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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 29, 2014
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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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    March 17, 2014

    Jesus Shuttlesworth Saved the Heat on Sunday

    Who do you turn to when you've lost your way? Jesus. Because Jesus Shuttlesworth saves. It was Sunday after all. Ray Allen, AKA "Jesus Shuttlesworth," held a come to Jesus meeting Sunday afternoon, scoring 14 of his Miami Heat career high 25 points in the decisive fourth quarter of the Miami He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    LeBron's Hangover: James Outscored by Beasley One Day After Record Performance

    Welp, that wasn't as fun as Monday. The Heat lost a total setup of a hangover game 106-103 to the Houston Rockets Monday night. Asking the Heat to follow LeBron's 61 point game less than 24 hours later felt a lot like the camera panning from Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons to Kacey Musgraves at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    Heat's Haslem, Birdman and Miller are Now Underwear Models

    Well, Miami is about to have a former Armani underwear model as a professional sports team owner, so we guess it only makes sense that some of our current athletes would model some mens' underthings. It's not quite Beckham on the beach in briefs, but the Heat's Chris "Birdman" Anderson, Udonis Has ... More >>

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    December 23, 2013

    The Eleven Best South Florida Sports Moments of 2013

    The mere mention of a specific year can mean so much to a sports fan. Say 1986 to a Mets fan, they think Bill Buckner. In Boston, 2004 will always be the year the Red Sox broke the "Curse of the Bambino." Here in South Florida, 1972 might as well read "Undefeated." Good or bad, a memorable sports ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013
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    June 28, 2013

    Shane Larkin Goes To Dallas in NBA Draft, Kenny Kadji Goes Undrafted

    It's been a decade since a University of Miami Hurricane went in the NBA Draft's first round. But this year's edition of the Canes made history by winning the ACC outright and rolling into the tournament's Sweet Sixteen, so it's appropriate that their star would land higher in the draft than any UM ... More >>

  • News

    June 27, 2013
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    June 21, 2013

    Scenes From Miami Heat Championship Celebration (GIFs)

    Things began getting rowdy around 7:30 in anticipation of Game 7. Hordes of white-clad Miami Heat fans crossed Biscayne Boulevard en masse, pissing off the cops who tried in vain to control traffic outside the American Airlines Arena. Parents with strollers rolled up to outlandishly costumed men to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Top Five Miami Heat Haters Who Can Suck It

    Yo, bro! The Heat won! We are them big two-timers, and you know our boys are going to keep their strong up and come back for another title in 2014. How could it be any other way? But would you believe it? There are still a bunch of haters out there. No doubt, they're hiding their heads away today ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Hottest Miami Heat Players, According to the Ladies

    There's something inexplicably sexy about sweaty men, especially the men of the Miami Heat. Just look at the way they run across the basketball court at the AAA with perspiration slowly dripping down their chiseled biceps, how aggressively they fight for the ball, and how smoothly they score. Mayb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Miami Heat and 2013 NBA Finals: Five Best Sports Bar Parties Near the Arena

    Who's actually surprised the Miami Heat made the NBA Finals again? The Indiana Pacers were doomed before halftime in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals, because the level of intensity put forth by LeBron, Bosh, D-Wade, and the rest of the boys was redonkulous. And now the San Antonio Spur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Mike Miller Responds Predictably to Jason Collins' Coming Out

    Jason Collins mentioned his former teammate and current Miami Heat player Mike Miller yesterday in his big coming-out story in Sports Illustrated by hoping that Miller might react to the news by talking about how he enjoyed being his teammate and remembering fondly the time he sold him a dog. Toda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Miami Heat Fans Ranked Most Loyal in the NBA

    It wasn't that long ago when it seemed like the entire world hated the Miami Heat, and during the worst of those times it seemed like people were attacking the fans almost as much as they were attacking LeBron James. "Miami doesn't deserve this team," they said. "They don't even show up on time. Do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Heat Trade Dexter Pittman: His Greatest Heat Hits

    In a shocking move that should surely rile the Miami fanbase, Pat Riley has decided to trade certified superstar Dexter Pittman to the Memphis Grizzlies. The legendary center will be dealt away with a second round pick. The Heat will gain a trade exception the "draft rights of forward Ricky Sanchez" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Miami Heat Worth $625 Million: Sixth Most Valuable in the NBA

    The Miami Heat are worth a cool $625 million, according to the latest NBA team valuations by That's up 307 percent since last year, or almost $200 million since 2012 when the team was valued at $427 million. Apparently that championship made a big difference.

