Miami Heat http://wlrn.org en LeBron's Move In 9 Haikus http://wlrn.org/post/lebrons-move-9-haikus <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We read your haiku</span><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">about </span>LeBron<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> James leaving.</span><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thanks for the poems.</span></p><p>In 2010, WLRN and the Miami Herald <a href="http://https://www.publicinsightnetwork.org/source/en/insight/ab68f13c0931/lebron-james-poetry-contest">collected poems</a> to welcome the arrival of LeBron James to the Miami Heat. It's fitting to say goodbye to one of the Heat's celebrated players in verse again.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:23:16 +0000 Stefania Ferro 35529 at http://wlrn.org LeBron's Move In 9 Haikus Burger Formerly Known As "Bron" Is Now "Gone" http://wlrn.org/post/burger-formerly-known-bron-now-gone <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A local restaurant called </span>OneBurger<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Coral Gables created the </span>Bron<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Burger back when </span>LeBron<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;James first announced he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to play for the Miami Heat.</span></p><p>The ingredients are listed on a big sign on the wall:</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:53:51 +0000 Carla Javier 35552 at http://wlrn.org Burger Formerly Known As "Bron" Is Now "Gone" The LeBron James Story Has Always Been A Tale Of Two Cities http://wlrn.org/post/lebron-james-story-has-always-been-tale-two-cities <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">LeBron is gone but we will always have Julia Tuttle.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:07:44 +0000 Kenny Malone 35505 at http://wlrn.org The LeBron James Story Has Always Been A Tale Of Two Cities Say Goodbye To LeBron James With A Haiku http://wlrn.org/post/say-goodbye-lebron-james-haiku <p></p><p>LeBron James' <a href="http://www.si.com/nba/2014/07/11/lebron-james-cleveland-cavaliers">decision to leave the Miami Heat</a> and join the Cleveland Cavaliers has left plenty of South Floridians with mixed feelings.</p><p>WLRN and the Miami Herald held a poetry contest welcoming James to Miami. Now it's time to say goodbye.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:18:08 +0000 Stefania Ferro 35402 at http://wlrn.org Say Goodbye To LeBron James With A Haiku Serge Toussaint Paints "Queen" Over LeBron's Blacked-Out Face http://wlrn.org/post/serge-toussaint-paints-queen-over-lebrons-blacked-out-face <p>Clevelanders burned their&nbsp;LeBron&nbsp;James jerseys. Miamians blacked his face out of a mural.</p><p>Roughly a couple hours after announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James' face was blacked out from a Serge Toussaint&nbsp;mural of the Miami Heat in Midtown.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“It really hurts me to see people vandalizing my artwork, but at the same time I understand where they’re coming from,” says&nbsp;</span>Toussaint.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:06:08 +0000 Constanza Gallardo & Selima Hussain 35403 at http://wlrn.org Serge Toussaint Paints "Queen" Over LeBron's Blacked-Out Face LeBron James Will Return To The Cleveland Cavaliers http://wlrn.org/post/lebron-james-will-return-cleveland-cavaliers The Miami experiment is over: LeBron James will play for the Cleveland Cavaliers next season. The NBA star opted out of his contract with the Heat after spending four seasons in Miami, where he won two championships.<p>James, 29, played for Cleveland for seven seasons before leaving the town, and his home state of Ohio, for Miami. Speculation about his next move heated up after James and the Heat were trounced in the NBA Finals by the San Antonio Spurs.<p><strong>Update at 12:45 p.m. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:33:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 35392 at http://wlrn.org LeBron James Will Return To The Cleveland Cavaliers When The Heat Fall... On Photographers http://wlrn.org/post/when-heat-fall-photographers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Miami Heat fell to the San Antonio Spurs in this 2014 NBA Finals, after winning only one game in the seven-game series.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite the definitive loss, one group may be relieved: the </span>courtside<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> photographers who won't have to feel the weight of falling players for a while.</span></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:13:30 +0000 Maria Murriel 33875 at http://wlrn.org When The Heat Fall... On Photographers The Florida Roundup: This Week In South Florida Sports http://wlrn.org/post/florida-roundup-week-south-florida-sports <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:11:57 +0000 Elaine Chen 33881 at http://wlrn.org The Florida Roundup: This Week In South Florida Sports Time-Sharing Heat Season Tickets Should Come With A Warning http://wlrn.org/post/time-sharing-heat-season-tickets-should-come-warning <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Miami Heat are one of just four teams to play in four consecutive NBA Finals. For Heat season ticket holders, that’s like winning the lottery four times in a row.