Erik Spoelstra

Dwyane Wade says Lakers slow start reminds him of Heat

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Do you remember the 9-8 Miami Heat? The ones off to a slow start after putting together a superstar team (then the players doing their part to hype the expectations at a pep rally)? The ones that had national pundits calling for Erik Spoelstra to be sent packing so that legendary coach Pat Riley could [more]

LeBron James out with “general soreness”

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This may seem like a big deal, because LeBron James is kind of a big deal. He’s a basketball machine who rarely misses time, and all things told, he’s one of the most durable players the league has. So is it a little weird to see him hampered with such a regular folks thing like [more]

Neither Ray Allen, Dwyane Wade at 100 percent. Yet.

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It is the caveat with every team’s lofty goals entering the NBA season — “if they are healthy…” The Miami Heat’s goals are as lofty as they get, but the team does not enter training camp healthy. Both Dwyane Wade (knee) and Ray Allen (ankle) are not all the way back from off-season surgery, coach [more]

Wade says the Heat are still evolving, which sounds like a horror flick concept

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Chris Bosh wound up a center, LeBron James turned into a power-point-center, Shane Battier was power forward and Dwane Wade played small forward. The Heat went through a series of radical and unpredictable changes last season on account of both emerging trends in their opponents’ lineups and the injury to Chris Bosh. Up was down, [more]

Pat Riley on Heat: “Our small ball team is who we are now”

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The Miami Heat won a title going small. It worked. You can bet next season you are going to see a whole lot more Chis Bosh at the five and LeBron James at the four. The Heat will be going small. And Pat Riley is okay with that. Mostly. Riley was on with friend of [more]