NBA Basketball COMMENTARY

Goran Dragic to Miami Heat Would be Wonderful But Complicated 0

Goran Dragic to Miami Heat Would be Wonderful But Complicated

Note: In my effort to keep things organized, I have moved my update to reflect the acquisition of Goran Dragic to a separate post above.  After LeBron James left last July, Miami Heat president Pat Riley said “I want this team to...

Tyler Johnson Is Very Much A Part of Miami Heat’s Future 3

Tyler Johnson Is Very Much A Part of Miami Heat’s Future

It was a simple twist of fate. Had it not been for Dwyane Wade’s third significant hamstring injury thus far this season, he might not even be here at all. And yet, it now appears that shooting guard Tyler Johnson could be here for...

NBA Announces Digital Partnership With Chinese Internet Giant Tencent 0

NBA Announces Digital Partnership With Chinese Internet Giant Tencent

The NBA has formed its largest international digital partnership through an expansion of its arrangement with Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Limited, the league announced in a joint press release issued late Thursday night. Tencent – a publicly-traded company with a current...

Hassan Whiteside Is Very Much A Part of Miami Heat’s Future 0

Hassan Whiteside Is Very Much A Part of Miami Heat’s Future

It was a simple twist of fate. Had it not been for Chris Andersen’s sprained ankle, Chris Bosh’s strained calf and Josh McRoberts’ torn meniscus, he might not even be here. And yet, 7-foot rookie center Hassan Whiteside, the Miami Heat’s mid-season...

Memphis Grizzlies Seeking Possible Trade For Luol Deng 0

Memphis Grizzlies Seeking Possible Trade For Luol Deng

The Memphis Grizzlies, aiming to bolster their scoring and playmaking options on the wing in the increasingly competitive Western Conference, are having discussions about trading for the Miami Heat’s Luol Deng or the Boston Celtics’ Jeff Green in advance of the Feb. 19 trade deadline....

Miami Heat Receive Josh McRoberts Disabled Player Exception 0

Miami Heat Receive Josh McRoberts Disabled Player Exception

The Miami Heat lost Josh McRoberts for the rest of the season after he underwent surgery to repair the torn lateral meniscus in his right knee last Monday. As a result, the league office has granted the Heat a disabled player exception...

Heat Apply for Disabled Player Exception, Set Sights on Josh Smith 0

Heat Apply for Disabled Player Exception, Set Sights on Josh Smith

The Miami Heat formally applied to the league office for a disabled player exception on Monday, shortly after Josh McRoberts had season-ending surgery to repair the torn lateral meniscus in his right knee, in a move they hope will help them land soon-to-be...

The Curious Case of Greg Monroe 0

The Curious Case of Greg Monroe

According to NBA rules, Pistons center Greg Monroe is now eligible to be traded. According to the Sporting News, he wants that, badly. The Heat have reportedly made an initial inquiry. But, according to the Sporting News, teams seeking Monroe will need...

Josh McRoberts Tears Right Lateral Meniscus, Possibly Out for Season 0

Josh McRoberts Tears Right Lateral Meniscus, Possibly Out for Season

Update (12/22/14): Josh McRoberts had the torn lateral meniscus in his right knee repaired (versus partially removed). A repair approach has a significantly longer recovery time, but much better long-term prognosis. The surgery will be season-ending. The Heat has applied for a $2.65 million disabled...

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A History of Tax Sheltering For Sports Team Ownership

It all traces back to a September 1934 court ruling that settled a battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the IRS. In those days, MLB contracts had a one-year term with a standard renewal option (called a “reverse clause”). The reverse clause...