It used to be Erik Spoelstra didn't want the Heat to pay any attention to “the noise.” He wanted his players to deflect it. But with this Heat team, hearing all the negativity about how bad they're supposed to be could end up serving them well. On Wednesday night, the rag-tag collection of journeymen
There's nothing that can give Mayra Alvear back what she lost, or ease her pain, or calm her anger. Underneath a softly swaying banner displaying the number 49 - commemorating the number of lives lost - and as first responders unfurled and held a massive American flag for the national anthem, the
LONG BEFORE SHAQUILLE O'NEAL was a first-ballot Hall of Famer, he was a lanky 20-year-old from LSU whose impact on the NBA game was so highly anticipated that each of the 11 teams at the 1992 draft lottery had a jersey printed with its logo -- and O'Neal's name -- stashed under the seat.