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NBA May Have Heat, Nets Wear Nicknames On Jerseys

Some members of the Miami Heat have been told the NBA is considering having them and the Brooklyn Nets wear “nickname jerseys” in at least one of their four matchups this season.

09/24/2013

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Role Players Swing Game For Heat

Coming into the deciding Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals, everyone knew what to expect from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, but it was the role players who would help swing the game for the Heat.

06/21/2013

Miami’s LeBron James and Dwyane Wade celebrate in the second half while taking on the San Antonio Spurs during Game 7 of the NBA Finals at AmericanAirlines Arena on June 20, 2013 in Miami. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Heat Gut It Out, Get It Done, Repeat As NBA Champions

LeBron James had 37 points and 12 rebounds and the Miami Heat repeated as champions with a 95-88 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.

06/21/2013

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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

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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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Pacers Focus On LeBron At Own Risk

The Miami Heat are going to have quite a challenge in front of them from the opening tip of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference Finals. Miami must find a way to once again play a near perfect half against the defensive-minded Indiana Pacers.

05/28/2013

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Schmeelk: What To Watch For As The Knicks Open Their Season Against The Heat

I want to see if the Knicks can do a better job slowing down LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Both players got into the lane way too easily last year against the Knicks. The Knicks have to play the pick-and-roll better and improve their individual defense.

11/02/2012

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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Shane Battier’s Pregame Playlist

CBS Local Sports was able to get a look at Battier’s pregame playlist, and as expected, it’s the perfect mix of songs to inspire a veteran playing a for a title.

06/20/2012

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Schmeelk: Some Thoughts As The Quest For The NBA Title Continues

With two games of the NBA Finals in the books, here are some of my thoughts on the current state of the series and beyond as this star-studded quest for the title continues on Sunday evening.

06/15/2012

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Schmeelk: Is The Thunder’s Offense Simply Unstoppable?

The old cliché reads, “Defense wins championships.” But this season, it may very well be the Thunder’s high-octane offense that gets them a title.

06/14/2012

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Schmeelk: Bad Omens For Heat In Game 1

The Heat are focused around stars, but right now two of them (Bosh and Wade) for a variety of reasons, aren’t playing like ones. Unless things change, the Thunder will be celebrating a title a lot sooner than people think.

06/13/2012

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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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‘What Is Up With That?': Amar’e Stoudemire’s Playground Psych Job Caught On Camera

Stoudemire, whistled out of the game, extended his hand toward Shane Battier only to retract it at the last moment. Psych!

05/10/2012

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Knicks Avoid Sweep, Force Game 5

The Knicks defeat the Heat 89-87 to force Game 5 and snapped their 13-game playoff losing streak.

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