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All-Star Break Power Rankings Review: Heatles Are Up There

Just about every professional basketball-related website has a power rankings page, so here's a summary of some of the most prominent. Power rankings sites fall into 2 basic categories.  I will...

Eddie House Fined for "Crotch-Related Obscene Gesture" after big shot vs OKC

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Mildly irritating political correctness from Stern and Co - $25K for the "big balls" thing?. In a somewhat amusing and interesting-in-comparison (and very HOT) sidebar, check out the PETA suberbowl ad story on the same link - girls in bikinis kissing and fondling various vegetables! (Scroll down until the story appears) Somehow I doubt we will see this during Sunday's big game...

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LeBron: "We call ourselves the Heatles" - nothing on PIM about this?

Hard to believe nobody has even mentioned this here... From the Miami Herald: The Heat is referring to itself as the "Heatles'' -- as in the Beatles -- these days because of the large crowds it...

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Exhaustive Back-To-Back Spreadsheet For Both Season and Game-By-Game Analysis

I just saw this and thought it to be incredibly interesting AND useful.  This is the best analysis of an NBA schedule I've ever seen. The spreadsheet has 2 tabs: The 1st is a season analysis for...

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Lakers Outplaying the Knicks, Heat and Suns at Their Own Game (With Comparison to Last Season)

Remember last season when the Lakers' perimeter shooting was a weakness? Their regular season 3-pt FG% was .341, good for 24th out of 30 teams.

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Opening Night Block Party in South Beach in Jeopardy Due to Police Protest

  Don't circle the last Friday in October on your calendar yet. Plans for a huge, downtown celebration on the Miami Heat's opening home night may have been put on hold amid concerns over a planned...

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Marijuana possession charges against Haslem dropped

From the Associated Press through ESPN:   http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5580777 MIAMI -- Prosecutors have dropped all marijuana possession charges against Miami Heat forward Udonis...

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More fuel for Heat Haters: LeBron to host "Dawn of a Dynasty" Oct. 21, 2010

It seems like a certain Heat player just can't help himself from motivating the rest of the league - I wonder what Pat Riley will say to "defend" THIS...   h...

Jermaine O'Neal Is Reaching For The Ring

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Here's an interesting interview with Jerome on why he signed with the Celtics. Here's the Heat related quotes: "The choice to come to Boston was difficult to make but easy to live with. Knowing the intentions to build a star-studded team in Miami, O’Neal could have stayed with the Heat this offseason. But the Celtics had players who had been through similar things as O’Neal. "I look at Paul Pierce,’’ he said. "I know he understands being on a good team to being in a terrible situation to being good again. So I’m sure he can vouch for what I’m saying, how valuable your time is when you’re there. That was the situation. I went from being at a really high point to being at a very low point.’’ The Celtics also had a championship-proven formula built around unselfishness. The Heat, O’Neal said, are still untested. How Chris Bosh, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade will coexist is unknown. The Celtics have made two Finals appearances while balancing three superstars and allowing Rajon Rondo to emerge as an All-Star as well. "There’s no ego, and it’s hard to find no egos,’’ O’Neal said. "As good as individual players are, especially when I look at a situation like Miami, none of those guys had to really deal with sacrificing. "That’s what made Boston more intriguing for me and a situation I thought would be better for me. These guys [in Miami] are all really good individual guys that are used to shooting 20 times a night just last year. These are all young guys. "So no matter what you say or how you say it, they’re going to still want the credit. But I know the Boston Celtics aren’t about that.’’ After 14 years in the NBA, he has experienced the highs the league has to offer. He’s after the feeling Pierce had two years ago. "That’s self-validation,’’ O’Neal said. "That helps me think, ‘OK, you know what, Jermaine, everything you went through, every good moment, every bad moment, every issue that basketball has caused, strife it’s caused to your family, to your friendships, to your relationships, to your business, whatever it may be, this validates going through that.’ "That’s how I see it.’’

STAN VAN GUNDY FIRES BACK AT RILEY

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Van Gundy, who worked in Miami with Riley for 12 seasons from 1995-2006, fired back on Saturday at the many inconsistencies in Riley’s behavior and criticisms through the years. ``I thought it was pretty typical. I was kind of amused by it, especially reading down through the interview,’’ Van Gundy said. ``He goes into Charles Barkley, me and Otis and then says he doesn’t worry about what people say. Wait, you called the press conference, you went off and everybody and you don’t care what people say? Clearly, he cares a great deal about what people say. I was laughing when I saw that.’’

Anderson Varejao Comments on LeBron

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-- Anderson Varejao on LeBron James " I don't know if it's fair or not. LeBron did a lot for (Cleveland) and, of course, when you lose LeBron everybody is going to feel that. ... I'm not the guy that's going to say that's fair or not to have to be angry at LeBron. " "He was a big part of that team. I'm not disappointed in him. It's his decision. He chose to go to Miami. It's his career and he knows what is best for him. ... Whatever he thinks is the best for him, I just wish good luck for him.''

Oscar Robertson sides with LeBron on His Decision to join the Heat; Rodman has a Diss

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Good perspective from perhaps the most qualified player in history to empathize with LeBron. Not really comparable in that he had no choice but to stay in Cincinnati in the Celtics' era of domination due to the reserve clause, and the best season for them was 55 wins and 2nd place behind the Celtics. At 32 he was traded to the Bucks, where he won a ring with Kareem in his 2nd NBA season. The Big O's stats were still incredible - 19.7 ppg on .496 FG%, 8.2 ast and 5.7 rebs per game. Then a short paragraph from Rodman essentially saying Pippen was better than Lebron: http://blogs.bulls.com/2010/08/rodman-dont-compare-pippen-to-lebron/?loc=interstitialskip ""People talk about LeBron," said Rodman. "You’ve got to understand, LeBron has no business even being in the same conversation with Scottie. Scottie was the epitome of the (do it all elite player). What do you want me to say? Scottie was great.""

Isiah (Thomas) ‘Strongly Disagrees’ With Jordan, Magic on LeBron Criticism

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"While still disappointed that James didn’t choose to play for the Knicks, Thomas says he doesn’t agree with his fellow legends about LeBron’s decision. From the NY Post: "Thomas added Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan were wrong to condemn LeBron for joining forces with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. ‘I strongly disagree with their comments,’ Thomas said. ‘[Magic] had a great team. They said they wouldn’t have left but look who they were playing with. Those teams were stacked."

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A Question of Chemistry - "Whose Team is the Miami Heat"?

On most championship teams, there is a "go to" player, who has the ball in his hands at "winning time".  For the Lakers, it's Kobe Bryant, for the Celtics, Paul Pierce, for the Spurs, Tim Duncan,...

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