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Why The 2020 Miami Heat Finals Run Was Not A Fluke: The Bigger Picture

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Miami Heat surprised and impressed many last season due to their historic postseason run. The Heat ended their game-changing season with a 4-2 series loss to LeBron and the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals. As the new season closely approaches, many people are calling the team’s previous run a fluke, but there are overwhelming signs, all pointing to the future growth of the Heat. Before last season was paused in mid-March, Miami sat at 4th place in the Eastern Conference Playoff Picture. After the eight bubble games in August, the Heat dropped to...

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Homeless to Glory: The Story of Jimmy Butler

Reading Time: 2 minutesJimmy Butler was born on September 14, 1988, in the outskirts of Houston, Texas. He never knew his biological father, and his mother was not caring for Jimmy. At the age of 13 years old, his mother told him “I don’t like the look of you, you gotta go”. And those were the last ever words exchanged between Jimmy and his Mother.  Rather than becoming a victim, Jimmy decided he would get through life on his own. For years, Jimmy Butler jumped from one friend’s couch to another’s. Finally, in Jimmy’s senior year, he became close...

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Udonis Haslem Career Retrospective

Reading Time: 2 minutesWith the end of the NBA Finals, the process for getting ready for the next season begins. Anthony Davis already announced he plans on resigning with the Lakers, and there are so many other intriguing free agents like Fred VanVleet, Montrezl Harrell, Danilo Gallinari, and more. But the one that needs to be talked about: Udonis Haslem! Going undrafted in 2002, 40-year-old Udonis just wrapped up his 17th year with the Heat, 13th playoff appearance, and 6th Finals appearance. With the conclusion of the 2019-2020 season, barring retirement, Haslem is going to be a free agent....

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Giannis To Miami: How This Fantasy Could Become A Reality

Reading Time: 2 minutesI’ve long thought that Giannis Antetokounmpo would be a member of the Miami Heat after next season. The Heat are my Giannis favorites, for a vast amount of reasons. Shooting + Spacing The Heat have an amazing plethora of young shooting snipers who can completely take all of the defenses attention and center it on them. Duncan Robinson is practically a 3 pointer or bust, and Tyler Herro has proven in these playoffs he can do it all offensively, led by an amazing 3 point shot, phenomenal shot creation, and remarkable playmaking. Don’t forget shooting bigs...

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Why Derrick Rose Should Not Have Won His MVP

Reading Time: 2 minutesBefore we start, let me take you all the way back to the 2010-11 NBA season. LeBron’s first year in Miami The year Dirk finally got his ring MVP finalist Dwight Howard and the No. 1 seed Spurs lost in the first round KD averaged 27.7 points per game Kevin Love snagged 15.6 rebounds per game, a league-high. Back to D-Rose. There’s a problem with the MVP award in the NBA. And that problem is that the best player isn’t picked every year. More often than not, the MVP award is all about narrative and story,...

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