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Inquirier.net
NBA reviewing if jump-on-back foul should be flagrantLos Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan is fouled by Cleveland Cavaliers sho
NBA reviewing if jump-on-back foul should be flagrant
Inquirier.net / Posted an hour ago
Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan is fouled by Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard JR Smith. AP NEW YORK — The NBA is reviewing whether the act of jumping on a player’s back to intentionally foul him should be interpreted as a flagrant... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Paul shakes off awful start, leads Clippers past HeatLos Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) drives to the basket past Miami Heat
Paul shakes off awful start, leads Clippers past Heat
Inquirier.net / Posted an hour ago
Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) drives to the basket past Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) and forward Amare Stoudemire, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Miami. AP MIAMI — Chris Paul had the... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
NBA reviewing if jump-on-back intentional fouls should be flagrantThe NBA is reviewing whether the act of jumping on a player’s back to intention
NBA reviewing if jump-on-back intentional fouls should be flagrant
The Globe and Mail / Posted 8 hours ago
The NBA is reviewing whether the act of jumping on a player’s back to intentionally foul him should be interpreted as a flagrant foul. Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens told reporters Sunday that a memo from the NBA said that act would now be ruled... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Heat keep being a team that can't shoot straightWait, let me rephrase that. Because those sounds — clank! — you heard — thud!
Heat keep being a team that can't shoot straight
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 9 hours ago
Wait, let me rephrase that. Because those sounds — clank! — you heard — thud! — coming from — oomph! — AmericanAirlines Arena again Sunday were, believe it or not, the Heat running their offense. At least that's what they call it in February. In... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Los Angeles Clippers beat Miami Heat 100-93What the Heat did in Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers sounds like a bi
Los Angeles Clippers beat Miami Heat 100-93
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 9 hours ago
What the Heat did in Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers sounds like a bizarre basketball riddle. A West Coast team comes in for an early afternoon tipoff, opens the game by missing 14 of its first 15 shots, has a meltdown at the free-throw... Read more
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TSN
Paul leads Clippers past HeatMIAMI - Chris Paul had the worst possible start to his shooting day. His finis
Paul leads Clippers past Heat
TSN / Posted 10 hours ago
MIAMI - Chris Paul had the worst possible start to his shooting day. His finish, however, was perfect. Paul's consecutive 3-pointers in the final minutes were daggers to a Miami comeback, and his game-high 22 points helped the Los Angeles Clippers... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Hollywood News & EventsA man whose car was struck by a train Sunday morning died, Local10.com reported
Hollywood News & Events
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 11 hours ago
A man whose car was struck by a train Sunday morning died, Local10.com reported. The man was trying to beat the train when his car was hit at Monroe Street and South Dixie Highway, police told Local10.com. The Florida East Coast Railway train was... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Paul shakes off awful start, leads Clippers past Heat 100-93MIAMI (AP) - Chris Paul had the worst possible start to his shooting day. His
Paul shakes off awful start, leads Clippers past Heat 100-93
The Record Searchlight / Posted 11 hours ago
MIAMI (AP) - Chris Paul had the worst possible start to his shooting day. His finish, however, was perfect. Paul's consecutive 3-pointers in the final minutes were daggers to a Miami comeback, and his game-high 22 points helped the Los Angeles... Read more
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NBA.com
NBA reviews whether jump-on-back foul is flagrantNEW YORK (AP) — The NBA is reviewing whether the act of jumping on a player's b
NBA reviews whether jump-on-back foul is flagrant
NBA.com / Posted 13 hours ago
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA is reviewing whether the act of jumping on a player's back to intentionally foul him should be interpreted as a flagrant foul. Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens told reporters Sunday that a memo from the NBA said that act... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
NBA reviewing if jump-on-back foul should be flagrantNEW YORK - The NBA is reviewing whether the act of jumping on a player’s back t
NBA reviewing if jump-on-back foul should be flagrant
Detroit Free Press / Posted 13 hours ago
NEW YORK - The NBA is reviewing whether the act of jumping on a player’s back to intentionally foul him should be interpreted as a flagrant foul. Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens told reporters Sunday that a memo from the NBA said that act would... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Josh McRoberts' mysterious, unquantifiable play help Heat winThis might be difficult to imagine for those who watch Josh McRoberts now, but
