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  1. Shane Battier: prototype

    Beckley Mason

    Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images Battier is defining a new position in the NBA. The Finals were all about how LeBron James transformed into an unstoppable offensive force from the post, the way most people tell it. But to hear Erik Spoelstra tell ...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  2. In their own words: 2012 NBA Finalists

    Beckley Mason

    David Dow/NBAE/Getty Images What did everyone have to say when all was said and done? LEBRON JAMES: It took me to go all the way to the top and then hit rock bottom basically to realize what I needed to do as a professional athlete and as a person....

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  3. LeBron James' leap year

    Beckley Mason

    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images LeBron has backed the Thunder into a corner with his impressive post play. LeBron James spent the last two years learning how to win four feet of space. Four feet. That's roughly the difference between where James was ...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  4. James on Durant can't solve everything

    Beckley Mason

    Some expect LeBron James to spend more time guarding Kevin Durant, who dropped a breezy 36 points in Game 1, many on Shane Battier's watch. The reasoning is straightforward. As our Tom Haberstroh points out, James is the Heat's best defender and he d...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  5. Wednesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Kevin Durant's decisiveness is phenomenal, especially given the stage. ESPN's Michael Wallace on some adjustments Heat coach Erik Spoelstra might make for Game 2: "Spoelstra hinted at three vital adjustments the Heat might make for Game 2 as they a...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  6. Heat switch it up, shut down Celtics

    Beckley Mason

    Barry Chin/The Boston Globe/Getty ImagesBoston's veteran core struggled to find the basket in Game 6. Before Game 6, Boston seemed to have Miami's defense figured out. Then Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen combined to shoot 13-for-39. It ...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  7. On that new and improved Heat offense

    Beckley Mason

    Over at the Heat Index, Tom Haberstroh describes the play of the game in Sunday's Heat victory over the Dallas Mavericks. It wasn't that absurd double alley-oop touch pass between LeBron James and Dwyane Wade but an unremarkable LeBron-led fast break...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  8. How is Erik Spoelstra adjusting?

    Beckley Mason

    Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images After a rough opener against Chicago, Erik Spoelstra made some bold counters in Miami's Game 2 win. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra was decisively outcoached by Tom Thibodeau in Game 1. The Bulls bludgeoned Miami's small line...

    Blog | May 22, 2011