Udonis Haslem says he's coming back for 20th year with Heat
Tim Duncan spent 19 seasons with San Antonio and John Stockton spent 19 with Utah. The 42-year-old Haslem is by far the longest-tenured player in Heat history. Haslem was the oldest player to appear in each of the last two NBA seasons. Haslem has averaged 7.5 points and 6.6 rebounds in his first 19 seasons, playing sparingly the last six years. After the coming season, Haslem said he hopes to join the Heat's front office and has mentioned his desire to possibly join the ownership group in the years to come.wftv.com
Sorry, not sorry: Heat aren't fazed by the lack of believers
Hawks Heat Basketball Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) passes the bal as Atlanta Hawks forward Onyeka Okongwu defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, April 8, 2022, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) (Lynne Sladky)MIAMI — (AP) — Udonis Haslem started the Miami Heat postseason with an apology. Haslem, like many other Heat players, is amused by the notion that the No. “It might not be the sexiest,” Haslem, the longtime Heat captain and 19-year veteran, said of Miami's 53-29 regular season mark. 1 seed.”Miami opens the playoffs at home on Sunday afternoon; the Heat will find out their opponent on Friday night.wftv.com
Nets' Irving clears NBA protocols, Hawks add to COVID list
(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (Sue Ogrocki)Kyrie Irving is a step closer to making his season debut. The Eastern Conference-leading Brooklyn Nets announced Tuesday that Irving, along with Kevin Durant and LaMarcus Aldridge, have cleared the NBA's health and safety protocols — a major step toward getting them back on the court. Atlanta added three players to its list of those in the protocols, giving the Hawks 13 currently dealing with a virus-related issue. Daigneault was ruled out from coaching the Thunder game Tuesday against Sacramento. That should mean some players who are on the current protocols list could be back on the floor quicker than first planned.wftv.com
Haslem joins small club, gives Heat spark off bench
Udonis Haslem has been telling anyone who will listen the same thing for years, that if given a chance he can still impact winning. The Miami Heat won’t disagree. In a 90-second span Wednesday night, Haslem committed a foul, got a rebound, scored on a layup, blocked a shot, picked up another foul and grabbed another rebound.news.yahoo.com
'Continue to pray': In Surfside, NBA's Haslem offers support
The Miami Heat captain didn’t know what to say. We pray for them and we pray for peace for all the families!! !”Haslem later visited briefly with first responders and thanked them for their tireless efforts searching through the rubble for seven consecutive days. “We’re so grateful for a towering man to come and show his love and support,” Levine Cava said, flanked by the 6-foot-8 Haslem. For me, being a part of Miami and staying in Miami, it was always bigger than basketball for me,.wftv.com
'We have to figure this out': Heat say turnaround will come
Miami Heat players Udonis Haslem, left, talks to Jimmy Butler during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Miami. The Miami Heat aren’t believing that quite yet — even after a disastrous start to the 2020-21 campaign. “Heat Nation, we are going to figure this out,” All-Star center Bam Adebayo said. AdThe year after losing the finals has not been kind to the most recent teams who have dropped the title series. Tyler Herro missed seven games with neck spasms.
As election draws closer, the NBA continues calls to vote
The group’s primary mission right now: defeat what it calls “systemic, targeted voter suppression” and protect Black voters. “More than a vote, it’s about protecting Black voters and voter suppression that goes on in our communities. And the More Than A Vote group has already recruited 20,000 poll workers for election day around the country. Golden State, Atlanta and Detroit are squaring off in a voting registration contest — seeing who can get the most fans to register to vote. The Hawks are among the teams that will pay employees for time spent voting and serving at the polls on Election Day, Nov. 3.
Short-handed Heat fight hard, but not good enough in Game 2
Their defense just wasn't good enough and their veteran forward let them know it during a timeout in the third quarter. He wanted to play, but the Heat decided he needed to rest injuries to his left shoulder and neck. Butler insisted the Heat needed to find a way to win anyway, and he took his best shot. Tyler Herro, a 20-year-old rookie, became the youngest player to start an NBA Finals game and scored 17 points. Guard Kendrick Nunn, at 6-foot-2, blocked a shot by Davis, who stands 8 inches taller, in the fourth quarter.
Back to the Finals: Heat oust Celtics, move to title series
Bam Adebayo scored a season-high 32 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Butler scored 22 points and the Heat won the Eastern Conference finals for the sixth time by topping the Boston Celtics 125-113 on Sunday night. The Heat won the series 4-2 — and now, they’ll see LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers for the title. Boston took the lead twice more, with Adebayo answering both times, first with a dunk, then a go-ahead three-point play with 6:16 left. Heat: The Heat are now guaranteed no less than $4,399,686 for their playoff share, and that number would rise to $5,791,041 if they win the title. CROSS-SPORT SUPPORTThe Celtics and Heat were getting some support from afar before Game 6.
Jamal Crawford's latest NBA chance finally arrives with Nets
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Jamal Crawford is coming off a 51-point game. And for a while, it looked like that game might have been Crawfords last as a player because for most of this season, the now 40-year-old guard remained unsigned. Bryant scored 60 in his final NBA game. If guys said your last game was a 51-point game off the bench, thats a heck of a exit, Crawford said. So, I tried to find the peace within that and I got a chance to spend time with family.
NBA Experience at Disney Springs is now open
There was whole squad of sports stars on hand Monday for the NBA Experience at the Disney Springs shopping and entertainment center near Orlando. The attraction isnt in a theme park at Walt Disney World, but at the dining and entertainment complex. On the ground level, an exhibit spotlighting NBA and WNBA players, the Combine experience and the NBA Store await. Upstairs there are more activities, including a dunking and slingshot experience and a basketball court where a game clock counts down your shots. The NBA Experience is located at 1486 Buena Vista Drive in Lake Buena Vista.dailycommercial.com