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Chris Bosh decides 'not to pursue' NBA career anymore

Source | 2 days ago.

Chris Bosh said he will no longer pursue an NBA career after having not played in the league since the 2015-16 season. He'll retire at the same time his jersey is retired next month by the Miami Heat. He spoke with Bill Simmons of The Ringer about it for the podcast (h/t Bleacher Report): “That part of my life is over.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra avoids fine after criticizing officials

Source | 2 days ago.

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra asked the NBA not to fine him, and the league obliged. Despite criticizing the officials following Sunday's loss to the Golden State Warriors, Spoelstra managed to avoid a fine from the NBA. Spoelstra's comments came after officials missed a double dribble by Kevin Durant on the Warriors' final possession of the game.

NBA says key call was missed late in Heat-Warriors game

Source | 3 days ago.

Golden State's Kevin Durant should have been called for a discontinued dribble on the Warriors' final possession of what became their 120-118 win over the Miami Heat, the NBA said Monday in a report detailing all calls made in the last 2 minutes of the game. Golden State made a pair of free throws on that possession, the final points of the game. The league, in its Last Two Minute Report that is released after close games, said it reviewed multiple video angles to determine that Durant's dribble was not interrupted by the ball making inadvertent contact with the foot or shin of Heat defender Justise Winslow and ''a discontinued dribble should have been called on Durant.

Cousins' late free throws lead Warriors past Heat 120-118

Source | 3 days ago.

A lackluster start for Golden State turned into a frantic finish and another win thanks to a big shooting night from Kevin Durant. Durant hit a game-tying 3-pointer in the final minute as part of a 39-point night and DeMarcus Cousins made two free throws with 5.4 seconds to play that helped the Warriors cap a comeback from a 19-point deficit in the first quarter to beat the Miami Heat 120-118 on Sunday. "We started off sluggish," Durant said.

Doncic, Mavericks ready farewell to Wade, Heat

Source | 3 days ago.

As the Dallas Mavericks welcome the struggling Miami Heat to town Wednesday night, the final game for both teams before the All-Star break, it's a story of the new guard -- precisely a 6-foot-7 point guard -- replacing the old guard. The 19-year-old rookie -- who turns 20 on February 28 -- has created optimism that Dallas might soon return to contender status. Dallas believes so highly in its young Slovenian star that it traded away its entire starting lineup to land 7-foot-3 Kristaps Porzingis -- who won't even play this season as he continues to recover from a torn ACL -- and to clear out salary-cap space to make a run at key free agents to build around Doncic.

Warriors vs. Heat Watch Guide: Lineups, injuries and player usage

Source | 4 days ago.

Warriors vs. Heat Watch Guide: Lineups, injuries and player usage originally appeared on OAKLAND -- There may be only one way a 21st Century shooting guard without a reliable 3-point shot can glide into the Hall of Fame. Answer to the name Dwyane Wade. Wade makes his final appearance at Oracle Arena on Sunday, when the Miami Heat face the Warriors.

Warriors starting five as good as it gets - Wade

Source | 4 days ago.

Dwyane Wade does not believe there has ever been a better starting five than the Golden State Warriors' formidable quintet. The Warriors signed four-time All-Star DeMarcus Cousins after retaining their NBA title last year and are favourites to be crowned champions for a third season in a row. Wade's Miami Heat side suffered a 120-118 defeat to the Warriors in his final game at Oracle Arena on Sunday and the retiring star rates Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Cousins as five of the best.

Wade visits Warriors with Heat one final time

Source | 4 days ago.

Dwyane Wade and San Francisco Bay basketball fans get one final chance to demonstrate their admiration for each other when the Miami Heat make its one and only stop in Oakland, Calif., this season to face the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night. Presuming he can shake the residual cobwebs from a hard fall in Friday's loss at Sacramento, Wade is scheduled to make his final NBA appearance at Golden State, where he ranks among the all-time scoring leaders among Warriors opponents. Wade has faced the Warriors 23 times in his 16-year career and ranks 16th among their opponents with a 25.3-point scoring average.

Kevin Durant's 39 points and late heroics spoil Dwyane Wade's farewell tour through Oakland

Source | 5 days ago.

