Our Miami Heat Beat experts use their collective brainpower to accurately predict the Miami HEAT’s 2017-18 season record. Just like were dead-on right last year, here it is all over again under one post, so it’s on the record.
Do you still like hot sports takes 🔥🔥🔥? Takes so strident and cocksure that you don’t care if they are both ridiculous and wrong? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Miami Heat Beat insider, Leif, and #HeatTwitter President, Alf, are here to bring you their hottest takes on every player the Miami HEAT are bringing into the 2017-18 regular season. All 17 to be exact.
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.
Gianni tones his outraged persona down for this episode. Hooray! Brass, Leif, Alex Toledo and Brian Goins join to discuss everything from puppet media questions, the Heat Beat perception of being homers, and who the most likely Heat member to search on the deep web is? We also debut “That’s So Riley?” where we take your hard-hitting journalism questions that the media wouldn’t dare ask The Godfather.
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?
The Finals are over! The guys break down the NBA Finals as everyone slanders a different person. We talk how delusional HEAT fans think they’re getting everyone, and how McBobs is gonna save the HEAT? Gianni also tells his drunken story at a Chicago wedding. The guys react.
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.
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.