Posts Tagged ‘Miami Heat’

LeBron James needs your help

By Joe Boozell

VIDEO: LeBron on choosing No. 6 in 2009

23? 6? Pull a Michael Jordan and bust out the 45 jersey?

LeBron James needs your help, NBA fans. Despite deciding to change his jersey number to 6 before even signing with the Miami Heat, The King is thinking about bringing back his Cleveland “23″. James took to Instagram to see what his fans think he should do.

Regardless of his choice, LeBron appears to have a bright future in Photoshop design ahead of him once his hoops career ends.



D Wade reenacts Air Bud with a dolphin

By Joe Boozell

The sequel to the multiple sequels of “Air Bud”, perhaps? After putting the finishing touches on a new deal to stay in Miami, Dwyane Wade finally has some time to himself. So D Wade decided to hit up the zoo, and this happened:

With the loss of LeBron James, apparently the Heat are exhausting all possible methods of bringing in outside talent.


T-Mac hangs up the cleats

By Joe Boozell

Former scoring wizard Tracy McGrady was last seen in the NBA with the San Antonio Spurs, riding the bench in their 2013 Finals loss to the Miami Heat. T-Mac decided to exchange his sneakers for spikes in 2014, beginning an independent league baseball career with the Sugarland Skeeters. “Inside Stuff” had this short feature on McGrady’s quest to the mound a few months ago.

VIDEO: Tracy McGrady on “Inside Stuff”

Unfortunately, like his basketball career, McGrady’s baseball career has ended quite abruptly. CBS reports that McGrady is calling it quits after four appearances, a 6.75 ERA and an abnormally high walk rate. Sabermetrics talk aside, T-Mac is sure to be missed on baseball diamonds and basketball courts everywhere.


Some Heat fans not taking LeBron’s departure well (Update)

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — When LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010 to sign with with Miami Heat, there were many Cavaliers fans who were upset with The Decision, enough so that they burned James jerseys and rallied against him in the streets. Four years later, upon his return home, James appears to be forgiven.

Not so fast in Miami, however. Yes, some fans understand why James would leave and return home, such as Heat owner Micky Arison, who took to Twitter to write…

But, according to WPLG Local 10 News in Miami, some Heat fans aren’t taking as well…

UPDATE: It appears at least one Heat fan is trying to right the wrongs of the other, angrier fan…

LeBron returns to Cleveland, billboards quickly go up

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It hasn’t even been four hours since LeBron James announced he would be “coming home” to Cleveland to rejoin the Cavs, but the city of Cleveland is already welcoming him back. In LeBron’s final years in Cleveland, a huge Nike “WITNESS” billboard hung on the side of a building across the street from the Cavs arena. This one isn’t as large, but it sure went up fast…

Cleveland newspaper welcomes LeBron home

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — When LeBron James left Cleveland for Miami back in 2010, folks in and around the Cleveland area didn’t take it so well. Cavs owner Dan Gilbert wrote a famously fiery letter to Cavs fans, while the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper created a cover image that was both memorable and blunt:


But with today’s announcement that LeBron was returning to Cleveland, the Plain Dealer has released their cover for tomorrow’s paper, with a memorable image celebrating LeBron’s journey home…

No decision (yet) from LeBron causes to crash

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Yesterday afternoon, it looked like an answer was coming. Basketball fans in Cleveland and Miami have been waiting to hear which franchise will be down with the king the next few years, it’s been a long wait.

Ah, but yesterday afternoon, for just one shining moment, it looked as though an answer was forthcoming! According to reports out of Ohio, police were gathering at LeBron’s home and preparing for…well…something?

So around 3:30, people started gathering around Twitter and the Internet, waiting for some sort of an announcement from LeBron. And when no news was forthcoming, all there was to do was wait and continue refreshing websites…

In the meantime,, which normally looks like this…

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Suddenly looked like this…


So what happened?

Nothing. Nothing happened.

And then a few minutes later, word leaked that we were waiting for nothing…

Today, at this minute, we’re in the same place we were 24 hours ago, with nothing decided.

An answer will come…eventually…

San Antonio Spurs hiring air conditioning specialist

Miami Heat v San Antonio Spurs - NBA Finals Game One

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Now that we’re in the midst of free agency, the Finals seems like years ago, but it was just a few weeks back that the NBA Finals tipped off in San Antonio, and we saw what will forever be remembered as “The Air Conditioning Game.” With the A/C out in the AT&T Center, temperatures soared close to triple digits, making everyone in the arena uncomfortable, particularly the Spurs and the members of the Miami Heat, and perhaps even causing LeBron James to cramp up and miss the end of the game.

Thus far in free agency, the Spurs have managed to keep the same championship team together. But they do appear to be looking for help in one off court area. According to this job posting, the Spurs are looking for someone to work in building operations. You need some verbal skills and some computer skills, of course, oh and also experience with HVAC…which means heating, ventilation and, yep, air conditioning:

Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize and organize a diversified workload. The successful candidate will have experience with public assembly facilities operations including but not limited to, electrical, plumbing, HVAC and project management. The skill to handle multiple tasks at one time, possess energy and self-motivation, provide effective staff leadership, and communication is essential.

(via CBS)

Cleveland wants LeBron to “come home”

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night at midnight, NBA free agency officially became official, meaning contracts and deals that had been negotiated during the moratorium were now able to be actually signed. And while there are plenty of storylines and players out there waiting to be finalized, the biggest fish is still swimming.

LeBron James has yet to announce where he will be playing next next season, but most reports have him deciding between Miami, where he’s gone to the NBA Finals four seasons in a row and won two MVP awards, and Cleveland, his “hometown” team and the the franchise where he began his NBA career. He left Cleveland in 2010 in search of titles, which he found in Miami, but now it looks as if he might make a return to Cleveland if he wants the best chance of winning more rings going forward.

Accordingly, while we wait for Lebron’s decision choice to be announced, Cavs fans have been lighting up the internet the last few days trying to do their part in bringing Bron back. For instance, celebrity chef Michael Symon, who hails from Cleveland and told us about being a Cavs fan a year ago, has promised to give LeBron his own personalized burger if he returns.

A Cleveland-based t-shirt company dropped a design designed to get Bron back in the Cavs’ wine and gold (and blue and orange)…

And finally, here’s an entire music video that’s pretty self-explanatory…

VIDEO: Coming Home

Joel Embiid ends hilarious Twitter recruitment of LeBron James

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Before the July 4th holiday, we checked in with Sixers rookie Joel Embiid, who was using Twitter to have a little fun with the free agency frenzy surrounding LeBron James.

Embiid was using Twitter to jokingly attempt to get LeBron James to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers. But after a few days of trying to get James’ attention via Twitter, with apparently no response, Embiid announced that he’s ended his pursuit. Good job, good effort, rook. Sure was fun while it lasted…