Sometimes it can be tough to say goodbye to a legend, although the Golden State Warriors only got so sentimental for Dwyane Wade's last game in Oakland. Kevin Durant put up a game-high 39 points, and with some late clutch shooting from him and DeMarcus Cousins, the Warriors came back to top the Miami Heat, 120-118, on Sunday. It was the second straight game the Warriors overcame a double-digit deficit and their 11th overall on the season.

Warriors coach Kerr encourages Harper to sign with Giants

Source | 5 days ago.

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr wants Bryce Harper to join the San Francisco Giants. San Francisco are reportedly planning to offer the star free agent a short-term contract and the two sides have mutual interest. Kerr discussed Harper possibly signing with the nearby Giants at a news conference on Sunday.

Miami's Dwyane Wade clears concussion protocol after fall

Source | 5 days ago.

Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade cleared the concussion protocol and avoided a serious injury after crashing hard to the floor at the end of the first quarter against Sacramento on Friday night. Wade's head bounced off the floor and he immediately grabbed the back of his head, and then rolled onto his stomach, where he lay while being checked by a team trainer. This is Wade's 16th and final NBA season, and Commissioner Adam Silver made him a special addition to the roster for next Sunday's All-Star Game in Atlanta, which would be Wade's 13th All-Star appearance.

Harrison Barnes on mid-game Kings trade: 'I didn't know it was going to happen like that'

Source | 6 days ago.

Harrison Barnes is focusing on his future with the Sacramento Kings having been left surprised by the unusual manner in which he was traded from the Dallas Mavericks. Barnes reportedly found out the Mavericks made a deal to send him to Sacramento in the middle of Dallas' game against the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. The Mavericks' decision to inform Barnes of his trade mid-game was met with some criticism, including from LeBron James, who said in a rant on Instagram that he wants the “narrative” around player movement to change.

Kings takeaways: What we learned in 102-96 comeback win over Heat

Source | 6 days ago.

Following their roster shakeup at the NBA trade deadline, the Sacramento Kings looked lost in their battle with the Miami Heat on Friday night at Golden 1 Center. Led by Buddy Hield's late-game heroics and contributions up and down the lineup, the Kings erased a big fourth-quarter deficit to shock the Heat 102-96. Josh Richardson scored 21 points and Hassan Whiteside dropped in a monster double-double (17 points, 19 rebounds), but it wasn't enough to stop Sacramento.

Kings vs. Heat watch guide: Lineups, injury report, player usage

Source | 6 days ago.

Kings vs. Heat watch guide: Lineups, injury report, player usage originally appeared on SACRAMENTO -- The new-look Kings continue their long homestand Friday evening at Golden 1 Center. Sacramento will play host to the Miami Heat looking for their fourth win in five tries. General manager Vlade Divac made a flurry of transactions at the NBA's trade deadline, including major moves at the small forward position.

LeBron James: I'm the reason why East teams loaded up at trade deadline

Source | 7 days ago.

LeBron James: I'm the reason why East teams loaded up at trade deadline originally appeared on No one is more aware of LeBron James' impact on the NBA than LeBron James. During a trip to Boston that ended in a buzzer-beating win over the Celtics, the Los Angeles Lakers star said what most people already know about the top contenders in the Eastern Conference making a flurry of moves at the NBA trade deadline. NBA trade deadline winners, losers: Which East teams improved?

Knicks at $4 billion top Forbes list of NBA franchise values

Source | 7 days ago.

It's good to be James Dolan. The Knicks have not been the winningest or best-run franchise in the NBA for decades (and that's putting it kindly), but because it's New York and the team has a passionate and loyal fan base, Dolan's Knicks top Forbes Magazine's list of most valuable NBA franchises. At a staggering $4 billion.

Portland's failed comeback streak lives on after loss to Miami Heat

Source | 8 days ago.

The Miami Heat beat the Trail Blazers 118-108  on Tuesday night at the Moda Center, continuing Portland's infamous and peculiar run of failed comebacks. "We kinda let them go where they wanted to go instead of sending them ways we wanted to go and forcing them into coverages that we wanted," Damian Lillard said. The Blazers had five days off heading into the meeting with the Heat, and Lillard admitted that there was some obvious rust after the long layoff.

