Hassan Whiteside, Gerald Green, Chris Bosh, Tyler Johnson and Goran Dragic of the Miami Heat celebrate in the second quarter of the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Saturday, December 5, 2015.
Hassan Whiteside, Gerald Green, Chris Bosh, Tyler Johnson and Goran Dragic of the Miami Heat celebrate in the second quarter of the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Saturday, December 5, 2015. Pedro Portal pportal@elnuevoherald.com
Hassan Whiteside, Gerald Green, Chris Bosh, Tyler Johnson and Goran Dragic of the Miami Heat celebrate in the second quarter of the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Saturday, December 5, 2015. Pedro Portal pportal@elnuevoherald.com

Ethan J. Skolnick: Yes, it’s early, but the Miami Heat being first in the East matters

December 05, 2015 11:26 PM

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About Ethan J. Skolnick

Ethan J. Skolnick

@EthanJSkolnick

Ethan J. Skolnick, who has spent the past two decades covering sports in South Florida, returns to The Herald to spearhead the coverage of the Heat. In addition to his previous two-year stint at the Herald (2000-2002), Ethan has worked at The Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Sun, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Palm Beach Post and most recently, was a Senior NBA Writer for Turner Sports/Bleacher Report. He hosts the "The Ethan Skolnick Show" on 790 The Ticket, every day from 4-7 p.m., and is the co-author of two books, Innovative State and Raising Your Game. A graduate of Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale (Class of 1990), he earned his B.A. at The Johns Hopkins University and his M.S. from Columbia University.