Heat Rumors & News

  • 2 Chicago men charged in shooting of Dwyane Wade's cousin

    USA Today "Police charged two men with murder for the fatal shooting death of the cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade, officials said Sunday. Nykea Aldridge, 32, the mother of four, was pushing a baby stroller Friday afternoon in Chicago's South Side when she was shot. Police said she was not the..." August 28

  • Don Cheadle Rips Trump for Taking Advantage of Wade Tragedy

    Black Sports Online "Someone in Donald Trump’s camp should have revoked his social media access long ago! Following the tragic murder of Nykea Aldridge, cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, the Donald took to Twitter to attempt to capitalize on the situation. Trump sent out the above tweet where he even misspelled the..." August 28

  • Dwyane Wade’s cousin shot and killed in Chicago

    ESPN "A woman who was fatally shot while pushing a baby in a stroller on Chicago's South Side has been identified as a cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade. Authorities say Nykea Aldridge, 32, was killed when two males walked up and fired shots at a third man about 3:30 p.m. Friday. Police say the woman..." August 27

  • Spoelstra in Slovenia with Dragic, stressing playing at Goran-speed

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Amid the uncertainty of a return by power forward Chris Bosh, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is speaking of his team playing at the preferred pace of point guard Goran Dragic. With Spoelstra overseas this weekend to visit with Dragic, who is playing with the Slovenian national team at..." August 27

  • Donald Trump Uses Wade’s Cousin Murder to Ask For Black Votes

    Black Sports Online "Donald Trump is trying to win an election by any means necessary, so what he is doing is pandering to the lowest common denominator of people in our country. People who aren’t intelligent enough to see what he is doing and will just follow the person who talks the loudest." August 27

  • Dwyane Wade on murder of cousin Nykea Aldridge: 'Enough is enough'

    Fox Sports "Chicago is home for Dwyane Wade, who left the Miami Heat to join the Bulls this offseason. He was born on the South Side and went to high school in nearby Oak Lawn. Next season was supposed to be a happy homecoming for the three-time NBA champion. Tragically, that home took a member of the..." August 27

  • Heat Won't Move Josh McRoberts

    Real GM Basketball "The Miami Heat plan on keeping Josh McRoberts to begin this season. McRoberts will make $5.8 million this season" August 25

  • Hassan Whiteside tweets his displeasure after being snubbed from NBA list

    Give Me Sport "Hassan Whiteside has come on leaps and bounds over the past couple of years and he has truly arrived as a dominant force in the NBA at the pivot. It hasn't always been smooth sailing for the 27-year-old, though. It was only just under two years ago that he found himself playing with the Iowa..." August 25

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • Chris Bosh, Heat Still Discussing Use Of Blood Thinners

    Real GM Basketball "Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat remain undecided on the use of blood thinners that would be out of his system by game time. There are mixed opinions in the medical community about whether a player who has had two clotting episodes in the span of a year" August 21

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Spoelstra on Whiteside: 'Absorb more minutes, more responsibility, more games'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "More than a month from the start of training camp, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has put forward a blueprint for Hassan Whiteside's new reality as a $98 million player. In the latest of his videos posted on the team's website, Spoelstra spoke of the need to maximize the possibilities of his..." August 19

  • Spoelstra: Miami Heat are embracing the challenge of change

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Afer an offseason in which the team lost the best player in franchise history, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra finally broke his silence. Spoelstra hadn’t spoken publicly since the team and guard Dwyane Wade parted ways, but he released a video to the Heat’s website on Tuesday. Last month,..." August 17

  • Heat, Udrih agree to 1-year contract

    The Score "Beno Udrih appears to be taking his talents back to South Beach. The 34-year-old point guard has agreed to a one-year guaranteed deal with the Miami Heat, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania. Udrih did the Heat organization a significant favor last season by accepting a buyout after..." August 17

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • Hassan Whiteside steals tweet about Usain Bolt, gets caught in the act

    The Comeback "Stealing tweets is not good, folks. It doesn’t matter who you are, or if you don’t know the original source, it’s not a good practice. Always attribute, and if you don’t know, it’s better to just stay away. For us in the digital media realm, that’s much more common knowledge. For Miami Heat..." August 14

