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    October 22, 2014

    Yes, the Miami Heat Can Return to the NBA Finals if These Five Things Fall Into Place

    Amazingly enough, it's already almost time to turn your attention to what's happening down on Biscayne Boulevard, as your new-look, less-hyped Miami Heat returns a week from today, looking to prove to the world that its world does not revolve around one man. The Heat still has the same goal -- cha ... More >>

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    June 26, 2014

    Five Ways Tonight's NBA Draft Could Affect LeBron James' Decision

    The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, is the site for tonight's 2014 NBA Draft, also known as the "Hey, LeBron, look what I can do!" show. A normal NBA Draft already has lots of moving parts -- more than any other professional sport -- but with the added pressure of impressing LeBron James and/ ... 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

    Probe Into Antaun Teasley's Death Complicated by Messy Crime Scene at Mansion

    More than three days after a shooting at Mansion's VIP section left chef Antaun Teasley dead, Miami Beach police say the investigation remains ongoing and no names of suspects have yet been released. In the first day after the shooting, detectives interviewed six to eight potential suspects, Sergean ... More >>

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    June 10, 2014

    Mansion VIP Section Shooting Leaves One Clubgoer Dead UPDATE

    An early-morning shooting at popular Washington Avenue nightclub Mansion has left one man dead and police on a manhunt for the suspect. The shooting happened around 3:30 a.m., prompting a panicked crowd to rush out of the packed club as one partier lay dying on the floor. "All we know is that a fi ... 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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    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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    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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    January 28, 2014

    Battioke: Heat Organization Comes Out in Full Force for South Beach Battioke 2014

    What's it like watching professional basketball players step completely out of their comfort zone? No one would know better than legendary basketball guru and Miami Heat president Pat Riley. "Tomorrow is probably going to be the funnest day of the year at practice," the 68-year-old Riley said at th ... More >>

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    January 7, 2014

    Heat Finally Unveils "Nickname Jersey" Monikers

    Sure, it's a blatant merchandising grab, but we've been pretty excited about the idea of Miami Heat players wearing special-edition nickname jerseys. We've already received news that Ray Allen would wear "J. Shuttlesworth" and that LeBron would sport "King James," but today the team unveiled the ful ... More >>

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    January 6, 2014

    Heat-Toronto: A Dunk Like No Other (Video)

    While you were watching the NFL playoffs all weekend, the Miami Heat players were busy getting the taste of that Warriors ass-kicking out of their mouths by gargling with the Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors on back-to-back nights. Following a 110-94 win in Orlando Saturday night, the Heat held o ... 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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    December 10, 2013

    Mrs. LeBron James Opens the Juice Spot: Celeb Sightings Galore (Photos)

    They say that behind every great man stands a great woman, and such is the case with NBA star LeBron James and his wife, Savannah James. Mrs. James recently opened the Juice Spot, a cold-pressed juice bar in Brickell that specializes in nutrient-dense juices, smoothies, and light bites. If opening ... More >>

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    December 4, 2013

    Miami Heat Boasts Its Bench Could Make The Playoffs

    Let's imagine a terrible scenario in which the Miami Heat's five starters all magically develop some sort of injury that collectively keeps all five out until the playoffs, Would the team even make the playoffs? Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem thinks the bench players could get them there on their own ... More >>

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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 29, 2013

    Miami Heat Season Preview: Five Questions About the Defending Champs

    Tonight, the Miami Heat, for the second consecutive year, will raise some fancy fabric and accept some gaudy jewelry in celebration of its second consecutive NBA championship. The journey to a three-peat kicks off with the Chicago Bulls, one of only three franchises to have successfully pulled off t ... More >>

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    October 23, 2013

    Ten Amazing Halloween Costumes For Miami's Sports Stars

    Halloween is right around the corner, and if you haven't already, now is the time to pick up a costume. By now, Walmart's cookie-cutter dress-up shelves look like the Publix bottled water section when a hurricane is churning in the Gulf. Sometimes the best Halloween ideas are right under your nose ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    Miami Heat Twitter Breakdown: LeBron Reigns, Haslem's Boring, Battier Only Follows 9 People

    The NBA season is still a month away but already Miami is bubbling with news about our back-to-back champion ballers. Michael Beasley has returned, hopefully minus the marijuana habit. Draft pick James Ennis is already king of the koalas. And you may soon be able to buy a jersey with "Jesus Shuttles ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    Miami Heat Could Wear Jerseys With Nicknames Next Season

    Last names are so over. The NBA is reportedly entertaining the possibility of allowing the Miami Heat to display nicknames on the back of their jersey for at least one game against the Brooklyn Nets next season -- probably because finding an excuse to offer a new limited edition LeBron jersey is too ... More >>

