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    June 18, 2014

    Ten Softest Rappers in the Game

    The mainstream rap game is servin' up so many soft rappers, we should stop calling them MCs and start calling them TCBYs. Have you listened to the hot 100 hip-hop charts lately? It's like a damn 16-year-old girl's mix tape in this mess. Someone must have let the dogs out, because all we see in the s ... More >>

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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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    April 30, 2014

    Nets or Raptors? Ten Reasons the Heat Can't Wait to Destroy Each Team In Round Two

    Now that the Miami Heat have punched their ticket to the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals, the team and its fans can begin to look ahead to the next challenge. The Heat next face the winner of the Toronto Raptors-Brooklyn Nets series, which is tied 2-2. While the Raptors are the higher seed, and on ... More >>

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    April 15, 2014

    Did the Heat Tank Last Night on Purpose To Get the Number Two Seed?

    We're number two! We're number two! The Miami Heat clinched the second seed in the Eastern Conference with last nights 114-93 loss to the Washington Wizards, a terrific feat for most teams, not so much a reason to celebrate for your defending back-to-back NBA champions. If resting LeBron James and ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    The Miami Heat Really Wants Second Place

    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. Today, Luke addresses what's wrong with the Miami Heat before the big game against the Indiana Pacers. I love the Miami Heat, but right now Lebr ... More >>

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    April 1, 2014

    Miami Heat Steals Home-Court Advantage Back From the Pacers

    After last week's loss to the Pacers, most people assumed the race for the first seed was over. Many predicted it would be very likely the Heat would just turtle into some sort of pre-playoff cocoon, content with the second seed in the East. Last Wednesday's loss to the Pacers dropped the Heat to tw ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014
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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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    November 6, 2013

    LeBron Scores Season High 35, Heat Beat Raptors 104-95

    Minus new Papa Chris Bosh, the Miami Heat beat the Toronto Raptors 104-95 in Toronto Wednesday night. LeBron James led the Heat with a season high 35 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists, while Dwyane Wade looked the best he has all season, notching 20 points, six rebounds, and five assists in ... More >>

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    November 6, 2013

    LeBron James Stunned by Reporters Who Told Him Toronto's Mayor Smoked Crack

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted this week that he smoked crack cocaine, while mayor, in a "drunken stupor." LeBron James was in Toronto last night for the Heat vs. Raptors game. Understandably, the only thing Torontonians, including sports reporters, can talk about is that their mayor smoked cra ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013

    Chris Bosh on Future of Heat's Big Three: "Everything Depends on This Season"

    The Miami Heat season not only comes with the drama of trying to threepeat but also with the added tension of the fate of the team's big three during the following offseason. Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James all have the option to become free agents this summer, and Chris Bosh is pretty clea ... 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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    August 12, 2013

    Here's an Animated Chris Bosh Reimagined as an Actual Velociraptor For Some Reason

    LeBron might be the MVP, but Chris Bosh continue to be the NBA's reigning MemeVP. The Heat third wheel has always been teased for resembling something like a velociraptor ever since his Toronto Raptor days, but has anyone ever bothered to animate him playing basketball as an actual raptor-human hybr ... More >>

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    March 18, 2013

    The Heat's Winning Streak Hits 22, the Second-Longest Ever, With Victory Over Raptors

    For a moment on this lazy Sunday afternoon in Toronto, it seemed as though it might all end for the Miami Heat exactly where it began. For a moment. With the game tied at 77 early in the fourth, the Heat turned on, well, the heat, blasting off on a 28-4 run to help secure a win for the 22nd straight ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    Heat Wins 20th Straight, Holds Off Pesky Sixers 98-94

    After last season's championship, Dwyane Wade famously wore a "Team No Sleep" shirt, referring to the shuteye he intended to get the nights following the Heat's title win. On Wednesday evening, Team No Sleep took a more literal meaning, as the Miami Heat played like a team that got in at 4 a.m. afte ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    Miami Heat Won't Be Able to Watch Super Bowl and LeBron Isn't Happy

    Remember right after the Dolphin's one-win season a few years ago when The Onion wrote, "NFL Denies Miami Dolphins' Request To Watch Super Bowl."Well, that story has come true for the Miami Heat. NBA scheduling has effectively made it impossible for LeBron and co. to watch the big game. 

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    January 18, 2013

    Heat Top Lakers 99-90 As LeBron, Wade Score 66 Combined

    We cool now, Heat fans? LeBron and Wade came into the Staples Center last night, dropped their shorts and proceeded to Danza-slap every Lakers player, coach and fan in attendance with a 99-90 victory that was ALL D-Wade and Cobradick.The Heat were the real stars in attendance despite the presence of ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013
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    October 18, 2012
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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 16, 2012

    Heat Sweep the Knicks, Win Southeast Division

    The Miami Heat went into Madison Square Garden yesterday for the first and only time this regular season, and proceeded to mash the spleens of the New York Knickerbockers to the tune of 93-85, snapping New York's nine-game home-winning streak, sweeping the season series against the Knicks and taking ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    O'Grime's "Valanciunas" Basketball Tribute Track Gets Major Play in Lithuanian Arenas

    How #Swag you think they keep it in Lithuania?​Last week, O'Grime -- the fresh faces at the front of Miami's #Swag hip-hop contingency -- dropped their new single, "Valanciunas (Big V Lithuanian Hero)," a tribute to Lithuanian sports star and Toronto Raptors draft pick Jonas Valanciunas. As the t ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Chris Bosh Elle Interview Confirms He's Too Nice to Be Awesome at Sports

