The three-time defending Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat have looked at times like they are simply managing their time waiting for the playoffs. But Tuesday night in Indianapolis will have a playoff atmosphere as the Heat tangle with the NBA’s top team right now, the Indiana Pacers.
The last offensive play for the Miami Heat did not go as planned. In the eyes of Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, the two-time defending NBA champions pretty much botched the whole thing.
The Miami Heat and team owner Micky Arison’s company Carnival Corporation have pledged to donate at least $1 million to support relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan.
The Chicago Bulls was a trendy pick in the offseason as the team that can best challenge the two-time defending champion Miami Heat this year. The Bulls found out on opening night that taking out the Heat is going to be much tougher than they originally thought.
The NBA tips off its regular season next week and as one final preview of the season, the league’s general managers made their predictions for awards and who will take home the Larry O’Brien trophy this year. Put simply, it’s good to be a member or fan of the Miami Heat!
If you see Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade in practice, you’ll immediately notice a younger-looking, leaner, and refreshed shooting guard ready to prove to the league that last year’s postseason was an aberration and not the norm.
It’s tough to be out of the spotlight when you’re seven-feet tall, but Miami Heat center Greg Oden has been out of the basketball world for several years and he’s itching to get back on the court.
The list of coaches with back-to-back NBA championships includes some of the game’s giants — names such as Red Auerbach, Phil Jackson, Chuck Daly, and of course Pat Riley. Erik Spoelstra is now part of their fraternity. And he seems completely unimpressed by that.
It was nine months in the making, but shortly before 1:30 p.m., the Miami Heat’s championship celebration inside the AmericanAirlines Arena kicked off.
He’s never won NBA Coach of the Year, but Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra has had the last laugh as the leader of the back-to-back champions.