Saturday, July 30, 2011

LeBron James Shouldn't Take PR Advice from ESPN


Why aren’t black athletes more open and honest with the media? Because deconstruction for white fans is self-destruction for black athletes.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Off the Index: Looking for Answers from the Director of “No Crossover”


In a Q&A session last night, director Steve James revealed that the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary, “No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson” wasn’t really about “The Answer” but the Hampton, Virginia community’s reaction to the search for answers about the bowling alley brawl and trial that landed its brightest star athlete in prison.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Heat Check: Best NBA Players, Coaches and Basketball Wives

Some people were really impressed by LaMarcus Aldridge in this loss.

The most overrated player, coach and basketball wife on HeatFreak.com's Offseason Power Rankings were LaMarcus Aldridge, George Karl and La La Vazquez.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Heat Produced: Cost Efficiency

LeBron signs his HEAT contract. He's ambidextrous.
(Picture from hiphophoney.com)

LeBron James was the most underpaid player on the Miami HEAT in 2011 and Joel Anthony was the most overpaid.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Heat Check: Curious Cases of Curt Flood and LeBron James


HBO's documentary, "The Curious Case of Curt Flood" shows that LeBron James was right when he said race played a part in reactions to "The Decision."

Monday, July 25, 2011

Heat Check: Is Dave Chappelle the Dwyane Wade of Comedians after Zo's Summer Groove?



Dave Chappelle is still one of the greatest comedians of all-time despite a rough night at Zo's Summer Groove.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Heat Check: NBA Lockout and Inception of Conventional Wisdom « Wages of Wins Journal


When it comes to the NBA lockout, the only idea more resilient and obstructive than the owners' desire to take money from the players is the conventional wisdom of the lockout itself.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Heat Check: Mavs Played Like Hockey Goons Because They Were On Ice


No wonder the Dallas Mavericks played like Hockey Goons in the NBA Finals... They were on ice the whole time!

Heat Check: Miami HEAT Announce 2011-12 Regular Season Schedule


I have no interest in the NBA schedule released yesterday. Why not? Two words: NBA lockout. But if you are interested in analysis of the NBA schedule...

Which Colleges Produced the Most Heat?


Which NCAA schools provided the most productive HEAT players?

Earlier this week, I answered the question, "Which colleges produced the most wins in the NBA?" at the Wages of Wins Journal and Bleacher Report. Now, I'd like to answer that question for Miami.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Heat Check: Best In Class

Alonzo Mourning and Dwyane Wade have
led the Miami Heat on and off the court.
Picture from zsg.com

LeBron James did not need a college education to be a valuable player for the Miami HEAT, but Alonzo Mourning and Dwyane Wade proved their time in college made them very valuable players. No HEAT players with three or four years in college have been more productive than Mourning or Wade in franchise history.

From college seniors to high school seniors, let's take a look at the best HEAT players in each class.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Heat Check: Value of a College Education in the NBA


Would LeBron James have played better in the NBA Finals if he played four years of college basketball?

Monday, July 11, 2011

Heat Check: Yes, LeBron James Still Made the Right Decision


A year gone by and a loss in the NBA Finals don't change the fact that the Miami HEAT were a better fit for LeBron James than the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Heat Check: James Jones Opted Out. The Sky Is Blue, Too.


It should not be a surprise that James Jones declined the option for the last year of his contract at the veteran’s minimum.