Sprung: Heat admit lack of urgency, aggressiveness in Game 3 loss to Nets

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Miami relatively cruised through its first six playoff games, with only one of their wins coming by fewer than 11 points. After trailing by two at halftime in Saturday night’s Game 3 against the Brooklyn Nets, the Heat finally took a punch it could not counter. “They got virtually everything,” Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said of the Brooklyn Nets’ second half offensive surge. “Everybody knows the threes they hit towards the end of the third quarter but they were getting

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Tweet of the Day: The Miami Heat Are WWE Champions

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The old adage has always been that “it’s great to be the King.” However, for some, it is great simply to be around and next to the king—as would be evident by being teammates of King James. He has helped in leading his team to three-straight NBA Finals and two-straight NBA championships. He is a benevolent king. Not only does Miami Heat star LeBron James get great gifts for himself, he rewards his team with great gifts of their own. Wednesday afternoon he

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Tweet of the Day: LeBron James Acknowledges Wakeup Call

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Not for the faint of heart among two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat fans, Wednesday night—after a two-day trip that included a stop by the White House—the “Heatles” fell to the Washington Wizards in disastrous fashion. The loss was their third straight. Many have insinuated that the Heat have been coasting through the early part of the season. Prior to Wednesday’s game against the Wizards, reigning MVP LeBron James addressed the coasting talk, “We’ll see Wednesday how I’m coasting. You’ll see the

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Tweet of the Day: NBA, Players Remember Nelson Mandela

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Many amazing men have walked the earth having had a profound impact on the world with their lives. Men like Mahatma Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr.. Their deaths were monumental and the cause of grief to many. Former South African President Nelson Mandela died Thursday at the age of 95. Mandela was instrumental in bringing about the end of Apartheid (racial segregation) and ushering in an era of ethnic equality in South African politics. His efforts earned him the Nobel

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Tweet of the Night: NBA Players React To Paul Walker News

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Amidst a crazy day of sports — that included the top team in college football losing on a last-second field goal return for a touchdown — one of the top stories circulating on the Internet Saturday was that of the untimely tragic death of actor Paul Walker. Walker, 40, who was best known for his iconic role as Brian O’Conner in The Fast and the Furious films, died in a fiery single-car crash in Santa Clarita, California. The combination of TMZ having

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Tweet of the Day: Chalmers Disagrees with Suspension

The NBA has disciplined another player this season, this time it’s Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers. Chalmers will be suspended one game (served tonight against Charlotte) for a forearm to the head of Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki in Friday night’s game. Chalmers was unhappy with the ruling by the league. He later took to Twitter to explain his side of the story. Never in my career been a dirty player. It’s clear that my arm was being held and that’s wat caused

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NBA players react to Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins’ first game against each other

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It was a big night for college basketball and general managers around the NBA, as Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins – two of the biggest prizes for the upcoming summer’s draft – went head to head against each other in a much anticipated contest between Kansas and Duke on Tuesday. With expectations sky high, the two made sure no one left disappointed. Parker scored 19 points in the first half, including this impressive dunk, to capture much of the attention and finished

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