Report: Heat trading Tyler Johnson to Suns for Ryan Anderson

Source | 9 days ago.

The Miami Heat are trading Tyler Johnson to the Phoenix Suns, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The Athletic's Shams Charania reports that Wayne Ellington will also go to Phoenix in the deal. Ryan Anderson is reportedly heading to Miami in return.

Blazers' vacation hangover leads to loss of "pop" -- and loss of game

Source | 9 days ago.

Blazers' vacation hangover leads to loss of "pop" -- and loss of game originally appeared on On second thought, perhaps those five days off were really not such a great thing for the Trail Blazers, after all. Portland players were practically giddy over the five game-free days last week -- and the first three that were practice-free. But it took Portland three quarters to wake up from its vacation hangover Tuesday night and by the time the Blazers put together a solid effort they were too far behind and couldn't catch up, defeated by the Miami Heat 118-108 in Moda Center Tuesday night.

Everything you need to know from pregame as Trail Blazers prep for Miami Heat

Source | 9 days ago.

Everything you need to know from pregame as Trail Blazers prep for Miami Heat originally appeared on It has been five days since Portland has played a game and now the well-rested Trail Blazers will play a two-game homestand on Tuesday and Thursday starting with a matchup against the Miami Heat tonight. Before tonight's game, Blazers head coach Terry Stotts and Portland's newest player both addressed the media. Newest Trail Blazer acquisition update: Coach Stotts says wing Rodney Hood will be inactive tonight vs. Miami.

Blazers game is homecoming for Heat's Spoelstra

Source | 11 days ago.

Entering Tuesday night's matchup with the Heat in Portland, the Blazers have won three games in a row and six of their last seven. Portland is riding an eight-game home win streak and stands in fourth place in the Western Conference. "I really respect what they've done this year," said Spoelstra, whose club is kicking off a six-game road trip.

Reeling Heat now hitting road for toughest stretch of season

Source | 11 days ago.

Dwyane Wade has missed the playoffs only twice in his career, and the Miami Heat aren't exactly looking like a sure bet to get him one more trip to the postseason before retirement. The Heat play their next six contests on the road, a daunting stretch that starts Tuesday in Portland then moves to Sacramento, Golden State, Denver and Dallas in the last game before the All-Star break - then Philadelphia for the first game after the break. Entering Monday's games, four of those teams rank among the NBA's top 10 this season, and those six foes have a combined winning percentage of .610.

Bradley Beal will get a chance to play with longtime idol, Dwyane Wade (and Dirk Nowitzki) at All-Star Game

Source | 14 days ago.

Bradley Beal will get a chance to play with longtime idol, Dwyane Wade (and Dirk Nowitzki) at All-Star Game originally appeared on Bradley Beal will finally get the opportunity to share the floor with his childhood icon during All-Star Weekend in Charlotte. The NBA announced this afternoon that veterans Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks and Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat will partake in the All-Star Game later this month as special additions to celebrate two illustrious careers. Beal announced earlier last month following a matchup with Miami that Wade is the reason he wears No.

NBA names Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki to All-Star Game as special roster additions

Source | 14 days ago.

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade and Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki will truly be going out on top, as NBA commissioner Adam Silver named the pair of future Hall of Famers to the All-Star Game as special roster additions on Friday. The 37-year-old Wade has already announced that this will be his final season, and 40-year-old Nowitzki is undecided about playing beyond this campaign. NBA coaches announced the 14 reserves for the All-Star Game on Thursday, and Nowitzki and Wade will be the be the 13th players to represent each of their conferences.

Trail Blazers 'tryna chill', pop open the Pinot Noir on staycation

Source | 15 days ago.

Trail Blazers tryna chill, pop open the Pinot Noir on staycation originally appeared on When Terry Stotts strolled into the Trail Blazers locker room following the 132-105 trouncing of the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night, his outfit spoiled the surprise. Stotts walked into an already rowdy locker room clad in proper beach attire complete with a button-up floral shirt, cargo shorts, flip flops, sunglasses and a white fedora. The Blazers players had been petitioning their coach to cancel practice on Saturday for over a week, and were chanting "Three!