Josh McRoberts' mysterious, unquantifiable play help Heat win
The Palm Beach Post / Posted yesterday
This might be difficult to imagine for those who watch Josh McRoberts now, but he used to be a scoring machine. When he began playing organized basketball as a kid, he was bigger and more talented than most of his peers and had no trouble piling up... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Ira Winderman: Talking practice? Heat now can get back to workIt is a touchstone emblazoned on the back of the Miami Heat's current media gui
Ira Winderman: Talking practice? Heat now can get back to work
Sun-Sentinel / Posted yesterday
It is a touchstone emblazoned on the back of the Miami Heat's current media guide and on team apparel in years past: "Hardest Working. Best-conditioned. . . . " But it also is a narrative from a previous generation, the folklore of three-hour... Read more
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SportingNews
Hassan Whiteside comes up big for Heat in front of 'hometown' crowdHeat big man Hassan Whiteside is getting pretty good at this triple-double thin
Hassan Whiteside comes up big for Heat in front of 'hometown' crowd
SportingNews / Posted yesterday
Heat big man Hassan Whiteside is getting pretty good at this triple-double thing. Playing near his hometown of Gastonia, N.C., Whiteside came up big with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks in 27 minutes off the bench in Miami's 98-95 win over the... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Whiteside dominates off bench in Heat road winThis is the top end of what Hassan Whiteside can give the Heat. Late in Friday
Whiteside dominates off bench in Heat road win
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 2 days ago
This is the top end of what Hassan Whiteside can give the Heat. Late in Friday’s game at Charlotte, a tight one to the end, Hornets forward Marvin Williams drove for what he thought would be a clear layup and ran into the ultimate deterrent.... Read more
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CBS Sports
Whiteside notches triple-double in style with monster blockMiami Heat center Hassan Whiteside loves to say he is "different." One thing th
Whiteside notches triple-double in style with monster block
CBS Sports / Posted 2 days ago
Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside loves to say he is "different." One thing that is definitely different about him is the fact he blocks almost four shots per game. Another is that he's capable of getting those blocks by just grabbing the ball in... Read more
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WRUF AM850 Gainesville
Heat Come from Behind to Top the Mavs 93-90Dwayne Wade overcame one of his worst shooting performances in the first half o
Heat Come from Behind to Top the Mavs 93-90
WRUF AM850 Gainesville / Posted 3 days ago
Dwayne Wade overcame one of his worst shooting performances in the first half of a game last night in Dallas and led the Heat to a 93-90 win over the Mavericks. After going one for ten from the field, he turned it around in the second half scoring 16... Read more
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CBS Sports
Under-the-radar role players making a name for themselves this seasonEvery season it seems like new role players appear out of nowhere and give an u
Under-the-radar role players making a name for themselves this season
CBS Sports / Posted 3 days ago
Every season it seems like new role players appear out of nowhere and give an unexpected boost to their teams. The fan base embraces them in their production and energy. The player starts making a name for themselves, and that can mean an increased... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Rejuvenated Bosh Is Keeping Heat's Playoff Hopes AliveFrom perspective to production, the recently named and now-11-time All-Star has
Rejuvenated Bosh Is Keeping Heat's Playoff Hopes Alive
Bleacher Report / Posted 3 days ago
From perspective to production, the recently named and now-11-time All-Star has provided everything the Heat need to weather storms of injuries and inconsistency and remain in the Eastern Conference hunt. Bosh could lead this team without even seeing... Read more
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CBS Dallas - Fort Worth
Wade's Bounce-Back, Bosh's 20 Lead Heat Over MavericksDALLAS (AP) — After matching the worst shooting half of his career in the first
Wade's Bounce-Back, Bosh's 20 Lead Heat Over Mavericks
CBS Dallas - Fort Worth / Posted 3 days ago
DALLAS (AP) — After matching the worst shooting half of his career in the first 24 minutes against Dallas, Dwyane Wade missed his first shot of the third quarter. When Amare Stoudemire grabbed the rebound and got the ball right back to Wade, the... Read more
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NBA.com
One-time 'tweener Green gets comfy in a role all his ownLeBron is LeBron and has been for a dozen years. But Draymond is becoming one o
One-time 'tweener Green gets comfy in a role all his own
NBA.com / Posted 4 days ago
LeBron is LeBron and has been for a dozen years. But Draymond is becoming one of those one-name guys, too, largely for his ability to play multiple positions and shatter preconceptions about what a 6-foot-7, 230-pound fellow is supposed to be to do... Read more