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    June 25, 2013

    Dwyane Wade's Son Zaire Can Already Beat You at Basketball

    In Europe, it's not uncommon to sign promising kids to pro contracts well before their voice changes. Real Madrid signed a 7-year-old prodigy a couple of years ago, and Arsenal supposedly talked about giving a youth contract to former star Robin van Persie's 5-year-old kid, the spectacularly named S ... More >>

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    June 21, 2013

    How the Heat Celebrated: LeBron, Wade Partied With Drake at Story, Battier Went to Denny's

    You're a freshly crowned, back-to-back NBA champ. The world is your oyster, and you're in one of the greatest party cities on Earth. Where do you live it up? LeBron, D-Wade, Ray Allen, and Udonis Haslem all celebrated their new rings at Story Nightclub in South Beach, dancing onstage with Drake wh ... More >>

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    June 21, 2013

    Miami Heat and Drake's NBA Champ Party on South Beach: A Four-Part Recap

    Damn, it (must) feel good to be a gangsta. And by gangsta, we mean the Miami Heat. After slaughtering the San Antonio Spurs and racking up the third NBA title in franchise history last night, Miami's best professional sports team celebrated its incredible victory till the wee hours of Friday morn ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013

    Heat Ate Meatloaf Before Game 2 Win, Chef Michael Jacobs Says

    As the official "food-service provider" for the Miami Heat, chef Michael Jacobs is an integral part of the team because, as everyone knows, what an athlete eats before a game is as important as training. After all, there'll be a big difference in performance if you stuff a player with double bean go ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    2013 NBA Finals Preview: Five Heat vs. Spurs Matchups to Watch

    We have reached the season three finale of Miami Heat Against the World, the greatest show in television history. Just when you think the show has peaked and might get canceled, it gets renewed for another four episodes. In its third consecutive finals appearance, the Heat now takes on the San Ant ... More >>

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    June 4, 2013

    Heat Beat Pacers 99-76, Advance To Third Consecutive NBA Finals

    Sorry America, the Miami Heat aren't done. When they needed it the most, the Miami Heat played perhaps their most complete game of the series eliminating the Indiana Pacers with a 99-76 victory that was all of the exhales. LeBron James led all scorers with another classic MVP performance, scoring 32 ... More >>

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    June 4, 2013

    Flo Rida's Manager Got Tossed From the Heat Game For Screaming at Pacers Players

    David Beckham was there. So was Justin Bieber, who dressed like a leather daddy to celebrate the return of Arrested Development. But of all the famous faces who peppered the crowd at last night's Game Seven against Indiana, it was Flo Rida, his gigantic Jesus piece, and his manager who stole the sho ... More >>

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    June 4, 2013

    Flo Rida's Manager on Getting Ejected From Heat Game: "Fool! I'm From Dade County!"

    Historically, South Florida sports fans have been accused of being bandwagon jumpers. The '95-'96 Panthers, the 2003 Marlins, UM in the 2000s, etc. But last night, an unlikely source proved that Heat fans ride-or-die for their squad when Flo Rida's manager, Freezy, was ejected from the Triple foll ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers: Six Best Places to Watch the Game

    Wednesday evening's playoff game was a true nail-biter. With the clock ticking down in overtime, LeBron James won the game for the Miami Heat with two seconds on the clock! That was just game one! Tonight at 8:30 p.m. the Heat face the Pacers for another white-knuckle game. Tickets are going for a ... 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 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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    April 16, 2013

    Norris Cole Just Misses Triple-Double, Seals Win Over Cavs With Late Steal

    With absolutely nothing left to play for in the regular season, the Miami Heat threw out a hodgepodge starting lineup against Cleveland Monday night and won anyway. Behind Norris Cole and his 16 points, 11 rebounds, and nine assists, the Heat B C team pulled out a gutsy win, the kind that once again ... More >>

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    April 10, 2013

    Heat Ties Franchise Record for Wins as LeBron Scores 28 to Beat Bucks

    In a game that featured two teams seemingly just going through the motions, the Miami Heat pulled out its franchise-record-tying 61st win of the season, equaling the 1996-97 squad that finished 61-21. LeBron James was the sole member of the Big Three to suit up, and he led the Heat with 28 ... More >>

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    April 3, 2013

    Melo Drops 50 as Knicks Beat Depleted Heat 102-90

    Heat fans tuning in for a possible Eastern Conference Finals preview Tuesday night were instead treated to another helping of the Miami Heat "B-Team" with an extra-large side of Carmelo Anthony ass. Anthony sizzled all night long, finishing with a career-high-tying 50 points as the New York Knicks p ... More >>

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    April 1, 2013

    Bosh Hits Game Winner To Beat Spurs 88-86 in Game Without James and Wade

    Backups? We ain't got no stinkin' backups! San Antonio seems like a good place to take a nap, and indeed rest is what the Miami Heat did while visiting the city on Sunday, sitting LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers with various minor injuries. Throwing out a starting lineup of Mike Miller, ... More >>

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    November 15, 2012

    Wade, Bosh Disappear As Heat Downed By Clippers 107-100

    OK, it's been established the Heat are crappy on the West Coast during the regular season. We get it.The Miami Heat fell 107-100 to the Los Angeles Clippers last night on a night where Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were nowhere to be found and very little fucks were to be given after the first half.

