The Early Lead: Miami Heat


Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Michelle Obama dunk photobombs Miami Heat (video)

LeBron James assists and says, “She’s got hops.” There’s a creepy Chris Bosh appearance, too.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:23 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 01/14/2014

LeBron James, Miami Heat visit White House (video)

President Obama welcomes two-time NBA champions.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:53 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA, White House

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 01/08/2014

“He Got Game” sequel: Spike Lee, Ray Allen in talks

Miami Heat star and Jesus Shuttlesworth have been synonymous since the 1998 film came out.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:18 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Heat, NBA, Ray Allen

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 12/26/2013

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade deliver Christmas dunks (video)

There was less star power for the Lakers with Kobe Bryant out, but more firepower from the Heat.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:42 AM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 12/24/2013

LeBron James dunk posterizes Paul Millsap (video)

Afterward, Millsap jokes “don’t be in the wrong place at the wrong time.“

By Cindy Boren  |  12:23 PM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 12/22/2013

Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union engaged; Miami Heat get Masters-like jackets

Actress, as you would expect, got the better part of the deal at the team’s holiday party.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:48 AM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 12/19/2013

LeBron James loses temper with Mario Chalmers as Heat beat Pacers (video)

By Cindy Boren  |  09:33 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Ray Allen will wear “Jesus Shuttlesworth” jersey, Spike Lee says

Yes, it’s a marketing ploy in which NBA players will wear nicknames on their jerseys. Yes, it’s great.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:02 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Heat, NBA, Ray Allen

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Miami Heat hosts Indiana Pacers in matchup of East’s top teams

LeBron James will be a game-time decision when Miami looks to avenge its early December loss to Indiana.

By Kelyn Soong  |  12:03 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Paul George leads Pacers past Heat in Round 1

Indiana has the NBA’s best record with Round 2 next week.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:56 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Indiana Pacers, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA, Paul George

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Dwyane Wade videobombs LeBron James with cartwheels

Forget watching the Miami Heat games -- just wait for the postgame interviews.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:06 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Greg Oden dunks in first NBA game since 2009 (video)

The Miami Heat preseason game meant more for the No. 1 draft pick.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:32 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Greg Oden, LeBron James, Miami Heat

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 10/02/2013

LeBron James brings back the powder toss

Heat star confirms the image that’s on the cover of NBA 2K14.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:47 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Greg Oden takes first steps back in Miami Heat practice

Center hopes to play in preseason games, but road back from knee injuries is a long one.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:31 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Greg Oden, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 09/30/2013

LeBron James doesn’t want to talk about free agency

And he’ll only joke about the number of NBA championships he wants to win.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:31 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Chris Andersen cleared, was victim of Internet hoax, lawyer says

Miami Heat’s “Birdman” was in a “Manti Te’o situation,” his attorney claims.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:39 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Andersen, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 09/03/2013

LeBron James to produce sit-com

Miami Heat brings insider knowledge to "Survivor's Remorse" on Starz.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:20 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 08/08/2013

Greg Oden gets another shot at NBA with Miami Heat

Often-injured center, the No. 1 pick in 2007, will be brought along slowly.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:11 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Greg Oden, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 08/07/2013

NBA adds Heat-Knicks to Super Bowl weekend in New York

A college doubleheader might be part of the mix, too.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:39 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Heat, NBA, New York Knicks, Super Bowl

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Ravens take a shot at Heat's victory parade

Ravens take a shot at Heat's victory parade

By Cindy Boren  |  03:30 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Miami Heat, NFL

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 06/24/2013

Miami Heat victory parade could have used more planning

Putting tall guys on top of double-decker buses is great...if you check out the height of overpasses on the route.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:10 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 06/21/2013

LeBron James gets answering machine assist from Nike in new ad (video)

Coach K, Warren Buffet, Dr. Dre, Drake, Spike Lee, Bill Russell are among those who've waited for the beep.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:09 AM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 06/19/2013

LeBron James: Headband will return in Game 7

It's a matter of superstition for the Heat's superstar. Unless it doesn't work.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:06 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA finals