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NBA.com
LeBron says criticism he undermines coaches is unfairWidely criticized in basketball circles for a perception that he pushed for Cle
LeBron says criticism he undermines coaches is unfair
NBA.com / Posted 4 days ago
Widely criticized in basketball circles for a perception that he pushed for Cleveland's front office to fire David Blatt last week, James said the criticism that he undercuts coaches is unfair. "But what can I do about it?" he said following... Read more
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NBA.com
Nothing imaginary about Porzingis' surge this monthKristaps Porzingis elevates for the one-hand follow slam off Arron Afflalo's mi
Nothing imaginary about Porzingis' surge this month
NBA.com / Posted 4 days ago
Kristaps Porzingis elevates for the one-hand follow slam off Arron Afflalo's miss. Porzingis is a unicorn. Got it. Meanwhile, back among the humans, the 7-foot-3 Porzingis is making shots lately -- especially 3-pointers. It's that kind of... Read more
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NBA.com
Griffin's perplexing scuffle has Clippers in some pain, tooBoth the picture and caption were indicative of the close relationship between
Griffin's perplexing scuffle has Clippers in some pain, too
NBA.com / Posted 4 days ago
Both the picture and caption were indicative of the close relationship between Griffin, the Clippers' superstar power forward, the world famous pitchman, the athlete with the dry and telling sense of humor, and Testi, the team's assistant equipment... Read more
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NBA.com
Turner hardly looking like rookie in new role with Pacers"Man," David told Myles, "don't screw this up." It was all happening so fast,
Turner hardly looking like rookie in new role with Pacers
NBA.com / Posted 4 days ago
"Man," David told Myles, "don't screw this up." It was all happening so fast, faster than even the confident power forward would have dared imagine. High school near Dallas to the University of Texas in 2014, college to the NBA in 2015 (the No. 11... Read more
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The Johns Hopkins News-Letter
Blatt firing emblematic of LeBron’s selfishnessFor years, LeBron James has largely been put on a pedestal by the media as an a
Blatt firing emblematic of LeBron’s selfishness
The Johns Hopkins News-Letter / Posted 4 days ago
For years, LeBron James has largely been put on a pedestal by the media as an athlete who is team-first and humble in the face of his enormous success. I would argue that his tenure so far in the NBA indicates exactly the opposite. Just this week,... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
Johnson undergoes shoulder surgeryMIAMI - Heat guard Tyler Johnson had shoulder surgery on Wednesday. Johnson tw
Johnson undergoes shoulder surgery
Local 10 Miami / Posted 4 days ago
MIAMI - Heat guard Tyler Johnson had shoulder surgery on Wednesday. Johnson tweeted, "Surgery went well.. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers heat nation... Will be back and better then ever... believe that." The Heat guard is expected to... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Houston Rockets pull away from Miami Heat for 115-102 winThe Heat got off to a roaring start Tuesday as they tried to extend their longe
Houston Rockets pull away from Miami Heat for 115-102 win
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 5 days ago
The Heat got off to a roaring start Tuesday as they tried to extend their longest winning streak of the season, but could not keep either push going. The Rockets settled themselves after Miami’s early surge and took control in the third quarter to... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Heat shrink in small-ball 115-102 loss in HoustonWith Heat center Hassan Whiteside missing his sixth consecutive game with what
Heat shrink in small-ball 115-102 loss in Houston
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 5 days ago
With Heat center Hassan Whiteside missing his sixth consecutive game with what the Heat are calling a strained left hip, and with Rockets center Dwight Howard serving a one-game suspension for contact with a referee in Houston's previous game, the... Read more
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Princeton University Athletics
Harvard, Friday on ESPNU, and Dartmouth, Saturday, Set to Visit Jadwin(11th)Numbers in parentheses indicate Ivy League statistical ranking entering F
Harvard, Friday on ESPNU, and Dartmouth, Saturday, Set to Visit Jadwin
Princeton University Athletics / Posted 5 days ago
(11th)Numbers in parentheses indicate Ivy League statistical ranking entering Friday's games • Princeton won 24 games in a row at home against Harvard through 2013, but now Harvard has won the last two in Jadwin. Since their first trip to Princeton... Read more
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WRUF AM850 Gainesville
Magic Lose to Spurs, Heat Prep for RocketsThe Orlando Magic hoped to start the month of February with a bang after their
Magic Lose to Spurs, Heat Prep for Rockets
WRUF AM850 Gainesville / Posted 5 days ago
The Orlando Magic hoped to start the month of February with a bang after their disastrous moth of January, losing 13 out of 15 games. The Magic learned Monday night that it is very hard keeping up with the San Antonio Spurs momentum resulting in a... Read more
