Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) is a Senior Writer based in Miami, covering the NBA for Bleacher Report and other Turner Sports properties since September 2013. Previously, he spent 17 years covering all the major pro and college teams and most major sporting events for The Palm Beach Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel and The Miami Herald. He continues to host and serve as a Miami Heat analyst on The Ticket radio station based out of Miami, on 790AM and 104.3 FM. A graduate of The Johns Hopkins University with a Master's in Journalism from Columbia University, is the co-author of the book, "Raising Your Game: Over 100 Accomplished Athletes Help You Guide Your Girls and Boys Through Sports." (www.raisingyourgamebook.com) and the lead collaborator on "Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government."
King LeCramps proving once again he's just borderline retarded off the court.
He seemed to have learned that large "Decision" circuses with the media are stupid. So he does the next-best stupid thing: what he just did:
Another huge media circus he could have greatly minimized by keeping things small and quiet, as most NBA stars do. Private dinner with Riles, etc. Minimum talk to the media. Zero wife tweets. I mean how dumb is it to move your cars out of the house in Miami, the same day this huge media circus is going on?
Now everyone will be pissed, even in Miami if he "keeps his talents" in Miami.. Not to mention back home in Ohio, he will be deserving all the hate he's gonna get and never forgiven after the LeCircus Part II he just came up with. And now off to Brazil for the final, perhaps the only smart move all week! Carlos Iglesia@ChurchCarlos
If I don't hear or read it from you or Ira, it's nothing but noise.
"This 104-87 rout was a root canal, administered by a dentist that kept digging into the box for different drills, and never, ever the Novocaine."
can you stop riding lebron. i know your writing career would be nothing without him but you dont need make article after article on pointless things about him
I'm not on here often -- I should be -- but thanks to Joe and Frank for the comments.
You're right Regi.... the Heat handled it the best way they could. By continuing to play.
Ethan, it was very sad and perplexing that the lack of professional, let alone maturity of Lance Stephenson was permitted. It was the wrong image to display before impressionable youth. His behavior wasn't a impromptu reaction to a given situation. But a deliberate continual and habitual insult to himself, his team and his momma. But the Miami Heat gave him the best answer to his behavior....A all out whooping on the floor ....where it counts!
Hey Ethan, saw your Stephenson article. You might find this funny and want to write about it, and how flops are so comical now! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LpyxoOMqY8&list=UUhnN9MPURwKV2PbEoT2vhTQ
I'm not a Heat or LeBron fan. But I thought your article yesterday about his evolution was fantastic. The guy who wrote Rashomon would be proud.
One of the many great things of being a HEAT fan, is the ownership, the leadership of HOF Pat Riley and the quality of players he assembled.LBJ, DWade CB, Ray Allen, James Jones and Battier, apart from their god given talent, you feel proud of the way they seem to live their lives and their consciousness. Makes you proud to be associated with this team, Well done Pat Riley, character does matter!!!