Miami Heat WiretapAugust 2011 Miami Heat Wiretap

Wade: No Chemistry Issues With LeBron During 10-11 Season

Aug 25, 2011 8:24 PM

Dwyane Wade insisted during an interview on Thursday that there were no issues with chemistry between himself and LeBron James.

"We figured it out. I think we did a very good job," Wade said. "It didn't hurt. LeBron was still third in the league in scoring. I was still like fifth in the league in scoring."

The Heat advanced to the 2011 NBA Finals.

"It really didn't change much of our ability once we got comfortable," Wade said. "Me and him are very good friends. We're two guys who want to make it work, who wanted to make it work for our teammates to be successful, so we did.

Sun-Sentinel

Tags: Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

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Anthony, Bosh To Appear On Law & Order: SVU

Aug 23, 2011 12:08 PM

Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh will appear as themselves on an upcoming episode of Law & Order: SVU.

The episode will revolve around a youth basketball coach who is accused of being a sexual predator.

New York Post

Tags: Chris Bosh, Carmelo Anthony, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, NBA

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LeBron Trusts Riley's Decision-Making As GM

Aug 22, 2011 1:22 AM

LeBron James was recently asked if he is interested in getting involved in the basketball decisions of the Heat.

"I think Pat Riley is a great president, great GM for our team," said James. "He’s going to do whatever it takes to help us win if that means bringing in guys. He’s going to do what is best for the team."

HoopsHype

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LeBron's Worst Week Ever Was Following NBA Finals

Aug 22, 2011 1:20 AM

LeBron James was recently in Barcelona for a European tour with Nike.

James was asked about how he felt following Miam's defeat in the 2011 NBA Finals.

"It was the worst week I ever had," said James. "I hate losing."

James was asked what he did during that week.

"I did nothing. Nothing at all."

HoopsHype

Tags: LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Varnado Signs Two-Year Deal With Hapoel Jerusalem

Aug 20, 2011 11:41 AM

Jarvis Varnado has signed with Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli League after spending last season in the second division of the Italian League.

Varnado, whose NBA rights remain with the Heat following June's tender offer, signed a two-year deal with Hapoel.

Sun-Sentinel

Tags: Jarvis Varnado, Miami Heat, Mississippi State Bulldogs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Signing Rumor

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Wade Remains Adamant About Playing Somewhere In 11-12

Aug 19, 2011 8:14 PM

Dwyane Wade continues to insist that he will play basketball somewhere during the 11-12 season.

"I will play (basketball)," he said at the Dwyane Wade Fantasy Camp at Fontainbleau Hotel. "I don't know where I will play it. Just because we're in a lockout don't mean I'm going to stop playing the game of basketball."

Sun-Sentinel

Tags: Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Signing Rumor

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Eddy Curry Loses Another 28 Pounds

Aug 14, 2011 12:07 PM

Eddy Curry is getting closer to receiving serious attention from the Heat.

Tim Grover said last week that since Curry’s workout with Miami in late June, he has lost another 28 pounds and is now at 300. Curry weighed 350 when he auditioned for Miami in March.

Curry intrigues Pat Riley, who might offer him a minimum deal following the lockout if he loses another 12 pounds or so.

His skills “are there, no question,” Grover said.

Miami Herald

Tags: Eddy Curry, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Wade Committed To Playing Basketball Somewhere This Year

Aug 9, 2011 11:43 PM

Dwyane Wade does not want to allow an extended NBA lockout to prevent him from playing basketball this season.

"I'm going to play basketball this year," he told The Associated Press. "I don't know where, but I love the game so much that I will play it. And we will figure that out."

Wade denied reports that a Chinese team had offered him $2 million per month.

Miami Herald

Tags: Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Signing Rumor

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Wade, Bosh Have Not Received Overseas Offers

Aug 9, 2011 11:36 PM

Agent Henry Thomas indicated on Tuesday that Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh have not received contract offers from an overseas team.

"If there are opportunities presented to my guys," Thomas said, "it's my responsibility then to look at those opportunities and see what they are."

Sun-Sentinel

Tags: Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Signing Rumor, International Misc Rumor

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LeBron Working On Game With Hakeem

Aug 8, 2011 9:40 PM

LeBron James has been training twice a day in an attempt to improve his game.

"I'm doing whatever it takes to just become a better basketball player," James told ESPN's Rachel Nichols. "Just everyday just trying to critique my game -- seeing ways that I can get better so I can be more of a complete basketball player on the court, a better leader on and off the court and continue to work towards my goal of winning an NBA championship."

James has also been working with Hakeem Olajuwon.

"I look at what he was able to do throughout his career," James told the AP about working with Olajuwon. "Unbelievable talent. Multiple champion. Just to see how he was able to dominate in the low post, for me as an individual, I just try to look at some of the things I feel I need to get better at and hit home at it. Our team becomes better if I continue to get better and that's what it's about."

ESPN

Tags: LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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LeBron Expects Lockout To Be Resolved To Play Season
LeBron James is not interested in playing professionally overseas and is hopeful the NBA will resolve its lockout.

ESPN

Wade Hasn't Talked Contract With Chinese Team
Dwyane Wade is open to the possibility of playing in China.

ESPN

Report: Wade Offered $2M Per Month By Chinese Team
The offer to Dwyane Wade was denied by a Zhejiang Lions team official.

Sun-Sentinel

Kobe Believes Critics Should Back Off LeBron
Kobe Bryant voiced his opinion of the criticism received by LeBron James in the wake of Miami's loss in the Finals to the Mavericks.

Sun-Sentinel

Bosh Considering Signing Overseas
Chris Bosh signed a long-term contract with the Heat last summer.

Miami Herald

Reggie Jackson Claims Injury Was Reason Behind Shutting Down Workouts
Reggie Jackson's decision to stop working out for teams was one of the more controversial elements of the 2011 NBA Draft.

Oklahoman