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    November 25, 2014

    Danny Brown on Rap: "People Get Celebrated for the Bad Shit, Moreso Than the Good Shit"

    These days, iconically quirky Detroit-born rapper Danny Brown rhymes about sadness, drugs, cats, Cool Ranch Doritos-smelling poonanny, and other such stuff. You'll get the chance to join in on the fun during this year's Art Basel Miami Beach, as part of Fool's Gold Day Off. Danny will be taking ... More >>

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    November 13, 2014
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    August 6, 2014

    Five Reasons Miami Heat Fans Deserve More Respect

    When LeBron James headed back home to Cleveland, he forgot to pack something Heat fans hoped he'd take with him -- namely, the national hate for Dade County's fans. Before LeBron came to Miami, no one really had a problem with Heat fans, but while he was here, Heat fans caught what amounted to LeBro ... More >>

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    July 14, 2014

    Machine Gun Kelly on Rap Versus Rock: "There's Only a Divide If You're Ignorant"

    He's gone wild with Steve-O, shared paint with the Cavs, and sparked up with Juicy J and (likely) Wiz Khalifa. He was signed by Diddy. He covered XXL magazine. And his track, "Invincible," has been used as theme song by both the NFL and the WWE. Born in Houston but raised all over the world, he fo ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    LeBron James Would Have to Be Crazy to Leave Miami for Cleveland

    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 dives into LeBron-mania. LeBron James is not stupid. But leaving the Miami Heat would be the King's dumbest decision if he actua ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    The Five Most Ridiculous Internet Signs About Where LeBron James Is Heading

    All hell has broken loose, and everyone is a suspect. Everything is a sign. Everyone knows; nobody knows. Yesterday was one of the most ridiculous days in the history of the internet, as Heat fans and Cavs fans sat around their Twitter feeds all day waiting for something, anything, to make or break ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    LeBron James Is Heading Back to Cleveland

    Well, as local fans we went through one of the most surreal sports experiences of all time, got four trips to the NBA Finals and two championships out of it, and now it's all over. LeBron James has picked the path of the prodigal son and is taking his talents back to Cleveland. Which likely means Ch ... More >>

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    July 9, 2014

    Cavs Clear LeBron-Sized Cap Space; Pursue Ray Allen, Mike Miller

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are either doing a real fine job of actually luring back prodigal son LeBron James or at least making Miami Heat fans really jealous in the process. The Cavs completed a three-team trade today that would free up just enough money to sign James to his desired max contract. I ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014

    Why Do White People Still Dislike LeBron James? Probably Because He Plays in Miami

    Even as LeBron James stands just four wins away from his third NBA championship, his popularity among the American sports populace has still not returned to what it was when he was a ringless superstar toiling away in Cleveland. ESPN tracks scientific poll numbers each year for which NBA players f ... 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 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 >>

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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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    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 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 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 19, 2014

    The Cavaliers Scoreboard Welcomed "LaBron James" Last Night, So He Dropped 43 Points

    LeBron James returned to his old home last night, and he didn't bother knocking. No, no, he kicked in the door, walked directly to the Cavs' refrigerator, ate their last snack pack, took a massive Hiroshima dump in their bathroom, asked for their Wi-Fi password, and downloaded a bunch of Bang Bros v ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    Heat Nail Pacers, Who Suffer Indigestion After Courting Our Women

    The Indiana Pacers came into Wednesday night's game against the Miami Heat feeling real king shit about themselves, having beat the Heat 90-84 just eight days ago. They acted as if THIS GAME was no big whoop, after acting like the first meeting was the meaning of their entire life. They had the auda ... More >>

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    December 10, 2013

    Heat Blow Early Lead, Lose To Pacers 90-84

    The Indiana Pacers have had this one circled on their calendars for sometime now. They made no secret December 10th, 2013 would be a day of reckoning, a day where they would inflict revenge upon the Miami Heat's entire house for all the heart breaking defeats they have handed the "Golden Swag Nation ... More >>

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    December 9, 2013

    Heat Whoops Pistons; Indiana Game on Tuesday

    The good news for the Detroit Pistons was the temperature at tip -- a brisk 25 degrees, meaning the big fat dish of revenge the Miami Heat served was cold. The bad news: The game was broadcast on television, and everyone saw what happens when the Heat gets another shot at an opponent that caught the ... More >>