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    December 20, 2012
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    June 26, 2012

    Three Loco's Riff Raff, Andy Milonakis, Dirt Nasty Bring Blog Rap to LIV Miami on July 18

    Curiously, LIV has become Miami Beach's epicenter of irony. Last week, the Miami Heat's LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Shane Battier reveled in their 2012 championship win at the megaclub, just 375 days after the Mark Cuban-owned Dallas Mavericks bought out the bar to celebrate beating LeBron and ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012
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    January 18, 2012

    Dez Bryant Detained After Fight With "Famous Rapper" at Club LIV UPDATE

    photo by Jovie & Mayra Griffith via Wikimedia CommonsDez Bryant​Scratch another notch onto the Fontainebleau, the high-rollin' hotel where Gloria James (allegedly) slapped a valet and where Lil Wayne lost his 305 cred by partying with the Dallas Mavericks after they topped the Heat in the NBA ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Miami Heat's "All of the Lights" Video: Is The Big Three Actually a Boy Band?

    ​Shit ... We thought the Miami Heat was an $80-million professional basketball team. Turns out, though, The Big Three and company is actually a crappy boy band. Just check out King James, D-Wade, and Big Bosh's new music video, set to Kanye West's weenie anthem "All of the Lights," and co-starr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Lil Wayne And DJ Khaled Are Gonna Lose Their Miami Residency

    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. This week, Luke doesn't like how Lil Wayne and DJ Khaled use Miami but don't give back to the Magic City. I've got a m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Wade, James and Bosh to Host Charity All-Star Game at FIU

    Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh haven't played together since the last game of the NBA Finals, and with the lockout in full effect we weren't sure when it would happen again. That's about to change. The trio is expected to announce plan for a charity All-Star game at FIU on Octobe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Mark Cuban Spent $110,000 at LIV and Then Spooned With the NBA Championship Trophy

    via skindoeshoopsJust another gigantic German shotgunning $80,000 worth of champagne.​We'll give Mark Cuban this: After he ripped out Miami's heart, he at least put a little juice back into the Miami Beach economy Sunday night at LIV's back-stabbing Lil Wayne postgame bacchanalia. Fox S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Mark Cuban on SportsCenter: "Our Fans Just Punked The Shit Out of the Miami Fans"

    ​So Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban refrained from acting like Mark Cuban during these playoffs, which was refreshing because Mark Cuban is insufferable when he acts like Mark Cuban. But then the Mavericks won the Finals and Mark Cuban unleashed his Mark Cuban-ness by cursing on live TV and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Birdman Lost His $2 Million Heat Bet but Still Parties With Mavericks

    ​Last night was brutal for Miamians, but considering rapper Birdman had boasted he made a $2 million bet on the Heat in the NBA Finals, we figured he'd be a bit more despondent than the rest of us. Apparently watching his team and bank account lose didn't stop Baby from having a good time las ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    The Heat Is On! A White Hot Mixtape to Help James, Wade, and Bosh Win Game Five

    We will win. We WILL win.​Alright, we didn't quite heat up the court on Tuesday night. Spirits are down, but the game was close. We just need a little collective faith and musical healing so that we can help our team actually win the Finals. We've already heard all those incredible fan-made ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Heat Fans Watch NBA Finals Game 4 At AA Arena, Have Fun, Leave Sad

    We won't name names, but one of these nice young men TOOK A DAMNED NAP TUESDAY NIGHT.It was like nobody told the Heat fans it was an away game.American Airlines Arena hosted a "road rally" in the stands Tuesday night to watch the live broadcast of game 4 of the NBA Finals, and that place was full. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Chicago Bulls Have A Hollering Advantage Over the Miami Heat

