The Miami Heat’s Best Season: 2013

The Miami Heat, led by LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, were perhaps an incomplete success story. While they, along with Chris Bosh, promised “not one, not two, not three” championships in a bold press conference upon announcing the superteam, and while four NBA Finals appearances in as many years is impressive, fans perhaps expected more than two rings from the powerhouse roster. Overall, the Heat were very good, going 58-24 in 2011, 46-20 (a 57-25 pace in the shortened lockout season) in 2012, and 54-28 in 2014. But a 58-win peak isn’t exactly the stuff of NBA legend. None of …

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Was Paul Pierce Really Better Than Dwyane Wade?

Paul Pierce caused quite a stir when he claimed on national television that he had a better career than Dwyane Wade. The reaction on social media was divided, with Celtics fans of course agreeing with Pierce and the NBA Twitter barbershop generally coming down on the side of D-Wade. Plenty of folks advanced the theory that Pierce is still bitter about his legacy since he didn’t get the Kobe Bryant/Dirk Nowitzki/”One Last Dance” lovefest that other stars got. And the statheads pointed out that the race is tighter than you realize. Your intrepid columnist is all set to wade into …

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Breakfast Special: LeBron, D-Wade, and Era Farewells

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade brought the world four Finals runs in Miami, tons of entertaining basketball, and no small few great matchups as foes when the King toiled in Cleveland. And Monday night, we got the last time the two men will meet on a basketball court in a regular-season NBA game (and no, Wade doesn’t get to be an All-Star. Unless Victor Oladipo stays hurt. Then we can talk.) Of course it was a competitive game. The Lakers won 108-105 to go to 17-10 overall and 11-4 at home. Wade got some extended run off the bench and …

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