  • Heat owner hints at Chris Bosh return in email to fans

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "In a letter emailed Thursday night to Miami Heat season-ticket holders to coincide with the release of the team's 2016-17 schedule and also posted on the team's website, Heat owner Micky Arison hinted at a return by All-Star forward Chris Bosh while focusing on where the franchise..." August 12

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • Dwyane Wade’s Ex-Wife Wants $10M Because She Helped His Career & He Had Endorsements

    Bossip "Dwayne Wade’s ex has named her price to end to the back and forth over their divorce. Siovaughn Funches said in court papers that she is entitled to at least $10 million from her ex-husband because many of his endorsement deals occurred while they were married, according to court docs..." August 11

  • Tyler Johnson latest Heat player to expect a Chris Bosh return

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Chris Bosh continues to offer indications to teammates that he plans to return to the Miami Heat this season, with guard Tyler Johnson speaking Wednesday about recent encouragement from the All-Star forward who has been sidelined by blood clots at midseason each of the past two years. "Me and..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • Report: Allen wants NBA return to pad 3-point lead over Curry

    The Score "Records are meant to be broken, but if Ray Allen can help it, he'd like to see his mark for the most 3-pointers in NBA history last a few more years before a certain Splash Brother from the Golden State Warriors takes the top spot. Allen has been away from the game for two seasons, although he..." August 10

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • LeBron Was Shocked Dwyane Wade Didn’t Get Kobe Money From The Heat

    Uproxx "On November 26, 2013, Kobe Bryant signed a contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers. The two-year deal would pay him $48.5 million over the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons, presumably the ultimate twilight of his Hall-of-Fame career. That Bryant’s on-court impact wouldn’t live up to such an..." August 02

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

  • Beno Udrih has standing offer from Heat

    Pro Basketball Talk "Beno Udrih — out for the season due to injury and in the final year of his contract — sacrificed $90,000 to get the Heat under the luxury-tax line last season. Miami hasn’t repaid him. Yet." August 01

  • Heat 'could not even give' Josh McRoberts away

    The Score "It's been no secret that the Miami Heat have had Josh McRoberts on the block since last season ended, but "quite literally could not even give (him) away", according to sources of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Ira Winderman. McRoberts' name surfaced frequently regarding hopes the Heat had to..." July 30

  • Dwyane Wade says he didn't leave Heat because of money or rift with Pat Riley

    CBS Sports "Before Dwyane Wade left the Miami Heat, there were reports that he was "deeply angered" by their initial contract offer and negotiations had grown contentious. After he agreed to join the Chicago Bulls, it was reported that Heat president Pat Riley never called him during free agency. Riley told..." July 30

  • Heat to keep Wade's No. 3 vacant as Waiters switches to No. 11

    The Score "Dion Waiters has worn No. 3 with both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Oklahoma City Thunder, but now that he's in South Beach, the 24-year-old shooting guard will need to find new digits to call his own. Waiters has agreed to don No. 11 for the Miami Heat after signing a reported two-year,..." July 28

  • Amar'e Stoudemire wanted to retire in Phoenix, but Suns didn't want him

    The Score "Many thought it was rather peculiar that Amar'e Stoudemire chose to retire Tuesday as a member of the New York Knicks. After all, he spent the majority and best parts of his career in a Phoenix Suns uniform. As it turns out, the 33-year-old wanted to close out his career where he started it,..." July 28

  • Melo can't believe Dwyane Wade left Heat for Bulls

    ESPN "Like many people around the NBA, New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony couldn't believe that Dwyane Wade actually decided to leave the Miami Heat and sign with the Chicago Bulls. "I was shocked," Anthony said before Thursday's Team USA practice at the United Center. "I was shocked more from..." July 28

  • Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls projected to miss NBA Playoffs after odd offseasons

    The Comeback "The last time the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat missed the NBA Playoffs in the same year was in the 2007-2008 season, when the Heat won 15 games and traded Shaquille O’Neal to Phoenix, and Ben Gordon led the Bulls — coached by Scott Skiles, Pete Myers and Jim Boylan— in scoring. In other words,..." July 28

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Report: Lamar Odom’s family working to get him to go to rehab

    Larry Brown Sports "Lamar Odom walked out on his family’s attempt at an intervention last week, but that is not stopping those close to him from trying to convince the former NBA star to seek professional help. According to a report from Extra, Odom’s family is searching for “additional options to present to him”..." July 27

