Thursday, September 29, 2011

NBA Players’ Black Wall of Silence

“Athletes today are scared to make Muhammad Ali type statements.”

Carmelo Anthony told Michael Tillery from The Starting Five blog that athletes are scared to speak their minds on important issues. Why is that?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Heat Check: NFL Week 3

"Great day for Cowboy fans even at the airport in Ohio"
LeBron James on Twitter

Alfredo Arteaga went 4-2 in his NFL predictions on last week's HEATcast and LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Mario Chalmers have NFL bragging rights this week.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Udonis Haslem and the Greatest Gators in the NBA


Udonis Haslem is the latest men’s basketball player to be inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame, but where does he rank among Gators in the NBA?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

NBA Cares About Troy Davis?

"The diameter of your knowledge is the circumference of your activity"
-Ras Kass, "Soul on Ice" Remix

How many NBA players joined Mario Chalmers on the Troy Davis issue?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

HEATcast: Troy Davis, Floyd Mayweather, NBA Lockout & NFL Week 3 Picks

Image courtesy of World Coalition Against the Death Penalty (http://flic.kr/p/5wViDW)

Bloggers from the Miami Heat Index and HeatFreak.com discussed Troy Davis, Floyd Mayweather and the NBA Lockout with a Harvard political scientist and predicted how the Miami Heat's favorite NFL teams would do in Week 3.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Heat Check: One Love to Heat Fans


This is a shout out and thanks to all the Miami Heat fans that did their part to spread the word on Troy Davis.

Troy Davis: What I Wish Miami Heat Would've Said...


This is video of an incredible speech given by rapper Mike Bigga at a church rally before he and Big Boi from Outkast went to protest the murder of Troy Davis outside Georgia's death row.

Troy Davis & Miami Heat: Silent But Deadly



September 21st began with a plea for Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and the Miami Heat to help save Troy Davis from execution but it ended with silence and a “RIP” from Mario Chalmers.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Heat Check: Too Quiet on Troy Davis?


Why have the Miami Heat been so silent on the injustice of Troy Davis’ pending execution?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"Murdered You On Your Own Shit" Award Series: NBA Playoffs Edition, the Complete Set


If you haven't already read all four parts of the "Murdered You On Your Own Shit" Awards: NBA Playoffs Edition, then here's your chance.

NBA Lockout Alternative: 3-on-3 Tournament


The Miami Heat had the best trio in the NBA last season and would be prohibitive favorites to win a 3-on-3 tournament if the NBPA organized an event similar to the FIBA 3x3 Youth World Championships during the NBA Lockout. Of course, they would have to come up with a better entrance than the one they made on July 9, 2010 to compete with the kids from New Zealand.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Off the Index: Floyd Mayweather Sets Record Straight On Victor Ortiz and Manny Pacquiao


Floyd "Money" Mayweather went into his post-fight press conference and explained why Victor Ortiz got what he deserved in the ring, why Larry Merchant should be fired by HBO and why Manny Pacquiao needs to take a drug test.

HEAT Check: NFL Week 2


NFL bragging rights among Miami Heat players belong to LeBron James and Chris Bosh after Week 2.

Heat Shit List: Does Floyd Mayweather Have More Haters Than the Miami Heat?

#FuckLarryMerchant

If you're not down with Floyd Mayweather, then you're not a real Miami Heat fan.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

HEATcast: NCAA Shame, NBA Lockout, Threesomes, Murders, Chris Bosh and Week 2 NFL Predictions

Would this trio do better in a 3-on-3 tournament
than Wade, LeBron and Bosh?

Bloggers from the Miami Heat Index and HeatFreak.com discussed the "Shame of College Sports", NBA Lockout, a 3-on-3 tournament for NBA players, the Murdered You On Your Own Shit Awards, Chris Bosh on First Take and Week 2 predictions for the Heat players' favorite NFL teams.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

NBA Playoffs: "Murdered You On Your Own Shit" Awards, Epilogue


Dwyane Wade murdered the Dallas Mavericks on their home floor for the Miami Heat to win their first NBA championship. The Miami Heat Index wraps up the "Murdered You on Your Own Shit" Award Series: NBA Playoffs Edition with some interesting stats about when and where the 20 best playoff performances on the road in the last 20 years happened.

NBA Playoffs: “Murdered You On Your Own Shit” Awards, Part 4


LeBron James murdered the Boston Celtics on their own floor in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals for the Miami Heat the same way he murdered teams for the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron's playoff games with the Cavs made the Top Five of the "Murdered You on Your Own Shit" Award Series: NBA Playoffs Edition for the 20 best performances on the road by NBA players in the last 20 years.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

NBA Lockout: The Death of Optimists Prime


The optimists covering the NBA lockout took a big blow after Tuesday’s meeting between the National Basketball Players Association’s (NBPA) Executive Board and the NBA’s Labor Relations Committee.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

NBA Lockout: Have Owners' Bargaining Positions Changed?


The bargaining positions of NBA owners reported by Henry Abbott from ESPN last week differ from those reported by Mark Heisler for the LA Times at the all-star break.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

HEATcast: Impact of Sportswriting on NBA Lockout, Miami Hurricanes & Heat Free Agency



Bloggers from the Miami Heat Index and HeatFreak.com return from summer vacation to discuss how bad sportswriting makes it hard to know who to believe in the NBA Lockout and Miami Hurricanes scandal. Other topics of discussion include the best sneakers of all-time, Floyd Mayweather, Chris Bosh vs. Basketball Wives and what happened behind-the-scenes of Heat free agency last summer.

Friday, September 9, 2011

NBA Playoffs: “Murdered You On Your Own Shit” Awards, Part 3


The Miami Heat Index's "Murdered You on Your Own Shit" Award Series: NBA Playoffs Edition continues counting down the 20 best performances on the road by NBA players in the last 20 years. Part Three features Chicago Bulls' star Derrick Rose, who went from murdering the Hawks in Atlanta to getting killed by LeBron and Wade in Chicago during the last four minutes of Game 5 in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Monday, September 5, 2011

NBA Playoffs: "Murdered You On Your Own Shit" Awards, Part 2

Rex Chapman went from a bad playoff run with the
Heat in '96 to an immortal run with the Suns in '97.

The Miami Heat Index's "Murdered You on Your Own Shit" Award Series: NBA Playoffs Edition continues with the 20 best performances on the road by NBA players in the last 20 years. Part One began the countdown with the players ranked 16-20. Part Two keeps it going with the players ranked 11-15.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

NBA Playoffs: “Murdered You On Your Own Shit” Awards, Part 1


The Miami Heat Index's "Murdered You on Your Own Shit" Award Series: NBA Playoffs Edition begins with the 20 best performances on the road by NBA players in the last 20 years. Part One begins the countdown with the players ranked 16-20.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

Heat Check: August 2011


August 2011 at the Miami Heat Index was all about appreciation and hatred; lockouts and lineups; the Philadelphia Eagles and Mob Week; Kings, Princes, Paupers and Chalmers; Greatness, ‘The U’; role players and no trade clauses; coaching and contracts; and a search for the best in the world from Baltimore in 2011 to London in 2012.

Thursday, September 1, 2011