The Butterfly Effect: NBA Free Agency

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Tick tock. Tick tock. Once July 1st came around, NBA free agency period was on the clock. While 2010 was rich with expectations and helped cultivate today’s “rockstar” free agency atmosphere, 2014’s recruiting period has a very different feel to it.While the initial thinking was that the biggest fish -LeBron James- is the biggest domino, […] READ MORE


The Miami Heat Dilemma

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This year’s NBA free agency is shaping up to be one the most memorable in recent years. Already this offseason has provided headlines to make you keep your head in Twitter for days. Just to show how crazy this offseason has already been, here is list of just some of the major headlines so far: […] READ MORE


Re-Ranking The 2003 NBA Draft Lottery

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The 2014 NBA Draft on Thursday, the 26th, has been trumpeted as the “Best Draft Since 2003, Or At Least Since 2007.” In anticipation of this, here is an ultimate 2003 NBA draft lottery re-ranking, picks 1-13. I sincerely hope you’re ready for the knowledge that I’m about to drop on you. 1. Cleveland Cavaliers: LeBron James […] READ MORE


Erik Spoelstra Key to Heat's Success

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What do you first think of when someone mentions the Miami Heat? LeBron James- and rightfully so. Ever since the transcendent talent signed with Miami in the summer of 2010, the Heat have seen plenty of success. Four straight NBA Finals appearances and back-to-back Larry O’Brien trophies in 2012 and 2013. The two Finals MVPs […] READ MORE


Miami Heat headed to fourth straight NBA Finals

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The Miami Heat have joined some elite company. They are now 1 of 3 teams to have reached the NBA Finals four straight years. The last time it was done? About 30 years ago. You would think after all these regular season and playoff games, Miami would just be too gassed to make it this […] READ MORE


Batman: The NBA's Newest Small Forward

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Batman is in the NBA? I have seen all of his movies and not once did I see an ocean in Gotham City. All along, Gotham was really Miami. Who knew? With LeBron James sidelined with a broken nose, Heat General Manager Pat Riley turned on the bat signal and received the assistance of the […] READ MORE


Why Does Lebron James Flop?

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There is little dispute that Miami Heat’s LeBron James is the best basketball player in the world.  LeBron can do almost anything on the court.  He can score inside or outside.  He has phenomenal ball handling skills.  He can guard anyone on the court – even a healthy Derrick Rose who routinely broke lesser player’s […] READ MORE


Determining the NBA’s Most Hated Team

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After seeing the terrific response to the Determining the NHL’s Most Hated Team article written by Ben Kerr, one of the our hockey experts here at Last Word on Sports, and our NFL version written by Rick Wiseman, and the baseball version from Larry Scotti, there needed to be a similar article done about the […] READ MORE


Why the Miami Heat Don't Need To Be Number 1

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Have you ever gotten so good at something that after awhile of doing whatever you’ve mastered becomes boring? Take a video game for example, or to be more specific, let’s say NBA 2k14. You already have the game set to it’s highest difficulty, but yet you’re destroying the computer simulated competition time and time again. […] READ MORE