How deep is South Florida’s passion for all things LeBron James? Arguably as deep, or deeper, this postseason than for all things Miami Heat. ABC announced on Tuesday that Monday night’s Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and James’ Cleveland Cavaliers recorded a 20.1 rating in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale market, fourth highest in the country and highest among markets not in proximity to a team involved in the series.
The driver’s licence of Houston Rockets eight-time All-Star centre Dwight Howard has been suspended in Florida for his failure to pay a fine for running a red light, court records show. Howard, who played for the NBA’s Orlando Magic from 2004 to 2012, racked up 10 tickets for running red lights while in the Orlando area. He also has on his Orlando court record four speeding tickets, 12 citations for failing to pay highway tolls and one for failing to change his address on his license, all civil traffic infractions. The 28-year-old, five-time NBA rebounding leader resolved all the traffic cases except for the last, a $285 fine for running a red light in April in Winter Park, Florida. Court records show his license has been suspended since at least Aug. 15.