The Heat have offered contracts to both Joel Przybilla and Kenyon Martin, their agents told ESPN.com. Przybilla is expected to make a choice between the Chicago Bulls and Heat, according to agent Bill Duffy. Martin is interested in several teams, with the Heat in the mix, according to agent Andy Miller.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: It’s irrelevant. But only because the Dallas Mavericks won game six and the NBA Title.
In the first half of game six, the Mavericks’ DeShawn Stevenson and Miami Heat’s Udonis Haslem exchanged shoves. Several players on both teams left their bench, which is a no-no.
A player is automatically suspended one game by league VP Stu Jackson, also known as the worst GM in the history of sports, for leaving the bench during an altercation.
So, it looked like the Mavericks and Heat would both be shorthanded for game seven.
There won’t be a game seven, though. The Mavericks won the series. And players, like Joel Anthony and Brian Cardinal, had an out because Stevenson and Haslem’s incident occurred during a timeout.
Still, it would've been interesting to see what the NBA would’ve done if there was a game seven.
My thought: Corporal/Commissioner Stern and lackey Stu would have issued a suspension of sorts just to prove a point.
After all, they’ve typically ruled by the letter of the law, and not the spirit of the law.
Even when common sense should rule the day. And even if it would've overshadowed game seven of the NBA Finals.
(Did this incident warrant a suspension?)
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HoopsVibe`s Very Quick Call: Joel Anthony better prepare for it.
The Miami Heat’s reserve center is Josh Smith’s latest poster-job victim. Hundreds of thousands of hoop fans will watch Smith throw-down a left-handed jam on Anthony via youtube. If that wasn't bad enough, Anthony got called for a foul.
Watch the clip below and get at us with thoughts in the comment box below.
ESPN's NBA contributor Dan LeBatard reports that the Raptors are poised to complete a sign-and-trade deal with Miami that would see Bosh go to the Heat for power forward Michael Beasley, point guard Mario Chalmers and forward Joel Anthony.
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Right now, this is a report. Nothing more.
And LeBatard broke this via twitter, so draw your own conclusions; however, the ESPN scribe is typically on point with the happenings of the Miami Heat.
Still, TSN and The Globe and Mail - which are both based out of Toronto - also have a strong relationship with key people in the Raptors' front office. They've both disputed LeBatard's report. So, again, draw your own conclusions.
Some will hope this report is baseless for the Canadian dinos. They'll argue Bosh is a frontline superstar, and the club has to get more than Anthony, Beasley, and Chalmers.
Of course, CB4 is an unrestricted free agent. On July 1st, he can walk and the Raptors would get nothing back. Some compensation is better than no compensation.
Still, the next few days will be interesting. Chris Bosh, the Miami Heat, and the Toronto Raptors will be in the middle of the action.
Fact or Fiction? What are your thoughts on this report that Bosh has been traded to the Heat? Come back to HoopsVibe News for more this developing story!