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Spoelstra leads Yolanda youth survivors in Heat homecourt tour

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Instead of going straight to work Saturday morning (Manila time), Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra went out of his way to spend time with young Filipino athletes first.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Heat, Spoelstra to host players from Philippines

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra AP PHOTO

The State Department says it is teaming with the Miami Heat and coach Erik Spoelstra this week to host 16 players and two coaches from the Philippines, which is still dealing with the aftereffects of the typhoon that struck last fall.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

James misses Heat game with broken nose

Miami Heat forward LeBron James grimaces as he lies on the floor with a bloody nose in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James was held out of Miami’s home game on Sunday against Chicago with a broken nose he suffered against Oklahoma City on Thursday.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Section | Read More »

Spoelstra delivers for ‘Yolanda’ victims

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Facing the crunch time of his life last week, the most recognizable sports person of Filipino heritage on the face of the Earth—other than boxing icon Manny Pacquiao—took decisive action.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Southpaw | Read More »

Spoelstra featured in typhoon relief ad; Heat, Carnival Corp. pledge $1M

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra. AP FILE PHOTO

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, a Filipino-American, released a public service announcement with UNICEF on Wednesday asking people to help with typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

NBA, NBPA donate $250,000 to Philippines typhoon relief efforts

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, right, and LeBron James protest a loose ball foul called against James during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Miami, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. The Heat won 102-97. AP

The NBA and NBA Players Association are donating $250,000 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of UNICEF’s emergency relief efforts in areas of the Philippines ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan.

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Spoelstra, Miami Heat send sympathies to Yolanda victims

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The devastation wrought by monster typhoon “Yolanda” has prompted the Miami Heat coach, Filipino-American Erik Spoelstra, to send sympathies to disaster victims.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

LeBron James says he’s still striving to be better

Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) drives to the basket against the New Orleans Pelicans in the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. AP

LeBron James was desperate for some time away from basketball, so he packed up his family for a vacation this summer. Sun and sand. Rest and relaxation.

Posted: October 25th, 2013 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Wade’s 25 points lift Heat over Spurs, 121-96

San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard (2) drives to the basket as Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, left, defends during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Miami. AP

LeBron James spent most of the night sitting with fans, Ray Allen didn’t re-enact his famous shot and the Larry O’Brien Trophy was nowhere to be found.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Heat break camp, say defense had to get better

Miami Heat guard Norris Cole (right) and forward LeBron James stretch after training at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island, Bahamas, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The two-time defending champions are holding a one week training camp at the resort. AP/Bahamas Visual Services

Defense is the primary focus of everything the Miami Heat does, and it’s been that way since Pat Riley arrived.

Posted: October 5th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Heat’s Spoelstra not letting success change him

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, right, and his assistant David Fizdale talk after training at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island, Bahamas, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The two-time defending NBA champions are holding a one week training camp at the resort. AP Photo/Bahamas Visual Services, Dante Carrer

It took Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra a few extra minutes to make his way out of a Bahamian restaurant after a recent dinner, getting stopped several times by fans with photo requests.

Posted: October 4th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

LeBron James takes home 3 trophies at ESPY Awards

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LeBron James padded his trophy collection, receiving three at the ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year for helping the Miami Heat win a second straight NBA championship.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Section | Read More »

End of quarters cost Heat in Game 5

LeBron James of the Miami Heat runs into tough defense from Tiago Splitter and Boris Diaw of the San Antonio Spurs during game 5 of the NBA finals on June 16, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas., where the Spurs defeated the Heat 114-104 and now lead the series 3-2. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN

The Miami Heat will be lamenting 8 bad minutes. Eight very bad minutes, actually.

Posted: June 17th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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