Heat Rumors & News

  • Wade, Whiteside receive treatment for knee injuries

    The Score "The Miami Heat gutted through more than just a deflating game-tying heave at the buzzer Tuesday night to beat the Toronto Raptors in overtime and take a 1-0 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Both shooting guard Dwyane Wade and center Hassan Whiteside finished Game 1 despite..." May 04

  • Raptors force OT at buzzer, but Heat pull out Game 1

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra was impressed with his club's mental toughness Tuesday night. After Toronto guard Kyle Lowry forced overtime by hitting a half-court, buzzer-beating 3-pointer, Miami opened the extra period on a 8-0 run and hung on for a 102-96 victory over the..." May 04

  • Heat announce Chris Bosh will miss playoffs

    SI "Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh will miss the rest of the playoffs, he and the team announced Wednesday. Bosh has missed every game since Feb. 9 due to the reoccurrence of a blood clot. Bosh had reportedly been pressuring the team to let him back on the court, even asking the players’ union to..." May 04

  • LeBron: 'I've always wanted to go against Wade in a playoff series'

    The Score "To the chagrin of the Atlanta Hawks and the Toronto Raptors, the narrative of a potential Cleveland Cavaliers-Miami Heat showdown in the Eastern Conference finals is gaining steam. After Wednesday's shootaround, LeBron James was asked if he's thought about the possibility of a meeting with his old..." May 04

  • Report: Heat's Chris Bosh trying to get NBPA involved so he can play again

    CBS Sports "The standoff between the Miami Heat and Chris Bosh is unprecedented, tricky and potentially dangerous. The big man has not played since the All-Star break because of blood clots, and reportedly wants to come back and play against his team's wishes. ESPN's Dan Le Batard talked about this at..." May 04

  • Why NBA Players Lie About Their Height

    Wall Street Journal "Kevin Durant is 6-foot-9. That’s his height by all official accounts—the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder, his Wikipedia page—and that’s how Durant will be described throughout the basketball playoffs. As it turns out, though, there is one person who disagrees. His name is Kevin Durant. This..." May 03

  • Bosh pressuring Heat to let him play

    The Score "The Miami Heat open their series with the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday and Chris Bosh hopes to be a part of it. Sidelined since Feb. 9 due to a second health concern regarding blood clots, Bosh feels that he can return this season, though the Heat have stated that he remains out..." May 02

  • Dragic stars as Heat pound Hornets to win series

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker has built a reputation as a big-game player, stretching back to his college days as a national champion and Final Four MVP at Connecticut. That continued in the first six games of Charlotte's first-round playoff series against the Miami..." May 01

  • Wade passes Chamberlain on NBA's all-time playoff scoring list

    The Score "With a pair of free throws at the 6:09 mark of the second quarter in Game 7 against the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday, Dwyane Wade found himself moving up the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list. Trailing Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain by five points prior to tipoff, the Miami Heat All-Star's..." May 01

  • Heat's Richardson cleared to play in Game 7

    The Score "The Miami Heat will have Josh Richardson in uniform for Game 7 against the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday, despite the rookie guard nursing a left shoulder strain. Richardson suffered the injury when he collided with Hornets big man Cody Zeller in the waning moments of Miami's Game 6 win, and was..." May 01

  • Heat's Josh Richardson questionable for Game 7 with shoulder strain

    CBS Sports "The Miami Heat came away with a Game 6 victory. They also watched rookie Josh Richardson go down with an injury late in the game. Richardson hurt his shoulder and had to leave the game in the fourth, leaving his status in question for Game 7 on Sunday. " May 01

  • Heat complained to league about calls going Hornets way

    The Score "The Miami Heat will seemingly stop at nothing to get a favorable call. The Heat complained to the "highest levels of the league office" regarding calls going Jeremy Lin's and Kemba Walker's way in Game 4, ESPN's Marc Stein reports. Miami's whining reportedly irritated the Hornets, creating an..." May 01

  • NBA rules Walker was fouled on Wade's Game 6 block

    The Score "Dwyane Wade's Game 6 takeover did not come without controversy. The league ruled in their Last Two Minute Report that officials should've called a foul on Wade's block on Kemba Walker in the dying seconds. Had the referees made the correct call, Walker would've gone to the line with the..." April 30

  • Heat force Game 7 behind Wade

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When the Miami Heat needed someone to step up at crunch time Friday, Dwyane Wade delivered. As a result, the Heat have forced a deciding Game 7 in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Charlotte Hornets. Wade scored 23 points and hit two..." April 30

  • Miami's Tyler Johnson Will Play in Game Six

    Real GM Basketball "Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson was active for Game Five but served as an emergency option and did not play. He will be active and part of the rotation according to Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra." April 29

  • LeBron James, Dwyane Wade rip NBA's 'Last Two Minute' referee report

    Fox Sports "The NBA's 'Last Two Minute' referee reports, which rehash the mistakes made by officials in the final two minutes whenever the margin is within five points, can be a little frustrating. They retroactively assess what should've happened without actually righting any wrongs. For referees, it's..." April 29

