Rappers live the life. But deep down, they want to prove they can ball out on the court. In turn, almost every NBA player fancies himself an MC. And though few have had any semblance of crossover success, some of them aren't half bad. From our own King James to Metta World Peace, here are Crossfa ... More >>
EXCLUSIVE! You know Nikki "Hoopz" Alexander, the reality television star who is dating and possibly married (without a prenup! What?!) to Shaquille O'Neal and is always comically kissing him? Well, she'll be doing some celebrity boxing in South Florida, and Shaq will be the corner ma ... More >>
Have no one to watch tonight's Heat-Celtics NBA season debut with? You do have someone to watch it with but they don't provide the same award-winning rapier wit-like banter you find here on your friendly neighborhood Miami New Times blog?Well have no fear! Because the Riptide 2.0 Heat vs. Celtics ... More >>
raptorsdigest.comProbably not headed to Washington any time soonThe sunshine state is set to gain two spots in Congress, according to a study of new census data released this weekend. While undoubtedly good news for Florida, Riptide is left to wonder: Who will fill the pair of seats?Our vote goes ... More >>
What's Dwyane Wade's kryptonite? Other than the occasional New Times feature, of course.Dwight Howard and Shaquille O'Neal, two seven-foot hulks with firm Floridian ties, have, in recent years, been involved in a weird war of words (mostly Shaq's) concerning who has rightful claim to the nickname ... More >>
Basketball Wives, VH1's Miami-set train wreck involving NBA-connected ladies, may be coming back for a second season, but one of the cast members won't be. Gloria Govan, the painfully boring and un-entertainingly drama-free wife of the Magic's Matt Barnes, will not be returning for he close up, a ... More >>
Our fair city has been under siege from an army of reality television crew cameras. What with Snooki strutting about town in DIY Lady Gaga glasses, Oxygen's Bad Girls Club doing god knows what, the Kardashians deeply involved in capturing absolutely nothing of interest on camera and calling it a ... More >>
On the off chance you haven't heard yet, 2009 was not a very good year for the economy. Which means it wasn't a very good year for real estate, especially not luxury Miami real estate. In their wrapup of year-end stats, the South Beach Real Estate blog notes prices per square foot dropped 24.8 ... More >>
Riptide 2.0's regular sports commentator and FinsNation blogger Chris Joseph looks back at the top ten Miami sports moments of the decade. Low points like the Miami Dolphins crappy performance and the after-thought known as the Florida Panthers didn't make the cut. Sorry. 10. Canes BaseballCoach ... More >>
Miami City Commissioner Angel Gonzalez will resign soon amid an investigation into a job he got his daughter. There's probably a joke in here about his name being Angel while he is clearly not one, but why would we make a joke as horrible as that? That joke would be almost as horrible as the city co ... More >>
Photo by Keith Allison, via FlickrRunning off the pure optimism of Wednesday night's opening beat-down of the New York Knicks, I present to you the top five Miami Heat starting lineups for the 2010-2011 season.As most fans know, the Heat will have perhaps the best cap space situation in the leag ... More >>
WikicommonsThe Miami Heat's Michael Beasley clearly has a lot of emotional problems, which were well-documented even before a bunch of people thought they saw some weed in a self-taken Twitter photo this past weekend. How extensive these problems are I can't possibly speculate. But onl ... More >>
Jacob Katel This is the face Dwyane Wade makes when you say the words "Richard von Houtman".Earlier this month, New Times published "Dwyane's Disaster," a feature on the catastrophic business relationship Heat superstar Dwyane Wade formed with Baron Richard von Houtman- an accused wife-beat ... More >>
Seems that during his time in Miami Shaq didn't get out much to Wynwood, as he seems to think Peter Max is the best artist since Picasso. I'm sure fans of Rauschenberg, Warhol, Pollock, de Kooning and just about every major artist to emerge since Picasso unveiled Guernica would have something to sa ... More >>
Last month, we reported that Riptide's boxing match against Michael Lohan would still go on even though Jose Canseco got his ass kicked in Japan by a Korean giant. Huh? Y'know, you should probably just read it.Anyway, earlier this week, former Miamian-and-now-despised-jerk Shaquille O'Neal challeng ... More >>
Miami's reigning number one public intellectual (and I say that with all due respect) Enrique Santos was out picketing the Shaq 24 Hour Fitness in Coconut Grove this weekend. Depending on which side of the story you believe, either he got kicked out for being a fatty in the eyes of the holy fitness ... More >>
South Florida's busiest head-spinner.
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 >>
Rich Sanchez and his CNN show certainly have caught the twitter bug, and now another former Miami fixture is twittering his thumbnails off, too. Our New Times brethren in Phoenix report that the 7'1 superstar has his own twitter account, and apparently it's legit. Shaq is really into twitter, bu ... More >>
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