Everyone north of the Suwannee River has been hating on LeBron James and the Miami Heat since the former Cleveland Cavaliers star decided to "take [his] talents to South Beach." But last night, we shut those haters down. And to commemorate this awesome moment of b-ball glory, ESPN has made an equa ... More >>
Well, this certainly doesn't disprove that weird rumor that popped up last month that LeBron James wasn't always on the same page with Heat Prez Pat Riley and was planning an eventual return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. James has now said he could see himself one day playing in Cleveland once agai ... More >>
In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, the Miami Heat had zero answers for the Chicago Bulls and their insane rebounding prowess, sharp shooting, monster dunks and screamy faces. But in last night's Game 2, the Heat answered with the one-two punch of LeBron James and the ball obliterating re ... More >>
The Miami Heat may be the most talked about NBA team this season, but they aren't the most valuable. However, the signing of LeBron James and Chris Bosh saw the team's value increase by 17 percent since last year, according to Forbes.com. That's the biggest increase in value over one year in the ... More >>
It's been a while since the card-carrying members of the Miami Heat Hate Machine have had any real reason to hate LeBron James with all their might. Mostly, they've tried to twist his words into discourses of pure evil, or take a certain gesture or facial expression out of context all to shoehorn ... More >>
How awkward and tense have things gotten between the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers? Apparently it's so bad that the Cavaliers have changed their hotel plans in order to avoid bumping into the Heat. Both teams are on extended road trips on the West Coast. Both teams will be playing mid-week g ... More >>
Because LeBron hate apparently can't be contained to the internet, sports pages, radio, and ESPN, a new documentary hoping to chronicle "NBA superstar LeBron James' first season with the Miami Heat, through the eyes of the fans he left behind," has just meet its goal on Kickstarter. Yep, LeB ... More >>
Cleveland's hate for LeBron James has reached new levels. The city's 96.5 Kiss FM has decided to censor the player's name from Jay-Z's hit "Empire State of Mind." One of the station's DJs decided that the word "LeBron" was just as offensive as any other word banned from radio airplay, and decided ... More >>
This might be the first you've heard of it, but apparently LeBron James used to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. And over the summer, after his seven-year contract with the Cavaliers expired, he decided to go play for the Miami Heat with his good friends Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.The city of Cleve ... More >>
The Miami Heat travels to Cleveland tonight for LeBron James's first appearance at the Q as a member of the visiting squad. As if the story line didn't already make for one of the most dramatic and emotional regular-season matchups in NBA history, Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has added fuel to the fi ... More >>
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 >>
Michael MillerCentral running back Devonta Freeman is FSU-bound, but not before another tilt at Northwestern and a state titleDevonta Freeman grew up running through the thick mud on the riverbanks in Georgia. By the time he was a teenager, he was sprinting for cash on the street corners of Littl ... More >>
Americans residing north of Palm Beach County have targeted their wrath at LeBron James, a basketball player and creator of the world's worst television special. In this semi-regular installment, we figure out why American hates LeBron this week, so you don't have to.
See this cover of the latest Sports Illustrated Kids? It features an illustration LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade dressed up as musketeers complete with puffy shirts and be-feathered hats. It's for the kids, so we won't rage too hard on it, but I think we can safely call it kind of stupi ... More >>
Miami Heat President Pat Riley isn't ready to take a page out of Hurricanes Coach Randy Shannon's play book and ban his players from using Twitter, but something about the micro-blogging service just doesn't sit well with him. Apparently he thinks Twitter could play a part in opposing teams' fans ... More >>
LeBron James' latest Nike ad continues to be parodied, and this latest version featuring the pissed off citizens of Cleveland is some serious shit. The bitterness and pure unadulterated hate emanating from these people is, honestly, scary. Mixed in with footage from the original commercial is clips ... More >>
LeBron James' latest Nike ad continues to be parodied, and this latest version featuring the pissed off citizens of Cleveland is some serious shit. The bitterness and pure unadulterated hate emanating from these people is, honestly, quite scary. Mixed in with footage from the original commercial ... More >>
Mike Polk, Cleveland's foremost hate bard.As part of our project delivering Cleveland's unwanted LeBron James jerseys to Miami's homeless, we also announced an open call for "Dear LeBrons" -- missives from jilted Clevelanders bidding adieu to their high school sweetheart.
