. The Cubano rapper born Armando Christian Perez will host Pitbull's New Year's Revolution, an end-of-the-year fiesta broadcasting all across los Estados Unidos from Miami on Fox. "The world needs to get ready to un-mute New Year's Eve, because we are taking the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    LeBron Scored His 4,000th Playoff Point, Called Ray Allen "Jesus" While Miked

    That's how it's done, son. The Miami Heat opened its semifinals matchup against the Brooklyn Nets with an emphatic buzz-saw-like 107-96 win. Longtime Heat nemesis Kevin Garnett went 0-2 and was scoreless for the first time in 139 career playoff games. Paul Pierce had eight points. (Dramatic pause fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Newspaper Headline Claims Heat Literally Castrated Nets

    The Miami Heat destroyed the Brooklyn Nets last night, but as far as we know, the Nets players' testicles are still anatomically intact. Unless of course The Evansville Courier and Press knows something we don't. See also: Miami Herald Runs Macy's Ad Congratulating Heat on Winning NBA Title

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Heat vs. Nets: Five Key Questions For the Eastern Conference Semifinals

    Now things start to get interesting. The Bobcats series was cute and all, with some mild excitement and dramatic moments here and there, but now is when things start to get super really real. Tonight in Miami, the Heat face the Brooklyn Nets, a team that swept the regular season series, in Game One ... More >>

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    April 30, 2014

    Nets or Raptors? Ten Reasons the Heat Can't Wait to Destroy Each Team In Round Two

    Now that the Miami Heat have punched their ticket to the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals, the team and its fans can begin to look ahead to the next challenge. The Heat next face the winner of the Toronto Raptors-Brooklyn Nets series, which is tied 2-2. While the Raptors are the higher seed, and on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    See Ya, Bobcats: Heat Sweeps Round One

    Four down, a dozen to go. How sweep it is. The Miami Heat put down the Charlotte Bobcats Monday night 109-98, ending not only the Cats' season but also their identity, because the team switches back to the Charlotte Hornets next season. The Heat completed the series, season, and life sweep of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Meet the Original LeBron Hater, Who Hated LBJ Way Before It Was Cool

    The Heat are steamrolling their way past the Bobcats behind two dominant games from LeBron James. And Miami Heat fans know exactly what that means: The LBJ haters are already coming out of the woodwork. Just take a look at the comments on Riptide's post yesterday, which made the controversial argume ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Miami Heat Wants $121 Million in New Taxpayer Subsidies to Stay at American Airlines Arena

    A jubilant email landed in the inboxes of Miami Heat season ticketholders yesterday signed by owner Mickey Arison and trumpeting an agreement with Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez for a new ten-year deal to keep the team at the American Airlines Arena. "We thank Mayor Gimenez for his vision," Arison ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014

    Miami Heat Playoffs: 50 Twitter Accounts True Fans Must Follow

    What's better than watching the Miami Heat battle for its third consecutive NBA title? Sharing that experience with Heat fans just as passionate about the team as you, while at the same time getting the best possible up-to-the-dribble coverage all in the same place -- that's what. All you have to do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Ten Best Places to Watch the Heat Game

    The White Hot Heat is back. Whether you're a diehard fan who never misses a game or the kind who digs your number 6 jersey out of the back of your closet when playoffs roll around, it's always fun to rally behind the home team. With one win under its belt and tonight's game at 7 p.m. at home and br ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014

    Miami Heat's Shane Battier Pizza at MC Kitchen Tonight

    The NBA playoffs are in full swing, and that means fans are looking for places to grab a bite and watch the game. There are many sports bars and restaurants offering wing and beer specials while the game is on, but how many restaurants actually invite you to eat like Heat players, who face the Charl ... More >>

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    April 21, 2014

    Bobcats Flew Back to Charlotte to Avoid Miami Temptations

    Apparently Miami's reputation as Vice City worried Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford just a little bit too much. Rather than having his team spend two free days in this tempting city of sin between playoff games, he decided to fly his young team back to Charlotte instead.

