Erik Spoelstra

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Spoelstra Overcomes It All To Become A Champ Again

He’s never won NBA Coach of the Year, but Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra has had the last laugh as the leader of the back-to-back champions.

06/21/2013

LeBron James speaks with reporters after Game 7 of the NBA Finals on June 20, 2013. The Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 to win the NBA title. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Classic NBA Finals Should Help Redefine ‘Greatness’ And ‘Legacy’

I doubt it will be the case, but this series should put all those outdated and nauseating LeBron James narratives out to pasture once and for all.

06/21/2013

Manu Ginobili (L) and LeBron James (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Epic Game 6 Of NBA Finals Filled With Greatness And Blunders

There are moments every once in a while that remind you why you sit in front of a television and watch all those games, and Tuesday night was one of them.

06/19/2013

Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs shoots in the lane against the Miami Heat.  (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/ via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Can Miami’s Defense Find A Way To Stop The Spurs’ Offense?

What should really scare the Miami Heat is that Sunday night should have been a win for them. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh combined for 66 points and shot a combined 25-of-53.

06/17/2013

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Heat Handle Spurs 109-93; Finals Coming Back To Miami

The Miami Heat entered Game 4 of the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs knowing they couldn’t lose and go down 3-1 in the series and have a chance of winning the Larry O’Brien trophy. But the Heat’s Big Three responded like the three All-Stars that they are, combining for 82 points and lead Miami to a 109-93.

06/14/2013

Tony Parker and Gregg Popovich (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: It’s Time For Gregg Popovich And The Spurs To Adjust

The Heat changed things up, and now it is time for Gregg Popovich to adjust. Is there anyone else you would want in that film room and on the practice floor figuring out how to counter those moves more than Popovich?

06/11/2013

LeBron James (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) and Tim Duncan (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: 2013 NBA Finals — Keys To The Series, Questions And A Prediction

All in all, this should be a very exciting and competitive series. San Antonio will likely have to win two games in Miami to win the series. It’s a tall order, but if any team can win a Game 7 in Miami, it’s a veteran team like the Spurs.

06/06/2013

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George Karl Named NBA Coach Of The Year; Knicks’ Woodson Finishes 3rd

Karl is the NBA’s Coach of the Year after leading the Denver Nuggets to a team-record 57 wins this season.

05/08/2013

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Stay On Your Feet! NBA To Penalize, Fine Players For Flopping

This is a new one, basketball fans. And it could change the game forever. The NBA will penalize flopping this season, fining players for repeated violations of an act that a league vice president said has “no place in our game.”

10/03/2012

LeBron James #6 and Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat celebrates winning the Championship against the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game Five of the 2012 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 21, 2012 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Crown The King; James Gets His Title, Now It’s Time To Move On

Like everyone red blooded American, I would have loved to see the Heat lose in the Finals to the Oklahoma City Thunder. With that being said, part of me is happy because this asinine LeBron James narrative can finally be put away.

06/22/2012

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Schmeelk: Heat Defense Is The Reason They Are Up 2-1

It has been the Heat’s ability to slow down the Thunder offense that has been the difference so far in the series.

06/18/2012

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Schmeelk: Breaking Down The Critical Matchups Of The NBA Finals

With the NBA Finals set to begin on Tuesday night, here is a closer look at the matchups that will be critical in determining the eventual champion.

06/12/2012

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Schmeelk: Heat Outplayed And Out-Coached

As NBA teams become more familiar with each other over a course of a series, adjustments must be made. The Heat have not done that.

06/06/2012

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Silverman: Doc’s Celtics Evoke Memories Of Red’s Knicks

Team basketball: it’s a lesson the old Knicks knew well. It’s a lesson you hope Mike Woodson and his charges are taking note of and will put into play next year.

06/06/2012

Iman Shumpert of the New York Knicks is carried off the court against the Miami Heat in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at the American Airines Arena. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Knicks Crushed By Heat In Game 1, Shumpert Suffers Knee Injury

The Knicks were dealt a blow on the scoreboard and to their roster as Iman Shumpert was carried off the court. The Knicks were defeated by the Heat 100-67 in Game 1.

WFAN–04/28/2012

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