IN MY OPINION
It is three weeks later, and LeBron James departure from the Heat and Miami continues to occupy a murky space somewhere in the gray between amicable parting and bitter divorce. There is rancor unspoken, bad blood wrapped in outward civility. Everyone is trying to play nice, maintain the high road, but it feels disingenuous.
Heat president Pat Riley said Wednesday that he sees an evolving role for starting point guard Mario Chalmers, while insisting LeBron James’ praise of Shabazz Napier had no influence on Miami trading up to draft him.
Heat president Pat Riley said LeBron James leaving was a tough blow, but that he is determined to retool the club so it can contend for titles for years to come.
Barring an unexpected change of heart by the NBA, Christmas in Miami will feature LeBron James’ much-anticipated return to Miami in an opposing uniform.
Heat owner Micky Arison, in an open letter to fans, expressed optimism about the teams future in the post-LeBron James era.
Even with at least three roster spots to fill, the Heat continues to be non-committal with free agents Michael Beasley and Greg Oden, with the team neither closing the door on a return in conversations with their agents nor offering them a contract to this point, either.
In My Opinion
“You see us as you want to see us. In the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions... That’s how we saw each other at seven o’clock this morning. We were brainwashed.”
Heat | Analysis
The Heat is all in with Chris Bosh — after it looked like he was out — as its new face, ushering it into the post-LeBron Era.
In My Opinion
We felt rejected and dejected. We felt sorrow and shock. We felt disappointment and loss. We felt appreciation and anger. There was no right way for Heat fans to feel, no easy consensus when LeBron James announced Miami was just a temporary stop on his way back home.
Udonis Haslem, making a sacrifice again, will earn about $2.7 million next season after opting out of a deal that would have paid $4.6 million for 2014-15.
The Heat could see another one of its former players who played a key role in the teams championship years rejoin LeBron James in Cleveland.
Longtime Miami Heat forward James Jones has agreed to a one-year deal with the Cavaliers, opting to play in Cleveland with LeBron James.
The Heat reached deals with Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem, franchise stalwarts who again have made financial sacrifices to stay in Miami.
The Heat signed free agent Luol Deng on Tuesday, and Pat Riley didn’t understate the move, which helped the team salvage its roster after losing LeBron James.
Despite Mario Chalmers struggles in the 2014 playoffs, Pat Riley has faith in the Heats point guard.
Heat | Free Agency
Life after LeBron is coming together for the Heat.
In the wake of the departure of LeBron James, Heat president Pat Riley is working to sign Dwyane Wade, Udonis Haslem and others to retool Miami.
In My Opinion
The letter in Sports Illustrated was super sweet. Had a writer’s touch. Really nice. Perfect, really. So perfect. Too perfect, if you are cynical and embittered and hurt.
LeBron James leaves Miami for Cleveland
LeBron James made it official Friday, leaving the Heat for his hometown Cavaliers. But Chris Bosh will return with a reported five-year, $118 million deal, and new deals were being worked out for Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem.
In my opinion
The In-Decision ended Friday when LeBron James announced he is going back to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers after four Finals-filled, multiple-championship-winning years with the Heat.
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