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    April 20, 2014

    Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Bobcats: Five Things To Watch

    Welcome back to the three most stressful months of your life, it's time to basketball. The NBA Playoffs have finally arrived and the Miami Heat are right where you expected them to be, firmly cemented as the odds-on favorite to repeat as World Champions. A less than dominant regular season has some ... More >>

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    April 18, 2014

    Miami Heat's Ten Most Dramatic Playoff Moments

    The NBA Playoffs begin Sunday for the Miami Heat against the Charlotte Bobcats, and lord knows it's not their first time at the dance. It will be the team's 18th appearance in their relatively young 26-year history. That of course has led to a lot of dramatic playoff moments. Here are our picks for ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014

    Heat Playoff Schedule Is Set: Here's What's Standing Between Miami and a Three-Peat

    Mercifully, the Heat's regular season came to an end Wednesday night with a 100-87 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. The Heat loss means Miami finishes the season with a 54-28 record, 12 games worse than last season's franchise record 66-win campaign. With the second seed in the East locked up prior ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014

    LeBron James Topped Jersey Sales This Season; Heat Top Team

    The Miami Heat may be entering the NBA playoffs as a second seed, but they're tops in another set of standings. For the sixth time, LeBron James' jersey was the top seller in the league. The Miami Heat, meanwhile, sold more merchandise this season than any other team.

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    April 15, 2014

    Did the Heat Tank Last Night on Purpose To Get the Number Two Seed?

    We're number two! We're number two! The Miami Heat clinched the second seed in the Eastern Conference with last nights 114-93 loss to the Washington Wizards, a terrific feat for most teams, not so much a reason to celebrate for your defending back-to-back NBA champions. If resting LeBron James and ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    The Miami Heat Really Wants Second Place

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Today, Luke addresses what's wrong with the Miami Heat before the big game against the Indiana Pacers. I love the Miami Heat, but right now Lebr ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014

    Miami Heat Falls to Second Seed in East; Playoffs Come Early With Pacers Game Friday

    It just can't ever be easy, can it? Wednesday night, the Heat dropped a second straight game, 107-102. The loss, combined with the Indiana Pacers' win against the Milwaukee Bucks last night, means the Heat now holds the second seed in the East heading into the biggest game of the year versus Indian ... More >>

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    April 9, 2014

    LeBron Got Fouled So Hard on a Dunk To Win Game and Refs Ignored It

    Controversy! For the third time this season, the Brooklyn Nets beat the Miami Heat last night by a single point, thus sweeping the season series four games to none. But not without debate. With the Heat trailing by one Miami had one frantic last chance to pull out the win. Rashard Lewis found Le ... More >>

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    April 3, 2014
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    April 1, 2014

    Miami Heat Steals Home-Court Advantage Back From the Pacers

    After last week's loss to the Pacers, most people assumed the race for the first seed was over. Many predicted it would be very likely the Heat would just turtle into some sort of pre-playoff cocoon, content with the second seed in the East. Last Wednesday's loss to the Pacers dropped the Heat to tw ... More >>

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    March 31, 2014

    American Social: Fort Lauderdale Gastropub Opening Brickell Location

    Los Olas gastropub American Social is branching out to Miami. The pub that features craft cocktails, an extensive beer selection, and upscale pub grub is slated to open in Brickell this fall. American Social partners Paul Greenberg and Rick Mijares have just inked a deal for the second location of ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014

    Here Are All the Terrible Calls From Last Night's Heat-Pacers Game

    It's not often something really sucks and is really fun at the same time, but last night's Pacers-Heat showdown was both of those things. And you get a feeling it was just round one. The Pacers edged out a 84-83 win versus Miami in a heated, physical, playoff-caliber game in Indiana Wednesday nigh ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014

    Kobe Bryant Blasts Miami Heat's Tribute to Trayvon Martin

    Kobe Bryant is the subject of a sobering New Yorker profile that follows the basketball icon as he enters the waning days of his playing career. Bryant takes aim at the Miami Heat during an interview. Not for anything basketball related, but rather, oddly, for the team's public tribute to slain Miam ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014

    Divine Delicacies Makes Chris Bosh's B-Day Cakes, Gets TV Show

    When celebrities have parties, they don't call Publix for a sheet cake. A-list bashes call for cakes with gold and bling, often in the shape of their favorite cars, animals, or private islands. So who gets the call to make these elaborate desserts for Miami's elite? It's usually the mother-daughter ... More >>

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