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Erik Spoelstra won’t hold grudge against LeBron James

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra. AP FILE PHOTO

Miami coach Erik Spoelstra says he has no hard feelings towards LeBron James, who decided to bolt the Heat and return to his former team the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Spo, Pop and the Spurs’ selfless stars

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How much blame does Erik Spoelstra—the Filipino American coach of the Miami Heat deserve for his team’s lopsided loss to the San Antonio Spurs in this year’s NBA Finals?

Posted: June 21st, 2014 in Commentary,Featured Columns,Southpaw | Read More »

Heat turn to video to make fixes before Game 4

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LeBron James has learned on important lesson during his journey from 19-year-old rookie to two-time NBA champion: Never talk back to the coach during a film session.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Hot NBA Finals game 1 takes toll on coaches, players

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LeBron James of the Miami Heat walks toward the locker room near the end of the fourth quarter after a leg cramp during Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs, June 5, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. The Spurs defeated the Heat 110-95, taking to lead the series 1-0. AFP

When the first game of the National Basketball Association Finals commenced Friday at the AT&T Center, neither the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat thought that they would go up against the heat.

Posted: June 6th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

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 »

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