A group of witches gathered in a Cleveland radio station yesterday with a voodoo doll, some pig bones, a pentagram and a fake human skull to perform a ritual to curse the Heat's LeBron James. This might explain the Heat's opening night loss to the Celtics. It might explain why the Heat played so ... More >>
via MrsLebronWade.comYou really want this burned into your retinas as a larger image? Click through.Jilted Cleveland fans have tried pretty much everything to deal with their emotions: burning jerseys in effigy, singing angry ballads in comedy clubs, even penning delusional rants in Com ... More >>
We're serious about getting as many LeBron jerseys-- and any other items-- from Cleveland in order to clothe the Miami homeless as we can. I mean, just look at that logo. And now we're offering awesome seats to the December 15 American Airlines Arena showdown between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the ... More >>
Patches, the unofficial spokesperson for the Wino and Gold Jersey Drive.They say if you want something done right, you just gotta do it yourself. An inspired drive to deliver Cleveland's unwanted Lebron James jerseys to our local homeless has been stalled by the Miami Coalition for the Homeless ... More >>
A group of Ohioans have offered to send LeBron James' former Cavaliers jerseys to the homeless of Miami, a purportedly generous gesture to help clothe poor folks. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has offered to build a mosque and Islamic cultural center in the proximity of Ground Zero, a purportedly generous ... More >>
Dumb things people have said since the baller signed with the Heat.
LeBron James is the cover boy for the all-important September issue of GQ, and in the interview he has some perplexing things to say about Cleveland. Namely that growing up in near-by Akron, Ohio he kind of hated Cleveland, but that he's open to the idea of one day returning to the Cavs. It doesn ... More >>
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 >>
Cleveland continues to be the whiniest city in all of American sports, but at least their latest drama queen moment over losing LeBron James has good intentions. A fan-created website and a Northern Ohio restaurant chain will be collecting fans' old LeBron t-shirts ...and sending them to homeless ... More >>
From the scathing, so-good-it-must-be-fake-but-it-really-isn't open letter to Cleveland from Cavs owner Dan Gilbert:
Tonight, if our swamis are correct, LeBron James will announce he is joining the Miami Heat. On national TV. Which, from the perspective of Northeast Ohioans, is the equivalent of dumping your high school sweetheart via a banner flown from a plane. And if he ends up staying in Cleveland, that wil ... More >>
With Dwyane Wade set to return to Miami from Chicago this morning, the Miami Heat sent out a call via Twitter to all fans, gas stations, residences, warehouses, farmhouses, henhouses, outhouses and doghouses in the area to meet D-Wade at Miami International Airport and show him some love. It was ... More >>
Midwesterner.The Dwyane-Wade-please-stay groveling continues with the county commission voting to rename our municipality Miami-Wade County. Ho-hum. It's like Miami officials have observed all of the crazy stunts Cleveland is pulling in trying to persuade LeBron James to stay a Cavalier, and ... More >>
In an ideal sports world, referees would not be humans. They'd be highly functioning subhumans devoid of any emotion, desires and just about anything but the sole focus to fairly enforce the rules of the game. Of course, they are humans. Humans who like to get drunk and piss in ice buckets. Human ... More >>
Jermaine O'Neal must be an avid reader of Riptide, because last night it looked like he was motivated by one of our posts when he led the Heat to one of its most lopsided victories of the season. The team ripped the Bulls a new one to the tune of 103-74.O'Neal got to the business of kic ... More >>
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