Friday, July 27, 2012

B.I.W: Kevin Durant Closes the Gap with LeBron James as the Games Begin

LeBron James and Kevin Durant ended Team USA's last exhibition game neck-and-neck for the title of Best In the World (B.I.W). Which one will claim the title when the Olympic games begin Sunday?

Monday, July 23, 2012

Off the Index: 2012 AIDS Conference

The Drs. Platt at the 2012 AIDS March in Washington, D.C.

20 years after Magic Johnson announced he was HIV-positive, an April HEATcast featured a discussion of the science and politics of HIV/AIDS, and the research behind that discussion is being presented this week at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C.

Norris Cole: Summer League Isn't Enough, Show & Prove Is A Must

The Vegas Summer League stats don't provide insight into whether Norris Cole improved.

HEAT Summer League: Terrel Harris Made the Strongest Case to Make the Roster

Jarvis Varnado led the HEAT against the Blazers, but Terrel Harris led the five players that stood out on the HEAT Summer League team.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

HEAT Summer League: Terrel Harris Steals the Show and the Win from the Spurs

Terrel Harris came through with a big game at the Vegas Summer League to help the Miami HEAT beat a Spurs team that shot better than them, took better care of the ball and beat them on the boards.

Friday, July 20, 2012

22 Twos for Daryl Morey's Dick Riders

Special shoutout to NBA analysts in the mainstream media that continue to dick ride Daryl Morey's ability to collect mediocre players and chase superstars that don't want to play for the Houston Rockets.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

HEAT Check: Summer League Preview by the Numbers

What should fans expect from the HEAT summer league team? Let's take a look by the numbers and the matchups.

Ray Allen: Old Men and the NBA Finals

Ray Allen will have to be a once-in-a-generation player to meet Pat Riley's expectations for the "new generation of athletes" and help the Miami HEAT win multiple championships.

Friday, July 13, 2012

B.I.W? Kevin Durant's Domination of DR Was a Top 5 Team USA Performance

Kevin Durant domination of Dominican Republic in Team USA's 113-59 exhibition game victory in Vegas was the fourth-most productive game for Team USA in the last four years.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

HEAT Produced: Low Expectations For Rashard Lewis

Don't expect Rashard Lewis to add any wins to the Miami HEAT roster unless Trainer Jay Sabol has a Hot Tub Time Machine at American Airlines Arena.

Free Agency Cinema: Short-Term Thinking

This clip from The Matrix Revolutions sums up how I feel about the Miami HEAT's decision to pursue old ass veterans instead of young ones this offseason.

HEAT Check: Rashard Lewis + Ray Allen = Seattle Dick Riders

It's funny how everybody wants to be a Seattle Supersonics dickrider now that the HEAT signed Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

HEAT Check: The Origin of #ShavedMonkeyNuts

One phrase has been synonymous with Shane Battier since he joined the Miami HEAT: #ShavedMonkeyNuts. But how many HEAT fans know the phrase started with Robin Harris?

HEATcast: LeBatard Show Makes Fun of Wins Produced

HEAT Championship edition for the Best of the Dan LeBatard Show featured Dan, Stugotz, Hochman and producer Mike Ryan belittling Dwyane Wade stats from the HEAT Produced recap of Game 6 in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Monday, July 9, 2012

HEAT Check: How Much Does Ray Allen Impact the HEAT's Bench Ranking?

While the Miami HEAT continue to search for free agents to strengthen their bench, let's analyze how productive the reserves were last season and how much the addition of Ray Allen can improve it.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

HEATcast: 2012 Corporate Heaux Blogger Awards

Bill Plaschke's treatment of Clipper Darrell in the LA Times on behalf of the LA Clippers inspired the Miami Heat Index and Madame NBA to honor the biggest sellouts, pimps and bitchass analysts covering the NBA in the first annual Corporate Heaux Blogger Awards.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

HEAT Check: Wade vs. Kobe, Riley's Convos with Jordan & LeBron and a HEAT Junkie Were Hottest Topics in June

Miami HEAT won their second championship in June but the most popular articles on the blog covered the difference between Dwyane Wade and Kobe Bryant, compared Pat Riley conversations with Michael Jordan and LeBron James before they won their first titles and published a Miami HEAT Junkie's message to the fans after the Game 5 loss to the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals.

HEAT Check: Best NBA Free Agent Options

Miami HEAT have 11 players from the 2012 championship roster signed for the title defense. Who are the best NBA free agents available for the last 4 spots on the roster?