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Lebron , Heat Play Nice In Brazil

nba_g_james_300x200 So this was not just “any” pre season basketball game for the Miami Heat this past weekend. Nope, it was the first time the Heat organization saw him, yes the one recently referred to as “that guy”. Yes we are talking about ex Heat player Lebron James. Hey it isn’t everyday that the best player in the world leaves your team for another unless your team is called the Cleveland Cavaliers. Awkward right ? How both the Heat and the Cavs have experienced each others biggest joys and worst fears. What i strange day it must have been for Heat fans to suddenly boo the man that we all loved a year ago as he valiantly fought to give us another NBA championship. Then he ditched beautiful Miami for ugly, cold, frigid Cleveland. Who would leave Halle Berry for Whoopi Goldberg ? It felt like your high school dance and there is your ex with her ugly new boyfriend. Oh the agony . None of the other preseason games will feel anything like this one did. This one had all the emotion of a season premiere TV show after a cliff hanging season finale and we had to wait for months to find out what will happen next. The atmosphere was electric at the HSBC Arena in Brazil.

It shocked no one that the Cavaliers, behind Anderson Varejao on his home turf and Kevin Love draining threes, led Cleveland to a win over Miami 122-119 the final in over time. It turned out to be quite an entertaining show.

Now the preliminary is over and we can look forward to the main event on Christmas day. For sure we will see a better Lebron James (2-of-8, eight assists in 21 minutes) who should be a bit more familiar with his new teammates. It appeared during a brief moment that Lebron thought he was still playing for Miami as he set a pick to free Norris Cole from his new Cavs teammates. Social media ate it all up of course and the Heat for the most part did not seem as confused as their ex leader. In these parts Lebron James is the guy we used to love, he is now public enemy number one and most Heat fans cannot wait to boo him. Cleveland will dominate this season as they are certainly very deep when it comes to the depth of talent they have on that roster. They are now the hunted again, many of those young players do not have any idea what that feels like. They will get every team’s best effort every night. Lets see how they react to dealing with the paparazzi and all of the distractions that come with being a rock star NBA team. Miami knows what that feels like and many of the Heat players seem to welcome being just a basketball team minus the circus.

So we are all set for a Christmas Day showdown. The players will not be as cheerful as they were in Brazil. The guys exchanged pleasantries , hugs and handshakes. Don’t expect more of the same the next time they see each other. I believe Miami will want to send a strong powerful message to Lebron James. Thanks for those four years, we will forever be grateful for your contributions to our recent championships. That however is history, and you sir are now on the other side. It will not be personal, just business and trust and believe the Miami Heat way always has and always will be, take care of business. See ya at the next dance Lebron.

About Jeff Fox

Jeff is a diehard Laker and Raider fan, but he supports the Canes, Marlins, Heat and Dolphins just the same. Jeff honed his radio skills as a host in the Bahamas on ZNS 3. After moving to Miami, he has also held it down on radio and in the club circuit, going by the name DJ Jeff Fox “In the Box”!

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What can we expect from Chris Bosh in 2014-15?

The anticipation for this years NBA season is different among so many fan base. In Chicago fans are yearning for Derrick Rose to return to his MVP play of 2010-11. Read the rest of this entry »

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Freeman and Fox talk with Udonis Haslem

He is one of two long time “grizzled” veterans on the Miami Heat team. He’s known as the enforcer, the guy that will stand up for any team mate against any foe, no matter their size.
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About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Freeman and Fox talk with Miami Heat’s Josh McRoberts

If you ever meet Josh McRoberts on the street, do yourself a favor and DO NOT CALL HIM MCBOB.
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About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Freeman and Fox talk with Zilla aka Birdman aka Chris Anderson

I imagine when Chris Anderson walks into any room, he commands attention. He’s tall. He tatted up. He sports a big outdoorsman type beard (until the day after media day). He’s not smiling most of the time. Read the rest of this entry »

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Freeman and Fox talk with Miami Heat PG Shabazz Napier

Shabazz Napier and the UConn Huskies men’s basketball team took the world by storm during the NCAA championship tournament. After winning it all (his 2nd championship while at UConn), Napier poised himself for the NBA draft. He was a popular player, especially of Lebron James. Read the rest of this entry »

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem play around at Media Day (video)

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There are a lot of questions surrounding the Miami Heat this coming season. Of course the #1 question surrounding this team is how will they fare with Lebron James now comfortably back in Cleveland.

If today showed anything, it showed that the chemistry and camaraderie between Wade and Haslem hasn’t changed one bit and it won’t change. Neither will the relationship that they have with Lebron James by the way.

We made our annual trek out to Miami Heat media day, and in between the interviews and photo shoots, Wade and Haslem took the time to take some playful jabs at each other.

This started when Haslem asked D-Wade why he had on his arm sleeve on, and there wasn’t a game to be played.

We’ll have more from Heat Media day in the coming days.

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Al Golden Needs to Fire Mark D’Onofrio

I’m not sure how one goes about firing one of their most loyal and best friends, but Al Golden better figure it out faster than Mark D’Onofrio can figure out that Nebraska is going to keep running the ball. It is time for a change on the defensive side of the ball. D’Onofrio lack of adjustments, preparation and coaching has cost the Hurricanes another victory and now it has been one too many. For too long under Golden’s regime has the thorn in the side of the Miami Hurricanes’ side has been the defensive coaching and game planning. The Hurricanes need a change and Al Golden needs to fire Mark D’Onofrio now. Read the rest of this entry »

About JC Ruiz

JC Ruiz is a Miami, FL based photographer that specializes in portrait, fashion and sports photography. Born and raised in Boston, MA, he has lived in South Florida since 1993. He is a die hard Red-Sox, Celtics, Patriots and University of Miami Hurricanes fan.

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Dwayne Wade on Good Morning America (video)

It was cancelled but then it was on again. Here’s the newly married man on Good Morning America talking about basketball, his new watch line and more.


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About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Miami Heat sign Shannon Brown

Miami Heat continue to make roster moves and shore up their team as we move closer and closer to training camp. Read the rest of this entry »

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.