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Wallace: Break up the Heat Big Three?

Wallace: Break up the Heat Big Three?

With two titles now in tow, is it time to break up the Heat's Big Three?
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  • LeBron gives a shout out to Akron in first tweet since April 20

    LeBron gives a shout out to Akron in first tweet since April 20

    miamiherald.com Jun 21, 2013
    LeBron broke his social-media blackout on Friday. For the record, he went roughly 73 days without Tweeting. Never mind the two championships, the willpower alone to do that is heroic. Here's LeBron's first tweet since April 20.
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  • LeBron James Did Something In The Finals That Hadn’t Been Done …

    LeBron James Did Something In The Finals That Hadn’t Been Done In Over 25 Years (Since Magic)

    dimemag.com Jun 21, 2013
    LeBron James was so good during these NBA Finals that he accomplished something that hadn’t happened since Magic Johnson in 1987. With 177 points, 49 assists and 16 steals through the series’ seven games, LeBron became the first player in 26 years to le…
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  • Club picks up Heat's $100K champagne bill

    Club picks up Heat's $100K champagne bill

    ESPN.com Jun 21, 2013
    For the second straight year, a Miami bar owner comped the alcohol on the Miami Heat post-game celebration. David Grutman, who owns Story Nightclub, and LIV, said the players ordered 100 bottles of Dom Perignon and three 3-liter bottles of champagne.
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  • Obama congratulates Heat coach Spoelstra

    Obama congratulates Heat coach Spoelstra

    ESPN.com nba.com Jun 21, 2013
    The White House says President Barack Obama has congratulated the Miami Heat's head coach on winning the NBA championship the second year in a row.
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  • A Cleveland meteorologist gives an entire summertime forecast w…

    A Cleveland meteorologist gives an entire summertime forecast without using the word ‘heat’ (Video)

    yahoo.com Jun 21, 2013
    On Thursday night, with the Miami Heat having assured their second straight title after three Finals appearances since LeBron James left Cleveland for South Beach, WEWS meteorologist Mark Johnson delivered an entire midsummer weather forecast without us…
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  • Miami banning backpacks for Heat parade Monday

    Miami banning backpacks for Heat parade Monday

    nba.com ESPN.com Jun 21, 2013
    The Heat will have their championship parade Monday, and city officials say fans will not be allowed to carry backpacks.
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  • LeBron James’ Top 15 Clutch NBA Playoff Moments

    LeBron James’ Top 15 Clutch NBA Playoff Moments

    dimemag.com Jun 21, 2013
    “You either love ‘em, or you hate ‘em” It’s a phrase we use about the greatest and/or most intriguing teams in sports history. We use it because it’s true. The New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Lakers and now — the Miami Heat. That’s the lis…
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  • The NBA’s ‘Game 7 Micro-Movie’ is a fantastic encapsulation of …

    The NBA’s ‘Game 7 Micro-Movie’ is a fantastic encapsulation of the last game of the season (Video)

    yahoo.com Jun 21, 2013
    I genuinely have very few words for this. The San Antonio Spurs, two different times spread over three nights, were just seconds away from winning the fifth title of the Tim Duncan era. The Miami Heat were just seconds away from failing to follow throug…
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  • Game 7′s marquee matchup: Chris Bosh vs. a piece of confetti (V…

    Game 7′s marquee matchup: Chris Bosh vs. a piece of confetti (Video)

    yahoo.com miamiherald.com Jun 21, 2013
    It wasn't a glorious Game 7 for Chris Bosh — while the Miami Heat center was a major force defensively with his ability to cover tons of ground, clog passing lanes and make Tim Duncan work in the post, that kind of work is decidedly unglamorous, and ten…
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  • Speculation will abound, but Heat have right formula for a dyna…

    Speculation will abound, but Heat have right formula for a dynasty

    CNNSI.com dimemag.com Jun 21, 2013
    The Heat's road to a repeat NBA title was not easy. And as more challengers emerge, Miami faces questions in its quest for more rings, says Ian Thomsen. They start with Chris Bosh.
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  • Remembering The 2013 NBA Finals: LeBron’s Greatness, Ginobili’s…

