Posts Tagged ‘Miami Heat’

All Hail Zo: Alonzo Mourning Gets His Just Due

With this latest Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class being inducted this weekend, I realize I’m at the age where the players that introduced me to the sport are finally getting their just due. While I’m still a few years away from seeing the athletes that directly influence how I enjoy...
August 8th, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

The King Shocked The World Again: LeBron James Takes His Talents Back To Northeast Ohio

LeBron James, after serving his four-year term as the lead dog for the Miami Heat, has made the decision to take his talents back to Northeast Ohio and return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. It’s where I walked. It’s...
July 11th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Pat Riley And The Most Important Powerpoint Presentation In History

As he’s become accustomed to his entire career, Pat Riley stands as one of the main characters as NBA history happens in real time. Twenty calendars from now will be the year 2034. Life’s going to look a lot different, too. The Obama era will be a distant memory, as both Barack and Michelle...
July 9th, 2014 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

The Decision, Part II: LeBron James Opts Out And Fans Lose Their Minds…Again

I’ve been awake exactly 90 minutes as of writing this, and I’m already disgusted. LeBron James, in a move that was 100% not shocking at all, did exactly what he was supposed to do this Tuesday morning. Per SB Nation’s Jason Patt: Miami Heat star LeBron James has exercised his early...
June 24th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

The Hypocrisy Of The Post-Finals San Antonio Spurs Fandom

It’s been a few days, and plenty are still consuming all the commentary about where both the new champion San Antonio Spurs and the somewhat reeling Miami Heat stand after a five-game NBA Finals. It continues for many reasons that range from our need to predict an unknown future to likely a greater...
June 20th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Basketball | Read More

Dearly Departed: 5 Thoughts On The Fall Of The Miami Heat

Considering that the NBA Finals have now come and gone, this Dearly Departed entry hits home in a couple ways. One, the San Antonio Spurs were the last team standing. Two, the NBA season has officially come to an end. To me, the latter is more devastating than the fact that the Miami Heat were dethroned...
June 18th, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

What I Learned From Game 5 Of The NBA Finals: The San Antonio Spurs Are World Champions

I’m glad it’s over. It didn’t take long to figure out, and frankly, it was getting unbearable to watch. The San Antonio Spurs are the best team in the world, and it’s not even close. The Miami Heat have the best player in the world, and it’s not even close. The 2014 NBA...
June 16th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

What I Learned From Game 4 Of The NBA Finals: The Spurs Are Just Too Damn Good

Heading in to Game 4 of the 2014 NBA Finals, I fully expected the Miami Heat to come out with fire and energy to do everything possible in order to even the series up. That’s what champions do, especially two-time defending champions. And especially, especially two-time defending champions with...
June 13th, 2014 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

Kawhi Leonard Has No Regard For Human Life, Or At The Very Least The Miami Heat

The Miami Heat were already getting their asses whupped. The San Antonio Spurs were passing the ball like the Harlem Globetrotters and shooting the ball like they knew all the hot spots on Double Dribble. I’ll admit it, at some point this started to get partly sad and partly hilarious as Erik...
June 12th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

What I Learned From Game 3 Of The NBA Finals: It’s Hard To Lose When You Make (Almost) Every Shot

Living on the West Coast is a pain at times. I got off of work a little later than usual, and realizing the fact that I have a one hour-plus commute to/from work every day, I knew that I’d miss part of Game 3 of the NBA Finals. There’s this feeling you get when the clock strikes and you...
June 11th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

The Shot That Saved The Spurs In Game 3: Marco Belinelli’s Lone Three-Pointer

In a game in which the San Antonio Spurs scored 41 points in the opening quarter and 71 points in the first half — setting an NBA Finals record for highest field goal percentage in a half — the most important made bucket of the contest didn’t happen in the opening 24 minutes. It also didn’t...
June 11th, 2014 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

The Resurrection: Rashard Lewis And His Long-Awaited Redemption

People never get the flowers while they can still smell them. As cliche as that is, it’s certainly true, especially when it comes to sports appreciation. This is the social media age, where everything has to be immediate or a player is a bust, and revisionist history has tainted even the greatest...
June 10th, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

The Archives: The Mindset Of Someone Who Still Wears Cornrows In The NBA

(Ed’s Note: Before there was thesportsfanjournal.com there was edthesportsfan.com. From 2008-12, Kenny, The Rev, Phillip, Tinsley and myself published over 900+ articles on that blog, and from time to time we knocked some dope articles out the park. We understand that you might not have been...
June 9th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

What I Learned From Game 2 Of The NBA Finals: Sunday Morning Yoga Helps LeBron Be OK At Basketball

For the first quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Finals, I thought LeBron James was drunk on All Sport. LeBron looks drunk on All Sport right now. — Eddie Maisonet, III (@edthesportsfan) June 9, 2014 Do you all remember All Sport? It was a competitor to Gatorade and Powerade back in the day, and it was...
June 9th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

What I Learned From Game 1 Of The NBA Finals: The Spurs Put In The Game Genie For The 4th Quarter

I don’t know what the Miami Heat did to deserve what happened to them in the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Thursday night will forever be known as The LeBron Cramp Game, while Dwyane Wade continues to be the original teflon don and escape blame once again and no one on the Miami...
June 6th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Immortality’s Doorstep: Why The 2014 NBA Finals Really Matter

Both teams are already legendary, with doubly legendary cast members. But only one can be remembered on the bright side of history in 2014. Does Tim Duncan capture his elusive fifth ring? Or does LeBron James close out his 20s in the most epic of fashions? Who’s it going to be? His face swollen,...
June 3rd, 2014 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

Dan LeBatard Went On Another Rant Thanks To The Indiana Pacers

Unfortunately, I was first introduced to what Tinsley and I affectionately call “The Dan LeBatard Rant” shortly after the Miami Heat eviscerated the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2012 NBA Finals. You must understand, I was down and out, despondent and in need of some loving a few hugs. However,...
June 2nd, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Chris Bosh: The Hero The Miami Heat Need

As I watched the ridiculousness that was Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals, there was something that bothered me about the Miami Heat. It wasn’t the lack of LeBron James. The early foul trouble that sidelined James was a mix of bad calls and poor decisions on his own part. Nor was I interested...
May 30th, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

Lance Stephenson Went Into Full-On Flirt Mode In Game 5

The Indiana Pacers, by hook or by crook, found a way to stave off elimination by defeating the Miami Heat 93-90 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Paul George played arguably the best game of his life by scoring 37 points, and LeBron James somehow accumulated 5 fouls and was rendered useless...
May 29th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Bruce Springsteen, LeBron James And The Power Of Yesteryear

Some things earn spots in your soul. They hang, appear and offer an outstretched hand when prompted. You dance with them when your imagination meets memory again. You forget where you are, and moments remind you where you were. A handful of years ago, I felt an emotional connection to music for the...
May 16th, 2014 | Basketball, Trible To Your Bass | Read More