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    December 4, 2013

    Win Streak No More: Pistons Beat Heat 107-97

    Once again the Miami Heat replaced its regular brand of basketball with Equate for three quarters, except this time the rabid fourth quarter run fell short . The Pistons stormed out to a double-digit lead early, took an 11 point lead into the half, and survived the Heat's fourth quarter run to win 1 ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013

    Home For the Holidays: LeBron Scores 28, Heat Beat Cavs 95-84

    LeBron made his first trip back to Cleveland this season, and the Miami Heat took care of businesses on Thanksgiving Eve, 95-84 over the Cleveland Cavs. LeBron gobble, gobbled, up the Cleveland defense, finishing with 28 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists. Dwyane Wade had 22, but didn't recor ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013
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    November 13, 2013

    Heat vs. Bucks: LeBron Is Lord of the Rings; 20 Tweets That Tell the Story

    Entering Tuesday night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks, LeBron James made it clear that all this losing stuff isn't cute to him anymore, and he politely requests that his teammates help cut that shit out. "We've been playing defensively like sh--, no doubt about it. I'm frustrated right now. We ... More >>

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    November 7, 2013
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    October 30, 2013

    Heat Celebrate Championship, Beat Chicago Bulls 107-95 in Derrick Rose's Return

    Meet your new Miami Heat, much like your old Miami Heat. On the night the Miami Heat received their championship rings and raised the third championship banner, they also managed to fit in a basketball game, taking the season opener against the Chicago Bulls 107-95. Seven players scored in double fi ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013
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    May 31, 2013

    LeBron James Explodes In Third Quarter, Leads Heat to 90-79 Win Over Indiana

    Faced with a second half deficit and a seemingly inevitable Game Five loss, LeBron James took it upon himself to break the emergency glass surrounding his unstoppableness and unleash it upon the Indiana Pacers. There were no reported survivors. LeBron came out of the halftime locker room ready to ma ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    Pacers Outlast Heat 99-92, Even Series 2-2

    The Indiana Pacers beat the Heat Tuesday night 99-92 in a game that provided Heat fans with enough testicular torsion to last a lifetime. With the Spurs already in the clubhouse, the NBA sent Joey Crawford his Verne Troyer penis-looking face out to throw his entire bag of fouls onto the Heat's ball ... More >>

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    May 27, 2013

    Heat Beat Pacers 114-96, Snatch Back Home-Court Advantage

    Nobody makes the Miami Heat bleed their own blood. Once again the Heat followed one of those rare annoying things people call "a loss" with an epic ass-stomping performance, this time a 114-96 game three win over Indiana. Miami's shooting was locked in all night, led by Udonis Haslem who finished 8- ... More >>

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    May 22, 2013

    Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers: Eastern Conference Finals Preview

    A year ago the Indiana Pacers gave the Miami Heat quite the scare. The Heat found themselves down 2-1 and without Chris Bosh, who left with an abdomen injury early in game 1, in addition to a banged up Dwyane Wade -- things looked bleak. The Heat would go on to outscore the Pacers by 52 points in ta ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Heat Rally Past Bulls In Fourth, Advance to East Finals With 94-91 Win

    Big offense early and tough defense late helped the Heat close out the Bulls 94-91 Wednesday night to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. LeBron finished with 23 points, seven rebounds, and eight assists, leading the Heat who will face the winner of the Knicks-Pacers series that Indiana curren ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    Heat Stomp Chicago 88-65, Take 3-1 Series Lead

    You make the Miami Heat angry, you deal with the repercussions. The Miami Heat came to Chicago looking to take back home court advantage, and now they're leaving with a sweep of the two games and a chance to finish the series back in Miami on Wednesday. Miami easily handled Chicago in Game 4 88-65 M ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013

    Heat Stomp Bulls 115-78, Even Series

    Back up in your ass with the resurrection, Chicago. The Miami Heat got some sweet revenge Wednesday night beating the Bulls 115-78 -- their worst ever playoff defeat, and at the same time the Heat's all-time biggest playoff win -- so that went well. Miami shot 50 percent from three point land and 60 ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    Miami Loses Home Court, Game One to Bulls 93-86

