Hayley Byrnes

  • joined May 06, 2013
  • last login Aug 27, 2014
  • posts 27
  • comments 12

Born in New Zealand, I’m now based in Miami.

Having worked for close to a decade in the Australian media, predominantly in magazine publishing and both TV/Radio, I now split my time between writing and being glued to NBA on the box.

Sometimes I'm serious; others light-hearted. I trust in you, the reader, that you won’t confuse the two.


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Heat sign Shannon Brown


The Miami Heat fill a position of need with the addition of veteran Shannon Brown.

Hot Hot Hoops Podcast #1: Reviewing the offseason


HHH writers Hayley Byrnes, Earnest Christian, and David Ramil discuss the Miami Heat's 2014 offseason in the first ever edition of our Hot Hot Hoops Podcast.

Do the Heat have enough quality shooters?


With the loss of several key players, we take a look at who could step up for the Miami Heat from long range to help the team next season.

Thanks for everything LeBron


One HHH writer remembers the good times watching LeBron James play for the Miami Heat, and how it changed her life.


Video: HHH hangs with Heat fans at the AAA

Hayley Byrnes and Surya Fernandez hit up the AmericanAirlines Arena at the 2014 NBA Finals to see how Miami Heat fans are feeling ahead of the showdown between the defending champs and the San...

Rashard Lewis stepping up big time in big role


Coach Erik Spoelstra has given Rashard Lewis a chance to contribute to the Heat with meaningful minutes in the Eastern Conference Finals and NBA Finals and the longtime veteran has responded well.

Battier to join ESPN next season as analyst


Shane Battier has been reported to join ESPN as a college basketball analyst next season.

Heat's aging roster peaking at the right time


While the Miami HEAT may have one of the oldest rosters in the NBA, their minutes have been well-managed in the regular season and it's serving them well in their deep playoff run.

Stephenson, Hibbert fined for flopping in Game 5


The NBA were quick to hand down punishments to both Lance Stephenson and Roy Hibbert for their actions during Game 5 vs the Miami Heat.

Bosh willing to take pay cut to stay with HEAT


Miami Heat All-Star Chris Bosh not only wants to stay but might be willing to do whatever it takes to keep the Big 3 together beyond this season.

Miami Heat: Back And Fourth Again


The Miami Heat is noticably better in the fourth than their two previous title holding seasons. How can any team match up against that mindset?

Heat continue to be inconsistent from long range


With the loss of Mike Miller and up-and-down shooting from Ray Allen and Shane Battier, the Miami Heat will need someone to step up and reliably hit clutch shots from long range for the Heat to go...

Greg Oden interviewed about his playing situation


Though he hasn't seen any playing time during the playoffs, Greg Oden has a positive mindset and has no regrets with making his NBA comeback with the Miami Heat.

Heat are rusty but well rested ahead of Nets clash


With more than a week to prepare for the second round, the Miami Heat will face a Brooklyn Nets team that had just one day off before this series. Is this an advantage for the Heat?

Miami native Rick Ross a true HEAT fan


The Mastermind has always shown love for fellow Miami native Udonis Haslem and his favorite NBA team the Miami Heat.

James Jones steps up and delivers again


Seldom used reserve James Jones was called upon early in the game and helped deliver a much-needed boost in the Miami Heat's victory versus the Charlotte Bobcats.


Video: HHH hangs with Heat fans at AA Arena

Hayley of Hot Hot Hoops gauges fan confidence before the final regular season game at the AmericanAirlines Arena ahead of the 2014 NBA Playoffs.

Complete A-Z guide to the NBA Playoffs


Get up to speed on the 2014 NBA Playoffs with our handy guide covering every angle.

The craziest LeBron dunks this season


As the season comes to a close, it's time to look back at the some of the best slam dunks courtesy of LeBron James.

A potential Heat-Knicks 1st round clash is needed


Fans can only hope that there's a new chapter of the rivalry between the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks with a potential first round matchup.

A fan's tale of falling in love with the HEAT


Our newest HHH writer Hayley Byrnes introduces herself to HEAT Nation and explains how she came to root for the defending NBA champions.

The time is now for the HEAT to get it together


If the Miami HEAT want to repeat as champs, they have weeks left to play like it before the postseason begins.

Can Greg Oden succeed in the postseason?


It's time to expect more from Greg Oden in the midst of his comeback season, with the playoffs just around the corner and Andrew Bynum another presence on Indiana's bench.

An evaluation of Ray Allen's minutes on the court


Is the sharpshooter really helping the cause for the Miami Heat and is the team benefiting from his play?


Does home court advantage matter for the Heat?

How much tougher does it really get for the Miami Heat's Three-Peat chances if they won't have home court advantage in the playoffs?


Wade not ready to "pass the torch" just yet

Debating Dwyane Wade's form is getting old and his commitment to conditioning and training should be unquestioned as he guns for his fourth ring.


Why don't you class the ball anymore?

Growing up more than 5000 miles away where my national sport is as foreign to an American as a moguls car collection, one thing remains the same – no matter what the sport, fans are still slotted...

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