The HEAT Beat with Josh Friedman

 
HEAT Beat with Josh Friedman

Author Josh Friedman

  • Josh Friedman

    Miami HEAT Insider

 

Questions that remain unanswered following LeBron James' departure

Here are questions that still are running through my mind and that of Heat fans even days after James announced he was leaving Miami and returning to Cleveland Read more...

How do the Heat spell sacrifice? W-A-D-E and H-A-S-L-E-M

Wade and Haslem embody the Heat. They began their NBA careers together with the Heat back in 2003 and the Hollywood ending would be having them ride into retirement together. Here is the latest Heat blog on the two Heat lifers from Josh Friedman Read more...

Heat roster starting to take shape

HEAT BEAT: Don't count on Heat president Pat Riley going after any big ticket items in the Luol Deng $10M/year neighborhood. The latest blog by our Josh Friedman Read more...

Goodbye LeBron....and thank you.

Heat fans, while overwhelmingly disappointed, should be grateful for the four years of thrills given to us by LeBron James. Read more...

What will LeBron decide to do? You tell me and then we'll both know

I can't believe that four years after Cavs owner Dan Gilbert wrote that scathing letter about LeBron James, that James would consider return to play for the Cavs. Why would play for them knowing that it would line Gilbert's pockets with tens or hundreds of millions of dollars? That said, why hasn't James announced he is returning to play for the Heat? Read more...

Finally Pat Riley and LeBron James will meet face to face

Will James emerge from his meeting with Riley with his mind made up? And if so, will that decision be announced today? The basketball world is holding it's collective breath until James makes up his mind. Read more...

Finally LeBron James and Pat Riley will meet face to face

Will Pat Riley's incredible powers of persuasion be enough to lure LeBron James back to Miami? Wouldn't you love to be a fly on the wall when they, along with James' agent, huddle this week? Whatever decision James makes, and the guess here is that he stays with the Heat, it is sure to set off a quick chain of events. Read more...

Heat fans need to chill

The motto of Heat fans who wonder if the Heat president can get the job done again should be, "In Riley We Trust". Read more...

And NBA free agency is off and running....

The roller coaster that is free agency is just starting. Strap yourselves in because rejoicing, anger, anticipation and tension are just some of the feelings that will bubble to the surface of NBA fans as one player after another agrees to contracts in the ensuing days. Read more...

Shabazz Napier:"I don't really feel any nervousness."

Pat Riley called Shabazz Napier "an incredible basketball player." Spoelstra said he and his staff evaluated 40-50 players in an effort to play catch up after the finals ended and Napier's name was at the top of the list Read more...