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 23:39:05 +0000 Kenny Malone 33680 at http://wlrn.org Time-Sharing Heat Season Tickets Should Come With A Warning The Miami Heat Are Smarter Than The Other Playoff Teams http://wlrn.org/post/miami-heat-are-smarter-other-playoff-teams <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">By milking the corner three-point shot, the Miami Heat have backed the Indiana Pacers into a corner.</span></p><p class="p2"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Following Monday night’s 90 to 102</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;loss, the Pacers find themselves in some troubling company: More than 200 teams have gone down <a href="http://www.whowins.com/tables/up31.html">3-1 in an NBA best-of-seven series</a>, only eight of them have ever come back to win the series.</span></p> Tue, 27 May 2014 03:22:26 +0000 Kenny Malone 32968 at http://wlrn.org The Miami Heat Are Smarter Than The Other Playoff Teams Can Beckham Bend It At A Boat Slip? http://wlrn.org/post/can-beckham-bend-it-boat-slip <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On The Florida Roundup: Former soccer star David Beckham's team presents a new plan for a stadium and park at a boat slip by the American Airlines Arena after their vision for a facility at Miami's Port faced fierce opposition.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez got into office by touting his opposition to Marlins Park. But this week he was all over in the news for deals with sports teams, including the Miami Heat and Dolphins. What’s changed?</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Christine DiMattei & Elaine Chen 32831 at http://wlrn.org Can Beckham Bend It At A Boat Slip? Kevin Durant's Emotional NBA MVP Acceptance Speech http://wlrn.org/post/kevin-durants-emotional-nba-mvp-acceptance-speech <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxVAOoQeNJ8">[Youtube]</a><p>In accepting his first MVP award, Oklahoma City&#8217;s Kevin Durant made a point of sharing the honor with those who made it possible.<p>In a soul-baring speech that lasted more than 25 minutes, Durant fought back tears several times while thanking each of his teammates, the coaches, support staff and team executives, and finally his family.<p>The emotional outpouring culminated with a tribute to his mother, Wanda Pratt, and the sacrifices she made, the inspiration she provided while raising Durant and his brother in the sub Fri, 09 May 2014 12:43:30 +0000 The Associated Press 32058 at http://wlrn.org Kevin Durant's Emotional NBA MVP Acceptance Speech Dwyane Wade's Personal Chef Richard Ingraham http://wlrn.org/post/dwyane-wades-personal-chef-richard-ingraham <p></p><p>05/01/14 - Syndicated food columnist <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/lgassenheimer">Linda Gassenheimer</a></strong>, Special wine correspondent <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/FredTaskerMiami">Fred Tasker</a></strong> and Bonnie Berman interview&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong><a href="http://www.chefrli.com/">Chef Richard Ingraham</a></strong>, personal chef to Dwyane Wade.&nbsp; He talks about what he makes for the Heat star to keep in shape especially for these championship games and we taste Wade’s favorite dish on air.</span></p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 16:19:38 +0000 Bonnie Berman, Joseph Cooper, Linda Gassenheimer & Paul Leary 31660 at http://wlrn.org Dwyane Wade's Personal Chef Richard Ingraham What Do You Think Of The Dancing Lady In Miami's Skyline? http://wlrn.org/post/what-do-you-think-dancing-lady-miamis-skyline <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you’ve spent any time on the MacArthur Causeway this past year, you’ve seen the 200-foot tall, shimmying silhouette of the dancing lady on the side of the Intercontinental Hotel.</span></p><p>The giant, multi-colored light display on the side of the building danced into our hearts – or danced us into ire—last December. Whether you love or hate the dancing lady, she’s become a staple of the Miami skyline.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:40:53 +0000 Arianna Prothero 24005 at http://wlrn.org What Do You Think Of The Dancing Lady In Miami's Skyline? WATCH: Miami Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra's Philippines Relief PSA http://wlrn.org/post/watch-miami-heat-coach-erik-spoelstras-philippines-relief-psa <p>Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is helping to spearhead an effort to get money to Typhoon Haiyan victims.<br /><br />Spoelstra's mother is from the Philippines and he has held several basketball camps and clinics there since becoming head coach for the championship team.<br /><br />He says his family in the Philippines came through the storm just fine, with wind and rain in and around Manila, where they live.<br /> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 00:10:29 +0000 Kelley Mitchell 23718 at http://wlrn.org