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Wednesday , Dec , 22 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

LeBron on Dec 25th game vs. Lakers: I would rather be home with my family

James says any player in the league "would rather be home with their families." He's been in the NBA eight seasons - and his teams have now been chosen to play on the marquee Christmas schedule five times.
 
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Credit LeBron James for being truthful.
 
James admitted he'd rather be home with family and friends on Christmas than leading the Miami Heat against the Los Angeles Lakers.
 
Fair enough. Too bad, though. James has to play. And he won't get any sympathy from the public.

Superstar athletes, like James, earn millions of dollars and enjoy an amazing lifestyle. With the money come expectations –like the possibility of having to entertain the masses on Jesus’ birthdays.

This is the deal with being an NBA player. And the positives of this deal far outweigh the negatives.

--Oly Sandor.


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Sunday , Dec , 19 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Michael Beasley on Minnesota: ‘I would love to stay here long-term’

Michael Beasley, dealt from Miami to Minnesota last summer, loves his new surroundings. So much that the forward would like to sign a long-term contract extension with the Timberwolves. "I would love to stay here long-term,'' Beasley said in an interview with FanHouse before Saturday's game at Denver. "Maybe we'll talk about it when the season's over.''
 
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: This is breaking news. A pretty decent NBA player has announced publicly his desire to re-sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Michael Beasley, a talented scorer and former second overall pick, wants to make The Frozen Tundra of ‘Sota home.

Good for Beasley; good for the Wolves.
 
Both player and team have had issues. In Miami, Beasley struggled with marijuana, the distractions of South Beach, and depression.
 
Since trading Kevin Garnett, Minnesota has regressed into an oddball, outpost for NBA players. Think Siberia, with friendly people.

Things could be changing.

While 6-22, Minnesota has a pair of young forwards in Beasley and Kevin Love. There are also point guards Jonny Flynn and Ricky Rubio.

For the first time in a long time, the Wolves have a foundation. And the future isn't so bleak.

--Oly Sandor.

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Saturday , Dec , 18 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Lakers have bigger worries than Kobe’s pinkie finger

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was down to three healthy fingers on his shooting hand Friday in his Philadelphia homecoming but a fourth-quarter surge won it for the Lakers, 93-81.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Kobe Bryant will be fine. His finger is nothing to worry about folks. So move along.

Word is the Black Mamba sprained his right pinkie finger after catching a ‘bad pass’ from Los Angeles Lakers teammate Pau Gasol in a game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

For Bryant, injuries don’t matter. He has played through knee troubles, broken fingers, and other aliments before.

The purple-and-gold has a bigger issue: boredom. After winning two consecutive NBA championships, the Lakers are cruising through the regular season.

Problem is, the San Antonio Spurs, behind their revitalized big four, are flying with a league-best 22-3 record. And the deep Dallas Mavericks are 21-5. If the Lakers get through the Western Conference, the Boston Celtics or Miami Heat will be waiting.

So Bryant’s finger is the least of the Lakers’ worries.

--Oly Sandor.

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Saturday , Dec , 18 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Amar’e and Amber Rose show up LeBron?

LeBron James may have hogged all the glory on the court in last night's Heat-Knicks game, but it was Amare Stoudemire who stole the spotlight from King James at his own party the night before.
 
 
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Forget LeBron James making his first appearance at Madison Square Gardens since signing with Miami as a free agent. And forget the Heat`s win over the Knicks on Friday evening.    

Only one thing matters: the previous night at the club.

Apparently, Knicks’ forward Amar’e Stoudemire made quite the appearance at a New York hotspot on Thursday, showing up James and his entourage.

All eyes were on Stoudemire and new gal pal Amber Rose, who you may remember from her days with rapper/producer Kanye West.

Surprisingly, Stoudemire and James, who played together with Team USA at the Beijing Olympics, didn’t speak or acknowledge each other. In fact, they stayed at opposite ends of the club for the entire night.

--Oly Sandor.

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Saturday , Dec , 18 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Rumor: Dwight Howard behind Magic`s pursuit of Gil Arenas?

