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Hot Hot Hoops Aug 6, 2016

Five Stars: 2004-05

Season 17 of the Heat featured the pairing of Shaq and Wade, two Jones, and UD’s best season (so far). Miami’s 17th season would be the true start of Miami’s second era of winning basketball, and would see them post a 59-23 record for the top seed in the Eastern Conference. They made quick work by sweeping the New Jersey Nets and the Washington Wizards in the first two rounds of the postseason before getting eliminated in the Eastern Conference Finals versus the Detroit Pistons in a seven-game dogfight. First Star 3 Dwyane Wade 1686.3 Wade played in and started 77 games for Miami at...
Blog a Bull Jul 30, 2016

Dwyane Wade was perfect in his introductory press conference with the Bulls

Wade showed an incredible amount of poise and grace in his introductory press conference in Chicago. Dwyane Wade is really good at this. That was the main takeaway as the Bulls introduced the eldest of the 3 Alphas on Friday afternoon at the Advocate Center. If it didn't feel real before, it does now: From Chicago, Illinois... #3... @dwyanewade! A video posted by NBA (@nba) on Jul 29, 2016 at 2:30pm PDT Wade spoke about watching the Bulls win their first championship as a 9-year-old and dreaming about playing in Chicago. He called back to Shaquille O'Neal joining the Heat in...
Bright Side Of The Sun Jul 28, 2016

Jared Dudley coming home to the Suns... but it’s not the same Suns

Former and current Phoenix Suns forward Jared Dudley wants to restore the Suns spirit, but he’s going to have to do it amid a lot of losses at first. Jared Dudley writes that he is “Coming Home” to the Phoenix Suns, that he wants to help the Suns recreate that wonderful chemistry from the 2008-2010 teams. He talks about how all the team’s best players created that chemistry, from a crazy fun Shaquille O’Neal to sage advice from stars like the venerable Steve Nash and Grant Hill. You really should check out the whole article here. Shaq was just a dude you always wanted to be...
Silver Screen and Roll Jul 26, 2016

Lakers Podcast: Who will be the Lakers’ leader this season?

Pretty much anything involving Shaquille O’Neal is going to be big, and his latest podcast is no different. The Big Aristotle was joined on his latest episode by none other than the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, Luke Walton. Walton discussed a number of things with his former teammate, including who he expects to lead the team, how he plans to judge his young squad, and much more. In a bit of #PodCeption, Locked on Lakers hosts Anthony Irwin and Harrison Faigen discussed Walton’s comments on Shaq’s podcast on the latest episode of the Locked on Lakers podcast. What do they...
Silver Screen and Roll Jul 25, 2016

Luke Walton says the Lakers won’t be judged on wins and losses, yet

He is also impressed with the leadership of his young players. Luke Walton has made comments here and there to reporters, and obviously at his introductory press conference, but it’s fitting that his biggest interview so far would come with his literal biggest teammate. The new Los Angeles Lakers head coach went on the “The Big Podcast with Shaq” for an interview that came out Monday morning, and he confirmed something many had expected: this year’s young team won’t be judged on their record. “The expectations, to me, aren’t going to be wins and losses, right now at least. The...