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Save Michael Beasley, please!
Friday , Apr , 30 , 2010 J.N.

Save Michael Beasley, please!

I’m officially starting the “Save Michael Beasley” campaign. This is a long arduous journey filled with hot babes, hot sex, drugs, booze, self destruction, hot Miami nights, self loathing, self reflection, and change – not necessarily in that order.

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Friday , Apr , 30 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Jermaine O’Neal: I Want to Play for a Contender

“We have a great owner, Mr. Arison, and a great organization,” O’Neal said. “Coach Riley, we have a great relationship. And you kind of let the business take care of itself.

“You don’t try to worry too much about it. I’m at a position in my career where I feel healthy again. I just want to have an opportunity to play for that champagne and that ring, whether that’s here in Miami or somewhere else. I don’t know.”

The rub is that O’Neal considers himself a valuable asset, someone who still expects to get paid.

“I knew coming into this year, it was about being healthy,” he said. “That was something that I wanted to do, to play over 70 games and I was able to do that. I had fun again. I had a lot of fun. 

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Monday , Apr , 26 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

‘Zo, Paul Pierce: Dwyane Wade Is Staying in Miami

"Follow your heart, man," said Alonzo Mourning, longtime center for the Heat. "I know that his heart is here. Follow your heart, and everything else will take care of itself. You can just trust that [president] Pat Riley and [owner] Micky Arison because of the position we are in and the flexibility we have. I think we have the most attractive situation for a free agent. You got to trust and know that Pat is not going to sit around and wait. He's going to build a contender here. I think [Wade] knows that."
 
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Paul Pierce, Boston's captain, has spent his entire career with one franchise, like Wade, and doesn't see him going anywhere else.

"He understands what he has here," Pierce said.

"It is tough to leave a place where you won a championship, where it all started for you. I think he really values that. He's definitely made this his home. It's going to be tough for him to leave. Even though he is carrying the team night in and night out and doesn't have the supporting cast anymore to be a contender, it's really going to be tough for him to leave because of the foundation he's built here so far. I think he's going to be here for a very long time."
 

 

Paul Pierce Hits Game Winner Against Heat
Saturday , Apr , 24 , 2010 Christopher Sells

Paul Pierce Hits Game Winner Against Heat

After getting blown out of the gym by the Celtics in Game 2 (and that's putting it quite mildly), the Heat kept it close and played a fairly well in Game 3. Unfortunately, they reverted back to their non-winning ways in the final seconds...

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Saturday , Apr , 24 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Miami Heat Could Trade Michael Beasley this Summer

There is a fairly strong chance that not a single one of those finishing five will be back with the Heat next fall when this soon-to-be-over series will be a distant, distasteful memory.

Yes, even Beasley -- the second overall pick of the 2008 draft.

What you may have missed on the eve of this series was a quote from Heat president Pat Riley that he seeks to build a dynasty this summer when Miami will have somewhere in the area of $24 million, as things stand now, to spend in free agency.

And as well as Dwyane Wade's supporting cast played Friday night in a gut-wrenching 100-98 loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of their first-round series, it remains a supporting cast too anemic to be part of what Riley has planned for the future. Richardson, Wright and Haslem are on expiring contracts, and Chalmers' contract has a team option. 

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Thursday , Apr , 22 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Dwyane Wade: ‘I’m tired of answering questions about Beasley’

Michael Beasley has scored 19 points through the first two games of Miami's first round series against Boston and Dwyane Wade is tired of answering questions about it.
 
"I'm tired of answering questions about Beasley not doing this, not doing that," Wade said. "It's on Michael."
 
Beasley was the second overall pick in 2008 and is undoubtedly a talented scorer.
 
"It's going to click one day," Wade said of Beasley, as the Heat looked ahead to Friday's Game 3 at AmericanAirlines Arena. "Hopefully, it's Game 3. He has the ability to really make us a tough team to play."
 
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Tuesday , Apr , 20 , 2010 Marija Kero, The Knicks Chick

The Knicks Chick on Why the Celtics Are Going Home and the First-Round Match-ups

HoopsVibe is proud to welcome Marija Kero, better known to many of you as The Knicks Chick, to the team. Marija will be checking in with videoblogs covering everything from her beloved Knicks to Ron Artest's latest hair-related mishap. In her first piece, Marija shares her thoughts on Boston's bad temper, the surging Mavs and the ghosts of NYK past appearing in the postseason. 

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Monday , Apr , 19 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

[vid] Glen Davis: Ticket Stub Is Coming Back

How do you replace The Big Ticket? Glen Davis said he's got the answer in his back pocket: The Ticket Stub. 

That's the nickname Davis coined for himself during last year's playoffs, when he filled in admirably for an injured Garnett. Davis averaged 15.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, while helping Boston get within one game of the Eastern Conference finals. (The Celtics fell to eventual conference champion Orlando in seven games in the second round.) 

