NBA Southeast News and Rumors

  • New-look Heat hold open scrimmage

    New-look Heat hold open scrimmage

    nba.com Updated 10 hours ago
    A 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…
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  • Man charged in Heat fraud scam expected to plead guilty

    Man charged in Heat fraud scam expected to plead guilty

    nba.com ESPN.com 16 hours ago
    A 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.
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  • Report: John Wall Keeps A List Of Slights On His Phone To Read …

    Report: John Wall Keeps A List Of Slights On His Phone To Read Before Games

    dimemag.com 17 hours ago
    The 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…
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  • Horford playing it safe in Hawks' camp

    Horford playing it safe in Hawks' camp

    nba.com Sep 30 (yesterday)
    Al 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.
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  • Wizards, Cavaliers renew dormant rivalry

    Wizards, Cavaliers renew dormant rivalry

    nba.com Sep 30 (yesterday)
    Dormant for years, the rivalry between the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers may be back.
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  • Heat center Hamilton undergoes heart procedure

    Heat center Hamilton undergoes heart procedure

    nba.com Sep 30 (yesterday)
    Miami Heat center Justin Hamilton is expected to be sidelined for about a month after undergoing a procedure to repair a common abnormal heart rhythm.
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  • Wall Responds To Waiters: “You Got To Be A Starting Backcourt T…

    Wall Responds To Waiters: “You Got To Be A Starting Backcourt To Be The Best”

    dimemag.com Sep 30 (yesterday)
    The 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…
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  • Report: LeBron Thought Amnesty Of Mike Miller Was “Unnecessary …

    Report: LeBron Thought Amnesty Of Mike Miller Was “Unnecessary Change”

    dimemag.com Sep 30 (yesterday)
    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…
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  • Us And Them: A History Of The Term “The Big Three”

    Us And Them: A History Of The Term “The Big Three”

    dimemag.com Sep 30 (yesterday)
    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…
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  • Here we go again: Warriors, Magic, Rockets unveil new sleeved a…

    Here we go again: Warriors, Magic, Rockets unveil new sleeved alternate jerseys for 2014-15 season

    yahoo.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…
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  • Erik Spoelstra almost passed up his first job with the Miami He…

    Erik Spoelstra almost passed up his first job with the Miami Heat for a Grateful Dead show

    yahoo.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…
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  • The Wizards Lead The NBA In Street Fighter Hairdos

    The Wizards Lead The NBA In Street Fighter Hairdos

    deadspin.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…
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  • Mike Miller Says David Blatt’s Offense Is “Borderline Genius”

    Mike Miller Says David Blatt’s Offense Is “Borderline Genius”

    dimemag.com Sep 29 (3 days ago)
    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…
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  • Marcin Gortat & Martell Webster Show Off “Sexual…Chocolate”…

    Marcin Gortat & Martell Webster Show Off “Sexual…Chocolate” Mohawks

    dimemag.com Sep 29 (3 days ago)
    It 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…
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  • Wizards Owner Ted Leonsis Is An Insane Blogger

    Wizards Owner Ted Leonsis Is An Insane Blogger

    deadspin.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…
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  • adidas & John Wall Unveil The J Wall 1 Signature Shoes &…

    adidas & John Wall Unveil The J Wall 1 Signature Shoes & Collection

    dimemag.com Sep 29 (3 days ago)
    Today, 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…
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  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Philadelphia 76ers

    BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Philadelphia 76ers

    yahoo.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…
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  • Danny Granger Says LeBron Leaving Heat “Isn’t A Terrible Thing …

    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…
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  • Paul Pierce Is Representing The Celtics At Derek Jeter’s Final …

    Paul Pierce Is Representing The Celtics At Derek Jeter’s Final Game In Boston

    dimemag.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…
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  • Deng forgives Ferry: Don't think he's racist

    Deng forgives Ferry: Don't think he's racist

    ESPN.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.
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  • For Heat, rival players are now teammates

    For Heat, rival players are now teammates

    nba.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.
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  • Video - Shane Battier, Veteran Moves 05:01

    Shane Battier, Veteran Moves

    Oct 1
    Former NBA'er Shane Battier reminisces training camps from days past with Tom Haberstroh.
  • Video - Waiters Puts Cavs Backcourt Above The Rest 02:52

    Waiters Puts Cavs Backcourt Above The Rest

    Sep 30
    ESPN NBA writer Dave McMenamin discusses Cavs guard Dion Waiters' proclamation that the Cavaliers have the best backcourt in the NBA.
  • Video - Oladipo Hits Backward Half-Court Shot 00:15

    Oladipo Hits Backward Half-Court Shot

    Sep 29
    Orlando Magic shooting guard Victor Oladipo sinks a great half-court shot while standing backward.
  • Video - Deng's Voice Of Forgiveness 00:56

    Deng's Voice Of Forgiveness

    Sep 28
    John Saunders discusses Heat forward Luol Deng's forgiveness of Hawks GM Danny Ferry for Ferry's racially insensitive comments.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA: Indiana Pacers are going in the wrong direction

    Oct 1
    The 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 themselves

    Sep 30
    Even 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 Clippers

    Sep 29
    Blake 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 Games

    Sep 29
    While 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.