After the Wizards lost to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, Arenas privately told people that a deal could possibly be in the works with either Orlando or Charlotte. Word started to spread throughout Verizon Center that evening, but the talk initially was shut down by multiple league sources. The Magic realizes they have to make a move. They have to do something,`` said the source.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: The NBA is a superstar’s league and the rest of us are living in it.

For instance, Dwight Howard, the Orlando Magic’s MVP candidate, wants changes to the roster. The big post knows his team isn’t in the same class as the Boston Celtics or Miami Heat, so he’s pressing executive Otis Smith to make a trade.

Being a superstar’s league, Smith must appease. Currently, he’s scouring the trade market for something, anything to keep Howard happy.

And Gilbert Arenas’ name keeps popping up.

Yes, the guy with a rep’ for being more high maintenance than one of those housewives of Orange County. Yes, the brittle combo guard with one of the worst contracts in pro sports. Yes, the Washington Wizards want to part with their former superstar who has a history of injuries, hooliganism, and shenanigans.

Sure, Arenas can score. And sure, he has a relationship with Smith. But The Superstar Formerly Known As The Hibachi has never toned down his shot-first mentality for others.

In fact, Arenas has to be The Guy. He knows nothing else. It’s option one status or broke. Such a mentality and approach isn’t what Howard and the Magic need.

Smith needs to look for the best deal possible. With Arenas, he’d be making a deal for the sake of making a deal.

--Oly Sandor.

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Sunday , Dec , 12 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Pictures of LeBron’s Blingy Miami mansion


HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call:
Who needs Akron?

The birth place and home of LeBron James is in the middle of winter. The blue-collar city is being pelted with freezing rain, and a huge snowstorm is expected later in the week.

Miami, on the other hand, is sitting at a sunny twenty-six degrees celsius today, so, it’s hardly a surprise The King took his talent to South Beach as a free agent in July.

James will enjoy his new surroundings. He recently bought a home in Miami, a 12, 000 square foot Biscayne Bay palace with bells, whistles, and serious bling factor.

Click the link and check out James’ new Miami digs. Get at HoopsVibe News in the comment box below with thoughts and comments.

--Oly Sandor.

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Saturday , Dec , 11 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Mark Cuban: ‘Miami is the best team in the league’

 Mark Cuban did enjoy the Heat's early struggles, but he may be changing his tune. During a visit to San Antonio this past weekend, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said the Mavericks were probably the best team in the league right now. ... Surely, [Cuban] has to be pleased with the progress of the hottest team in the NBA, one that battling San Antonio for the league's best record. But are the Mavs, in Cuban's biased opinion, the best around? "Miami is the best team in the league right now," Cuban said simply.

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 HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: They’re better but not the best.

After some early struggles, the Miami Heat have found their form and won six straight games to push their record to 15-8.

There are still issues. For instance, the Heat can’t go all season with Carlos Arroyo and Mario Chalmers at point guard. It remains to be seen if Erik Dampier can provide a physical presence down low.

Most importantly, Chris Bosh, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade need time to get comfortable with each other on both ends of the floor.

When this happens, the Heat will legitimately challenge the Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs as the league’s best team.

--Oly Sandor.

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Sunday , Dec , 05 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

LeBron on Boobie Gibson: ‘We’re still friends’

James said. "I talked to Daniel today and it is all good. We're still friends."

"He did some things and made some gestures," Gibson said then. "It was some of the things that he'd do when he was here on our team that we would ride with. Him being the opponent he did some of those same things, I, for one, didn't like it."

The reaction James got from ex-teammates became a lingering issue over the last few days. While cameras caught James talking to the Cavs bench on several occasions, most players actually ignored him or gave him a cold reaction.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: The coldest reception LeBron James received during his return to Cleveland was from former teammates, and not the fans.

James’ trash talk, gestures, and posturing weren’t appreciated. Several teammates and an assistant coach gave the 6-9, 260-pound superstar the cold shoulder.

Of course, The King spent seven years in Cleveland before ‘taking his talent’ to Miami as a free agent last July.

One former teammate, Daniel Gibson, had a real issue with James’ behaviour last Thursday evening, saying their 'friendship is over'. Clearly, Keyshia Cole’s baby daddy took exception to his former friend showing up the Cavaliers.

