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Kyle "Mike" Lowry vs. Deron Williams has been fun to watch.
The Raptors just introduced the Nets to a song with the chorus "remember what you wished for." Nicely done.
Went back to Haslem to talk about the water cooler incident in Chicago. "Who snitched?"
Udonis Haslem says that he's no longer considering a mayoral run in Miami someday. "Not much faith in politics right now."
Greg Oden first played against Al Jefferson as a 14-year-old. Says Jefferson was 1 of guys who reached out to him when he had his setbacks.
Greg Oden asked about role in playoffs. Smiles. "I know it. I don't have to tell it, but I know it."
Spoelstra says there is no minutes restriction for Wade. "I'm going to read his body language."
The Spo-ism of the spring: "Help us win. Just be ready when your number is called."
Spoelstra declines to reveal lineup for tomorrow. Only question would be Haslem (likely) or Oden.
LeBron has two series victories over Larry Bird's Pacers to add to his legacy
If this becomes a series about LeBron vs. Jordan, then I hope Heat play Knicks next season so we can see Spo vs. Phil Jackson
Champions aren´t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: a desire, a dream, a vision -Muhammad Ali
People, help me, help the world (aka my sanity). There's no university entitled Miami of Ohio. It is Miami University - period ...not hard
Pabst is officially marketing to hipsters. Also, I'm at a bowling alley in Davie. http://t.co/gMCOeyLi7I
My first-round winners: East -- MIA, IND, CHI, BKN. West -- SAS, OKC, HOU, LAC
Craig Sager is good people, always talking about his family. He should be in all of our prayers and thoughts. Good luck to a good guy.
Craig Sager, "A dramatic turn has matched me with acute myeloid leukemia. From sidelines to being sidelined, 40 veins and 40 electrolytes."
Just got a call from Craig Sager. Such a great, great guy. Shocking news for him, but he'll beat this. I could hear it in his voice.
Heat were very complimentary of Bobcats at practice. Expecting tougher challenge than what Bucks -- who were ready to break up -- gave them.
LEBRON on today's practice with full 15: “It’s fun to see everyone out there competing and seeing what we got.”
BIRDMAN: "It's not a Mo-Hawk, is it? I've got to cut it today to get ready for Sunday."
How are you so consistently effective against guys bigger than you? BIRDMAN: "My athleticism and I'm smart."
WADE: “I think a lot of people overlooked the [East], especially these guys that were at the lower end, because they started off slow."
Playoff picks: IND in 6, MIA in 5, TOR in 7, CHI in 7; SAS in 5, OKC in 6, LAC in 6, HOU in 5.
Somehow Heat practice devolved into a "let's dog the 2013 Milwaukee Bucks" news conference. These Bobcats are not those Bucks, apparently.
Best Wade has felt? “I don’t really care to answer that question. I’m just going to go play, and hopefully my play shows you.”
Wade's thoughts on playing playoff team owned by Jordan: "Nothing. Unless he's putting on a jersey, we're not really focusing on him."
Spo on LeBron's week of rest: "A lot of the minor things he was dealing with are a lot better right now."
WADE: "We felt like a team today, so it was a good day."
Heat announces “multi-million dollar upgrade” to arena’s cellular coverage for the playoffs to satisfy demand for front-row selfies.
Greg Oden served as the Heat's "prep" impersonator of Al Jefferson today. Appropriate, since they've known each other for a long time.
Heat lost draft tiebreaker drawings to both Rockets and Trail Blazers and now will draft No. 26. They could have picked as high as No. 24.
Miami loses tiebreakers w/ Houston & Portland, so the Heat will pick 26th (rather than 24th or 25th) in the upcoming draft
League announces the Heat will draft No. 26.
WADE: “This is not the Charlotte Bobcats that everyone thinks of when you hear the name."
BOSH on today's practice: “It was like old times. It was awesome.”
All 15 Heat players practiced today. That includes Beasley, who twisted an ankle against the 76ers, Oden, Wade, LeBron and Bosh.
WADE: “That’s why they pay us the big bucks — for this time of year.”
Wade on playoffs: "This is what makes elite players the elite players."
Wade says he doesn't want to quantify how he feels. "I just want to go play."
All 15 Heat players practiced today for first time since the Bahamas. http://t.co/30nDdPGHnw
Bosh says he thought Al Jefferson should have been an All-Star
When LeBron was watching Bad Boys & heard them talk about trying 2 get to 4 straight Finals, he turned 2 wife: "Who does that sound like?"
LeBron says he is staying away from sports media. "I'm motivated enough."
LeBron: "I'm ready to go."
I already knew the answer before asking him. But if you want to know which guy really cared about this season, there's your answer.
After loss in CHI earlier in season, there was watercooler turned over in middle of floor. Finally asked Haslem if it was him. Big smile.
Michael Beasley says the ankle he twisted against Philly is fine
No Dick Bavetta or Violet Palmer on NBA's postseason officiating list. Mostly the usual suspects.
Most 3-happy playoff matchups by regular-season series. POR-HOU is gonna be fun. http://t.co/VJXjmUEKYT
Only one person has guessed it and the guesser is disqualified.
By the way, any guesses who the third-year player is in this chart? (8th from the right?) http://t.co/SM2ZK0Pxy5
Still consider this to be Jordan's most remarkable team-related stat: in his 6 title seasons, Bulls were 18-0 in first round. No mercy.
Tonight's stats dive produced a # that I didn't know: LeBron is 2 championship runs away from passing Jordan in playoff wins... by one.
Biggest thing LeBron can clean up in playoffs: "bad pass" turnovers. According to BB-Ref, he had 152 this season, most of NBA career.