1. One Advantage the Miami Heat Has over Each 2012-13 NBA Title Contender

    It's never too early to begin talking about the NBA championship. Not even before the preseason has even started. Because this is the NBA, there are only so many teams that have an actual chance at winning a title...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about almost 2 years ago 2,294 reads 6 comments

  2. Why LeBron James Will Remain as the NBA's Best Star Player Until He Retires

    If you're from where I'm from, then you can't wait for the start of the NBA training camp. In South Florida, a training camp that the public won't be allowed to watch is drawing more anticipation than next week's Miami Dolphins game...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about almost 2 years ago 9,020 reads 71 comments

  3. Miami Heat: Building South Beach's Best All-Time Starting Lineup

    After countless hours of research, I have come to the conclusion that the Miami Heat 's all-time starting lineup has the capability to defeat any NBA 's team all-time starting five...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about almost 2 years ago 7,468 reads 57 comments

  4. How the NBA's Young Stars Are Saving the Image of the League

    Remember when this team existed? Appropriately known as the Portland "Jail Blazers," their roster was chock full of players who preferred to damage their image, instead of attempting ...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about almost 2 years ago 1,575 reads 8 comments

  5. Why the 2012-13 NBA Season Will Be the Most Important of LeBron James' Career

    If LeBron James wanted a career where he would have to put it all on the floor and still be expecting disappointment, he would have remained a Cleveland Cavalier...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about almost 2 years ago 3,843 reads 22 comments

  6. Definitive Blueprint for LBJ to Deliver Historic 4th MVP Season

    When the coach of your team's greatest rival makes statements like this : "LeBron, to me, is the favorite every year. The years he doesn't win it, it'll usually be because people are just tired of voting for him...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about almost 2 years ago 5,634 reads 14 comments

  7. Miami Heat: One Improvement for Every Player to Better Complement LeBron James

    Like any other NBA team would, the Miami Heat revolves around the decisions and playmaking abilities of LeBron James ...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about almost 2 years ago 4,944 reads 9 comments

  8. How LeBron James Will Surpass Dwyane Wade as Greatest Miami Heat Star Ever

    If you go through the streets of Miami any sun-parched day of the week and tell those who partake in watching professional organized basketball, don't tell them that LeBron James belongs to the Miami Heat ...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about almost 2 years ago 5,777 reads 64 comments

  9. Breaking Down Why LeBron James Thrives at Multiple Positions

    When you think about it, the Miami Heat possess a top-10 player at potentially three different positions...

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  10. Ranking Every NBA Team's Best Option to Guard LeBron James Next Season

    There isn't an individual capable of stopping LeBron James . When doing research for this article, I found that no defender has done better than limiting James to 24 points on 44 percent shooting...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about almost 2 years ago 7,157 reads 33 comments

  11. One Thing Each Rising NBA Star Could Learn from LeBron James

    LeBron James has gone through the growing pains that came with him upon his entrance to the league. Those pains only dwelt on him for the first nine years of his career, before finally winning that first illusive NBA championship...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about almost 2 years ago 1,647 reads 10 comments

  12. Why the NBA Is More Successful with a Popular LeBron James

    Trekking into foreign territory in his first two years with the Miami Heat , LeBron James became one of the league's most polarizing athletes seen in a negative light, transcending over every sport...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about almost 2 years ago 4,223 reads 16 comments

  13. Miami Heat: Why Dwyane Wade Is the Perfect Complement to LeBron James

    The Miami Heat don't have the prototypical roster you'd expect from your common, everyday NBA champion...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about almost 2 years ago 8,023 reads 44 comments

  14. 5 Smartest Marketing Moves of LeBron James' Career

    After buying a minority stake in the Premier League team Liverpool F.C., LeBron James was asked on what his expectations were when he had the idea of being a partial owner of a professional team...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about almost 2 years ago 15,283 reads 12 comments

  15. LeBron James' Ascension in the NBA Won't Challenge Chemistry with Dwyane Wade

    The Miami Heat 's Summer of 2010 could have ended up a big travesty. Although there had been a successful 'Big Three' experiment a few years prior in Boston and the dynasty in ...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about almost 2 years ago 7,212 reads 13 comments

  16. 10 Reasons Why LeBron James-Dwyane Wade Can Be Most Potent NBA Duo Ever

    Never before have we seen a tandem of two superstars at the highest points of their career teaming up, until LeBron James decided to take his talents to South Beach and join Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat ...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about almost 2 years ago 14,089 reads 70 comments

  17. Comparing Each of LeBron James' Traits to an All-Time Great

    For years, we've wanted to embrace the talk of where LeBron James stands amongst the NBA legends. However, it didn't feel fair. LeBron's career was incomplete up until the end of the 2011-'12 season...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 9,890 reads 75 comments

  18. Dwyane Wade: Missing 2012 Olympics Will Lead to Monstrous 2012-13 Season

    To think, the 2012 Miami Heat team that made it to the NBA Finals was just as hurt and ailing as the 2011 team that made it to the Finals and lost...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 2,726 reads 24 comments

  19. Ranking the 7 Top One-on-One Matchups Between NBA Stars We'd Love to See

    It's one of the most debated topics in the NBA , yet it's also something you'll probably never see on national TV...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 4,153 reads 31 comments

  20. Breaking Down Which Title Contenders Can Run with Miami Heat Positionless Lineup

    Over the past two years, the Miami Heat have gone through more dramatic changes than any other NBA team. It's not just because of the acquisition of LeBron James and Chris Bosh either...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 4,662 reads 52 comments

  21. How the Miami Heat 'Big 3' Blueprint Changed the NBA

    Gone are the ideas of a singular superstar leading a team consisting of one or two All-Stars and a plethora of role and specialty players to championship glory...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 2,769 reads 18 comments

  22. Tracing LeBron James' Legacy from 'The Decision' to Present

    What a journey it has been for LeBron James . In the span of three years, James has gone from media darling to public enemy No. 1 to an NBA champion, all while playing the best basketball of his career...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 5,651 reads 58 comments

  23. NBA Free Agency 2012: Ranking the Best Role Players Left

    If you're an NBA franchise looking for a player that's going to significantly change the look of your team, I'd suggest waiting until 2014, because you're too late to scoop anyone worthwhile in the remaining free-agency pool...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 26,256 reads 67 comments

  24. The Best Specialist for Every Category in the NBA Today

    In sports, we are always on the lookout for who we can deem as the best. It could be the best team, the best player or the best to do a specific ideal...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 12,841 reads 187 comments

  25. Miami Heat: Predicting LeBron James' 10 Biggest Games of Next Season

    If there's one characteristic of LeBron James that we all know and either love or hate, it's his showmanship. It's one of his greatest gifts and curses; James loves to put on a show for whatever audience is watching...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 5,570 reads 15 comments