Tyler Lauletta, provided by Published 9:38 pm EDT, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images Dwyane Wade played his final home game in Miami on Tuesday ahead of his retirement. In a prerecorded video, President Barack Obama praised Wade for his brilliant career. Wade played 16 seasons in the NBA, almost entirely with the Heat, and ends his career with three NBA championship rings, one scoring title, and 13 appearances in the NBA All-Star game. Dwyane Wade played his final home game with the Miami Heat on Tuesday night, and received a tribute he will never forget from president Barack Obama. Before tip-off, the Heat gave their departing superstar numerous tributes, celebrating his impressive NBA career. But the biggest surprise of the night came from Obama, who in a prerecorded video, praised Wade for his career and contributions to the league. "D-Wade! Congratulations on a great run," Obama said in the video. "Now, I know what you're going through because … [Read more...] about Obama gives heartfelt tribute to Dwyane Wade ahead of his final game in Miami
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In my opinion, the rivalry between Duke University and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill’s basketball teams may be the best in all of sports. The two teams play each other at least twice per year — three times if we’re lucky — and their matchups never disappoint. That was until last Wednesday, in the game when Zion Williamson, the Blue Devils’ once-in-a-generation phenom, was set to leave his mark on the rivalry at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The hype heading into the matchup was at an all-time high, with people as famous as former President Barack Obama making sure that they were attendance. The ticket prices: even higher. Vivid Seats listed the minimum ticket price on the day of the game at $2,500. Additionally, the company reported that one seat was sold for a whopping $10,652. There is no doubt that Duke’s No. 3 ranking and UNC’s No. 5 ranking contributed to the hoopla surrounding the game. But is that scenario anything … [Read more...] about Should Zion Williamson return after knee injury?
By Mark Medina | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: February 10, 2019 at 11:50 pm | UPDATED: February 10, 2019 at 11:58 pm OAKLAND – One by one, the Warriors’ stars lined up so they could offer their respect to an active living NBA legend. Usually, the Warriors command such a presence. Those circumstances changed, though, at the end of the Warriors’ 120-118 win over the Miami Heat on Sunday. That marked Dwyane Wade’s last game at Oracle Arena of his 16-year NBA career. So, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, DeMarcus Cousins and Shaun Livingston all hugged Wade at separate times and offered encouraging words. Then, Wade performed his customary post-game jersey swap. He chose Curry for obvious reasons. So as the two held each other’s respective jerseys, Curry wondered aloud if they should delay this ceremony for another year. Klay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + … [Read more...] about Stephen Curry tells Dwyane Wade “you have a lot more in the tank”
By Logan Murdock | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: February 10, 2019 at 4:00 am | UPDATED: February 10, 2019 at 4:18 am OAKLAND – Heat star guard Dwyane Wade will play his final game at Oracle Arena Sunday night as the Warriors try to win their fourth straight win. Read all about the matchup below. When/Where: Oracle Arena, 5:30 p.m. Heat projected starting lineup: Kelly Olynyk, Josh Richardson, Hassan Whiteside, Dion Waiters, Justise Winslow Heat Stock Report: Despite holding the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, the Heat are playing well defensively, allowing just 105.6 points per game, the third-lowest in the league. The team is centered around guard Winslow (12.3 ppg), Richardson (17.3 ppg) and Whiteside, who is averaging 13.1 points, 12.5 rebounds and 2.2 blocks this season. However, entering Sunday’s game in Oakland, the Heat have lost four of its last five games, including 102-96 loss to the Kings Friday night. Over the … [Read more...] about Warriors-Heat cheatsheet: Dwyane Wade’s last hurrah at Oracle Arena
Near the conclusion of the Bulls’ shootaround Friday at the Advocate Center, Zach LaVine was at one end of a court doing shooting drills. At the other end, Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn and Bobby Portis were going through heavy conditioning. At least during the portion of the session open to the media, the exercises consisted of plenty of running, lateral movement, and some shots and layups. The contrast was stark for the shorthanded Bulls, who lost to the Heat 103-96. While LaVine was working to get up some extra shots in the middle of a career year, three key parts of the team are still trying to return to health. Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said Friday was the most Dunn and Portis had done since their injuries, but neither are ready for any contact. Markkanen will get “controlled contact” Saturday when he plays in a scripted 2-on-2 session, and though there’s still no target date for his 2018-19 debut, a return to practice could be coming soon. And as much as … [Read more...] about Shorthanded Bulls can’t rally past Dwyane Wade, Heat