NBA Southeast News and Rumors
nba.com Updated 10 hours agoA fifth Eastern Conference championship banner already sways from the rafters of the arena that the Miami Heat call home, the list of Southeast Division titles has been updated and Gabrielle Union watched from courtside for the first time as Mrs. Dwyane…Upvote Share TweetA man charged with a multimillion-dollar investment scam involving three former Miami Heat players and the team itself is expected to plead guilty, according to his attorney and court documents filed Wednesday.Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com 17 hours agoThe great players self-motivate. John Wall hasn’t earned that hallowed distinction yet, but his use of the inspirational catalyst following it will likely get him there soon. According to a story in The Washington Post, the Washington Wizards All-Star p…Upvote Share Tweet
Horford playing it safe in Hawks' campAl Horford stood on the sideline during the first day of training camp Tuesday, tugging anxiously at his No. 15 jersey while his teammates went through a five-on-five drill.Upvote Share Tweet
Wizards, Cavaliers renew dormant rivalryDormant for years, the rivalry between the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers may be back.Upvote Share Tweet
Heat center Hamilton undergoes heart procedureMiami Heat center Justin Hamilton is expected to be sidelined for about a month after undergoing a procedure to repair a common abnormal heart rhythm.Upvote Share TweetThe rivalry for which we pined earlier today is already developing. Responding to Dion Waiters calling Bradley Beal’s boasts of the Washington Wizards having the league’s best backcourt “nonsense,” John Wall fired back with even greater aplomb. John Wal…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: LeBron Thought Amnesty Of Mike Miller Was “Unnecessary Change”There are still Miami Heat fans who are shuffling around South Beach wondering what happened this summer. Their basketball team now has a banged up Josh Roberts, Chris Bosh on a max deal, and veritable third scorer and perimeter defender Luol Deng after…Upvote Share Tweet
Us And Them: A History Of The Term “The Big Three”Now that Kevin Love has joined forces with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in Cleveland, NBA fans can rest easy that this season will not pass by (in fact, the real worry might be how many minutes can pass by) without hearing the words “The Big Three.” It…Upvote Share Tweet
Here we go again: Warriors, Magic, Rockets unveil new sleeved alternate jerseys for 2014-15 seasonyahoo.com Sep 30 (yesterday)It's been two seasons since the NBA and apparel partner Adidas introduced short-sleeved jerseys into teams' uniform rotations, and it seems like the only thing expanding as quickly as the number of squads wearing the new duds has been the complaints abo…Upvote Share Tweet
Erik Spoelstra almost passed up his first job with the Miami Heat for a Grateful Dead showyahoo.com Sep 30 (2 days ago)Most introductions to Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra note his impressive rise up the ranks of the organization. He took a job as a video coordinator in 2005 after spending some time in Germany, became assistant coach a few years later, and was pro…Upvote Share Tweet
The Wizards Lead The NBA In Street Fighter Hairdosdeadspin.com Sep 29 (3 days ago)You'll recall last week, when Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat unveiled his hard-ass new mohawk 'do and transformed instantaneously from an affable Euro dude into a terrifying Death-Slav from hell. Well, it appears that Street Fighter-based coiff…Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Miller Says David Blatt’s Offense Is “Borderline Genius”After two wholly successful yet mostly overlooked seasons as the Miami Heat’s head coach, Erik Spoelstra suddenly found himself guiding the most heavily scrutinized team in sports come fall 2010. When LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and company o…Upvote Share Tweet
Marcin Gortat & Martell Webster Show Off “Sexual…Chocolate” MohawksIt seems John Wall wasn’t the only Wizards player sporting something unique today. Teammates Marcin Gortat and Martell Webster were — similar to Steven Adams‘ media day mustache — rocking a twin pair of mohawks with Gortat explaining the origin behind t…Upvote Share Tweet
Wizards Owner Ted Leonsis Is An Insane Bloggerdeadspin.com Sep 29 (3 days ago)Ted Leonsis is a rich old guy who owns the Washington Wizards and also maintains a blog called Ted's Take. We've come across this blog before , but this morning's entry is really something. It seems that Leonsis has recently graduated from the Jack Torr…Upvote Share Tweet
adidas & John Wall Unveil The J Wall 1 Signature Shoes & CollectionToday, adidas unveils the J Wall 1 signature basketball shoe and apparel collection for all-star Wizards point guard John Wall. It’s the first in a line of signature products for the former Kentucky standout featuring his own logo and individualized kic…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 29 (3 days ago)We’re just two years removed from the Philadelphia 76ers nearly knocking off the Boston Celtics for a shot at the Miami Heat in the 2012 Eastern Conference finals, and not a single player remains from that roster. Gone is every pick predating Michael Ca…Upvote Share Tweet
Danny Granger Says LeBron Leaving Heat “Isn’t A Terrible Thing For Me”dimemag.com Sep 28 (4 days ago)Less than three years ago, Danny Granger was the face of an up-and-coming Indiana Pacers squad that seemed poised to challenge LeBron James and the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference for many years to come. But injuries halted Granger’s influence on t…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Sep 28 (4 days ago)New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter’s farewell tour is of almost no interest to us. Kudos to Jeter on a fantastic career apparently performed with utmost class, and he deserves congratulations for writing such a storybook ending to his time wearing pins…Upvote Share Tweet
Deng forgives Ferry: Don't think he's racistESPN.com Sep 28 (4 days ago)Miami Heat forward Luol Deng has forgiven Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry, who is on indefinite leave for making racially insensitive comments about Deng in June.Upvote Share Tweet
For Heat, rival players are now teammatesnba.com Sep 27 (5 days ago)Earlier this month, it just so happened that Josh McRoberts, Danny Granger and Luol Deng all had spots on the same side of the Miami Heat locker room.Upvote Share Tweet
Shane Battier, Veteran MovesOct 1Former NBA'er Shane Battier reminisces training camps from days past with Tom Haberstroh.
Waiters Puts Cavs Backcourt Above The RestSep 30ESPN NBA writer Dave McMenamin discusses Cavs guard Dion Waiters' proclamation that the Cavaliers have the best backcourt in the NBA.
Oladipo Hits Backward Half-Court ShotSep 29Orlando Magic shooting guard Victor Oladipo sinks a great half-court shot while standing backward.
Deng's Voice Of ForgivenessSep 28John Saunders discusses Heat forward Luol Deng's forgiveness of Hawks GM Danny Ferry for Ferry's racially insensitive comments.
NBA: Indiana Pacers are going in the wrong directionOct 1The Pacers went all-in on an NBA title in 2013-14, but fell short. Now, key personnel losses have Indy headed in the wrong direction, Brian Windhorst writes.
NBA: Chicago Bulls have a lot to prove ... to themselvesSep 30Even though the Bulls have a loaded roster, they still have a lot to prove, Brian Windhorst writes.
Adande: Time for Blake Griffin to lead the ClippersSep 29Blake Griffin has reached the stage in his career where he needs to turn in a signature season, writes J.A. Adande
Kevin Durant plans return to Team USA for 2016 Olympic GamesSep 29While LeBron James is undecided, Kevin Durant told ESPN he intends to return to Team USA for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil after withdrawing from national-team duty shortly before the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.