NBA Finals http://wlrn.org en 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 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 Story Behind A Rather Unique Miami Heat Pep Talk http://wlrn.org/post/story-behind-rather-unique-miami-heat-pep-talk <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7Ies5FIlNnc?feature=player_detailpage" width="580"></iframe></p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">The quality of the video is low budget and low sound quality but high energy.</span></p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:52:06 +0000 Julia Duba 15920 at http://wlrn.org The Story Behind A Rather Unique Miami Heat Pep Talk Miami Heat Fans Share A Moment Of Pure Bliss, Again http://wlrn.org/post/miami-heat-fans-share-moment-pure-bliss-their-team-again <p></p><p>Game Seven was beautiful.</p><p>Yet again the Heat turned us all into a stunning supernova of clanky pots and clinky pans. Everyone exhale. After the textbook magnificence of Game Seven, Miami is alive and absolutely knows it.</p><p>This morning and for the rest of the summer the Miami Heat are our guiding knights and definitively the best team in the National Basketball Association.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 11:36:39 +0000 Nathaniel Sandler 16204 at http://wlrn.org Miami Heat Fans Share A Moment Of Pure Bliss, Again Miami Wins Back-To-Back NBA Championships, James MVP http://wlrn.org/post/miami-heat-win-back-back-nba-championships-lebron-james-chosen-mvp Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne.<p>By now, you might have heard, for the second straight year the Miami Heat are NBA champions.<p>INSKEEP: They defeated the San Antonio Spurs 95-to-88 in Game 7 in Miami. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 11:06:07 +0000 Mike Pesca 16202 at http://wlrn.org The Birdman Cometh And The Heat Fans Loveth http://wlrn.org/post/miami-heats-birdman-adored-growing-flock-fans <p>Chris “Birdman” Andersen was circling the NBA’s proverbial trash heap when he was picked up by the Heat in January. And no one could have predicted the impact he would have for the defending champs in the coming months.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">The story of his NBA reclamation may even beg for a script.</span></p><p>“That’s already a movie. That’s <em>Back to the Future</em> ain't it?” quips the festooned&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Andersen after a recent practice.</span></p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Phil Latzman 15603 at http://wlrn.org The Birdman Cometh And The Heat Fans Loveth Heat Swarm Like Piranhas To Beat Spurs In Game Two http://wlrn.org/post/heat-swarm-piranhas-beat-spurs-game-two <p></p><p>Poor Tiago Splitter. He tried so hard to make a teeny dunk. When the Spurs starting center went up to throw one down on Lebron James with eight minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Brazilian got waxed.</p><p>Two plays later Lebron slammed a two-handed dunk off a steal, and it was at that moment you knew the Heat were relentlessly swarming, like a school of frenzied piranhas, and they would not be defeated. Not there and not then.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:44:54 +0000 Nathaniel Sandler 15515 at http://wlrn.org Heat Swarm Like Piranhas To Beat Spurs In Game Two Why Miami Heat Fans Must Find Solace In First Loss http://wlrn.org/post/why-miami-heat-fans-must-find-solace-first-loss <p></p><p>The opening sequence of last night’s NBA finals game against the San Antonio Spurs summed up the Miami Heat’s 2013 season under the big three of Lebron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade.</p><p>An electrifying dunk by Dwyane Wade followed by nine unanswered points and then a grinding hustle to get back in the game. We, as fans, must live and die with the unremitting arc of sports narrative and the sorrowful nosedives of emotion. The 2013 Miami Heat are like Agony and Ecstasy coming over for a dinner party to your apartment.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 12:18:15 +0000 Nathaniel Sandler 15378 at http://wlrn.org Why Miami Heat Fans Must Find Solace In First Loss