Entries by Royal A. Shepherd

Caron Butler Added To Heat Coaching Staff

Caron Butler has joined the Miami Miami as an assistant coach, according to Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press. The former Heat forward was selected 10th overall in the 2002 draft after his collegiate career at Connecticut. He earned All-Rookie first team with averages of 15.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game in […]

The Udonis Haslem question…again

I don’t believe there is a story about the Miami Heat that Brady Hawk hasn’t written. He has covered the well-known free agency targets and even got to the point of desperation where he was making a case for Josh Jackson to join the Heat. He almost convinced me until I remembered it was Josh […]

Five Players The Miami Heat Should Target

Miami has become the new sexy pick for best free agency destination after the Heat’s run at the NBA championship in the bubble this season. With the new-found popularity, the Heat will have some tough decisions to make when looking to improve the roster. 5. Demarcus Cousins Despite being injured for the better part of […]

We, Heat Fans, Just Want Our Damn Respect

First, I would like to congratulate the Miami Heat organization on a marvelous season. The run made by this team should go down as one of the more remarkable displays of maximizing talent that this league has ever seen. It should. But it won’t.   The three reasons it won’t:    LeBron won another title. […]

5 Best Miami Heat social media in-game chats

Biscayne Bay Brewery – Twitter (@BiscayneBayBrew)   For Game 1 of the NBA Finals, this will be the spot to be for a host of reasons but primarily because they are letting yours truly take over their timeline tonight. I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to say while I’m on there, but it will […]

A Note to Miami Heat fans: Dream Bigger

In the words of Daffy Duck from the original Space Jam movie: It’s gut check time.   As the initial euphoria of the Heat making it to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2014 begins to wear off, some basketball fans have already conceded an unceremonious exit for Miami. Pundits alike have also […]

Heat-Lakers NBA Finals 2020: How They Match Up

Miami has its work cut out for them in the NBA Finals as they will face LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers present unique matchup problems for Miami. L.A. has two first-team All-NBA players in James and Anthony Davis surrounded by a host of savvy veteran players with championship experience. However, styles […]

The 5 Worst Takes about the Miami Heat

Let’s be honest, the Miami Heat have overachieved this season. Miami’s improbable run wasn’t predicted by even the most cultured of Heat fans (See what I did there?). However, there were some pretty harsh opinions of the Heat that need to be revisited.   HHH (Heat Hate Herro)   We will start with this compilation […]

The Miami Heat’s 5 free agent decisions

The Miami Heat will have little time to celebrate a successful playoff run this offseason before making some roster decisions about the upcoming season. The Heat are positioning themselves to be major players in the 2021 free agency market, with names like Giannis Antentokounmpo, Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James and Anthony Davis potentially being available for […]