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CBS Sports
Heat-Rockets Preview - Feb. 1, 2016A couple of old stars have turned back the clock to help the Miami Heat rise to
Heat-Rockets Preview - Feb. 1, 2016
CBS Sports / Posted 5 days ago
A couple of old stars have turned back the clock to help the Miami Heat rise to the top of the Southeast Division. Dwyane Wade and Amar'e Stoudemire could take advantage of Howard's absence Tuesday night when the Heat open a three-game road swing... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
Howard, Whiteside both out for Heat-RocketsMIAMI - Hassan Whiteside and Dwight Howard will both miss Tuesday night's Heat-
Howard, Whiteside both out for Heat-Rockets
Local 10 Miami / Posted 5 days ago
MIAMI - Hassan Whiteside and Dwight Howard will both miss Tuesday night's Heat-Rockets game. According to the Palm Beach Post, Erik Spoelstra told reporters that Whiteside is out. Whiteside is working his way back from an oblique injury. Howard... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
On the move early, Heat run into more possibilitiesThe race is not to the rim, but to the possibilities. Coach Erik Spoelstra war
On the move early, Heat run into more possibilities
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
The race is not to the rim, but to the possibilities. Coach Erik Spoelstra warns not to get caught up in the semantics, whether the Heat are moving to a transition game and abandoning their trademark halfcourt sets. It is not the words that he is... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Miami Heat defeat Atlanta Hawks 105-87 for 4th win in a rowWhen the Heat talked about becoming a contender, this was the type of performan
Miami Heat defeat Atlanta Hawks 105-87 for 4th win in a row
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 7 days ago
When the Heat talked about becoming a contender, this was the type of performance they had in mind. They showed no signs of weariness in their brief stop at home Sunday between a pair of road trips and dominated the Hawks from the onset. They... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
As Heat find form, is Whiteside losing his role?The Heat looked like a cohesive Heat team again on Sunday, meaning they defende
As Heat find form, is Whiteside losing his role?
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
The Heat looked like a cohesive Heat team again on Sunday, meaning they defended hard, shared the ball and relied on veteran minds winning with veteran bodies in a way that wasn't clicking for large swaths of this season. So what are we missing... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Heat winning streak finally reaches four, with 105-87 rout of HawksThis was another step toward breaking free, building back to the top, moving on
Heat winning streak finally reaches four, with 105-87 rout of Hawks
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
This was another step toward breaking free, building back to the top, moving on. For the first time since LeBron James checked out after the 2013-14 season, the Miami Heat have checked in with their first four-game winning streak, pushing past the... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
The partnership of Dwyane Wade & Chris Bosh: 'The utmost trust'They are the old guys now, something they are reminded of every time they go to
The partnership of Dwyane Wade & Chris Bosh: 'The utmost trust'
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 8 days ago
They are the old guys now, something they are reminded of every time they go to the All-Star Game and feel the disconnect between them and all the 20-somethings. They feel it every night when the training staff straps a tailgate cooler worth of ice... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Amar'e Stoudemire becomes contributor during rash of injuriesWhen asked about his recent play, he quickly responded with a media-friendly re
Amar'e Stoudemire becomes contributor during rash of injuries
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 8 days ago
When asked about his recent play, he quickly responded with a media-friendly reply. "I took that wine bath when I was in New York," he said, with a grin. In reality, there has been nothing relaxing about how Stoudemire has been able to go from... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Pace expects to improve with healthy Goran DragicIt had the look of an AAU basketball game. Only the pace was a little more con
Pace expects to improve with healthy Goran Dragic
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 8 days ago
It had the look of an AAU basketball game. Only the pace was a little more controlled. Just a bit. Their answer? Yes, long as Dragic is on the court. "We can do it," forward Chris Bosh said. "It's not easy but that's the new NBA. We weren't... Read more
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Princeton University Athletics
Early First-Place Showdown Matches Princeton and Yale Saturday in New Haven(11th)Numbers in parentheses indicate Ivy League statistical ranking entering F
Early First-Place Showdown Matches Princeton and Yale Saturday in New Haven
Princeton University Athletics / Posted 8 days ago