Gibson and James recently talked, though. Their 90210 moment is over. These two are still friends.

Here’s my issue: James enjoyed Thursday night. He took noticeable pleasure in dropping 38 points on the Cavaliers. And he rubbed in the Heat’s blowout victory.

Why didn’t a current Cavalier put a hard foul on James? Nothing dirty but a good, firm infraction would have sent a message.

Instead, the Cavaliers did their talking through the media. And James got the last word, on-and-off court.

--Oly Sandor.

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Thursday , Dec , 02 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

LeBron James and The Return to Cleveland

The Heat have changed team policy and will not release details of the team's itinerary for the trip to Cleveland. Miami will play the Cavaliers on Thursday night. It will mark the first time LeBron James has played at Quicken Loans Arena as a visiting player.

The Heat typically release the team's travel schedule, hotel location and pregame workout plans as a courtesy to select media outlets that cover the team for home and away games.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: It’s time.

It’s time for everybody to move on. Cleveland. LeBron James. Dan Gilbert. Ohio.

Good or bad, right or wrong, James decided to swap the cold of Cleveland for the warmth of Miami. He announced his decision on national television -treating the people who raised him like the loser in a television dating show.

That, however, was six months ago. No matter how things ended, Cavalier-nation can’t justify harassing James or his family when The King and his court return to Cleveland tomorrow night.

This will be their first meeting since the infamous decision took place on ESPN.

Fans should boo; nothing else, though. Anything more will make it difficult for Cleveland to shake its reputation as a second-rate city full of blue-collar meatheads.

(For the record, I think this reputation is undeserved.)

Right now, James and the Heat have problems-big problems. This group was supposed to contend for the NBA Title. Instead, they’re sitting at 10-8.

Maybe the city of Cleveland and the Cavaliers are enjoying a little Karma.

--Oly Sandor.


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Sunday , Nov , 28 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Bosh, James, Wade, and Riley to blame for Heat`s 9-8 start

It was a well-needed team meeting where everybody got an opportunity to get off what they had in their chest or what they had in their head about us figuring things out,” James said. “Right now we are a 9-8 team and we have to own up to that. Does our record speak of what team we can become? No, I don’t think so. We’re 9-8 because we’ve been playing like that and we have to figure things out, which we will.”

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Finally.

In holding a players only meeting, the Miami Heat admitted the flaws and kinks of their Three Kings system.

Right now, there’s too much sizzle, not enough steak in The MIA.

Sure Chris Bosh, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade are superstars, but the Heat lack blue-collar muscle, a reliable point guard, and, most importantly, an identity.

Pundits have the answer: fire Coach Erick Spoelstra. Then take Pat Riley out of the executive suite and put him on the bench.

But turning South Beach into Showtime won’t fix things. Spoelstra may be the problem. There’s no guarantee Riley is the answer.

After winning the championship in 2006, the Heat imploded. `Riles` irked players with five-hour practices and demands that were simply unreasonable.

His club sputtered through a pair of disastrous seasons, ending up in Secaucus, New Jersey for the NBA draft lottery.

Back then, Riley was a short-term fix. The game had passed him by. His message wore thin and he couldn’t relate to the modern player.

The other knock against Riley is age. At 65, could he commit to coaching the Heat for the long-term? The answer: probably not.

For now, the players need space to right the ship. Instead of thinking he’s the answer on the sideline, Riley should hire a championship calibre bench boss who can relate to players.

Whoever he hires, Riley can’t undercut him. No taking notes at games. No more hanging around. And no more cryptic answers about his future. It creates an unstable environment.

Yesterday, Bosh, James, and Wade were honest about their role in the Heat’s 9-8 start. Riley should do the same.

--Oly Sandor.

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Thursday , Nov , 25 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

‘Van Gundy situation’ shows Jackson toying with Heat and Magic

Magic coach Stan Van Gundy took exception to Phil Jackson's recent comments about Pat Riley returning to coach the Heat.
 
"Phil has no idea what the Van Gundy situation was because, even though he coaches in our league, he certainly had no insight or knowledge of that," Van Gundy said.

"So an analogy he'd make to my situation would be totally useless because he doesn't have any clue what the situation was in that case."

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: He killed two birds with one stone.

