From Kobe Bryant to Kevin Durant to presidents, the sports world was set abuzz Monday morning when NBA player Jason Collins announced he was gay.
A basketball fan might think that a team with the Heat’s Big Three of Chris Bosh, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade plus Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett could put up enough points to secure a victory in the 2013 NBA All-Star Game.
The last All-Star game in Houston was a glimpse of what Miami Heat games would become. LeBron James scored 29 points and was the MVP. Dwyane Wade added 20 and made the go-ahead basket to cap a huge comeback, and the Eastern Conference beat the West 122-120 in 2006.
Terrence Ross had to settle his nerves at the start of the All-Star dunk contest. By the end, he was calming down a ball boy he needed as a prop for his winning slam.
Miami Heat power forward Chris Bosh has been added to the roster next month’s All Star Game in Houston, the NBA announced Thursday.
For a few exciting minutes in the fourth quarter, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers resembled the championship-caliber dynamo everybody expected this season, making a big run and surging past the Miami Heat. And then LeBron James calmly demonstrated why the Heat are the defending NBA champions and the Lakers are in 11th place in the Western Conference.
Miami Heat fans have been doing a lot of hand wringing as of late due to the team’s repeated rebounding woes contributing to a few losses. But the Heat is in first place, something another team of superstars out west are nowhere near.
Kobe Bryant is no longer a holdout. He’s on Twitter.
Dwyane Wade has become one of the most beloved sports stars in South Florida history thanks to his superb play on the court and his work in the community. But some recent plays have some questioning whether Wade is a “dirty” player.
LeBron James is atop the NBA’s jersey-sales list once again. The Miami Heat star has the league’s hottest-selling jersey, marking the third time the NBA’s reigning MVP and Finals MVP has held that distinction. James was No. 4 in the most recent rankings, released in April.