we welcomed Anthony Chiang of the Palm Beach Post to join Giancarlo Navas, Brian Goins, Alex Toledo and Harrison Cytryn (Hot Take Harry) in discussions that involve:
• Does cheering happen in the press box?
• Rodney McGruder’s extended injury/potential surgery?
• Justise Winslow shining as a ballhandler/playmaker
• Has Josh Richardson locked himself in as a starter?
• Jay Sabol’s new appearance
… and so much more
Alf makes his full return to The Heat Beat Podcast and unveils the criteria that makes a superstar a superstar with his Signature Shoe Theory. The guys detour to belt and Big Bang Theory talk before breaking down the highlights of the Miami Heat’s first preseason game.
First show of the 2017-18 NBA season and we are back in full swing! Heat Twitter President Alf fills us in on what’s been on his mind lately. The guys talk Dwyane Wade signing with Cleveland, roster construction, and trading Erik Spoelstra for Klay Thompson? Small Sample Size Theater makes its triumphant return and convinces us all how Miami has adopted the Spurs system.
Giancarlo Navas, Brian Goins, Leif, Brassjazz, Alex Toledo and Christian Hernandez spend the entire show debating Kyrie Irving’s value, what it would take for Miami to acquire him and why Cleveland is turning into full dumpster fire mode. Gianni also reveals a hidden love for Tyler Johnson that you can’t miss. Oh… and Brian’s Time to Shine makes a return, sort of.
Seeking a second, and substantially more lucrative, contract, Josh Richardson remains an unknown commodity. Despite making a strong first impression with his lights out shooting and eye-catching physical tools, he disappointed many with a sophomore year plagued by injury and inconsistency. Now, he enters a crucial third season in Miami looking to overcome a crowded backcourt and limit durability concerns.
Kelly Olynyk gets signed by the Miami HEAT minutes before the show. What happens next is unhinged Giancarlo Navas blasting his bile and poison at tradable contracts. Harrison Cytryn, Clay Ferraro of WPLG, Crab, and Brian Goins try to calm him to no success.
HEAT fans have been left questioning this roster’s ceiling and the direction of the franchise in general. Miami’s road back to contention is as unclear as ever and as a fan it can be difficult deciding how to approach this uncertainty. So what are your options as a fan?
Despite some lapses, Bam Adebayo showcased who he is (screen-setter, glass-cleaner), who he could be (face-up threat, shot-blocker) and how far he has to go (strength, positioning) in his NBA Summer League debut.
Draft day is among us!!! We watch the draft live and react to everything as it happened. Gianni has no idea about who any of these people are. Nekias and Alex try to provide analysis. We also watch Monk drop and are on “Monk Watch” for much of the show. Also, who the hell is Adebayo?
We welcomed Josh Baumgard of Slice Miami, who joined Giancarlo Navas, Brian Goins and Alex Toledo as they talked 2017 NBA Finals. Brian’s old bad takes were exposed and the guys compared Golden State to the Big 3 Miami HEAT.
The Clusterbleep crew rejoins with special guest Chris Joseph of the Miami New Times. Harrison scorches the Earth with his hot takes on LeBron James, HGH, Michael Jordan and more. Brass Jazz is unhinged. And Christian Hernandez has the best Kevin “Capri Sun” Love stats.
It is the duty of a journalist to search for the truth by any means necessary. I am not a journalist so I didn’t feel the need to exert a particularly large amount of effort in my search for the truth, but I did a few quick Google searches and what I found was shocking.
Tuesday night’s NBA Draft Lottery outcome was anything but a worst case scenario. In a league prone to tanking and where rest takes precedence over winning, what the HEAT accomplished this year is worthy of praise and admiration. Fans need to stop looking at a franchise’s assets not only in terms of draft picks and expiring contracts but in the value of standing and reputation.
Gianni, Brian, Nekias, Harrison and Alf discuss the 2017 NBA Draft Lottery and marvel at Alonzo Mourning’s facial expressions. We talk conference final playoff matchups, how dumb people are for suggesting that players should leave the East because of LeBron, and Brian reads scouting reports on prospects the HEAT may target poorly.
We welcomed Chris Wittyngham of beIN Sports & Univision as our special guest to join Giancarlo Navas and Brian Goins in discussions that involve: Media members and former coaches who are statistically obtuse about advanced metrics, who the greatest NBA journeymen ever is, what if NBA commentators and color analysts rotated and covered new teams every year, and why the HEAT shouldn’t pursue a reunion with Dwyane Wade. We also sprinkled some pop culture and soccer talk since it’s the offseason and you can’t expect much better from us.
Tyler Matthew Johnson was never supposed to become the Toothless Terror that he is today. To understand how this undrafted 24-year old turned into this monstrosity, let’s start our diagnosis by examining his development beginning with his college years.
Gianni, Jack, Nekias and Brian fight through two hours of audio troubleshooting to bring you an hour of content that somehow talks about the Miami HEAT during a time when there are no games or news. How do we overcome it? Great question, you ask. Well, on this episode we debut a new segment where we give relationship advice using coined Spo-isms dubbed, “Exes and Spos,” a parody of Elle King’s pop hit “Exes and Oh’s.”
If you like bad, inconsistent internet connections, the sizzling sound of burgers being seared and Gianni’s frenzied yelling sprinkled with some basketball talk, this is the pod for you. God bless your heart.
We welcomed Israel Gutierrez of ESPN & Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald to discuss two of the greatest Miami HEAT stories published on the same day: (1) Pay Riley’s Manifesto from ESPN: The Magazine as written by Wright Thompson and (2) Dion Waiters’ Masterpiece written by Dion “Google Me” Waiters himself for the Player’s Tribune. We also break down HEAT free agency with Barry, who dropped some saucy nuggets.
Gianni, Harrison and Alex welcome Kelly Cohen of the Washington Examiner and SB Nation as they reflect on the 2016-17 season. We make fun of the Atlanta Hawks for being losers, slander more media members and discuss Hassan Whiteside as a potential dating suitor.