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NBA’s Construct Promotes Pat Riley’s Vision 2

NBA’s Construct Promotes Pat Riley’s Vision

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It took a 15-hour session pitched between the NBA and player representatives in New York that spilled over from Friday into early Saturday morning. It took nearly half a year, from pre-draft negotiations in early summer spread nearly into the precipice of
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Miami Heat selects Norris Cole 4

Miami Heat selects Norris Cole

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Well… the Miami Heat traded up three spots in the 2011 NBA Draft, into the first round at No. 28, to select what it believes was the most promising point guard available in Norris Cole. It was a welcome aggression for a
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Living in a dream world… if only for a moment 2

Living in a dream world… if only for a moment

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Pat Riley had a plan. He executed upon it with deadly precision. He got the big things so right that it almost didn’t matter how he handled the little things. But not all of those little things went perfectly. What if he
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Undeserving Finalists 9

Undeserving Finalists

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They conspired. They manipulated. They hatched a wicked plan nearly three years in the making and executed upon it with deadly precision in the span of less than forty-eight hours, to the shock and awe of supporters and detractors alike. They changed
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NBA Lockout Appears Inevitable 0

NBA Lockout Appears Inevitable

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This Miami Heat team is positively thrilling. And while they don’t enter the playoffs tonight without flaws, they also have a legitimate shot at marching through the Sixers, Celtics, and Bulls all the way to the NBA Finals. Yet thanks to the squabbling
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Horrible in the Half Court 8

Horrible in the Half Court

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The Miami Heat is averaging 101.3 points per game thus far this season, while shooting 47.0% from the field. That’s the best ever scoring output in the Pat Riley era and the second best efficiency mark in the NBA. Mighty impressive stuff
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Heat Sign Jerry Stackhouse, Waive Beverley and Butler 10

Heat Sign Jerry Stackhouse, Waive Beverley and Butler

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A freak injury to the right thumb of Mike Miller is expected to keep one of the NBA’s top three-point shooters sidelined for an extended period of time. Miller fractured a bone and tore a ligament when the thumb on his shooting hand got
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Heat Should Pursue Danny Green 0

Heat Should Pursue Danny Green

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Mike Miller is injured. Miller sustained what appears to be a serious thumb injury on his right hand – his shooting hand – during Wednesday’s practice. He was injured when he got his hand snagged in a teammate’s jersey. The Miami Heat have not yet announced the findings
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Heat Waive Kenny Hasbrouck and Shavlik Randolph 0

Heat Waive Kenny Hasbrouck and Shavlik Randolph

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As expected, the Heat have cut Kenny Hasbrouck and Shavlik Randolph loose. Randolph never had a realistic shot at making the opening day roster. Hasbrouck faced long odds to earn a spot. But he did nothing to help his cause during preseason
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Contract Details of Heat Roster Players 11

Contract Details of Heat Roster Players

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The final contract details are in. Here’s a look the specifics for all 18 players currently under contract to the Heat: LeBron James and Chris Bosh were each signed-and-traded to a six-year, $109,837,500 contract in July 2010. They will each make $14,500,000
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