Category: Commentary

Udonis Haslem Re-Signs with Miami Heat 11

Udonis Haslem Re-Signs with Miami Heat

Udonis Haslem is staying with the Miami Heat. Haslem signed a five-year, $20 million contract on Monday, roughly $13 million less than he could have received if he accepted more lucrative offers elsewhere. Haslem had been heavily pursued in recent days. The...

Addressing the Issue of Tampering 2

Addressing the Issue of Tampering

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh officially became Miami Heat teammates last week, turning a Pat Riley vision nearly three years in the making into glorious reality and simultaneously unleashing a torrent of suspicion: Was it planned all along? If so,...

LeBron’s National Ire Continues Unabated 6

LeBron’s National Ire Continues Unabated

I continue to read stories from across the nation vilifying LeBron James for his decision. While I tend to try to remain largely objective in my writing, I will offer my own retort. James has certainly fallen from the greatness upon which...

Heat vision beginning to take shape 11

Heat vision beginning to take shape

The vision is beginning to take shape. Pat Riley and Micky Arison met with Derek Fisher for three hours at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in downtown Miami on Saturday and apparently made Fisher a “compelling” offer. Given the contract situations of Udonis...

Dorell Wright signs 3-year, $11 million contract to join the Warriors 3

Dorell Wright signs 3-year, $11 million contract to join the Warriors

Dorell Wright’s six-year stay in South Florida has come to an end. Wright signed a three-year contract worth just shy of $11 million to join the Golden State Warriors. The 6’9″ small forward seemed to be turning a corner last season, averaging...

Miami Heat Meet With Derek Fisher 1

Miami Heat Meet With Derek Fisher

Heat President Pat Riley and team owner Micky Arison met Saturday with Los Angeles Lakers championship point guard Derek Fisher for three hours at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in downtown Miami. The Heat reportedly told Fisher they envision him as their starting...

Getting Creative With Udonis Haslem 0

Getting Creative With Udonis Haslem

You may know that on Wednesday, the league announced the salary cap for the 2010-11 NBA season was set at $58.044 million. What you may not know is that the Miami Heat entered the summer with a team salary of $89.7 million....

Heat’s Forgone Draft Picks Could Prove Costly 6

Heat’s Forgone Draft Picks Could Prove Costly

Pat Riley turned 65 in March, the age of retirement for many but apparently the age of reinvention for him. Just when he seemed to be on the verge of fading into professional irrelevance, he executed an unprecedented triple play: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris...

It’s Official!!! 15

It’s Official!!!

With 13,000 Miami Heat fans anxiously waiting in AmericanAirlines Arena to welcome its newest trio of superstars, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh were upstairs finalizing their contracts. Minutes later, they emerged from a cloud of smoke, along with some unexpected...

No Rest For the Weary! 10

No Rest For the Weary!

LeBron James is joining Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the suddenly star-heavy Miami Heat roster. The trio dramatically alters the league’s power structure, with the Heat instantly vaulted into what figures to be the Eastern Conference’s perennial powerhouse for the next...