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Whiteside on Embiid calling him soft: ‘Come on, man. He knows that’s not true.’

Whiteside on Embiid calling him soft: ‘Come on, man. He knows that’s not true.’

Hassan Whiteside, 28, said Sunday he’s matured too much in the past couple years to take offense to what he considers playful trash talk from Sixers center Joel Embiid. “It’s not...
Winslow predicts he’ll come off the bench – initially – for the Heat

Winslow predicts he’ll come off the bench – initially – for the Heat

The Heat’s 2015 first round pick hosted a basketball clinic with his foundation Robin’s House on Saturday at AmericanAirlines Arena and discussed a variety of topics as he battles...
A day after devastating injury diagnosis McGruder on sidelines for Heat preseason finale

A day after devastating injury diagnosis McGruder on sidelines for Heat preseason finale

Rodney McGruder said he will undergo surgery to repair the fracture in his left tibia sometime next week. He played with the injury thinking only that he was experiencing shin...
Heat rookie Bam Adebayo learning ‘how to be a beast’ at Camp Howard

Heat rookie Bam Adebayo learning ‘how to be a beast’ at Camp Howard

Coach Erik Spoelstra credits a lot of rookie Bam Adebayo’s quick growth with the Heat to Juwan Howard, who now in his fourth season as an assistant has developed a track record for...
NBA Podcast: Southeast Division Preview

NBA Podcast: Southeast Division Preview

On the latest episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps previews the Southeast Division....
A healthy Josh Richardson shined again in Heat win over Wizards

A healthy Josh Richardson shined again in Heat win over Wizards

Richardson, who dealt with multiple injuries last season, but managed to finish the season strong, showed his versatility once again Wednesday as he made his third consecutive...
Heat-Wizards takeaways: Johnson & Johnson remains a very good thing for Heat; Bam shines

Heat-Wizards takeaways: Johnson & Johnson remains a very good thing for Heat; Bam shines

The Heat’s dynamic bench duo looked good in Monday’s win over Charlotte and again for 18 minutes and 17 seconds together Wednesday....
Miami Heat signs veteran DeAndre Liggins

Miami Heat signs veteran DeAndre Liggins

Liggins, a 6-6 shooting guard/small forward, had two previous stints with the Heat’s G-League affiliate in Sioux Falls, and is likely to be sent there again to start this season....
Heat confident Wayne Ellington will ‘ignite’ when time is right

Heat confident Wayne Ellington will ‘ignite’ when time is right

The Heat is not concerned about Ellington’s subpar shooting so far this preseason. Ellington had a career scoring season last year and led the Heat in three-pointers made,...
Spoelstra’s lesson for Heat rookie Bam Adebayo: ‘You always have to be ready’

Spoelstra’s lesson for Heat rookie Bam Adebayo: ‘You always have to be ready’

Of the 30 first round picks in last June’s draft, Adebayo has played the third-fewest minutes this preseason (26), more than only Denver’s Tyler Lyndon (24 in four games) and...
When it comes to starting job, JJ rooting for ‘whatever it takes’ for Heat to win

When it comes to starting job, JJ rooting for ‘whatever it takes’ for Heat to win

With a rotation that could go 10 or 11 players deep, the Heat needs players such as Johnson, who posted career highs of 12.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists last season, to be...
Spoelstra on Heat’s power forward: ‘Whoever starts I’m not there yet right now’

Spoelstra on Heat’s power forward: ‘Whoever starts I’m not there yet right now’

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra started 7-footers Kelly Olynyk and Hassan Whiteside together for the first time Saturday in Orlando and liked what he saw....
Canes’ big test, Fins’ home debut, Cats on ice and hello-Jeter top latest Hot Button

Canes’ big test, Fins’ home debut, Cats on ice and hello-Jeter top latest Hot Button

October is the grand intersection when football, baseball, hockey and basketball all are happening at once, as reflected in our latest Hot Button, the Sunday Top 5 list of what...
Erik Spoelstra pleased with performance despite narrow 93-90 loss to Magic

Erik Spoelstra pleased with performance despite narrow 93-90 loss to Magic

A 107-88 loss Thursday night to the Brooklyn Nets followed with a narrow 93-90 defeat to the Orlando Magic on Saturday night at the Amway Center....
Rookie Matt Williams brings blue-collar work ethic to Miami Heat

Rookie Matt Williams brings blue-collar work ethic to Miami Heat

Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra praised Matt Williams, an Orlando-native, on his work ethic, saying he’s made progress since joining the team during the NBA Summer League last July,...
Small forward questions linger for Heat; Heat nuggets

Small forward questions linger for Heat; Heat nuggets

The Heat’s starting group hasn’t been great through two preseason games. But some eye-opening numbers make a case for Rodney McGruder....
Has Rodney McGruder already won the Heat’s starting small forward job?

