Monday, October 31, 2011

NBA Lockout Cinema: You Can’t Win? Basketball Never Stops


If you think the National Basketball Players Association can’t win in collective bargaining with the NBA, then you need more brains than the Scarecrow in The Wiz.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

HEAT Check: Where NBA Owners Stand After Canceling November



Since they canceled all games in November, have the bargaining positions of NBA owners changed in the last 120 days?

Friday, October 28, 2011

HEATcast: Nas vs. Jay-Z & Dwyane Wade vs. Kobe Bryant, HEAT Classics, Week 8 NFL Picks, NBA Lockout


Bloggers from the Miami Heat Index and HeatFreak.com discussed similarities between Nas vs. Jay-Z and Wade vs. Kobe debates, the first team in Miami HEAT history, the NBA Lockout and Week 8 for the HEAT players' favorite NFL teams.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

HEAT Check: Occupy the NBA, Part 1


Pictures from a trip to the Occupy Wall Street protest illustrate obvious similarities to the NBA Lockout.

Monday, October 24, 2011

NBA Lockout: Lessons From the History of NBA Labor, Part 1


Three lessons from the History of NBA Labor teaches plenty about the impact of race, superstars and referees on the National Basketball Players Association.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

NBA Lockout: San Antonio Spurs Owner Peter Holt Wants Competitive Imbalance


It seems San Antonio Spurs owner Peter Holt wants to give “small market” owners less incentive to win, based on comments he made during Thursday’s press conference after mediation between the NBA and NBPA broke down.

HEAT Check: Is the NBPA Strategy in the NBA Lockout Irrational?


NBA reporters and analysts that say the players should give in to the owners are missing three key points.

Friday, October 21, 2011

HEATcast: NBA Lockout Facts & Fiction


Bloggers from the Miami Heat Index and HeatFreak.com discussed the impact of the NBA Lockout on the employees and economy in Miami with Ethan J. Skolnick from the Palm Beach Post and separated fact from fiction in the issues being put through the NBA's spin cycle.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

NBA Lockout: Why the NBPA Strategy Can Bring Basketball Back


The NBA's marathon collective bargaining sessions with the National Basketball Players Association and a federal mediator this week were just posturing to save themselves from ultimately being defeated by the NBPA's lockout strategy.

HEATcast on iTunes


The HEATcast, a podcast by the Miami Heat Index, is now available on iTunes.

Black Sports Bloggers: For Pride or Paper?


The need for black sports writers is never more apparent than when the mainstream media parades its latest boogeyman in front of its white fan base. Most weeks, it's LeBron James, but this week it's Bryant Gumbel.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

LeBron James: The Problem with Clutch & Stephen A. Smith


Jerry West’s struggle with depression illustrates why the argument about “clutch” in basketball is stupid and LeBron James doesn’t need to worry about it.

Monday, October 17, 2011

NBA Lockout Cinema


If the NBA lockout was a movie, then which one would it be?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

HEAT Check: NFL Week 6 Preview


The numbers say LeBron James may need to suit up for his Cowboys to beat the Patriots, but what do they say about the rest of the Heat's favorite NFL teams?

Saturday, October 15, 2011

HEATcast: NBA Lockout Politics & Media Bias


How long will star players like Dwyane Wade and LeBron James stand with role players like James Jones in the NBA Lockout?

HEATcast: Big 3 Classic to End the Lockout

Will the Miami Heat play a game at American Airlines Arena this season?

Bloggers from the Miami Heat Index and HeatFreak.com discussed whether there will be an NBA season, the lockout's impact on American Airlines Arena employees and local businesses, an NBA 3-on-3 tournament in Las Vegas, the difference between MLB and NBA playoffs, Stephen A. Smith's rant about LeBron James and Week 6 picks for the Heat players' favorite NFL teams.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

HEAT Shit List: Anniversary Edition


This week marked the one-year anniversary of the Heat Shit List, and the Miami Heat’s biggest haters — the Dallas Mavericks, Charles Barkley, Dead Basketball Poets Society and ESPN — show no signs of slowing down.

Monday, October 10, 2011

HEAT Shit List: Fake Ass Fans


LeBron James gave props to some of his true fans after the South Florida All-Star Classic. What should he have said to his fake fans?

Saturday, October 8, 2011

HEATcast: South Florida All-Star Classic Preview, NBA Lockout & Week 5 NFL Picks

Image from ballislife.com

Bloggers from the Miami Heat Index and HeatFreak.com previewed LeBron James and Dwyane Wade's exhibition in the South Florida All-Star Classic, updated their analysis of the NBA Lockout and provided predictions for the Heat players' favorite NFL teams in Week 5.

Friday, October 7, 2011

HEAT Check: Best Seasons in Miami History By the Numbers


A review of the best seasons in Miami Heat history by the numbers reveals the 2011 Heat were the best.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

NBA Lockout: Dollars, Dwyane Wade & De-Certification


Who needs a dollar in the NBA Lockout and what’s the difference between what players deserve and what they negotiate?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Heat Check: September 2011


Beef, friendship, free agency, the NBA Lockout and Troy Davis were the hottest topics on the Miami Heat Index in September.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Troy Davis Memorial



Troy Davis was murdered by the state of Georgia on Septermber 21st and buried by his family and friends like Dick Gregory on October 1st.

Chris Paul Charity Game More Evidence Players Don't Need Owners

It's time for NBA players to cut out the middlemen.
Image courtesy of http://youtu.be/Rwv98gGN-no

Tim Reynolds from the Associated Press tweeted that 1.1 million people watched the live video stream of the CP3 All-Star Pickup Game starring Chris Paul, LeBron JamesDwyane WadeJohn Wall, Kevin Durant and Rudy Gay. Basketball stars should cutoff negotiations with the NBA and cutout the middlemen between them and the fans.

LeBron James & Dwyane Wade: 10 Thoughts From Their Show at CP3 Charity Game


LeBron James and John Wall showed why they are the two best athletes in the NBA at the CP3 All-Star Pickup Game on the campus of Winston-Salem State University last night. Check out the game’s highlights here.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

NBA Lockout: Dwyane Wade Puts David Stern In His Place

Billionaires vs. millionaires?
Wade had a different kind of confrontation Friday.

Dwyane Wade took a brick from the NBA Players' Black Wall of Silence and threw it at NBA commisioner David Stern during Friday's meeting between the National Basketball Players Association and the NBA.

HEATcast: NBA Lockout Rumors, Sports Media Report Card, Week 4 NFL Picks


Bloggers from the Miami Heat Index and HeatFreak.com discussed rumors of the NBA Lockout coming to an end, gave grades to the sports media for their Heat coverage and predicted how the Heat players' favorite NFL teams would do in Week 4. Plus, an unexpected video surprise.