Dwyane Wade says Michael Jordan is his G.O.A.T.

From Rob Schaefer of nbcchicago.com: From being selected four picks apart in the 2003 NBA Draft, to winning two championships with the Miami Heat, to famously “Banana Boating”together in the 2015 offseason, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James go way back. So it’s no surprise that the popular debate topic of who the greatest basketball player of all time (a.k.a “GOAT”) is — between James and Michael Jordan — came up quickly during Wade’s recent appearance on the I Am Athlete podcast (11:05 mark): LeBron is one of my good friends. I…

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Heat’s Bam Adebayo available Tuesday against Cleveland

Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo will be available for their Tuesday night game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to the team. Adebayo had missed the previous four games with a knee injury. On the season, the fourth-year center out of Kentucky is posting career-highs in points (19.5) and assists (5.4) to go along with 9.5 rebounds.

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Tyler Herro could be out with virus-related issue

From Tim Reynolds of the AP: MIAMI — The Miami Heat may have another player missing games for virus-related reasons, after second-year guard Tyler Herro revealed that someone who lives with him tested positive for COVID-19. Herro is listed as questionable on the team’s injury report for Monday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets, that announcement coming Sunday afternoon — less than 24 hours after Herro learned of the positive test and his potential exposure. The reason the Heat cited for having Herro on the report is the NBA’s health and safety…

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Seven more Heat players out due to health and safety protocols

Several more Miami Heat players are now subject to the league’s health and safety protocols, taking them out of action. This comes on the heels of their game with the Boston Celtics being postponed amid COVID-19 issues.

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Sunday’s Heat v Celtics game postponed

If you were planning to watch Sunday’s Miami Heat and Boston Celtics game, you will now have to make alternate arrangements, that’s because the game is now postponed due to COVID-19. from Jenna Ciccotelli of B/R: Sunday night’s game between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat has been postponed as a result of COVID-19 contact tracing within the Heat organization, leaving the team without the league-mandated eight players to continue with the game. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic andStadium, the schedule change was made after a Heat player had an inconclusive test result.…

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Avery Bradley out due to league health and safety protocols

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Miami Heat’s Avery Bradley will miss the team’s game August the Boston Celtics on Sunday. However this may not be the only the games the veteran guard will miss, adds Wojnarowski. On the young season, Bradley is averaging 10.0 points and 1.7 assists per contest.

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Heat gets mule-kicking from the Bucks 144-97

From nba,com staff: The Milwaukee Bucks demolished the Miami Heat 144-97 on Tuesday night with the long ball, hitting 29 3-pointers to set an NBA team record for most shots made from beyond the arc. By the time Sam Merrill came off the bench late in the fourth quarter to nail his 3 (his only shot of the night), it was number 28 in the barrage, breaking the record of 27 held by the Houston Rockets. The Bucks went on to add another 3-pointer, and 12 Milwaukee players contributed to the onslaught…

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NBA releases Christmas Day schedule

Christmas Day is one of the biggest days for the NBA, which likely played a role in the league trying to get the upcoming season started when it shall. Tuesday, the league released the docket of games for the sun’s birthday. Here are the slate of games: Pelicans @ Heat (12pm ET) Warriors @ Bucks (2:30pm ET) Nets @ Celtics (5pm ET) Mavericks @ Lakers (8pm ET) Clippers @ Nuggets (10:30pm ET)

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Bam Adebayo and Heat agree on five-year extension

From the AP’s Tim Reynolds: MIAMI (AP) — Bam Adebayo came to the NBA with the goal of providing for his mother and changing her life. His first contract took care of that. And the way he sees it, his next contract sets his family up for generations. Adebayo and the Miami Heat agreed on a five-year extension that will be worth at least $163 million, the team and Adebayo’s agent Alex Saratsis said Tuesday. It will be the richest contract in terms of total value in Heat history. “This is…

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