Has Rodney McGruder already won the Heat’s starting small forward job?

The Miami Heat plays its second preseason game tonight in Brooklyn and before the team takes the court its time to debut the new Heat Check Mailbag....
Hassan Whiteside on being overlooked in NBA GM poll:

Hassan Whiteside on being overlooked in NBA GM poll: "I’ll just keep killing their teams."

Eight centers received votes from NBA general managers in the league’s annual survey evaluating top players at their position. Hassan Whiteside was not one of them....
Tyler Johnson doesn’t want to shave or fix his gap-tooth smile. He wants ‘a quiet mind’

Tyler Johnson doesn’t want to shave or fix his gap-tooth smile. He wants ‘a quiet mind’

Johnson, 25, said Hailey Lott, a former high school classmate and the daughter of NFL Hall of Fame safety Ronnie Lott, recently introduced him to the art of meditation. Now, he...
Heat receives more recognition in NBA GM’s survey than a year ago, but not much

Heat receives more recognition in NBA GM’s survey than a year ago, but not much

Among a total of 47 questions about the best teams, players, coaches, fans, and offseason moves, the Heat had a player receive at least one vote from an opposing general manager...
Haslem has advice for Jeter, new Marlins owners: Keep Stanton

Haslem has advice for Jeter, new Marlins owners: Keep Stanton

Said Haslem of keeping Stanton: “I think it’s very important. I don’t know enough about the sport or the business side of things, but just hearing his name in trade rumors...
Olynyk’s unique skill set, off-the-court persona fitting in nicely with Heat

Olynyk’s unique skill set, off-the-court persona fitting in nicely with Heat

Playing as the backup center to Hassan Whiteside, coach Erik Spoelstra deployed Kelly Olynyk Sunday alongside a trio of ballhandlers in Tyler Johnson, Josh Richardson, Justise...
McGruder starts at small forward, shines as Heat beat Hawks in preseason opener

McGruder starts at small forward, shines as Heat beat Hawks in preseason opener

The scrappy, 6-5, 200-pound undrafted second-year guard hasn’t won the starting job at small forward yet, but if opening-night preseason starting lineups are worth anything, it’s...
The Heat, like it did last season, plans to lock arms during the national anthem

The Heat, like it did last season, plans to lock arms during the national anthem

The NBA issued a memo Friday to team reinforcing its rule that players and coaches stand for the national anthem, suggesting other ways in which they might address the recent...
Stanton, Fins in London, unbeaten Canes, FBI hoops probe top this week’s Hot Button

Stanton, Fins in London, unbeaten Canes, FBI hoops probe top this week’s Hot Button

Stanton chasing history, Dolphins in London, unbeaten UM football and FBI basketball investigation lead this week’s Hot Button, the Sunday Top 5 list of what South Florida sports...
Miami Heat’s transition to mobile only entry begins with Sunday’s preseason opener

Miami Heat’s transition to mobile only entry begins with Sunday’s preseason opener

The Heat, which announced earlier this year it was going to be the first franchise in the NBA to completely transition entry into AmericanAirlines Arena from tickets to...
Hassan Whiteside is trying to learn Spanish and sharing the experience on Snapchat

Hassan Whiteside is trying to learn Spanish and sharing the experience on Snapchat

The Heat’s center is taking Spanish lessons on Rosetta Stone. “Man I should’ve just stuck to watching novelas [Spanish soap operas], watching Dora The Explorer and listening to...
Dion Waiters tried a sneaker switch this summer. But he’s sticking with what he knows

Dion Waiters tried a sneaker switch this summer. But he’s sticking with what he knows

The Heat’s starting shooting guard, who missed the final 13 games of the season because of a badly sprained left ankle and opted not to have surgery this summer because it would...
Dwyane Wade wants to retire in a Heat jersey. A key is likely to remain under the mat

Dwyane Wade wants to retire in a Heat jersey. A key is likely to remain under the mat

Dwyane Wade said he would like to one day end his career in a Miami Heat uniform in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press following his official signing with the...
Dwyane Wade signs with Cavaliers on 1-year, $2.3 million deal

Dwyane Wade signs with Cavaliers on 1-year, $2.3 million deal

Dwyane Wade made it official on Wednesday, saying he has picked the Cleveland Cavaliers for a one-year, $2.3 million deal....
There aren’t many jobs up for grabs at Heat camp. But small forward is one of them

There aren’t many jobs up for grabs at Heat camp. But small forward is one of them

As Pat Riley noted last Friday in his preseason press conference: “This perimeter competition for minutes and for playing time and for a starting position is going to be one of the...
Why did Dion Waiters choose not to have ankle surgery? He explained Wednesday