  • NBA rules officials made correct no-call on Wade's missed Game 5 layup

    The Score "Despite what Erik Spoelstra and Gabrielle Union may think, the NBA has ruled that officials made the correct no-call on Dwyane Wade's missed layup attempt during the dying seconds of Game 5. The league released its Last Two Minute Report on Thursday, claiming that Charlotte Hornets center Cody..." April 28

  • Chris Bosh, wife publicly lobbying Heat to play big man

    Pro Basketball Talk "Chris Bosh released a statement last month that he was “positive” he’d play again for the Heat this season. But Bosh still hasn’t returned after blood-clot issues, and Miami’s season could end soon. So, before yesterday’s Game 5, Bosh and his wife seemed to launch a coordinated public..." April 28

  • Gabrielle Union goes on Twitter rant over controversial Game 5 ending

    SI "Gabrielle Union agrees with Skip Bayless. It may not happen often but she took to Twitter to debate a call in the final minute of the game that went against the Miami Heat. With just five seconds remaining, Dwyane Wade made his way toward the basket before having the game-tying shot..." April 28

  • Late Lee 3-pointer lifts Hornets past Heat

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Courtney Lee did it again. From virtually the same spot on the floor and for the second game in a row, Lee grabbed a crucial long rebound off the offensive boards. This time, Lee went back up and drained a 3-pointer with 28.9 seconds left, leading the Charlotte Hornets to a..." April 27

  • Steve Clifford calls the Heat floppers

    The Score "Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford isn't having any talk of his team flopping. After hearing Hassan Whiteside's recent "flop-offs" accusation, Clifford turned the tables on the Miami Heat by calling them out for their history of embellishing contact. "If you want to get into career..." April 27

  • Chris Bosh reaffirms desire to play; Heat say he's out indefinitely

    ESPN "Chris Bosh and his wife appeared to break weeks of silence about his status with the Miami Heat with social media posts Tuesday that reaffirmed his desire to return to the court. But the Heat re-stated their position there are no plans for him to play. Bosh's wife Adrienne, who is active on..." April 27

  • Whiteside questions officiating: 'This is the flop-offs'

    The Score "Hassan Whiteside was prepared for some increased physicality during his first career playoff series, but after four games, he finds himself questioning postseason officiating. "I thought this was the playoffs, isn't this supposed to be physical basketball? I thought the playoffs were more..." April 26

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • Hornets go inside, beat Heat to even series

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Miami Heat effectively shut down the Charlotte Hornets' vaunted 3-point shooting. However, the Hornets adjusted, and now they are making the Heat pay in other ways. The Hornets pulled out an 89-85 victory in Game 4 on Monday night to even the best-of-seven..." April 25

  • Whiteside on Barkley compliment: "Am I on Punked?"

    Miami Herald "TNT analyst Charles Barkley has been saying all season he feels Hassan Whiteside is the key to the Miami Heat going deep in the NBA playoffs. Barkley has also been critical of Whiteside at times. When Whiteside wasn't selected for the All-Star team, Barkley said: "This kid here has so much..." April 25

  • Report: Bosh has no plans to retire, intends to play in 2016-17

    Miami Herald "The strange saga of Chris Bosh continues. The Heat’s 11-time All-Star, who has not played since Feb. 9 because of a recurrence of the blood clotting that also caused him to miss the second half of last season, traveled separately from his teammates to attend Saturday’s game. He had not traveled..." April 24

  • Hornets break through while cooling off Heat

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- After dismal performances in two opening losses, the Charlotte Hornets knew they needed to regroup quickly in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Miami Heat. The Hornets did precisely that on Saturday evening, and the result was a 96-80 Game 3..." April 23

  • Unknown Heat player reportedly thinks Goran Dragic's name is Gordon

    The Score "One Miami Heat player apparently has his head so far up in the clouds that he's completely unaware of what the first name of his starting point guard is. When talking to the media on Friday, an unknown member of the Heat's roster referred to starter Goran (GORE-on) Dragic as "Gordon," according..." April 23

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • Heat go up 2-0 with victory over Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The "White Hot" playoff theme for the Miami Heat used to describe the sea of white-clad fans the team enjoys when at home could just as well be used to describe its shooting in its first two postseason outings. If the first two games of the series with the Charlotte Hornets can be..." April 20

  • It’s time to give Heat coach Spoelstra credit — even if it’s unwanted

    Miami Herald "It’s time to give Heat coach Spoelstra credit — even if it’s unwanted Ask him to compare, just expect it to go nowhere. Where does this season rank among Erik Spoelstra’s eight as Heat coach? “Oh, I don’t know,” he scoffed. “I’m too far in the trees right now.” If he is, this is the..." April 20

  • Everything you need to know about Luol Deng’s resurgence for Miami Heat

    Palm Beach Post "Constant motion always has been the key to Luol Deng’s offense, and the shift from waiting in the corner as a spot-up shooter back to his trademark darting and cutting has enlivened him as a scorer. He spent all of Sunday’s game daring the Hornets to keep up with him, and they couldn’t. They..." April 19