    Because this is the NBA and we do a lot of screaming around here!​Which team will win the Eastern Conference Finals won't come down to how great the Miami Heat's big three perform or how wonderfully efficient the Chicago Bulls' bench mob execute their tenacious defensive and rebounding skills. No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Eddie House's "Big Balls" Dance: The Origins

    ​It's pretty fun watching South Florida's daily newspapers try to describe the "crotch-related gesture" that got Miami Heat guard Eddie House fined this week. Or, more specifically, not try-- because the Herald can't get away with saying "testicles" unless it's a cancer-related story, and eve ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    LeBron Increased Value of Heat by 17%, Dropped Cavs' by 26%

    ​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 That's the biggest increase in value over one year in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Lil Wayne Has Beef with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade

    ​It wasn't that long ago when you could spot Lil Wayne sitting front row at AAA rooting on Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat (one instance of which was immortalized in cake format), but apparently Wayne is a Heat fan no more. No, he's not pissed about "The Decision" like everyone else, he's just irke ... More >>

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    December 21, 2010

    Tricky Micky: Arison's Heat Doesn't Pay Rent For County-Owned Arena

    A very powerful pig.​Even though they lost last night to the Mavs, the LeBron-ified Miami Heat are finally playing like juggernauts. And the team is profiting like one, too, from ticket and paraphernalia sales. In fact, the Micky Arison-owned wunderkinds expect to make more money this season than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Miami Heat Already Have Shot at One NBA Record

    ​Unless the Heat somehow manage to only drop two games the rest of the regular season, the hopes that the team can match the '96 Chicago Bulls 72-win season may have to wait until at least next season. Though, the streaking squad is already knocking on the door at meeting or beating another NB ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Lil Wayne's Homecoming: Exclusive Red-Carpet Shots With Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Tons More

    Photo by Ian Witlen​See the full Lil Wayne Welcome Home Party slideshow. It had been eight months since Weezy'd seen the streets. So he wasn't gonna waste his first weekend of freedom. On Friday, the Young Money Cash Money prince made a straight shot for New Orleans to see the Hornets vs. King ... More >>

  • Music

    August 19, 2010
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    August 12, 2010

    Miami Heat's Carlos Arroyo Releases Reggaeton Single

    ​NBA players attempting to make a second career out of music aren't exactly anything new. It's been tried before--repeatedly--and often to catastrophic results. Consider San Antonio Spurs' 2009 second round draft pick DeJuan Blair's appearance on the P.O.P. (Chicken and Young Meez) track, "2 Hard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Naked Pizza Coming To South Beach

    Naked Pizza. ​Short Order noticed the "coming soon" sign for Naked Pizza on the corner of 13th and Washington and we've been intrigued by the name ever since. Just what exactly constitutes a naked pizza? And why has it taken so long to come to South Beach, where most people parade around hal ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009
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    October 15, 2009
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    January 5, 2009

    Head Spins: DJ Affect

    One gets the impression that if there were eight days in a week, DJ Affect would be spinning each and every one of 'em. Hell, it's a bet he'd be spinning every day of the week if there were 10 or 12 or 20 -- that's how driven the cat is. When you're already spinning seven out of seven, what's a few ... More >>

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    October 22, 2008

    News Roundup

    The Herald just straight up said the long early voting lines are State Republican's fault. [Herald] Gawker says "nutty conservative weather-obsessed Miami queen blogger" Matt Drudge is soooooo over. Gawker itself has been called sooooo over a million times before. That is just something powerful blo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2008

    Thanks to Shawn Marion, the Heat Now Have More Options

    Shawn Marion If the rumors are true that Pat Riley is lukewarm about drafting Michael Beasley, then perhaps Shawn Marion can help sort things out. Thanks to Marion’s choosing not to opt out of his contract last night, Riley suddenly has two major trade chips tucked in his $3,000 Armani suit pocke ... More >>

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    January 31, 2008

    Stop This Streak

    We’re begging. Give us a win, Heat!

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