In last nights close out game for the Miami Heat, Chris Bosh decided to put his face up a Bulls ass but he should probably just take the butcher’s word for it.
Dwyane Wade certainly pushes the limits when it comes to his postseason fashion choices, and this was no different as he showed up to Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals between the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls wearing capris
Tensions ran high during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series between the Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat, on the floor and in the stands.
After Bulls center Joakim Noah picked up his second technical foul of the night for arguing a call from the bench in the fourth quarter, a female fan at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami was photographed screaming at him as he left the court. She was also flashing her middle finger right in his face. Her male companion seemed nearly as angry, although he refrained from making any obscene gestures.
Lil Wayne is the biggest bandwaggon fan in sports. He also has a dislike for the Miami Heat that goes back to 2011 when he complained that LeBron James and Dwyane Wade ignored him at games. He even went off on Chris Bosh in February.
Apparently Lil Wayne’s dislike for the Heat is so strong he has joined the Chicago Bulls bandwaggon.
It sometimes just takes a pair of fresh eyes to really get to the bottom of things, even if those eyes belong to a 7-year-old. That seems to be the case with a young boy who write about four NBA teams, and was quite accurate in doing so.
Shane Battier has decided to try out a new look. As you can see from the photo above Battier is rocking a fantastic mustache.
“I don’t know what to call this, to be honest with you,” Battier said when asked about it.
In response to the Miami Heat “Harlem Shake” video, the Minnesota Timberwolves mascot ‘Crunch’ beat a man dressed in a LeBron James jersey with a bat.
Fashionably late to the Harlem Shake party, the Miami Heat just released their rendition of the viral dance craze.
Reggie Rose told ESPN Chicago he thinks the Chicago Bulls have not brought in enough talent to put around his younger brother Derrick Rose. Reggie, who made clear he was speaking only for himself, said the team has not made enough moves to keep pace with the defending champion Miami Heat.
“What have you pieced together? Have you made any moves? Have you made any trades to get better? You know all roads to the championship lead through Miami,” he told ESPN Chicago. “What pieces have you put together for the physical playoffs?
“Joakim Noah is a great player. Luol Deng is a great player. But you need more than that. You have to put together pieces to your main piece. The players can only do so much. It’s up to the organization to make them better.”
“It’s frustrating to see my brother play his heart and soul out for the team and them not put anything around him,” Reggie Rose told ESPN Chicago.
Lil Wayne has had plenty of problems with the Miami Heat and over the weekend, he began bashing the team during a show in Houston. Weezy took aim at LeBron James and Dwyane Wade calling him “she-Wade” and ended his rant by saying that he slept with Chris Bosh’s wife.
Lil Wayne is at odds with another NBA franchise.
The rapper tweeted that he was kicked out of the Los Angeles Lakers-Miami Heat game on Sunday in Miami because he was rooting for the purple and gold.
“So I’m @ da Heat game right, rootin 4 da Lakers kuz dats my team & would u believe they got police 2 make me leave?! Wow! F#€k da Heat”
A fan named Danny Vega, who said he was near the rapper, had a different version of the incident:
“Random guy yelled at Lil Wayne at #MiamiHEAT game, Weezy looked back, gave him a mean stare & gestured he had a gun,” tweeted Vega, who said he was at the game and sitting near Lil Wayne. “Weezy just got into argument with security at the #MiamiHEAT game. He got kicked out for gun gesture.”
The San Antonio Spurs are being sued by a lawyer who is alleging the team violated the state’s deceptive and fair trade practices law.
On Monday, Larry McGuinness filed a class-action suit in Miami-Dade County, stating Spurs coach Gregg Popovich “intentionally and surreptitiously” sent their best players home without the knowledge of the league, the team and the fans attending the Nov. 29 game against the Miami Heat. McGuinness contends that he, as well as other fans, “suffered economic damages” as a result of paying a premium price for a ticket that shouldn’t cost more.
Before the game, Popovich sent Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green back to San Antonio, saying that he believed that resting his top players for their fourth game in five days was a smart decision.
Even though players aren’t guaranteed to play at any time, the lines are a little more blurred because teams charge fans more to attend games versus better teams. When asked how he thought the fans felt, Popovich admitted at the time that it wasn’t ideal.
“If I was taking my 6-year-old son and daughter to the game, I would want them to see everybody,” Popovich said. “And if they weren’t there, I’d be disappointed.”