    Welcome to the 2013 NBA Playoffs, Miami Heat. Oh by the way, you just lost home court advantage. The Chicago Bulls came into Miami last night and shocked the Heat 93-86, taking Game 1 and at the same time putting the Heat on notice that this series will be anything but a cake walk. Once again Nate R ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    Heat Buries Bucks 88-77, Sweeps First-Round Series in Four Games

    The Miami Heat minus an injured Dwyane Wade closed out the Milwaukee Bucks Sunday afternoon with an 88-77 victory, sweeping the best-of-seven series four games to none. As was a theme in this series, the Bucks lulled the Miami Heat to sleep for three quarters, hanging around until the Heat decided ... More >>

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    April 26, 2013

    Heat Take Commanding 3-0 Series Lead on Bucks With 104-91 Victory in Milwaukee

    The Miami Heat overcame a dismal first half Thursday night to defeat Milwaukee 104-91 to take a commanding 3-0 lead in this best of four series. Ray Allen came off the bench to score 23 points, hitting five of eight threes, while LeBron James finished with 22 points, six assists, and five rebounds. ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013

    Heat Survive Off Night From LeBron, Take Game Two From Bucks 98-86

    The Heat survived an off night from LeBron and a sluggish first half to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 98-86 Tuesday night, taking a 2-0 lead in this best of seven first round matchup. Dwyane Wade led all Heat scorers with 21 points, and looked like the 2006 version of himself at times, slashing and drivi ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    Heat Beats Bucks in Game One Behind 27 From LeBron (and Support From Rihanna)

    Operation Defend the Throne got off to a businesslike start Sunday night as the Miami Heat kicked off the playoffs with a 110-87 game one victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. The Heat never trailed, with LeBron James leading the way with 27 points, ten rebounds, and eight assists in 35 minutes of play ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    Road To the Finals: Your Miami Heat White Hot Playoffs Primer

    If you're anything like me, you already have butterflies. The Miami Heat are ready to defend the throne, in what should be another fantastic few weeks of some of the best sports entertainment this town has ever witnessed. The Miami Heat enter the NBA Playoffs as the clear-cut favorite to repeat as c ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Heat Breaks Franchise Record for Home Wins, Beats Bulls 105-93

    LeBron James scored 24 points and Dwyane Wade had 22, leading the Heat to a 105-93 victory over the Chicago Bulls Sunday. The win moved Miami to 36-4, breaking the prior record of 35-6 set by the 2004-05 Heat.Chalmers and Birdman Andersen both scored 15 in the win, while Carlos Boozer finished with ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013

    Heat Comes Back From 27 Points Down, Rally to Beat Cavs for 24th Straight Win

    Just when you think the Miami Heat can't possibly take your emotions to a higher place than they have already been this season, an ordinary Wednesday night in Cleveland happens -- and the streak pushes on.Down 27 with seven minutes to play in the third quarter, the Heat decided to turn its own perso ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    Heat's Win Streak Hits 18 as Bosh, Wade Crush Pacers 105-91

    Eighteen have entered. Zero have gone home victorious. The Indiana Pacers became just the latest victim of the Heat's insane win streak as Miami defeated the Pacers 105-91 Sunday night. The win also gave the Heat victories over every other team in the NBA this season, a franchise first. BUT THIS CRA ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    Heat Wins Ninth Straight, Spanks Bulls 86-67

    Chicago might be best known for its deep-dish pizza, but Thursday night in Miami, it was their turnovers that the Heat found delicious. Mmmmmm! Capitalizing on 27 Chicago mistakes, Miami was able to breeze to a 86-67 victory over the Bulls for its ninth straight win.Hollywood as hell, bro.

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    January 24, 2013
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    January 16, 2013

    LeBron James Heading Back to Cleveland in 2014, According to Latest Rumors

    Is LeBron James planning on packing up those talents and sending them first class back home to Cleveland? Rumors are swirling that the Cleveland Cavaliers are eager to target their old star in 2014 when James has the option to be a free agent again, On ESPN this morning, Chris Broussard said he woul ... More >>

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    January 9, 2013

    Heat Fall to Pacers 87-77 As Rebounding Woes Continue

    Before last night's game, LeBron James said the Heat would 'be ready' to face a Pacers team that had done a ton of trash talking against the Heat dating back to last year's Eastern Conference Semifinals when the Heat started that series down 2-1. Then the Pacers came out and dominated the boards en ... More >>

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