Phil Jackson, the coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, believes Miami Heat executive Pat Riley will soon replace Erik Spoelstra behind the bench -just like he did with Stan Van Gundy a few years ago.

This is classic Zen-Master.

Jackson is known for mind games. He’s clearly toying with Spoelstra, Riley, and the Heat, as well as Van Gundy and the Orlando Magic.

After all, the Lakers are two-time defending champions. The Heat, though struggling, is expected to contend. The Magic were 2009 Eastern Conference champions.

So Jackson is trying to get a rise out of the competition. Publicly, the Heat had no response, while Van Gundy, as usual, was only too happy to tee off via the media.

Today, Jackson scored a small win. However, the real battle will come next spring during the 2011 playoffs.

--Oly Sandor.

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Sunday , Nov , 21 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Jonny Flynn to Michael Beasley: ‘be that Mike Beasley that I remember’

He has averaged 32.6 points a game -- the most prolific five-game stretch in team history next only to Kevin Garnett's 34.4 average in 2000 -- since he and Jonny Flynn ordered room service at a Sacramento hotel nine days ago.
 
"We were talking about AAU ball, high school, about how it used to be," Beasley said. "It was a long conversation and then there was an awkward moment for like three seconds and he (jonny Flynn) just came out and said, 'Man, you got to be that Mike Beasley that I remember growing up.' "

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Good for Jonny Flynn.

The second year point guard reminded Minnesota Timberwolves teammate Michael Beasley that he possesses the skill-set to be a superstar.

In The MIA, Beasley was mostly, well, MIA. He struggled with off-court issues. He couldn’t find his rhythm next to Dwyane Wade. And many nights he resembled a lost rookie.

Enter Minnesota.

Beasley is the undisputed first-option, and his numbers show he’s making the most of the opportunity. Gone are the distractions of South Beach. Gone is the pressure of being a second overall pick.

It’s just basketball. Like when he was growing up.

--Oly Sandor.

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Thursday , Nov , 18 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

A Coincidence? Bosh scores 35 same day ‘Like A Bosh’ released

Bosh scored a season-high 35 points before sitting out the fourth quarter, LeBron James finished with 20 points and the Miami Heat ran away from the Suns 123-96 on Wednesday.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Maybe it was a coincidence. Maybe not.

However, Chris Bosh had his best game with the Heat – he tallied 35 points in Miami’s 123-96 win over Phoenix – on the same day a video called ‘Like A Bosh’ was released.

‘Like A Bosh’ was created by the boys at The Basketball Jones. This viral gem raises two points. First, Bosh has struggled since seeking the Miami spotlight. And second, perhaps we’re overreacting.

Only time will tell.

Watch ‘Like A Bosh’ and get at us in the comment box below with thoughts. 

TBJ exclusive: Like A Bosh from The Basketball Jones on Vimeo.

--Oly Sandor.

 

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Saturday , Nov , 13 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Udonis Haslem: Paul Pierce is a ‘studio gangster’

"Paul who?" Haslem told reporters at Friday's afternoon practice, according to Michael Wallace of ESPN's The Heat Index.  "Man, ain't nobody paying them dudes no attention, man. You know what studio gangster is? Look up that, look up the definition of studio gangster. I'm here to play basketball. First of all, I don't tweet. So I wouldn't know what he tweeted if you guys didn't tell me."

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Leave it to the heart and soul of the Miami Heat to respond to Paul Pierce’s tweet.

By calling Pierce a ‘studio gangster’, Udonis Haslem, a veteran energy player, was implying that Pierce was a fake for insulting Heat superstar LeBron James via twitter.

Clearly, Pierce’s Celtics and Haslem’s Heat don’t like each other. Not one bit.

Pierce and the green-and-white feel as reigning Eastern Conference champions they deserve greater respect, while Haslem and The Holy Trinity of South Beach are expected to cruise to the NBA Title.

See the potential for conflict?

Haslem’s comments are the latest development between these rivals. Expect their war of words to continue, especially once the Heat round into form.

--Oly Sandor.