  • 2016 NBA playoffs: Whiteside says, “Revenge never gets old”

    Palm Beach Post "The Hassan Whiteside Revenge Tour has been going around the country for about a year and a half and shows no sign of taking a break. Whiteside up against his hometown Hornets in the first round of the playoffs and hasn’t let go of the fact that they wouldn’t give him a tryout when he was..." April 18

  • Deng, Heat overpower Hornets in opener

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Luol Deng will have pleasant memories of his first playoff game with the Miami Heat. Deng scored 31 points as the Heat routed the Charlotte Hornets 123-91 Sunday in Game 1 of the teams' first-round Eastern Conference playoff series. Deng shot 11-for-13 from the field and..." April 17

  • Wade: Hornets were 'Golden State of the East' in season's 2nd half

    The Score "The Miami Heat enter their first-round matchup against the Charlotte Hornets with a clear-cut advantage in experience, having failed to qualify for the postseason just twice in the past 13 years. While Charlotte may be viewed as the underdog on paper, Heat guard Dwyane Wade knows just how..." April 17

  • LeBron James 'Heat Want You Back' ... Says Gabrielle Union

    TMZ "Get nervous, Cleveland ... 'cause if LeBron James is testing the waters about a return to Miami, Gabrielle Union says her husband's team would "welcome him back with open arms." We got Mrs. Dwyane Wade out in Beverly Hills and had to ask her thoughts on a possible reunion of the Big 3 ......" April 17

  • Keith Smart finishes cancer treatment, rejoins Heat staff

    Miami Herald "Keith Smart isn’t sure if he’s going to have the energy to sit on the Heat’s bench Sunday for Game 1 of the playoffs against the Charlotte Hornets. That might be something that happens down the road, once he’s able to eat normally again and regain some of the 27 pounds he lost as he battled a..." April 17

  • Bosh tells Heat he won't be back for playoffs

    The Score "The Miami Heat won't have power forward Chris Bosh back for the playoffs. Bosh - who suffered blood clots for a second straight year, and has been out since the All-Star break - admitted to his Heat teammates Friday that he "doesn't have the ability to be in it," Dwyane Wade told Tim Reynolds..." April 15

  • Lamar Vows NBA Comeback, Not Accepting Khloe Divorce

    ET Online "Lamar Odom has finally addressed the rumors that he has started partying again and that his marriage to Khloe Kardashian is officially over. ET caught up with the former L.A. Laker at the Staples Center on Wednesday night, where he attended Kobe Bryant’s record-breaking final game. “I’ve never..." April 15

  • Celtics stun Heat with biggest comeback of season

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Coming off double-digit losses the previous two games, the Boston Celtics talked about playing with more aggression in their regular-season finale against the Miami Heat with Eastern Conference playoff seeding on the line. It took the Celtics until the second half to unleash their..." April 13

  • Heat top Pistons, move into Southeast tie

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Dwyane Wade has seen Joe Johnson come through in the clutch many times during their careers. Wade is relishing those moments now that they're wearing the same uniform. Johnson scored 15 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter and the Miami Heat moved into a..." April 12

  • Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys

    ESPN "NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a..." April 12

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  • Heat make signing of guard Briante Weber official

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Heat's roster is up to 14 players, on the way to the playoff maximum of 15, with the formality of Sunday's signing of D-League guard Briante Weber. Although he recently completed a 10-day contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, Weber is playoff eligible because 10-day contracts do not..." April 11

  • Whiteside helps Heat top Magic

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- It's the Hassan Hour. The Miami Heat returned center Hassan Whiteside to the starting lineup for the first time since Jan. 20, and the move paid off in a 118-96 win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. Whiteside played 29 consecutive games as a..." April 10

  • Khloe Kardashian 'I Can't Fix Lamar ... So I'm Done'

    TMZ "Khloe Kardashian sounds like she has undergone two years of therapy ... she is throwing in the towel in her relationship with Lamar Odom, realizing she can not save someone who does not want to be helped. Khloe just posted an emotional, thoughtful manifesto on her failed efforts to help a..." April 10

  • Magic play spoiler vs. Heat

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs may be slipping away from the Miami Heat. With three regular-season games remaining, there is no more room for error. The Orlando Magic, long-ago out of the playoff chase, beat the Heat, 112-109 Friday night, dropping..." April 09

  • Heat to sign Briante Weber to 3-year contract

    Yahoo! Sports "The Miami Heat plan to sign guard Briante Weber to a three-year contract, league sources told The Vertical. The deal is partially guaranteed after this season. Weber, 23, helped lead the Heat's NBA Development League affiliate, Sioux Falls, to a 40-10 record in the regular season and a..." April 09

  • Wade, Whiteside lead Heat past lifeless Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "By Walter Villa, The Sports Xchange MIAMI -- The Miami Heat moved up into a fourth-place tie in the Eastern Conference, and the Chicago Bulls have virtually moved out of the playoffs altogether. That was the end result of Thursday's game in which Dwyane Wade scored 21 points to lead..." April 08