(11th)Numbers in parentheses indicate Ivy League statistical ranking entering Friday's games • After Friday night, the Ivy League remained with three league-unbeaten teams, including Princeton, Yale and Columbia. While Columbia heads to Harvard, the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Wade, Heat hold off BucksMiami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, drives to the basket against Milwaukee Buck
Wade, Heat hold off Bucks
Inquirier.net / Posted 9 days ago
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, drives to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks guard Khris Middleton, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, in Milwaukee. AP MILWAUKEE — Dwyane Wade hit a 19-foot jumper with... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Heat hold on with Dragic at helmTen days on the road, trudging through snow and slush in some of the NBA’s cold
Heat hold on with Dragic at helm
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 9 days ago
Ten days on the road, trudging through snow and slush in some of the NBA’s coldest cities in the middle of winter, can wear on a man. The aggressive blast of frigid air as soon as you step outside inspires instant gratitude for living in South... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Winderman's view: Heat 107, Bucks 103-- And enough free throws to put it away. -- This basically was a game that wa
Winderman's view: Heat 107, Bucks 103
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 9 days ago
-- And enough free throws to put it away. -- This basically was a game that was going to determine the success level of this five-game trip. -- The fatigue question was whether the Heat or Bucks would run out of gas, with the Bucks playing on the... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Dwyane Wade rescues Heat late in 107-103 victory at MilwaukeeAfter leading by many as 12 in the first half, the Heat turned to Wade when the
Dwyane Wade rescues Heat late in 107-103 victory at Milwaukee
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 9 days ago
After leading by many as 12 in the first half, the Heat turned to Wade when the Bucks threatened to rally. Milwaukee forward Giannis Antekokounmpo tied the score at 101 with a slam over forward Chris Bosh. On the next possession, Wade calmly sank... Read more
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CBS Sports
Pat Riley denies LeBron James ever asked for Erik Spoelstra to be firedEarlier this week, a Miami Heat minority owner named Ranaan Katz alleged that L
Pat Riley denies LeBron James ever asked for Erik Spoelstra to be fired
CBS Sports / Posted 9 days ago
Earlier this week, a Miami Heat minority owner named Ranaan Katz alleged that LeBron Jameswanted Erik Spoelstra fired when he was in Miami, adding to the "LeBron is a coach killer" narrative. That story was refuted by James, and several Miami-based... Read more
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The Manila Times
The two-faced KingJanuary 30, 2016 12:25 am It was a shock to hear the news of the firing of Cle
The two-faced King
The Manila Times / Posted 9 days ago
January 30, 2016 12:25 am It was a shock to hear the news of the firing of Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt recently. After all, Blatt had an impressive first season leading the Cavs to a Central Division-best 53-29 mark, the... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Riley Responds to Claims LeBron Wanted Spoelstra FiredLeBron James has been referred to as a "coach killer" in the wake of David Blat
Riley Responds to Claims LeBron Wanted Spoelstra Fired
Bleacher Report / Posted 9 days ago
LeBron James has been referred to as a "coach killer" in the wake of David Blatt's firing from the Cleveland Cavaliers, but Miami Heat President Pat Riley insisted Thursday that LeBron didn't live up to that moniker during his time with the... Read more
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SportingNews
Pat Riley: LeBron James never asked for Erik Spoelstra to be firedLeBron James never asked the Heat to fire coach Erik Spoelstra, according to Pa
Pat Riley: LeBron James never asked for Erik Spoelstra to be fired
SportingNews / Posted 9 days ago
LeBron James never asked the Heat to fire coach Erik Spoelstra, according to Pat Riley. That’s contrary to comments made recently by Heat limited partner Raanan Katz, who said James made it clear he wanted Spoelstra gone. "Not from him to me,... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Riley says LeBron ‘never, ever’ asked for Spoelstra firingFILE — LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat is helped off the court after cramping
Riley says LeBron ‘never, ever’ asked for Spoelstra firing
Inquirier.net / Posted 10 days ago
FILE — LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat is helped off the court after cramping up against the San Antonio Spurs during Game One of the 2014 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on June 5, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Power, control define James' careerWho believes LeBron James? Anybody? Show of hands, please. Who believes he had
Power, control define James' career
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
Who believes LeBron James? Anybody? Show of hands, please. Who believes he had zero to do with the Cleveland Cavaliers firing Coach David Blatt last week despite a conference-leading 30-11 record. Who believes his denial of this week's report that... Read more
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