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    June 18, 2014

    Where's LeBron Playing Next Year? Not For These Five Teams

    Here we go again. Welcome to Lebronapalooza 2014! LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh all have until June 29th to decide whether or not they will trigger the opt-in years in their contracts, and give this Big Three thing another go at it, and Heat Nation anxiously awaits their decisions. The s ... More >>

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    June 18, 2014

    Best of Miami 2014: This Year's Winning Restaurants

    Best of Miami 2014 has finally arrived. You can pick up our epic guide to all things Miami on Thursday, or check out the full list of winners online now if you just can't contain yourself. This year's edition is filled with over 300 of our favorite bars, bites, and places to snack. Miami's culinary ... More >>

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    June 18, 2014

    Six Best Club Parties in Miami This Week

    Everyone knows summertime in Miami is hot, sweaty, and steamy. While the blazing sun and scorching weather may have something to do with it, our hardcore party rep, endless nights, and flawless looks are actually most to blame. Just check out the six best club parties going down this week. See a ... More >>

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    June 16, 2014

    The End of the Big Three Era? Spurs Win Title With Another Heat Blowout

    The Miami Heat's mantra heading into game five versus San Antonio was "Why not us?" But by the time the horn mercifully sounded on their third straight series-ending blowout loss, all they could say was, "Oh, that's why." The Heat's 24-month reign as champions of the basketball world came crashing t ... 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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    June 13, 2014

    What the Hell Is Wrong With the Heat? Miami on the Verge of Elimination After Beatdown

    During the Heat's 107-86 loss to San Antonio last night, my TV kept cutting out. I thought it might be the storms in the area; then I realized it was ABC hitting the dump button every time a fan cursed. It happened a lot. I'm surprised it didn't happen more. The Heat finds itself on the brink of lo ... More >>

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    June 13, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Father's Day and World Cup

    This weekend there are only three things on the minds of everyone in Miami: Where to take Dad for Father's Day, where to Watch the World Cup, and WTF with the Miami Heat? Lets's focus on the positive, shall we? World Cup fever has taken over Miami and you've got to take in a few games -- but where ... More >>

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    June 13, 2014

    Little Dragon - Grand Central, Miami

    Little Dragon With Lawrence Rothman Grand Central, Miami Thursday, June 12, 2014 Better Than: Watching the Miami Heat lose ... Sob. On a night when parking was hard to come by (as a few blocks away an NBA Finals game was being played), a sold-out crowd still managed to pack downtown Miami's Grand ... More >>

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    June 12, 2014

    Miami's Guide on How To B.S. Your Way Through the World Cup

    Unless you've been hiding from federales on an island of swamp grass floating deep within the Everglades for the past six months, you're well aware that the World Cup starts this this afternoon. You should also know that pleading ignorance of the international tournament just won't cut it in modern ... More >>

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    June 12, 2014

    Lil Wayne, Miami Heat Hater, Even Admits: They're Going to Three-Peat

    Is Weezy squashing his beef with the Miami Heat? Last year, the Young Money maniac declared war on King James and crew during an NBA All-Star Game weekend concert. "Fuck LeBron! Fuck She-Wade! Fuck Chris Bosh! Fuck all them niggaas, man. And, and, and," Wayne cackled. "I fucked Chris Bosh wife!" ... More >>

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    June 11, 2014

    Spurs Set NBA Record For First-Half Shooting While Demolishing Heat in Game Three

    Julia Dale sang the National Anthem, the crowd chanted "Seven Nation Army," and fire shot into the sky as the players were introduced to ear-piercing applause. Everything was going according to plan, the NBA Finals were back in Miami, and the Heat's home was hype with excitement. Then the San Anton ... More >>

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    June 10, 2014

    Five Ways Heat Can Get Revenge for A/C-Gate

    Bienvenidos a Miami, San Antonio Spurs. You got a lot of splainin' to do. You see, the rest of America may buy your convenient "Oh, the A/C just happened to break right at tip-off of game one of the NBA Finals, so weird, whoops!" but not us in the Magic City. Nope, Miamians are trained to sniff out ... More >>

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    June 10, 2014

    Remembering Young Chef Antaun Teasley, Killed at Mansion Shooting

    Chef Antaun Teasley was killed last night at South Beach nightclub, Mansion. Riptide reports a shooting occurred at the nightclub at about 3:30 a.m. As people fled the packed club, one victim lay dying on the floor. The then-unidentified victim was rushed to Ryder Trauma Center, where he died a few ... More >>

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    June 10, 2014

    DJ Khaled, Miami Heat Superfan, on AC-Gate: "The Spurs Are Cheaters"

    Listennn! Rap superproducer, local radio personality, and Miami Heat superfan DJ Khaled has an NBA Finals prediction: "It's over! We winnin' tonight! And we're winnin' in the next game!" Oh, and big homie's also got a message for the San Antonio Spurs: "You cheaters! They don't love you no more!" ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    King James Destroyed Spurs and Dumb "LeBroning" Meme in Game Two

    Shhhhhhhhhh, you hear that? That's the sound of all the LeBron James cramp memes being deleted from all the Twitter accounts. If you put your ear to your computer screen, you can actually hear the little Instagram heart likes breaking into a thousand pieces and falling to the floor. Welcome to the r ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    Poll: Miami-Dade Voters Evenly Split on Beckham's Stadium Plan

    Miami-Dade voters are at a virtual standstill when it comes to David Beckham's proposed plans to fill in the FEC boat slip next to American Airlines Arena and build a new soccer stadium on it. According to a Benedixen and Associates poll commissioned by the Miami Herald, 45 percent are against the i ... More >>

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    June 6, 2014

    Spurs' Broken A/C Cramps Up LeBron, Beats the Heat in Game One

    Both teams tried to "beat the Heat" last night. Only one succeeded. The Heat dropped game one of the NBA Finals 110-95 in a matchup where Miami lost its biggest star, LeBron James, midway through the fourth quarter due to cramps that flared up for one reason: the Spurs' A/C blew out early in the c ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014

    Where to Eat and Drink in Miami for the NBA Finals

    Tonight, the Miami Heat return to the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive year in a row and are just four wins shy of a three-peat. Ever wonder where the term three-peat even came from? It was coined by Byron Scott in 1988 and trademarked by none other than Pat Riley, who hopefully soon enough wil ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014

    NBA Finals: 20 Reasons the Miami Heat Will Repeat as Champions

    Happy finals, Heat fans! It's June, so you know what that must mean -- your Miami Heat is just a handful of wins away from an NBA title. At this point, Heat fans should treat game one of the NBA Finals like a holiday and get one another presents, maybe put up a tree, light candles, or order Chinese ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014

    Estefans Close Bongos at AmericanAirlines Arena, Focus on New Restaurant Downtown

    Bongos Cuban Cafe in downtown Miami, owned by Gloria and Emilio Estefan, is closing after 15 years of business at the AmericanAirlines Arena. The lease will come to term at the end of June, at which point the Estefans will focus on developing their property in downtown Miami, Miami.com reports. Al ... 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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    June 4, 2014

    Cedric Gervais on His Career: "It's Fun, But I'm Not Gonna Do It Forever"

    Cedric Gervais may have been born in Marseilles, France, but the Grammy Award-winning DJ is 305 all the way. That's why he's celebrating his 35th birthday at LIV and inviting all of you party people to "party and have fun" with him at the swanky Fontainebleau nightclub. Gervais may be days away f ... More >>

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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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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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 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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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

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    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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