    ​As the Miami Heat have struggled this season, critics have repeatedly pointed their fingers at the team's new $100 million big man, Chris Bosh, for playing soft. The 6'11" forward has struggled to assert himself in the paint since arriving from Toronto, leading to whispers that he had "gone Canad ... More >>

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    March 11, 2011

    Charles Barkley: "Nobody Cares About the Miami Heat"

    The Devil on your shoulder.​America's favorite loudmouthed basketball has-been Charles Barkley and Heat star Dwyane Wade might costar in a series of cell phone commercials, but Barkley hasn't let that dampen his criticism of the Heat. The Heat finally pulled out another victory last night against ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    D-Wade Drops 41 as Heat Stave Off Pacers

    ​After turning in a few lackluster performances of late, the never-ending news cycle and knee-jerk brigade turned its attention to Dwyane Wade and his sudden and abrupt downfall as a the alpha dog on this Miami Heat team, while LeBron James took center stage as The Man With The Biggest Nuggets.&nb ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011
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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 >>

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    January 22, 2011

    Sans Wade or Bosh, LeBron James and Mike Miller Lead Heat, Snap Losing Streak

    ​Dwayne Wade was forced to sit out thanks to a migraine, while Chris Bosh sat out his second-straight game with a bum left ankle. And so LeBron James was left to the mercy of having to rely on Mario Chalmers and Carlos Arroyo for support if the Miami Heat was going to snap their longest losing str ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011
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    November 9, 2010

    Everybody Hates Chris Bosh: Is It Time to Downgrade to the "Big Two?"

    ​OK, "hate" probably doesn't encapsulate the recent rash of ink being turned out about the third wheel of the Miami Heat troika. "Disappointed," maybe. "Underwhelmed," possibly. "Concerned," perhaps. Whatever the word, poor Chris Bosh isn't exactly settling in as expected in his new hot home, ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Rob Ford, Toronto's Newly Elected Mayor, Was Arrested for DUI and Pot Charges in Miami

    ​We have a habit of electing some pretty shady politicians in Miami. Hell, we're currently recalling our own county mayor, but it's nice to be reminded other cities can elect some real loons too. Toronto, Canada's biggest city and North America's fifth biggest city, just elected Rob Ford, a colorf ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Computers: Miami Heat Has 100 Percent Chance of Making Playoffs

    ​The NBA regular season kicks off tonight with the Miami Heat taking on the Boston Celetics. Those 82 games seem to be just a formality for the Heat, because AccuScore's jocky computers have declared that without even 0.1 percent of a doubt, the team will make the playoffs. Though AccuScore&n ... More >>

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    July 27, 2010

    Florida Sports Arenas Flunk Health Inspections

    Grilled chicken sandwich at Sun it safe?​ESPN's Outside the Lines has collected health department inspection reports for food and beverage vendors at 107 MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL sports arenas in the United States and Canada. Each arena's percentages of "critical violations" were tallied - ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    Free Agency: Heat Has Already Contacted Amare Stoudemire and Chris Bosh

    ​The NBA's free-agency period began at midnight, which means we can finally start getting some facts to go with all of the insane rumors and mindless speculation. Our Miami Heat, which has basically put all of its eggs in this year's free-agency basket, is already hard at work trying to woo big na ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010

    Chris Bosh Being Traded to Miami for Beasley, Chalmers, and Anthony?

    ​Step 1 of the Miami Heat's master plan might be near completion if Miami Herald scribe/radio host Dan LeBatard's Twitter feed is to be believed. He reports that a mega sign-and-trade deal between the Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat is pretty much done in principle.The Heat would get Chris Bosh, on ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors: It's All About the U

    ​Udonis Haslem will rock your face off. It's just that simple.Last night, the Heat overcame a 17-point deficit to defeat the visiting Toronto Raptors 97-94. Haslem led the team with 23 points, with the help of some guy named Dwyane Wade. With Wade doing all the heavy lifting for the Heat (we know, ... More >>

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    March 26, 2010

    Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls: Moving On Up

    ​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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    March 18, 2010
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    January 28, 2010

    News Roundup: Heat Fall to Raptors, Beasley Busts a Knee

    Two teens in Hialeah are charged with trying to cover up the accidental shooting death of another teen. [CBS4]Coconut Grove bar owners are gearing up for a battle to bring back the neighborhood's 5 am last call. [CBS4]McClatchy, The Herald's parent company, posted a $25.8 million profit for the four ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010
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    December 3, 2009
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    June 11, 2009

    Give Thanks -- You Almost Got Stuck Rooting for the Florida Flamingos

    All team names are far from created equal. Some basic math: Celtics > Raptors; Red Sox > Devil Rays; Colts > Texans; and everyone on a field, rink, or pitch outside of Anaheim laughed their asses off at the Mighty Ducks until they wised up and lost the Disney adjective a few years ago.via Wikimedia ... More >>

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    February 13, 2009

    Heat Trade Marion for Another O'Neal

    In 2008 Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks was traded from the Suns to the Heat for Shaquielle O'Neal, barely a year latter the Heat are trading him out again for another O'Neal, according to AP. Jermaine O'Neal that is, along with his Toronto Raptors teammate Jamario Moon. Marion, a four time NBA all-st ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008

    Falling Forward Fast?

    The Miami Heat face Chris Bosh and the Toronto Raptors.

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    April 3, 2008

    Almost Done

    Heat sans Wade, Riley, or any other recognizable face.

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    February 28, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    Stop This Streak

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

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    April 19, 2007

    Big-Bucks Benchwarmer

    A straight-from-high-school phenom stays intimate with the Heat bench

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    March 29, 2007

    This Is Why They’re Hot

    A friendly reminder from your Miami Heat

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    December 7, 2006
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