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5 Reasons Why the Miami Heat Are a Dynasty

This might not be the most appropriate time to be writing such an article, but I'm one to take on a challenge.<p>Plus, we've been here before. The Miami Heat have been down in several series in the past few years.<p>They were down 1-0 in the 2011 Eastern Conference Finals against Chicago, 2-1 against …

LeBron James' Early Playoff Failures Created NBA Juggernaut We See Today

From winning the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2004 to being named an All-Star in his second season, LeBron James exceeded all expectations early on in his career.<p>He would finally meet adversity on the basketball court, however, when he failed to win even one game during 2007 NBA Finals as a member of …

Here’s a Mockup of an Early Beta of iOS 7’s Flatter Look

- Jun 10, 2013<p>9to5Mac says they were able to get a quick peek at an early beta version of iOS 7. They weren’t able to get any screenshots of the …

NBA Finals: 5 Major X-Factors for the Rest of the Heat-Spurs Series

After two games in Miami, the 2013 NBA Finals is still very much up for grabs.<p>Game 1 will be remembered for Tony Parker's incredible double-clutch shot that dropped in as the shot clock expired. Game 2 will forever live on through the replays of LeBron James' emphatic block of Tiago Splitter that …

Miami Heat: Erik Spoelstra Deserves More Credit for Heat's success against Spurs

On Sunday night the Miami Heat delivered the San Antonio Spurs a beatdown that looked like it had no place in the NBA Finals. Victories by 19 points are generally reserved for the regular season, not for a pivotal Game 2 of the NBA Finals.<p>However, the Heat found a way to kick into another gear when …

What We Learned About Miami Heat from the Eastern Conference Finals

The Eastern Conference Finals are over, and they certainly didn't fail to disappoint. For Indiana Pacers fans, the ECF showed just how much potential exists in a young, talented and physical team. For Miami Heat fans, the ECF reminded them how valuable LeBron James truly is, and just how difficult …

Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs: Each Team's Recipe to Win NBA Championship

The 2013 NBA Finals are set, as the Miami Heat will face the San Antonio Spurs in what should be an extraordinary seven-game series.<p>The Heat defeated Indiana on Monday night, winning by a score of 99-76 and thus earning the right to represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals. This comes a …

Game 7 Triumph Proves LeBron James Is Destined for Legend Status

Once upon a time, LeBron James wasn't "clutch." Once upon a time, he seemed to shrink under pressure. Once upon a time, there were serious doubts that one of the most gifted athletes the NBA had yet seen would ever live up to his billing as "The Chosen One."<p>Now, the notions of James being a …

Miami Heat Look Like a Superteam Again, but Will It Carry Over to NBA Finals?

The Miami Heat suddenly regained their elite form in the blink of a Game 7 blowout.<p>The Heat once again displayed their superteam flair by walking over the Indiana Pacers, 99-76, on Monday night to claim the Eastern Conference for a third consecutive season.<p>LeBron James added to his legacy as the …

Heat vs. Spurs: 5 Reasons You Can't Miss the 2013 NBA Finals

For fans of 28 teams, the NBA season has come to a close. The focus now shifts to the draft and free agency. However, with the NBA Finals officially set, there are plenty of reasons for the casual fan to stick around.<p>For fans of the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat, the reason to watch is obvious. …

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Has Anyone Ever Faced a Bigger Game 7 Than LeBron James in 2013 vs. Pacers?

For LeBron James, his impending Game 7 against the Indiana Pacers is about more than extending his quest for a second straight NBA championship.<p>Almost three years ago, James did something no other player of his caliber did before—he walked out on the franchise that brought him into the league to …

The One Key Thing for Game 6 of Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers

LeBron James decided to take over Game 5 in Miami, and now the Heat just need one more win to continue on their repeat ride.<p>But the Indiana Pacers have bounced back before, and now the series heads back to Indiana.<p>So what's the one thing to look for in Game 6?<p>Tune into the video above to find out …

Roughing Up Miami Heat Isn't Actually the Way to Beat Them

By winning games and—occasionally—escalating the violence themselves, the Miami Heat have proved in the 2013 NBA playoffs that they can't be bullied.<p>The Heat aren't really "victims" in any traditional sense, but they've clearly been targets for quite a while. Both the Chicago Bulls and Indiana …

Miami Heat Just Play Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Than Everyone Else

Talk of the Miami Heat tends to center around their athletic superiority, though to focus on LeBron James and Dwyane Wade's highlight-reel dunks is to sell the Heat short. Miami is a deep, well-rounded squad, masterful at virtually every aspect of the game.<p>Versatility is the key to the Heat's …

Miami Heat Need Vintage Dwyane Wade to Beat Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Pacers aren't going away.<p>After a humbling 114-96 loss in Game 3 cost them the home-court advantage they'd stolen in the previous outing, Frank Vogel's team responded with a 99-92 win in Game 4 that saw them outperforming the more experienced Miami Heat in the contest's most crucial …

High Jump in Kenya

High jump mattress? What's that? THIS IS KENYA where high school ninjas jump over a bar set taller than a man's height like it was just a small …

Is It Officially Time for Miami Heat to Slam Panic Button vs. Indiana Pacers?

This is not the time for the Miami Heat to panic.<p>They've been here before, their momentum waning and the outside world waiting—some hoping—for them to fail.<p>Miami was here just last season with the Indiana Pacers. It wasn't the Eastern Conference finals, but the Heat found themselves down 2-1 in the …

LeBron James Proving He's Crafting the Perfect All-Around Game

Show me LeBron James' weakness and I'll show you the definition of fictitious.<p>LeBron isn't perfect. No one in the NBA is. But he's the closest thing to infallible the league has. Ask the Indiana Pacers. More specifically, ask Paul George.<p>The Miami Heat superstar has used the playoffs to showcase …

2013 Eastern Conference Finals: 5 Trends in Game 3 That Will Continue in Game 4

For the second consecutive year, the Miami Heat won a pivotal Game 3 matchup against the Indiana Pacers. Miami won both times in the face of a raucous capacity crowd after losing Game 2 and its coveted home-court advantage.<p>But unlike the previous two games in this series, which featured two …

How LeBron James Will Ensure Miami Heat as Repeating Champions

Miami Heat forward LeBron James has been spectacular throughout the 2013 NBA playoffs. He's the best player in the NBA and has played every bit like it.<p>And even though the Heat are looking a bit vulnerable right now after dropping Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, these playoffs are going to …

Hold Your Upset Proclamations, We've Seen This Story Before with Heat and Pacers

The Indiana Pacers have decisively seized the momentum in the Eastern Conference Finals after an impressive showing in both Games 1 and 2 against the Miami Heat. They're leaving South Beach with a 1-1 split, but before the upset talk gets out of control, remember: We've been here once before.<p>The …