Why did Dion Waiters choose not to have ankle surgery? He explained Wednesday

Waiters said surgery on his "badly sprained ankle" would have kept him out 8-10 months, forcing him to miss the beginning of the season....
Haslem says he’s ‘got six fouls... and a flagrant’ for Wade if he joins LeBron, Cavs

Haslem says he’s ‘got six fouls... and a flagrant’ for Wade if he joins LeBron, Cavs

After hearing his close friend and former Heat teammate of 13 years is likely headed to Cleveland to reunite with LeBron James, Heat captain Udonis Haslem had a rather comical...
Heat at peace with Cleveland choice for Wade, who ended up leaving Miami for nothing

Heat at peace with Cleveland choice for Wade, who ended up leaving Miami for nothing

Dwyane Wade ended up leaving Miami for barely more than what he will end up making these two years elsewhere....
Miami Heat defends Warriors’ and other athletes’ stance following Trump’s comments

Miami Heat defends Warriors’ and other athletes’ stance following Trump’s comments

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra and multiple players expressed their thoughts during Monday’s Media Day about President Trump’s comments regarding athletes in the NFL and other leagues...
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra on Dwyane Wade: 'He's a brother to all of us'

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra on Dwyane Wade: 'He's a brother to all of us'

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra discusses Dwyane Wade's buyout from the Chicago Bulls....
Dwyane Wade agrees to buyout with Chicago Bulls

Dwyane Wade agrees to buyout with Chicago Bulls

Dwyane Wade and the Chicago Bulls agreed to terms on a buyout agreement Sunday, opening up potential reunions with Miami or LeBron James....
Riley says Heat ‘one step away from being a very good team’

Riley says Heat ‘one step away from being a very good team’

Heat president Pat Riley spoke highly about his roster in a preseason news conference....
Pat Riley guarded while discussing Dwyane Wade buyout possibility

Pat Riley guarded while discussing Dwyane Wade buyout possibility

Miami Heat President Pat Riley touches on Dwyane Wade buyout possibility with Chicago Bulls....
Heat’s Pat Riley believes team is one step from being very good, has real chance in East

Heat’s Pat Riley believes team is one step from being very good, has real chance in East

Pat Riley touched on myriad topics during a Friday morning press conference....
Adebayo impressing Heat; team executive assesses his game

Adebayo impressing Heat; team executive assesses his game

The Heat’s first-round pick will try to make a case to earning playing time as a rookie....
Miami Heat exercises fourth-year option on Winslow

Miami Heat exercises fourth-year option on Winslow

The Heat’s move with the young forward was expected....
Miami Heat sues Key Biscayne restaurant over promotion payments

Miami Heat sues Key Biscayne restaurant over promotion payments

Suit names owner Cristoforo Pignata, alleges he is in breach of contract...
Does more time to get ready = readiness? Miami Dolphins are about to let us know

Does more time to get ready = readiness? Miami Dolphins are about to let us know

The Dolphins’ delayed season opener and after-effects of Hurricane Irma dominate the latest Hot Button Top 5, the Sunday list of what South Florida sports fans are talking about....
Oh the indignity! The decline of beloved ex-Heater Dwyane Wade sees new milepost

Oh the indignity! The decline of beloved ex-Heater Dwyane Wade sees new milepost

Four Miami Heat players make ESPN’s seventh annual ranking of the NBA’s Top 100, but a beloved former Heat superstar is nowhere to be found....
How the Miami Heat helped save these puppies after Hurricane Irma

How the Miami Heat helped save these puppies after Hurricane Irma

The partnership, which included FedEx, the Miami Heat, Direct Relief, the Golden State Warriors and Miami-Dade Animal Services, sent more than 100 dogs and cats to no-kill shelters...
Showing the love for Irma victims, $1 million at a time

Showing the love for Irma victims, $1 million at a time

Companies large and small are reaching out to help victims of Hurricane Irma. One of the largest contributions, up to $10 million, is coming from Carnival Corp. Chairman Micky...
Miami Heat gives Richardson four-year, $42 million extension

Miami Heat gives Richardson four-year, $42 million extension

The Miami Heat and guard Josh Richardson have agreed to a four-year, $42 million contract extension pending a physical, according to a league source....
Reality check on boasts by Heat and Dolphins players

Reality check on boasts by Heat and Dolphins players

We keep hearing Dolphins and Heat players talk about teammates as the best in the league. Some straight talk on their specific boasts....
Roofers wanted: Marlins Park and Heat arena suffer damage from Irma

Roofers wanted: Marlins Park and Heat arena suffer damage from Irma

The Miami Marlins ballpark in Little Havana took a hit from the winds of Hurricane Irma as six percent of the roof was damaged. The Miami Heat practice facility at AmericanAirlines...