The ultimate #OfCourse is happening; Miami has inexplicably won five straight games and for whatever reason, Dion Waiters has been leading the charge. He’s been absolute flames on offense and a menace defensively. What is the secret behind this great stretch?
Anthony Chiang of the Palm Beach Post joined Giancarlo Navas, Nekias Duncan, and Brian Goins in discussions that involve:
• The latest in the Goran Dragic trade rumor mill
• We have a major announcement
• Why #TankSZN has ruined the fan experience of winning meaningless games
• Why is Justise Winslow using Chris Bosh’s locker for extra storage?
• We steal Anthony’s mailbag and have him answer it for us #MHBMailbag
• Alf joins midway—on his way to Publix—to save the show
To argue against Shaq’s jersey retirement tonight is to against the culture of banners this franchise strives for—a culture Shaq helped shape while bombastically and polarizing. Despite the baggage he brought, Shaq remains beloved and his arrival to Miami came at the perfect time, setting a foundation of fandom for a new generation of fans.
In this edition of The Heat Beat Podcast, we welcomed Tom D’Angelo (Palm Beach Post) to join Giancarlo Navas, Harrison Cytryn, Brian Goins and Christian Hernandez in discussions that involve:
• Tom tells Pat Riley stories
• We discuss potential trades Miami might pursue
• The guys have full with small samples
• A look back at Craig Sager’s carrer
• James Johnson at the five talk
… and so much more
LeBron left his hometown team in the summer of 2010 in pursuit of championships by any means necessary. He formed a super team in Miami with one of the few people who might have been his equal and another perennial All-Star. This was when LeBron lit the match of his Great Fire. Since then the league has been chasing him.
The (almost) 100 million dollar man, Hassan Whiteside, has been given the spotlight this year and he has taken a full advantage of it. Whiteside was left off the All-Star roster last year, but this should be his year to make his claim as one the NBA elites
Back-to-back games are never easy in the NBA especially for the Miami HEAT who had to play in Denver and in Utah on consecutive nights. Not only are those two places Miami has had trouble playing in historically, but the altitude on short rest can do a number on your body.
But when you have James Johnson then that’s a different story.
We welcomed Amber Wilson of The Ticket Morning Show (790 The Ticket) to join Giancarlo, Brian, and Alf (first-time hosting) in discussions that involve:
• Why can’t Miami HEAT fans have fun with this season?
• Trade Rumor Mill: Is it worth trading Goran Dragic, a draft pick, and a young piece for John Wall?
• We talk about Kanye West’s recent antics
• Gianni polls Amber on the hurdles and inclusion of women in sports media
• We end with who the most handsome in the NBA player is?