Though difficult to comprehend now, it wasn't long ago that the Miami Heat – with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh wearing red and gold – looked lost offensively. Conventional wisdom before the 2010-2011 season was that Miami would take the league by storm, ushering in new structures of team-building both on and off the floor. Back then, it didn't seem insane when Jeff Van Gundy predicted that this new Big Three would lead the Heat to a record-breaking 73 wins – never before had skilled, smart, uber-athletes of James and Wade's caliber ran opposite wings, and Bosh was an ideal fit alongside them as rangy inside-out scorer.
The Miami Heat have had several opportunities over the last few weeks to lock up the first seed in the Eastern Conference. But they didn't get a damn.
Music and basketball are familiar bedfellows.
The Heat find themselves in the position of trying to balance resting players to get healthy and at the same time trying to be in good form once the playoffs start.
Ed. Note: We're very pleased to have the opportunity to bring you a one-on-one interview with Chris Douglas-Roberts. Longtime friend of the site, Fred Katz, had a lengthy chat over the phone with CDR this week. We've broken it up into three parts; this is the third part.
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When I first saw that Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade was selected to the All-Star team I thought it was a bit
For the third straight year, Shane Battier got his Heat teammates together in Fillmore to put their vocals to the test in "Battioke" - an event that raises money for Shane's 'Take Charge Foundation', which is dedicated to providing financial aid for underserved students looking to go to college.
How do the Miami Heat get even better? According to Dwyane Wade, it's all about the numbers.
Consecutive championships and record-setting regular seasons later, it's sometimes hard to remember the time when many wondered whether LeBron James and Dwyane Wade could ever successfully coexist. But James and Wade tossed that concern aside what seems like for good a couple seasons ago, specifically one year after its tipping point in that vexing loss to Dallas in the 2011 Finals. The following campaign was the original months-long showcase of ball-movement, cutting, pace, and space that's come to mark Miami's distinct identity in its quest for a three-peat.
When it rains, it pours. And there's a big 'ol flood in the Mamba household right now.