Ask me what I like about being a dad. Seriously, ask me. Because I think I finally have an answer. For some, kids complete the family. That's certainly the case for me. But it wouldn't have gotten to the core of what I really value as a father.
As Dwyane Wade explained, in what seems to some to be an utterance of unfathomable understatement: LeBron James is "off the planet right now. He's not...
This is not your average Monday night karaoke. It's "Battioke"-- Heat forward Shane Battier's fundraising sing fest, now in its second year here in Miami. The event is oversized in terms of personalities and humor.
We've only been talking for three minutes but it becomes crystal clear to me that Air Force Staff Sergeant Jason Alberti is a Miami HEAT superfan -- unlike any other I've ever encountered in my 14 seasons working in the NBA.
Maybe it was their dominating Finals win over the Oklahoma City Thunder last June. Maybe it was the offseason addition of Ray Allen. Whatever the reason, the vitriol normally reserved for third world dictators that has engulfed the Miami Heat over the past two years seems to be evaporating.
We are just over a month into the regular season and Ray Allen already has three game-winning shots and looks as fresh as ever.
Dwyane Wade's Vogue feature reminded me that, collectively, Cura's male mentors give our children a gift to which all children should be entitled -- and which all mothers should be able to take for granted.
Los juegos han cambiado mucho desde que se consideraban amateur. Quien jugaba en calidad de profesional no podía participar en los Juegos Olímpicos.
However, take a more careful look at the past few seasons of LeBron. On paper, at least, he has actually done a lot of the things we claim we want our sports heroes to do.
As has been the case through four games, though, OKC head coach Scott Brooks elected once again to let Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra dictate his lineup.
OKC has failed to eclipse the 100-point mark for the first time in back-to-back games since Games 2 and 3 of its conference semifinal series with the Lakers. Miami, in that span, has turned them over 25 times, scoring 29 transition points off of turnovers. But why and how?
Demetrius Flores will likely never remember the day he met Dwyane Wade. That afternoon, in the pediatric ward of Miami's Baptist Children's Hospital, the cherub-faced four-year-old is cranky and exhausted.
The Miami Heat finally assembled a legitimate half-court offensive scheme for 48 minutes, and the result was its most impressive total team effort of the NBA Finals.
The Finals rest in the hands of two players not expected to raise the Finals MVP award when it all comes to an end: Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook and Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade.
One source close to the Heat informed me before the series that this is a much bigger problem than Wade has let on and that the pain is palpable. Even so, after Miami's 105-94 loss, the 2006 Finals MVP said: "I've still got something left in me."
For a Miami Heat team that is 33-4 this season and 8-0 in the playoffs when it scores 100 points, James' refusal to get his team over the hump once again was alarming.