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Friday , Nov , 12 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Chris Bosh: ‘Ah … I miss Toronto’

Ah...I miss Toronto. We always joke and laugh about the good times we had there, me and my friends. It’s good to miss something. If I didn’t miss it, that mean I didn’t have a good time.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Memo to Chris Bosh. Just stop. Stop talking to the Toronto media because it won’t change a thing.

Bosh, who ditched Toronto for Miami as a free agent last July, won’t change fans’ opinions by giving feature interviews. In fact, he’s making things worse.

The city’s five daily newspapers, three national television stations, and loyal fans are dissecting each word of every quote. Each time Bosh opens his mouth he adds fuel to the fire.

They won’t forget, let go, or move on, either. Take Tracy McGrady. He bolted Toronto years ago, but remains public enemy number one each and every time he plays in the Air Canada Centre. 

Then there’s Vince Carter. His jersey has been burnt. Radio stations have pranked his hotel room. And fans shower him with boos whenever he suits up in Toronto.

Bosh should expect the same treatment. The way he left neutralizes the seven years he spent in The Big Smoke.

His best course of action is to stop talking about the past in Toronto and win big in Miami.

--Oly Sandor.

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Friday , Nov , 12 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Paul Pierce mocks LeBron James

"It's been a pleasure to bring my talents to south beach now on to Memphis''.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Can you say rivalry?

The Boston Celtics do not like the Miami Heat. Not one bit.

The Celtics, who were a quarter away from winning the NBA Title, are miffed the Heat was picked to win the Eastern Conference, even though The Holy Trinity had yet to play a game together.

After manhandling the Heat for the second time in two weeks, Pierce, the Celtics’ closer and leading scorer, felt obligated to talk a little viral trash. His tweet is spoofing James’ (in)famous line during The Decision. 

Fair enough. Pierce has good reason to be confident.

Kevin Garnett has turned back the clock; Rajon Rondo is the NBA’s top all-around table-setter; Ray Allen’s stroke is still silky; the bench will be productive, especially when Kendrick Perkins and Delonte West get healthy.

Garnett and Rondo, in particular, should please Pierce and worry the Heat

The Big Ticket is one of many physical Boston posts who will give Miami’s smaller frontline trouble. Also, Rondo will have his way with the underwhelming Carlos Arroyo.

A rivalry is brewing between the Celtics and Heat. Right now, it’s one way, though.

--Oly Sandor.


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Sunday , Nov , 07 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Terrence WIlliams wanted to send message with flagrant foul on LeBron

Then, after the game, Williams said the foul was a message - both to the Heat and his own team - for all the circus-like dunks and showboating from Miami’s superstar duo.

“At the end of the day I’m a New Jersey Nets basketball player and you have to put your foot down somehow in a basketball game. It’s nothing against LeBron, but at the end of the day I’m a basketball player. Falling in the stands is a little much. It wasn’t me trying hurt nobody. I’m trying to play basketball and make a basketball play.”

“I would say somebody doesn’t want to do something and you ask somebody to do it. But nobody wants to raise their hand. So I guess I raised my hand first. But whatever, I got a flagrant for it, which was a little too much.”
 

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Terrence Williams was tired of it.
 
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade had taken over against his New Jersey Nets, celebrating open-court dunks with chest bumps and high-fives.

Enough was enough. With James racing down court for another highlight reel jam, Williams decided to shoulder the 6-8, 270 pound superstar into the stands.
 
Williams received a flagrant foul. James responded with seven consecutive points. The real excitement came after the game: Williams admitted his foul was a message to The King and his teammates.

Williams was annoyed with the Heat’s antics and was trying to appeal to the Nets’ pride. While his shoulder wasn’t an overt challenge like the Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah, the swing still deserves credit.
 
The Nets and Heat will see each other again –several times, in fact. Williams, for one, isn’t conceding a thing.

--Oly Sandor.

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Monday , Nov , 01 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

LeBron James on The Decision: ‘I would definitely change it’

Speaking to the media from the New Jersey area, LeBron James acknowledged that he may have erred in how he handled the announcement of his free agency decision.

“If I had to go back on it, I probably would have done it a little bit differently,” James said. “But I am happy with the decision that I made.” James was then asked if he would change his approach. “I mean, I don’t know,” he said. “But I would definitely change it.”

