Tag: MIAMI HEAT

What Teams Can Clinch Playoff Spots And Seeds On Tuesday Night In The NBA

With less than a week to go in the 2020-21 NBA season, there is still plenty of drama when it comes to playoff seeding and the new play-in tournament. With a number of tight races for seeding, each game means a lot and each night there will be teams with a chance to punch their […]

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Jimmy Butler Trash Talked Karl-Anthony Towns During Heat-Timberwolves: ‘You’re A Loser, I Already Punked You Once’

The Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves played on Friday night in a game that has some seeding implications for the former and another chance for the latter’s young core to build chemistry with one another. It also included Jimmy Butler going up against one of his old teams, which gave him the opportunity to go […]

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Victor Oladipo Exited Thursday’s Heat-Lakers Game With An Apparent Knee Issue

Former All-Star guard Victor Oladipo has struggled since joining the Miami Heat, shooting just 31 percent from the floor in three appearances following a pre-deadline deal with the Houston Rockets. However, the 28-year-old enjoyed his best performance in a Heat uniform on Thursday evening, scoring 18 points on 5-of-8 shooting and grabbing three steals in […]

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These N.B.A. Contenders Just Got Better

Los Angeles Clippers (31-16) Paul George has rebounded from postseason struggles last summer to keep the Clippers in the mix in the West.Credit…Darren Abate/Associated Press Why They’ll Win the Finals: The Clippers faced questions after their meltdown in the bubble. (You’ll recall that they blew a 3-1 series lead over the Nuggets in the conference […]

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Miami Heat Become 1st NBA Team to Announce Fully-Vaccinated Sections for Fans, Beginning April 1

A view of the Miami Heat logo on the court during Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers at AmericanAirlines Arena on May 22, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Photo: Mike Ehrmann (Getty Images) I got my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine last week, and I’ve barely […]

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Sports Are Returning to Normal. So Is Their Role in Political Fights.

The end of the terrible coronavirus pandemic seems, at long last, within reach. President Donald J. Trump is gone and America has just endured a withering year of death and protest. In times like these, sports can be a cultural touchstone expected to comfort and heal. But as we dream of a return to normalcy, […]

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Meyers Leonard Fined $50,000 and Suspended for Using an Anti-Semitic Slur

Meyers Leonard, a reserve center for the Miami Heat, has been fined $50,000 and suspended for one week after a viral clip showed him using an anti-Semitic slur while playing a video game on a public livestream. “Meyers Leonard’s comment was inexcusable and hurtful and such an offensive term has no place in the N.B.A. […]

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Meyers Leonard Will Be Away From The Heat Indefinitely As The NBA Investigates His Use Of An Anti-Semitic Slur

Miami Heat center Meyers Leonard found himself leading headlines around the NBA and beyond on Tuesday for all the wrong reasons, as video of Leonard using an anti-Semitic slur during a Twitch stream of Call of Duty began circulating in the early afternoon. Leonard would issue a statement on Tuesday evening, claiming ignorance about the […]

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Meyers Leonard Will Be Away From Heat ‘Indefinitely’ After Use of Anti-Semitic Slur

Meyers Leonard, a reserve center for the Miami Heat, will be “away from the team indefinitely,” the team said Tuesday night, following his use of an anti-Semitic slur while he was playing a video game on a public livestream. “The Miami HEAT vehemently condemns the use of any form of hate speech,” the team said […]

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Meyers Leonard Has Been Banned From Twitch After Using An Anti-Semitic Slur

Miami Heat center Meyers Leonard became the focus of the basketball world on Tuesday, and not for positive reasons. Leonard used an anti-Semitic slur while streaming Call of Duty and, within a very short period of time, a firestorm formed. By Tuesday evening, Leonard released a statement of apology but, in doing so, he also […]

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Meyers Leonard Apologizes for Using an Anti-Semitic Slur

Meyers Leonard, a reserve center for the Miami Heat, used an anti-Semitic slur publicly on Twitch, a livestreaming platform populated mostly by video game players. Leonard was playing “Call Of Duty: Warzone,” a popular multiplayer video game, during the stream. Leonard said the slur followed by a sexist vulgarity after calling another player a “coward” […]

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Video of Meyers Leonard Using an Anti-Semitic Slur on Twitch Surfaces

Meyers Leonard, a reserve center for the Miami Heat, used an anti-Semitic slur publicly on Twitch, a livestreaming platform populated mostly by video game players. Leonard was playing “Call Of Duty: Warzone,” a popular multiplayer video game during the stream. Right after calling someone a “coward” because of how they tried to kill his character […]

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Ranking The NBA’s Best Big 3s Of The 2010s

Despite perceptions, NBA super-teams aren’t a new phenomenon. Countless teams over the past six decades have featured multiple All-Stars. Just look at the Bulls and Jazz of the 90s or the Lakers, Celtics, and Pistons of the 80s, and so on. The difference is that the formation of super-teams is a much more deliberate endeavor […]

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Ray Allen Says LeBron Still Calls To Thank Him For His Title-Saving Three In Game 6 Against The Spurs

When it comes to the most clutch shots in recent NBA history, there are two that immediately spring to mind. The first, of course, is Kyrie Irving’s dagger three-pointer in Steph Curry’s face to help seal the Cavs’ 2016 championship and put the punctuation mark on their miraculous comeback from a 3-1 series deficit against […]

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Jimmy Butler Credits Mark Wahlberg For His Acting Skills While Flopping

Flopping in the NBA is a tricky subject. A few years back, the league implemented a new “respect the game” initiative, one of the tenets being a supposed crackdown on blatant flopping, with a series of fines handed down to serial offenders. But anyone who watches the game regularly knows that some players still do […]

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‘Courtside Karen’ Is Sorry, Y’all

Screenshot: Spectrum Sportsnet Be careful what you wish for. In the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, prior to the NBA completely shutting itself down and taking an extended hiatus due to safety concerns, the NBA sent a memo to every team warning them of the possibility of prohibiting fans from continuing to attend games. […]

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‘Could You Imagine Today, If Those Were All Black People?’: Here’s How the NBA Reacted to White Privilege Appreciation Day

A protester holds a Trump flag inside the US Capitol Building near the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden’s 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump.Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) On the same day that “John Lewis Democrats” Ralphael Warnock […]

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Payton Pritchard Lifted The Celtics Over The Heat With A Game-Winning Tip-In

It’s been a tumultuous day in America, as armed rioters stormed the Capitol building in Washington in a failed effort to thwart the certification of the Electoral College results that will make Joe Biden the next president. Before tip-off of their Wednesday night match-up, the Celtics and Heat came together to issue a statement denouncing […]

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Celtics And Heat Players Condemned The Double Standard Shown By Police Response To The Pro-Trump Coup Attempt

It was a disturbing scene in Washington on Wednesday, as a group of far-right Trump supporters forced their way into the U.S. Capitol building just as officials were preparing to certify the results of the Electoral College votes that will officially make Joe Biden the next President of the United States, an outcome that is […]

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NBA Player Moe Harkless Covers Rent For NYC Families In Need

NewsOne Featured Video The public health crisis has exacerbated financial burdens for many families and NBA player Moe Harkless has stepped up to help those in need. According to The Post, the Miami Heat forward donated rent money to families in New York City. Miami Heat’s Moe Harkless donates rent money to 50 NYC families […]

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