MIAMI, FL (Sporting Alert) — Defending champions Miami Heat responded positively to the defeat in Game 1 with a crushing win over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night. Watch LeBron James’ Block on Tiago Splitter After losing the opener, the Heat raised the…Read More
MIAMI, FL (Sporting Alert) — Defending champions Miami Heat will be hoping to take advantage of playing the opening game of NBA Finals at home by beat a well rested San Antonio Spurs team at AmericanAirlines Arena.
9:00 PM ET, June 6, 2013
AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL
LeBron James and the Heat completed a seven game series victory over the Indiana Pacers to earn the right to play in their third successive NBA Finals, and everyone knows what this finals will mean to James.
James, at 22, had a nightmare time when these met in 2007 when he was playing with Cleveland Cavaliers, but Spurs coach Greg Popovich believes he’s all matured now and is definitely a different kind of player.
“Well, LeBron is a different player than he was in `07,” Popovich said. “That was like ancient history.
“He was basically a neophyte at the time, wondering how all this stuff worked and how it’s put together. We were very fortunate at that time to get him so early. But at this point he’s grown.”
Dwyane Wade showed up in Game 7 of the Indiana series and Miami will be hoping that Chris Bosh, who went four straight games below 10 points, can get his act together.
San Antonio will certainly be looking to the All-Star point guard Tony Parker run most of the offense, but Tim Duncan, who should match up nicely with Udonis Haslem and Kawhi Leonard, who will guard James, are expected to be two of the main contributors.
CHICAGO (Sporting Alert) — Chicago Bulls center Nazr Mohammed has been ejected from Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals clash against the Miami Heat on Friday night. Nazr Mohammed ejected PushesLeBron James – Video Mohammed was thrown out of the game with 9:29 left in the second quarter for…Read More
MIAMI, FL (Sporting Alert, Box Score) — Nate Robinson scored the last seven points for Chicago and the visiting Bulls stunned defending champion Miami Heat 93-86 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semi-final at the American Airlines Arena on Monday night. Robinson, like he had been doing in these…Read More
Minneapolis, Minnesota (Sporting Alert) — LeBron James starts for the Miami Heat tonight, despite being doubtful for the contest against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center.
James had been a doubt for the game after picking up a knee problem, but after saying that he would play, head coach Erik Spoelstra confirmed this by naming in the starter team.
James scored 29 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and three steals even with the knee problem in the 99-93 over the New York Knick on Sunday and Spoelstra revealed that he couldn’t take him off even with his discomfort.
“His motor is limitless. I don’t want to take that for granted,” the coach said. “I don’t just want to assume that he can play 40-plus minutes, but he had to do it on both ends.
“Couldn’t get him out in the fourth quarter and if I would have tried, he probably would have strangled me.
The Miami Heat beat Minnesota 103-92 at home when they last met on Dec. 18.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Miami Heat
Miami Heat: Mario Chalmers – G; Dwyane Wade – G; LeBron James – F; Udonis Haslem – F; Chris Bosh – C
Minnesota Timberwolves: Ricky Rubio – G; Luke Ridnour – G; Mickael Gelabale – F; Derrick Williams – F; Greg Stiemsma – C
MIAMI (Sporting Alert) — Magic Johnson says he’s willing to put up one-million dollars for LeBron James to enter the Dunk Contest during the All-Stars festive next season. Watch LeBron James PreGame Dunks | Watch Miami v Memphis on ESPN3.com James has been criticized for his pregame warmup routines, which involves a series…Read More
MIAMI (Sporting Alert) — LeBron James scored 40 points and a career-high 16 assists and Miami Heat fended off the challenges of the Sacramento Kings for a 141-129 2OT win on Tuesday night. James, who shot 14-for-23 from the field also pulled down eight rebounds, two steals and a block…Read More
HOUSTON (Sporting Alert) — The red hot LeBron James will lead the Eastern Conference All-Stars against its Western Conference rivals live on TNT in Houston on Sunday night. Watch Live Streaming Coverage on TNT Overtime at 8:00 pm ET James and Kevin Durant (from the West), two of the NBA’s…Read More
Expect Kevin Durant v LeBron James Highlights In Oklahoma City OKLAHOMA CITY (Sporting Alert) — LeBron James is excelling at a record level that brings fear in the eyes of his opponents. The Miami Heat star forward, who again has been mentioned at the same level as the great Michael…Read More
NEW YORK — Kobe Bryant has been voted to an All-Star start for an NBA-record 15th consecutive time, according to the release on Thursday. The Los Angeles Lakers star guard finished with 1,591,437 votes, 7,800 votes more than LeBron James (1,583,646) to finish as the player with the most votes…Read More
MIAMI (Sporting Alert) – LeBron James poured in a double-double of 32 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists and the Miami Heat defeated the Dallas Mavericks 119-109 in overtime on Wednesday night. James has now scored at least 20 points in all his 30 games this season. O.J. Mayo led…Read More
DecLeBron James had two monster dunks during the Miami Heat clash with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Christmas Day Tuesday night. LeBron James Dunks Against OKC Thunder on YouTube LeBron James Dunks on Serge Ibaka With just 10:40 on the clock, James first delivered a monster jam to get the…Read More
MIAMI, FL (Sporting Alert) — The Los Angeles Lakers are apparently making big plans to bring in a big name when Kobe Bryant decides to retire from the NBA.
And it’s a real superstar they want.
According to media outlets, the Lakers are piling up all their resources to land Miami Heat and NBA superstar LeBron James in the future.
Although the Miami Heat have no intentions of letting go of the man who led them to the NBA title last season, it is believed that a number of teams’ executives have told ESPN.com that they think the Lakers are making the necessary plans to go for James in 2014 when the former Cleveland Cavaliers player becomes a free agent again.
According to a general manager: “It’s not a mistake that all those deals end the same year Kobe’s does. They have probably been planning for their next phase for a while.
“The Busses and [Lakers GM] Mitch [Kupchak] are always thinking about the next big deal.”
James and Miami Heat are current in preseason preparing for the new NBA campaign.
The American star currently averages 13.7 PPG in preseason exhibitions.
MIAMI (Sporting Alert) — The Heat and LeBron James are celebrating in high spirit here at the AmericanAirlines Arena after Miami defeated Oklahoma City Thunder, 121-106 to win the NBA championships in Game 5. Watch Games Highlights The victory saw the Heat taking the series 4-1 – thus giving James…Read More