Posts Tagged ‘Miami Heat’

The Acceptance Of LeBron’s Good Decision On Taking His Talents To South Beach

I get so tired of hearing people talking about how LeBron chose to play alongside Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. It’s not like they are carrying him to anything. They are role players on a team led by King James. I’m not a LeBron stan to say the least. I am a Knicks fan. A Knicks fan who wishes he...
April 23rd, 2014 | Basketball, Bull City | Read More

Avian Flu: Josh McRoberts Got All Types Of Sick On Chris Andersen

Happy Easter, everybody. A cool thing happened today, as I decided to try and acquire a new skill to help myself become a king of the internet. I learned how to make GIF’s. Yes, the #1 way in which human life chooses to interact with one another in the digital age is now within my arsenal of talents. I...
April 20th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Alonzo Mourning Made The Hall of Fame Today, Let’s Reflect By Watching Him Get Dunked On 20 Times

Here at The Sports Fan Journal, I write these articles that some of you have come to know and love as Obituaries. Over the course of the last two-plus years, I’ve had to write eulogies for Kendrick Perkins and Pau Gasol with regularly as their bodies would be sacrificed for the good of posters...
April 7th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

LeBron James And His 61 Points Of Madness

There’s something about those Charlotte Bobcats where NBA magic always seems to happen at their expense. Earlier this season, Carmelo Anthony set a career and franchise high for the New York Knicks as he dominated his way to a 62-point performance. As single-game performances would go this season,...
March 4th, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

The Reunion: The Miami Heat Return To The White House To Hang Out With Brother President

 “We all know nothing brings people together like the Miami Heat.” — Barack Obama The entire process took no more than 10 minutes in total. The two-time defending world champion Miami Heat were once again at a place that only G-14 classified clearances can provide, a place next to...
January 14th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

The Five Coolest of 2013: #1 – LeBron James

LeBron James is a real man. When we were kids, struggling to find our identities in this weird world that was “middle school,” our moms probably had a conversation with us about fitting in and being ourselves. “Don’t change who you are to fit in with other people, be yourself,...
December 31st, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Starting Lineups: Michael Carter-Williams Takes The Stage As Allen Iverson Exits

The Philadelphia 76ers are supposed to be terrible this year — potentially historically, comically terrible. And more likely than not, they will be. In fact, it would surprise exactly no one if the Sixers lose badly tonight against the Washington Wizards. But for one night, the Sixers were incredibly...
November 1st, 2013 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

For The Love Of Basketball And Why This NBA Season Matters

With the return of a new NBA season, love is in the air. Even if said love brings its fair share of frustrations, heartaches and hurdles. The love of basketball is just like any other abnormal relationship. Because as we all know, a “normal relationship” is the greatest oxymoron ever written. I’ve spoken...
October 29th, 2013 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

Starting Lineups: The Miami Heat Are Becoming John Cena

The NBA is gearing up to be back by the end of the month, and this means that Miami Heat are preparing to run for their third straight title, which is about as safe of a bet as there is in sports today. But is this what is “best for business”? Yeah, there’s LeBron James and the spotlight of having...
October 9th, 2013 | Basketball, The Cheap Seats | Read More

The Miami Heat: The World Champion Foster Parents

For all anyone knows, we could be quickly approaching the Miami Heat’s last season atop the NBA food chain. That’s because Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James can all opt out of their contracts next summer. If, by chance, it is the last run for the currently-constructed Heat, here’s...
September 12th, 2013 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

The 4 Teams Scribe Wants To See From The Owner’s Box

Netflix has a treasure trove of instantly-streaming sports documentaries that can help a fan compliment their game viewing during the lighter schedule that the summer provides. Recently, this Scribe took advantage of the bounty by watching the 2011 soccer doc The Four Year Plan. The Four Year Plan centered...
July 11th, 2013 | A Sports Scribe, Baseball, Basketball, Films and Docs, Football, Hockey, Soccer | Read More

Upside/Downside: The 2013 NBA Finals

“Upside/ Downside” is not a concept that I created, but I like using when it comes to addressing a multitude of questions and issues that have some correlation to each other but all really exist as their own topics. It gives me a way to try and put together a cohesive column that’s...
June 24th, 2013 | Basketball, Steven LeBron | Read More

Because Your Day Isn’t Official Until You Hear The Dan LeBatard Rant

If you haven’t been paying attention, the only three-man weave that competes with our own podcast is the trio of Dan LeBatard, friend of the family Bomani Jones, and of course Papi, on ESPN’s Dan LeBatard is Highly Questionable. With Dan and Bo exchanging in witty quips and savvy insight,...
June 21st, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Tension And Titles: How Game 7 Reminded Us Why Sports Matter

On January 30, 2000, the Tennessee Titans looked 10 yards ahead of them, envisioning Tiffany silver in the end zone sea of St. Louis Ram yellow and blue. What happened next is the stuff of tragic, lucky and euphoric legend. A play was executed to perfection as the Titans’ Frank Wycheck made his route...
June 21st, 2013 | A Sports Scribe, Baseball, Basketball, Columns, Football, Hockey, Sports | Read More

I Ain’t Got No Worries – The Miami Heat Are World Champions Again

“For me, I can’t worry about what everybody says about me. I’m LeBron James, from Akron, Ohio. From the inner city. I’m not even supposed to be here. That’s enough. Every night I walk into the locker room, I see a #6 with James on the back, I’m blessed. So what everybody...
June 21st, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Game Seven: F.E.A.R. (Face Everything And Rise)

Note: Acronym courtesy of thechosenjoshua on YouTube. About two-and-a-half weeks ago, I wrote about Game Seven and how this particular type of game can create a legend and solidify others. Five examples were displayed, five all-time greats, five players who will likely make the Basketball Hall of Fame...
June 20th, 2013 | Basketball, Soul On Ice | Read More

Today’s Obituaries: Michael Lloyd Miller (1980 – 2013)

(Ed’s Note: Today’s Obituaries is a satire series that runs on The Sports Fan Journal. Don’t be lame and get offended. Thanks.) Michael Lloyd Miller, 33, passed away on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013, during game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals as the San Antonio Spurs squared off with the Miami Heat....
June 18th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

The NBA Finals, The Anti-Hero And The Generational War

Watching the NBA Finals annually now is as much an exercise in seeing the highest caliber basketball possible as it is watching a sociology experiment gone haywire. Since the Miami Heat have taken to their annual appearance in the Finals, the talk has been about the idea of LeBron James and friends...
June 18th, 2013 | Basketball, The Cheap Seats | Read More

Why Doesn’t LeBron James Dunk On People Anymore?

I’ll be damned if that question didn’t pop back into my brain again during Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs. A question’s that been brewing in the back of my mind for almost three years now. That question always seems to arise in crucial moments,...
June 17th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

The Heat, The Spurs And Changing Perceptions

Photo By Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports Four games into the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs, and the predictable reactions still permeate the discussion. They’re essentially crafted around the image we have of both teams. The Big Three versus The Big Team, The Heatles against The...
June 14th, 2013 | A Sports Scribe, Basketball | Read More