    Remembering The 2013 NBA Finals: LeBron’s Greatness, Ginobili’s Struggles & More Flopping

    dimemag.com Jun 21, 2013
    The 2013 NBA Finals was a basketball black hole that captivated every ounce of energy I had. It didn’t let me see anything else. All I saw was LeBron’s block on Tiago Splitter, Danny Green’s shooting barrage in Game 3, Ray Allen’s three-pointer in Game …
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  • Heat celebrate 2013 NBA title at Miami club Story with Drake, c…

    Heat celebrate 2013 NBA title at Miami club Story with Drake, champagne, pizza (Photos, Videos)

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Jun 21, 2013
    After vanquishing the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals, the Miami Heat had come to the end of a journey that began with a late-September preseason exhibition trip to China by accomplishing exactly what they had set out to do — defend t…
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  • Danny Green made an appearance at the Heat’s championship celeb…

    Danny Green made an appearance at the Heat’s championship celebration

    yahoo.com Jun 21, 2013
    San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green was on pace for a potential NBA Finals MVP trophy. Then the final 28.2 seconds of Game 6 happened, and then all of Game 7, and, well ... Green attended a championship party, but it wasn't his own. This is going to set…
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  • Game 7 will haunt Spurs, but don't write their epitaph just yet

    Game 7 will haunt Spurs, but don't write their epitaph just yet

    CNNSI.com Jun 21, 2013
    A narrow loss in the Finals will haunt the Spurs, and the team has some decisions to make in the offseason. But that doesn't mean it's time to write them off, writes Chris Mannix.
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  • Amazing Unedited Behind-The-Scenes Video From Miami’s Locker Ro…

    Amazing Unedited Behind-The-Scenes Video From Miami’s Locker Room Celebration

    dimemag.com Jun 21, 2013
    Ever wondered what the scene was like behind closed doors in a championship team’s locker room? Here’s your chance, courtesy of video from Kabir Khiatani for The Miami Herald. LeBron and D-Wade talk about how unstoppable they are. Juwan Howard and Norri…
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  • Game 7 draws 2nd-highest rating on ABC

    Game 7 draws 2nd-highest rating on ABC

    ESPN.com nba.com Jun 21, 2013
    The Heat's Game 7 win over the San Antonio Spurs drew the second-most viewers for the NBA Finals on ABC since the network took over the series in 2003.
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  • Shane Battier celebrated his huge Game 7, Heat’s back-to-back N…

    Shane Battier celebrated his huge Game 7, Heat’s back-to-back NBA titles at Denny’s

    yahoo.com Jun 21, 2013
    After coming off the bench to nail six 3-pointers and help NBA Finals MVP LeBron James lead the Miami Heat to a 95-88 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals to earn the Heat back-to-back NBA championships, veteran forward Sh…
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  • Miami Fans (And Bandwagoners): Get Your Heat Championship Gear

    Miami Fans (And Bandwagoners): Get Your Heat Championship Gear

    dimemag.com Jun 21, 2013
    If you don’t have a chance to pick up the LeBron James Nike Championship Pack, don’t worry. The official Miami championship gear is now available at NBAStore.com and the NBA Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The adidas Locker Room Champion Tee is …
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  • Scott Raab is taking last night's result better than we imagine…

    Scott Raab is taking last night's result better than we imagined he would: "The Miami Heat, beloved

    deadspin.com Jun 21, 2013
    Scott Raab is taking last night's result better than we imagined he would: "The Miami Heat, beloved of the bath-salt zombies lurking under every overpass from Coconut Grove to Biscayne Bay, heroes to the half-wits who prefer gold to goodness, have …
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  • Nike Celebrates LeBron’s Championship With A Special Sneaker Pa…

    Nike Celebrates LeBron’s Championship With A Special Sneaker Pack

    dimemag.com yahoo.com Jun 21, 2013
    When photos first leaked of LeBron‘s “2-Time Champion” sample, most figured they were part of a planned pack that would release should Miami pull off a win in the NBA Finals. After watching LeBron go off for one of the best shooting nights of his career…
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  • Bill Russell didn’t seem *especially* entertained by Game 7 of …