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 06/19/2013

Miami Heat fans leave early, making a huge mistake in Game 6

It turns out the fat lady hadn't sung yet. Chances are they'll stick around for Game 7.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:31 AM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Heat, NBA finals, San Antonio Spurs

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 06/10/2013

LeBron James block stuffs Tiago Splitter in Miami Heat victory (video)

Miami evens NBA finals at 1-1 and James has the highlight reel to prove it.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:05 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA, Tiango Splitter

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Miami Heat get lift in Game 2 win from 12-year-old anthem singer (video)

Julia Dale has been a good-luck charm, although she's only 1-1 in the finals.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:58 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Heat, NBA finals, San Antonio Spurs

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Roy Hibbert apologizes, moves on to Game 7 against Miami Heat

Pacers center was fined $75,000 for antigay, vulgar comments.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:32 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, NBA, Roy Hibbert

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 05/23/2013

LeBron James lifts Heat with game-winner in OT (video)

Pacers Coach Frank Vogel chose -- wrongly -- not to have Roy Hibbert in with 2.2 seconds left.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:03 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA, Paul George

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 03/28/2013

Heat streak ends as Bulls frustrate LeBron James

Miami runs out of gas six games short of the Los Angeles Lakers' NBA-record winning streak.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:52 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, LeBron James, Miami Heat

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 03/25/2013

LeBron James leads the way as Miami Heat wins 26th in a row

Even with Dwyane Wade out and conducting postgame interviews, the mood is light. Now, the Heat's four-game road trip begins.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:57 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 03/21/2013

LeBron James, Miami Heat win 24th on a crazy night in Cleveland

It's always a little weird when James goes home, but Wednesday's game, in which the Heat rallied from a 27-point deficit, set a new standard.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:42 AM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 03/19/2013

LeBron James monster dunk helps Heat win 23rd (video)

Jason Terry and the Celtics fell to James as Miami now has the NBA's second-longest winning streak.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:27 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Celtics, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Heat streak reaches 19; when will it end?

Dwyane Wade has played a key role in Miami's six-week winning streak.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:20 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Heat vs. Blackhawks: Whose streak is more impressive?

Can Wayne Gretzky and Michael Jordan please debate which team is on the better run?

By Cindy Boren  |  11:48 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Blackhawks, Miami Heat, Streaks

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 03/07/2013

LeBron James has game-winner as Heat streak hits 16 (video)

Miami still has a long way to go to set the NBA record, though.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:22 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 03/01/2013

LeBron James leads Miami Heat in "Harlem Shake" (Video)

Who knew that the world needed another viral video of athletes being silly? Thanks, LeBron!

By Cindy Boren  |  08:14 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 02/11/2013

LeBron James raises his game to another level

What sets him apart this time is a deadly efficienty.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:03 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 01/17/2013

LeBron James scores 20,000th point

He's the youngest player to hit the mark and has 5,000 assists to boot. Tonight, he'll play Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:40 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Carmelo Anthony cuts finger, is uncertain whether he'll play against Heat

The New York Knicks pulled out a victory, but Carmelo Anthony pulled up with a sliced finger that may sideline him against Miami.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:11 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Carmelo Anthony, Miami Heat, New York Knicks

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 11/27/2012

LeBron James's son is pretty good at basketball

LeBron James's son is no slouch when it comes to shooting a basketball.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:01 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, LeBron James Jr., Miami Heat

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 10/31/2012

Dwyane Wade calls Rajon Rondo foul ‘a punk play’

The Heat and Celtics renewed their rivalry in a season opener that, at times, featured playoff intensity.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:23 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 10/18/2012

LeBron James a Laker? It may be possible, ESPN reports

LeBron James a Laker? The team may well be maneuvering for a run at King James, ESPN reports.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:06 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Phil Jackson says LeBron James has tools to be better than Michael Jordan

Phil Jackson says that LeBron James has the "physical attributes" to be better than Michael Jordan. Now he needs the rings.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:38 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, NBA