  • Heat's bursting backcourt could redefine roles, push Richardson forward

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Josh Richardson didn't hesitate when it came to summing up the Miami Heat's first month of NBA free agency. "It's been interesting," last season's rookie revelation said. Particularly for the 2015 second-round pick out of Tennessee, with the Heat's player movement putting Richardson on the..." July 26

  • Waiters says he signed with Heat to have fun, not for the money

    The Score "Fresh off signing with the Miami Heat for $5.93 million over two years - leaving $6.8 million for next season alone on the table in Oklahoma City - Dion Waiters explained his decision to take both a pay cut and his talents to South Beach in an Instagram post Tuesday." July 26

  • Amar’e Stoudemire Announces Retirement

    Hoops Rumors "Amar’e Stoudemire has decided to call it a career, announcing his retirement today after signing a ceremonial contract with the Knicks, the team announced in a press release (Twitter link). “I want to thank Mr. Dolan, Phil [Jackson] and Steve [Mills] for signing me so that I can officially..." July 26

  • Dion Waiters' deal signals the end of the 2016 money grab

    Yardbarker "When you’re a kid on Halloween, you go out whenever dusk starts to set in and bang on doors using code words for free candy and go on your merry way with every house that has a porch light on. For the most part, you go around a neighborhood or a general area until at some point, you start..." July 26

  • Tyler Johnson on $50M Heat deal, 'I threw up a couple of times when I heard the number'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "So what was Tyler Johnson's reaction when he heard he was going to receive a four-year, $50 million contract? "I threw up a couple of times when I heard the number go out there. I was in shock. I even lost a little bit of weight, because just the anxiety of going through that whole process and..." July 26

  • Dion Waiters to Miami on 1-year deal

    Las Vegas Sun "Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that the Miami Heat have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with free agent guard Dion Waiters. The two sides came to agreement on Monday. Waiters will make $2.9 million. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the..." July 25

  • Some in Chris Bosh camp suspicious of Heat’s intentions

    Pro Basketball Talk "Pat Riley said he’s open to Chris Bosh playing this season. Not everyone is convinced of the Heat president’s authenticity. Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald: Some in the Bosh camp remain angry and suspicious of the Heat’s intentions, wondering if Miami was motivated by clearing cap..." July 25

  • Chris Bosh hopes new medication sways Heat to let him play

    CBS Sports "The Miami Heat and Chris Bosh still don't have a resolution to his health situation. For the second straight year, it was discovered that Bosh had developed a blood clot around the All-Star break. Both times ended his season and threatened his career. The second time seemed less severe than the..." July 24

  • Celtics to sign Gerald Green to 1-year deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Celtics will sign unrestricted free agent Gerald Green, Sean Deveney of The Sporting News reports (on Twitter). It is a guaranteed one-year deal, Deveney writes in a full story. It’s a homecoming of sorts for Green, whom the Celtics drafted at No. 18 in the 2005 draft. Green has played for..." July 23

  • Details on Dwyane Wade’s Ex-Wife Writing Tell-All Book About His Side Chicks

    Black Sports Online "I think everyone has come to the conclusion Wade’s ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches-Wade is never going to let Wade completely go. At this point it doesn’t even matter if Wade was a good or bad husband. After so many years when do you move on? She is trying to get the divorce settlement overturned..." July 21

  • Mixed Martial Arts and Basketball Worlds of James Johnson

    Hot Hot Hoops "The story goes that when the Chicago Bulls stayed at the allegedly haunted Skirvin Hotel, while they were in Oklahoma City to face the Thunder, Derrick Rose chose James Johnson as his roommate. A Grantland article (They Call Him Bloodsport) explains Johnson's qualifications as a bodyguard and..." July 20

  • Shannon Brown Allegedly Cheated On Monica, Got Sidechick Pregnant, Pray For Him

    Hip Hop Wired "Former NBA player Shannon Brown has reportedly been caught cheating on his wife, R&B singer Monica. Pray for that man. Word is—actually, according to a gossip site called The On Industry Blast—the high flying guard even got the sidechick pregnant. Ugh. Needless to say, the Twitter peanut..." July 20

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19