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Hallelujah. Praise the Lord. He finally gets it.

Yesterday, LeBron James came clean, admitting his one-hour television show known as The Decision was a flawed monstrosity.

In case you’ve been living in a cave: in July, James announced on national television he was leaving his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers and signing with the Miami Heat as a free agent.

There’s nothing wrong with swapping Cleveland for Miami. And there’s nothing wrong with swapping Jamario Moon and Candace Parker’s brother for Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade.

In fact, you and I would do the exact same thing.

So it’s not what James did, but how he did it. The superstar three-man, an Ohio native, broke up with the state that raised and supported him on national television.

His free agency became a reality show spectacle. And James, rightfully, took ‘heat’ (pun intended) from fans, media, and the general public.

Of course, this was just a quasi epiphany. While James publicly conceded he would change The Decision, he had no specifics on what he’d change.

Oh well, baby steps.

--Oly Sandor.

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Sunday , Oct , 31 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Rumor: Gibson or Jack joining Bosh, James, and Wade in Miami?

"Two different team executives said they expect the Heat to dangle $3 million and second-year PG Mario Chalmers to a lotteryy-bound team looking to shed the long-term contract of a mid-priced spot-up shooting PG. Riley's objective is to find another shooter to space the floor, a la BJ Armstrong or John Paxson in their Chicago days playing alongside Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen."

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: He’d be a point guard in name only.

Reports indicate the Miami Heat is scouring the earth for a ball handler with a jump shot. Think B.J. Armstrong and Steve Kerr next to Michael Jordan in Chicago. Think Kenny Smith alongside Hakeem Olajuwon in Houston.

His role would be simple: dribble up-court, get open, catch, and shoot.

Sound simple enough, right?

The belief is Heat executive Pat Riley will acquire such a player after the December 15th deadline by offering a lottery-bound team some combination of money, draft picks and, possibly Mario Chalmers.
 
The names most commonly mentioned: the Cleveland Cavaliers’ ‘Boobie’ Gibson and Toronto Raptors’ Jarrett Jack.

Hopefully, Riles has something better up his aging sleeve. It’s unlikely Gibson or Jack call South Beach home.

Perhaps Riley missed it. After The Decision came The Reaction. Cavaliers’ owner Daniel Gilbert declared war on LeBron James in an internet letter to fans.

Gilbert called his former franchise face everything imaginable: immature, narcissistic, and the so-called king.

It’s safe to say Gilbert felt betrayed by James announcing his decision on national television, so he won’t trade him his former sidekick in Gibson.

Meanwhile, Jack isn’t exactly a spot-up shooter. Sure, he can knock down open looks, but he’s more comfortable shooting off-the-dribble.

Expect Toronto GM Bryan Colangelo to keep Jack because he competes, provides leadership, and makes reasonable money.

They’ll instead try to move Jose Calderon, who - because of his stand-still defense, big-ticket contract, and injury prone nature – wouldn’t fit in Miami.

The Heat wants a shooting point guard.  Wanting and getting are two different things, though.

Chances are, Gibson or Jack won’t be re-enacting Armstrong with Chris Bosh, LeBron James, and Dwayne Wade in the south Florida sun.

--Oly Sandor.   

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Saturday , Oct , 30 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Fan paid $26K to see Bosh, James, and Wade play Magic

A few months after dismissing ticket sales staffers, the Heat are now the hottest ticket in Miami. In what's always been considered a football town, the Heat are hotter than perhaps ever before. A pair of courtside seats to the game against Orlando sold on StubHub.com for the whopping sum of $25,884, company spokesman Glenn Lehrman said. StubHub's data showed that the average price for any seat was $325.
 
 
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: I'd like to see the Holy Trinity play. You'd like to see the Holy Tirinity play. Heck, we'd all like to see the Holy Trinity play.
Just not for $26, 000.00.

Two courtside seats for the Miami Heat's historic season opener against the Orlando Magic sold for $25, 884 dollars on ticketstub.com.

That's some serious bank, especially in an economy where jobs are scarce, houses are being remortgaged, and consumer confidence is fragile.

For some, money is no object when it comes to watching Chris Bosh, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade.
 
--Oly Sandor.
 
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