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October 15, 2014 Updates

Me: "Lighter. Erik said you were lighter than you were." Birdman: "Well, that's because I ain't been tanning." Me: "I can see that. As far as your basketball play at a lighter weight, do you feel more spring in your step? Do you feel more active, able to play longer, harder?" Birdman: "It's 'cause of the aerodynamics, man. I cut my beard off." Me: "That's it? OK." Birdman: "I'm still 245, man." Me: "Erik said you were lighter, though." Birdman: "I just look that. I'm leaner." Me: "Is it a body fat thing?" Birdman: "What? You calling me fat?" South Florida Sun-Sentinel

There were good signs for the Heat against the Hawks, but not enough of them. Were there enough positives to count this as a step forward? “For about 15 minutes, then no,” Chris Bosh said. “So no.” Palm Beach Post

“We didn’t get the ball where we needed to get the ball,” Bosh said of the offense. “We have to understand that. Pick and rolls are good, but we have to give a steady diet of post-ups, pick and rolls, elbow actions — a little bit of everything. “We got very monotonous with the offense, especially in that second quarter. It was the same plays and they were able to sit on what we were doing. We’ve got to do a better job.” Palm Beach Post

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LeBron James scored seven points while playing only 20 minutes against his former team, and the Cleveland Cavaliers went on to beat the Miami Heat 122-119 in overtime Saturday in an exhibition game in Brazil. Kevin Love, who was acquired by Cleveland a month after James left the Heat to return to Ohio, finished with 25 points in an entertaining game in the beachfront city that will host the 2016 Olympics. Chris Bosh led Miami with 19 points. The Cavaliers are 2-0 in the preseason and the Heat fell to 0-3. USA Today Sports

James shook hands with the Heat starters at the tipoff, but made little eye contact. James said in practices in Rio there was no bad blood, which was confirmed by former teammates Dwyane Wade and Bosh. "He's on another team," Bosh said Friday. "I think he'd understand that. I understand that. We'll have plenty of time to talk in the summer, and that's how it is now." USA Today Sports

October 11, 2014 Updates

It appears LeBron James and Chris Bosh are once again friends. As if they ever weren’t. James squashed the thoughts of their strained relationship with a hug at midcourt before Saturday’s tip-off between the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers at HSBC Arena. The players supposedly were feuding once James announced he was leaving the Heat to return to the hometown Cavs. Both denied any rift. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

From the unpredictable roads of Moscow to the capricious streets of Miami, Quinn has navigated himself back to a place that felt like home from the moment he joined the Heat in the 2006 offseason after going undrafted out of Notre Dame that year. "We've always kept in touch," said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, who was an assistant for the start of Quinn's playing tenure with the Heat. "And when I coached Chris, I always thought he would eventually make a good coach one day. I viewed him as a coach on the floor, somebody I really respect to get every ounce out of his ability to end up playing almost seven years in this league. "And we kept in touch over the years. In fact, this past year, when we were in Chicago, we got together for dinner and I told him then that, 'Hey, one of these days if this is truly what you want to do, let's continue to talk. Down the line I may be coming after you.' And it happened a little bit sooner than we even thought about back then." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Now that James has spurned his Heat teammates to return to Cleveland, the bitterness has shifted to the other side. James said Friday he was caught by surprise by some of the comments from Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in recent days. “I know a lot of words have been coming out of their camp as of late, and some of it is surprising,” James said Friday prior to the Cavs’ practice at Flamengo Club. “We’ve got so much history together.” Akron Beacon Journal

Chris Bosh isn't playing. He is taking this game extremely seriously and James has something to do with that. If you read between the lines, Bosh is clearly irked that James decided to return home, leaving Miami in a state of disarray. Bosh says he doesn't plan on talking to James extensively until after the season. For now, he says their greeting as they take the floor Saturday will suffice. We'll see how friendly that greeting will be. Cleveland Plain Dealer

October 10, 2014 Updates

"LeBron is a dominant player so if he feels like something is not going his way, he's going to say something about it," Chalmers told Northeast Ohio Media Group. "For Kyrie, he's going to have to adjust to that and LeBron is going to have to adjust to Kyrie. It's going to be a different factor for Kyrie." Cleveland Plain Dealer

Chalmers refused to elaborate on what it was like when a furious James was approaching and you knew he wasn't coming to give a hug. "Man, that process is over and done with it," Chalmers said. "It's a fresh start, fresh team, new year." He then took it a step further and claimed to have amnesia. "I don't even remember, bro," he said. "Last year is in the past. This is a new year. New me. I'm not thinking about it." Cleveland Plain Dealer

October 9, 2014 Updates

“I want people to understand I’m a competitor and he’s on the other team, and I think he’d understand that and I understand that and that’s how it is now,” Bosh said. “There’s no hard feelings or anything if we’re both trying to win; he’s against us and that’s a matter of fact.” Bosh is transitioning from a role player back into a franchise cornerstone this season, and part of his mental preparation for that change has been a noticeable edge during the preseason. He’s not as laid back and casual as seasons past. Miami Herald

 

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