It’s often assumed that fans might not see certain high-profile players because of injury, but McGuinness said this was different, given that all of the top players were not available to play.
“It was like going to Morton’s Steakhouse and paying $63 for porterhouse and they bring out cube steak,” said McGuinness, who said he bought his ticket on the resale market. “That’s exactly what happened here.”
NBA commissioner David Stern apologized to fans for Popovich’s decision at the time, calling it “unacceptable.” Days later, the NBA, which is not named as a defendant in this case, fined the team $250,000.
Dwyane Wade has heard and seen it all in his 10 NBA seasons. The Miami Heat guard was being heckled by notoriously harsh Utah Jazz fans during Monday’s 104-97 loss. The result: A fan in a courtside seat was removed from the game by a security guard. With the Heat down 20 in the third quarter, Wade points out a fan to security guards, who escort him out. Wade finished with 11 points.
Every Thursday Sports Grind Entertainment will present you with the Mama Margie’s Major Meltdown. The recipient of this honor goes to NBA commissioner David Stern for creating rules on the fly and fining the San Antonio Spurs organization $250,000 after the team decided to send home four starters against the Miami Heat.
Back on Halloween the night the San Antonio Spurs players like most of the country took in a costume party. Forward Stephen Jackson released many of the team photos through his Instagram account however one of the pictures never saw the light of day until the team was fined by the NBA for removing it’s starters against the Miami Heat.
This photo magically appeared on reddit a day after commissioner David Stern levied a $250,000 against the organization. It’s of Tim Duncan and Tony Parker pretending to shoot an impersonation of NBA referee Joey Crawford in the head during that Halloween party.
Houston is still waiting for lift off. Or Linsanity. Or whatever that magic was last February when we saw an end-of-the-bench player transform into a global superstar and look like an All-Star point guard.
Lin hasn’t had a hoped-for fantastic start (averaging 11.9 points and 6.4 assists a game) in his first season with the Houston Rockets, the team that won the bidding war for Lin over the New York Knicks this summer and the team that ironically cut Lin when he was only known as a heady kid out of Harvard living from couch to couch.
From scathing reviews of his play saying the Rockets “overpaid” for the 24-year-old to an embarrassing air-ball in his team’s close loss to the Miami Heat earlier this week, Lin’s season has been everything short of spectacular.
In a revealing interview with Yahoo! Sports, Lin felt race was involved when asked about the criticism, saying he felt like he had to justify his contract (three-year, $25 million) and his heritage.
“I was a little surprised, but I wasn’t shocked. I honestly feel it’s part of the underlying issue of race in American society … of being an Asian-American. …I haven’t figured it out. I haven’t wrapped my head around it. But it’s something I’m thinking about.”
Lin said he was used to being a “target,” though because of his race.
“I’ve always been a target,” Lin says. “Everyone looks me and says, ‘I’m not going to let that Asian kid embarrass me. I’m going to go at him.’ That’s how it’s been my whole life. This has been different, though. Now, I was on the scouting report. People started to pay attention to what I could and couldn’t do.
“But a target? I was used to that. I’m not saying I get everyone’s best shot, but I would say people don’t want to be embarrassed by me because of my skin color.”
Lin also opened up about his time in New York in the Yahoo! Sports report, described how he fell under a state of depression because of the massive spotlight that was shining on him last season with the Knicks.
“I went into an absolute shell for a few months in New York,” Lin said. “I went through a phase when I didn’t want to talk to anybody. I didn’t want to talk to my friends. I didn’t want to give anybody close to me a chance to mess up our relationship. I saw how publicity and fame changed certain people around me, and changed how people looked at me. And I hated it.”
James Harden of the Houston Rockets brings more than great handles and scoring power to the Houston rockets, he also brings a great sense of humor and strong personality. On Monday night when the Rockets took on the Miami Heat, Harden was sent to the line to shoot technical foul shots and after making the first he gave a little love to his invisible teammates.
Dwyane Wade is generally considered the best-dressed man in the NBA. He knows what good tailoring is, can match colors like he’s Anna Wintour and can accessorize as well as he can crossover. Wade decided to board the team charter showing off his skinny jeans or his “painted on” jeans.
