NBA Basketball COMMENTARY

David Stern Projects Revenues To Be Up 20% To $5 billion 1

David Stern Projects Revenues To Be Up 20% To $5 billion

Some very big news was quietly made earlier this week. Speaking on Tuesday at a Beyond Sports United event at Yankee Stadium, Commissioner David Stern estimated that league-wide revenue for the season would increase by about 20% from the last full season...

It’s Time for the Miami Heat to Pursue Andray Blatche 0

It’s Time for the Miami Heat to Pursue Andray Blatche

Dwight Howard didn’t get traded to Miami. Greg Oden probably isn’t going to play in 2012-13. Mehmet Okur appears destined to return to his native Turkey. And the Heat passed up the chance to wait out Samuel Dalembert. The Heat still needs a...

Dwight Howard Traded to the Miami Heat 3

Dwight Howard Traded to the Miami Heat

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Dwight Howard saga took a shocking and final turn Friday afternoon, when a second blockbuster trade, this time involving the Miami Heat, was completed. “This is just crazy,” Yahoo! Sports NBA columnist Adrian Wojnarowski said. “The Dwightmare...

Addressing the Miami Heat Need At Center 4

Addressing the Miami Heat Need At Center

We’re NBA champions. And we’ve gotten better. It’s a beautiful thing. This Miami Heat team is nearly perfect. Nearly. For the third straight season the Heat finds itself in need of a center — one who is both reasonably sized and knows...

Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis Sign with Heat! 2

Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis Sign with Heat!

Since the start of the Big Three era, Pat Riley has scrounged the bottom of the free agent barrel and picked up a slew of uninspiring big men in an attempt to fill a perceived hole in his team’s rotation. The sad...

Riley Guarantees Dexter Pittman’s Contract 1

Riley Guarantees Dexter Pittman’s Contract

Working in advance of the league’s October 31 deadline for such moves, Heat president Pat Riley picked up the 2010-11 rookie-scale option on the contract of first-round pick Daequan Cook late in 2009. Eight months later, Riley changed his mind. Attempting to...

Heat Draft Moultrie, Trade Him to 76ers 0

Heat Draft Moultrie, Trade Him to 76ers

Well, apparently Pat Riley will wait until the start of free agency to upgrade to his championship roster. The Heat selected Mississippi State power forward Arnett Moultrie with its No. 27 pick in today’s NBA draft, but then promptly dealt the SEC’s...

Congratulations, Miami Heat! 4

Congratulations, Miami Heat!

Thank you, Miami Heat. This might just be the beginning of something great. But before we delve into what happens next, before we talk about salary caps and luxury tax consequences and free agency and draft prospects, let’s take a moment to...

The NBA is Back!!! 4

The NBA is Back!!!

It’s back, baby! After 196 days of withdrawal, anticipation, lockouts, light-hearted twitter declarations by rightfully beloved owners, and over-reaching punishments by an overly eager commissioner, life is back as it should be. Tomorrow, at 2:30 pm, we get Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Chris...

NBA’s Construct Promotes Pat Riley’s Vision 2

NBA’s Construct Promotes Pat Riley’s Vision

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...