While Garnett and the Celtics awaited official word from the league about whether Boston's starting forward would be suspended for his role in Saturday's Game 1 fourth-quarter melee -- the league made the one-game ban official Sunday night -- Davis said he'd be ready to once again fill Garnett's shoes. 

"Well, if Kevin's out, I have to bring back the Ticket Stub," said Davis. "You all know the Ticket Stub, you all saw the Ticket Stub last year. If [Garnett is] gone, I've got the Ticket Stub right in my back pocket and I can bring it out." 

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Sunday , Apr , 18 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

NBA Suspends Kevin Garnett for Game Two

Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics has been suspended without pay for one game for striking the Miami Heat’s Quentin Richardson in the head with an elbow, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. Richardson has been fined $25,000 for his role in the altercation.

The incident occurred with 40 seconds remaining in the fourth period of the Celtics’ 85-76 victory over the Heat in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round on Saturday at TD Garden.

Garnett will serve his suspension Tuesday when the Celtics face the Heat in Game 2 at TD Garden.
 
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Sunday , Apr , 18 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Kevin Garnett: I Have to Keep My Composure

Celtics forward Kevin Garnett admitted on Sunday that his actions against the Heat on Saturday night could prove costly.

"You make your bed, you have to lay in it," he said. "So if I have to deal with it, then it is what it is. I'm just smarter than that. Composure is everything in the playoffs. ... I have to keep my composure in a situation like that."

Garnett threw an elbow at Heat forward Quentin Richardson in the final moments of Boston's victory over Miami.

He said Richardson came over "talking nonsense," and Richardson seemed to support that, saying of Paul Pierce: "He was on the ground crying. I don't know what was going on -- two actresses over there, that's what they are."
 
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Sunday , Apr , 18 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Joakim Noah: KG Is a Dirty Player

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah isn't facing Kevin Garnett in the first round of the NBA playoffs. But as the NBA reviews Garnett's elbow of Quentin Richardson during a fracas near the Miami Heat bench in Game 1, Noah is offering his own viewpoint.

On Sunday, Noah called Garnett "a dirty player" who is constantly throwing elbows. He also said he's hurting because of an elbow he took recently from the Celtics' star.

"He's a dirty player," Noah said after the Bulls practiced at Quicken Loans Arena in preparation for Monday's Game 2 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. "He's always swinging elbows, man. I'm hurting right now because of an elbow he threw. It's unbelievable. He's a dirty player. It's one thing to be competitive and compete and all that.

"But don't be a dirty player, man. He's a dirty player." 

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Sunday , Apr , 18 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

NBA to Investigate Kevin Garnett Scuffle

The NBA is investigating whether Celtics forward Kevin Garnett should be suspended for Game 2 of the team's first round series against the Heat.

Garnett was ejected with 40 seconds left in regulation after elbowing Miami's Quentin Richardson during a sideline scuffle.

Garnett "is an actress and so is Paul," Richardson said. "I was going to take the ball out over there. That was what I was trying to do. I told our trainer Jay [Sabol] that [Pierce] is cool and he's doing what he always do, lay down like it's a season-ending injury, then he gets up and he's miraculously fine. He gets a breath, takes his time or whatever and he did the same thing.

"It should be a suspension [for Garnett]. We'll see. That's up to the NBA. But I've seen things like that in the past and people get suspended. I was cool. I was going to try going at him, but with me being restrained, that's what it was."
 

 

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Sunday , Apr , 18 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Quentin Richardson: KG and Pierce are “two actresses”

"I was trying to get over there to take the ball out of bounds and he started to talk to me so I talked back. I don't have any business talking to him (Pierce), he was on the ground crying I dont know what was going on, two actresses over there that's what they are." 

-Quentin Richardson 

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Sunday , Apr , 18 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Could Kevin Garnett Be Suspended for Scuffle?

As Kevin Garnett stood over his injured teammate near the sideline, Miami's Quentin Richardson appeared to come over to see what was going on with Pierce.

Garnett appeared to elbow Richardson and a shouting match ensued.

Both teams then got involved in a back-and-forth that involved quite a bit of shoving.

After a delay that lasted more than five minutes, Garnett was handed two technicals and ejected.

In addition, Richardson was issued a technical. 

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Dorell Wright Nude Photos Appear Online
Tuesday , Mar , 30 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Dorell Wright Nude Photos Appear Online

After Greg Oden's doodle and George Hill's wang showed up online, I thought we'd seen the last of NBA dong for a while.  Nuh-uh.  Yet again a poor decision made about a year back has resulted in someone's junk being exposed to the world.  In this case, the baller in question is Dorell Wright, small forward for the Miami Heat.  After his girlfriend and baby mother Mia Lee posted a tweet in reference to Wright, a groupie and former hook-up responded by posting the compromising images that have put the 6'9" three in an embarrassing spot.  In the photos, Wright can be seen exposing himself during an online chat session.

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