The Boston Celtics tam and fans are no real fans of LeBron James and the Miami Heat. Rajon Rondo enjoying a night out like usual had a fan come up to him last night asking to pose for a photo, no big deal happens all the time. Except this female fan had a custom Celtic shirt that read disparaging remarks about LeBron. Rondo still decided to grant her wish and posed for the picture.
LeBron James has said publicly that he regrets staging The Decision, the TV special where he announced he’d be taking his “talents to South Beach” to team up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in the summer of 2010.
James of course spurned the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team that drafted him and the franchise he promised an NBA title to as a rookie.
An angry Dan Gilbert, the Cavs’ owner, famously responded to James’ departure by promising in a letter to disappointed Cleveland fans that his Cavs would win a championship before James would win his first.
That, obviously, was not how it panned out. The Cavs, meanwhile finished an astonishingly bad 19-63 in 2010-11 and 21-45 in a lockout shortened 2011-12 season despite the arrival of No. 1 overall draft pick Kyrie Irving.
With the proof on the table, Gilbert finally budged.
On Tuesday, as the Heat opened the season against the Celtics in an Eastern Conference finals rematch and the Cavaliers opened the season against the Washington Wizards, Gilbert backpedaled on his guarantee that never met its fruition.
“Looking back now, that probably was not the most brilliant thing I’ve ever done in my life,” Gilbert told reporters Tuesday.
“If you’re going to predict something that doesn’t happen and you’re going to do it publicly, you’d for sure take it back.
The Cavs owner thought all of the animosity was water under the bridge now that the Heat have won and LeBron has a shiny ring on his finger.
“When that happened when (the Heat) won, it was the end of the end of the end of that whole thing. Now there’s nothing more to talk about. In a way it was like a little bit of a relief. If they didn’t win it, it would’ve been still another thing of who’s going to win it (first).”
Gilbert said James’ departure taught the Cavaliers a valuable lesson, one that the Thunder seemed to have learned recently by trading away James Harden away to the Houston Rockets when it became apparent that Harden was not interested in signing a long-term deal.
“The key thing, whoever you are and wherever you are, you can not wait,” Gilbert said. “The big lesson was if a player is not willing to extend, no matter who they are, no matter where they are playing, no matter what kind of season you had, you can not risk going into a summer and having them leave in unrestricted free agency and get nothing back for it.”It’s not the player’s fault. That’s on ownership. Had we done that, the whole thing would have been crafted as I’m sure the player or whoever would have said, `Of course I would have stayed. You guys screwed up and ruined the whole franchise.’ You’re in a no-win situation.”
As Ray Allen entered the game for the first time, he trotted toward the Boston bench, exchanging a handshake, embrace and a few words with Celtics coach Doc Rivers, who hasn’t hidden his displeasure about his former shooting guard’s decision to sign with Miami. Allen then briskly shook hands with a few assistant coaches.
But when Allen tried to engage Kevin Garnett, the mutual pleasantries ended. Allen tapped Garnett on the shoulder as he sat on the Boston bench; Garnett didn’t even flinch, staring straight ahead, refusing to acknowledge the gesture in any way.
In a recent story by The New York Times President Barack Obama was asked if he had what it takes to win the 2012 presidential race back in February during a meeting among Democratic governors, Obama translated to those in the room with an answer coinciding with the hot topic in basketball at the time.
“We’re the Miami Heat, and he’s Jeremy Lin,” Obama reportedly said.
New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin took the NBA by storm at the beginning of the lockout-plagued 2011-12 season, but the eventual NBA champion Miami Heat put an end to the Knicks’ “Linsanity” run with a 102-88 beatdown on Feb. 23, a game in which Lin shot 1-for-11 from the field with eight turnovers.
The NBA has blocked Kevin Garnett’s investment in AS Roma because the Italian soccer club’s principal owner, James Pallotta, owns a piece of the Boston Celtics.
Miami Heat star LeBron James, through his investment in Fenway Sports Group, is a part-owner of English Premier League club Liverpool. But the potential conflict of interest resulting from Garnett and Pallotta having financial interest in the same operation prompted the NBA to step in.
“If you enter into a business agreement with the owner of a team that doesn’t involve playing service, there are potential problems,” a league source said. “Maybe not in this case. But there is a chance of, say, making a contract a lot larger.”
No such conflict arises with James’ involvement in Liverpool, according to the league, because Fenway Sports Group has no NBA ties.
During the USA men’s basketball practice, LeBron James took some time to show his teammates his unstoppable move.