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    June 28, 2012
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    June 26, 2012

    Jeffrey Loria and Stephen Ross Can Learn a Lot From Micky Arison

    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 says the Heat is the number one franchise in Miami.Jeffrey Loria and Stephen Ross need to set up a powwow with Micky Arison and P ... More >>

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    June 7, 2012

    If The Heat Lose Tonight, Who Might Not Be Wearing a Miami Jersey Next Year?

    This is a silly, stupid little post to be writing. The Heat will of course stage a magnificent comeback tonight and go on to emerge victorious in the finals, because whatever powers that rule the universe will decide to give Miami, this muggy land of hurricanes, poverty, foreclosures and zombie atta ... More >>

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    June 6, 2012

    Heat Choke Away Game 5, One Loss Away From Elimination

    Holy fucking ass clenching horsefuckery, this team!!The Miami Heat had everything in its favor. A game at home. A 13-point lead in the second quarter. A 9-point lead in the third. The Boston Celtics stars struggling on offense. A chance to go up 3-2 and force Boston to win two games in a row.And yet ... More >>

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    June 4, 2012

    Heat Drop Two in Boston as Series Goes 2-2

    The Miami Heat went into Boston over the weekend and promptly took a giant shit all over their season, as they allowed the Undead Celtics to fight their way back into the Eastern Conference Finals and knot things up at two games apiece. Games 3 and 4 were near mirror images of each other as the Heat ... More >>

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    April 17, 2012

    LeBron James Scores 17 in the Final Five Minutes To Lead Win Over Nets

    Up until the last 50 seconds of last night's 101-98 win over the New Jersey Nets, the Miami Heat were flat out refusing to give a single fuck. Oh they had fucks. Had them stored away somewhere. Perhaps in a box inside a FedEx truck marked "playoffs." But they just weren't going to be giving any away ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012

    Heat Loses to the Celtics at Home, Falls Three Games Behind Number One Seed

    LeBron James scored a game-high 36 points last night, while the rest of the Miami Heat stood and watched as the Boston Celtics shot 60 percent from the floor in yet another listless-shit-the-bed-let's-all-go-outside-and-punt-a-litter-of-kittens-loss by the Heat.Rajon Rondo once again had his way aga ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012
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    April 4, 2012

    Heat Clinch Playoff Berth With 16th Consecutive Home Win

    Weirdly enough, the Miami Heat only play like a bag of shit on the road, because they remain as dominant as ever at home. LeBron James dropped a season-high 41 points -- 15 in the fourth quarter -- as the Heat took down the Philadelphia 76ers 99-93 last night, winning their 16th straight home g ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Heat Beat Knicks and Jeremy Lin, Render Linsanity Utterly Linpotent

    ​For the past month or so, we've all had Jeremy Lin spewed on our faces, whether we wanted it or not. Turn on your TV: LIN! Tune into your favorite radio station: LIN! Log on to twitter: LIN! The Republican debates: LIN! Jump in the shower: LIN! Your morning cereal toy prize: LIN!And then Lin and ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012

    Chris Bosh Is A Smooth Operator: Heat Take Down Cavs

    BoshBalls!​The Miami Heat seemed to have been sleepwalking through the first three quarters of last night's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. And all that dicking around might have cost them the game if not for Chris Bosh blowing up with his 17 fourth-quarter points.Miami was able to sustain s ... More >>

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    January 17, 2012

    NBA GM Survey: Heat Will Win Championship, LeBron Has Good Shot at MVP

    ​It's tough to find a group of people who know the NBA more than the league's own group of general managers. For the tenth year in a row, surveyed all 30 GMs to get their take on the state of the league, and 74.1 percent think the Miami Heat will win the NBA Championship. They also think L ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012
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    December 28, 2011

    Norris Cole, Please, Bring Back Your Hi-Top Fade

    ​Not many 6'2" rookies can manage to steal the spotlight away from a collection of future Hall of Famers in their second NBA game ever. Not many 28th place draft picks manage to be the main man responsible for saving the defending East Conference Champs from an embarrassing fourth quarter collapse ... More >>

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