    Bill Russell didn’t seem *especially* entertained by Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals (Video)

    yahoo.com Jun 21, 2013
    It's late in the third quarter of Game 7 of the NBA Finals, with two teams desperately searching for the extra gear that will push them past the opposition to the NBA championship. The San Antonio Spurs lead the Miami Heat 66-64 with just over two minut…
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  • Something’s missing from the Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen NBA champ…

    Something’s missing from the Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen NBA champion bobblehead

    yahoo.com Jun 21, 2013
    Right after the Miami Heat finished off a 95-88 win over the San Antonio Spurs in an epic Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals to earn their second consecutive NBA championship, the league's online store put up a cache of title-themed items that eager Heat fan…
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  • LeBron needed to dominate ... and did

    LeBron needed to dominate ... and did

    CNNSI.com Jun 21, 2013
    MIAMI -- LeBron James reached up and grabbed a pass intended for Tim Duncan, one generation stealing a championship from another. Twenty-three seconds and only a few doubters remained. James was going to the free-throw line, going to finish off one of t…
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  • LeBron, Wade, Chalmers and Battier outscore the Spurs

    LeBron, Wade, Chalmers and Battier outscore the Spurs

    miamiherald.com Jun 21, 2013
    As I noted in the earlier post, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Shane Battier and Mario Chalmes combined to outscore the Spurs 92-88. Here's the shot plot for those four players. And now here's the shot plot for everyone else who had at least one attempt for…
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  • Magical Game 7 ends with Heat earning second straight title

    Magical Game 7 ends with Heat earning second straight title

    miamiherald.com Jun 21, 2013
    Heat fans, do you realize what you just witnessed? History, pure and simple. I wrote it in the paper and I'll repeat it here on the blog, the 2013 Finals will go down as the most exciting two weeks in South Florida sports history. The Heat's 95-88 victo…
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  • Miami fans rush toward arena after Heat win

    Miami fans rush toward arena after Heat win

    nba.com Jun 21, 2013
    Miami Heat fans swarmed from downtown bars and rushed cheering and screaming into the streets late Thursday after their team won its second straight NBA championship.
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  • LeBron James rises above all the other great players on the cou…

    LeBron James rises above all the other great players on the court to lead the Miami Heat to another NBA title

    nydailynews.com yahoo.com Jun 21, 2013
    This was what I heard and what you heard from Jeff Van Gundy on television, second period of Game 7 on Thursday night, a Game 7 that looked and felt as big as any game in the history of the NBA Finals, after Tim Duncan made a three-point play that tied …
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  • Video - Bosh's Future Uncertain 02:16

    Bosh's Future Uncertain

    Jun 21
    Stephen A. Smith discusses Chris Bosh's contract and his future with the Miami Heat.
  • Video - Will LeBron Surpass Jordan? 01:31

    Will LeBron Surpass Jordan?

    Jun 21
    Numbers Never Lie: Michael Smith explains that LeBron James is on pace to surpass Michael Jordan as the greatest basketball player of all time.
  • Video - Hard Work Pays Off For LeBron James 08:51

    Hard Work Pays Off For LeBron James

    Jun 21
    Brian Windhorst joins "First Take" to discuss the steady improvement in LeBron James' jumps hot that led to his Game 7 performance.
  • Video - Backpacks Banned From Heat Parade 00:42

    Backpacks Banned From Heat Parade

    Jun 21
    The city of Miami will ban fans from carrying backpacks during the Heat parade Monday.

Sports Columnists

  • Doc Rivers-to-Los Angeles Clippers talks off again, according to sources

    Jun 21
    The on-again, off-again talks between the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics -- this time regarding Boston coach Doc Rivers -- are off again as far as the Celtics are concerned, according to sources close to the process.
  • Ian Thomsen: Speculation will abound, but Heat have right formula for a dy…

    Jun 21
    MIAMI -- The questions asked of the Heat will be less urgent than if Games 6 or 7 had gone the other way. If the Spurs had generated one more free throw or defensive rebound at the end of Game 6, then the issues facing the Heat would have been laid out …
  • Ian Thomsen: LeBron's rise leaves Duncan, Spurs haunted by missed chances

    Jun 21
    MIAMI -- Tim Duncan hunched over as if he wanted to make time stand still. Or, better, to wind the years back, so that he wouldn't be 37 anymore, and LeBron James wouldn't be 28 and at his peak.