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  1. NBA - Are elite big men Miami Heat's kryptonite

    Tom Haberstroh

    Tom Haberstroh says that the Miami Heat seem to struggle against elite centers, but that's not really the case.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2012
  2. What's up with the starting lineup?

    Tom Haberstroh

    Getty Images The starting lineup with Mike Bibby and Zydrunas Ilgauskas continues to struggle, but no one seems to know why. Until now. Have you noticed how bad the Heat's starting lineup has been in the playoffs? If you haven't, then pay attent...

    Blog | May 02, 2011
  3. The book on LeBron James vs. Boston

    Tom Haberstroh

    AP Photo/Charles Krupa If LeBron James wants to beat the Celtics, he'll need to overcome his struggles against Paul Pierce. It all hinges on LeBron James. The overarching narratives and the on-court dynamics both depend on the two-time MVP and h...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  4. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra bonded with LeBron James in Dec. meetin...

    Tom Haberstroh

    Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said a conversation with LeBron James in December helped cement their relationship.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2011
  5. Watch LeBron choke, further your career

    Tom Haberstroh

    Every time LeBron James falters down the stretch, his critics revel in the schadenfreude. But as human beings, maybe we can learn a thing or two from it. Forbes.com blogger Susannah Breslin uses LeBron's late-game struggles to offer a 5-tip guide to ...

    Blog | April 18, 2011
  6. Tuesday Hotness

    Tom Haberstroh

    Miami Herald's Dan Le Batard penned a thoughtful, refreshing and artfully crafted column about uncertainty and the source of the Heat's struggles as of late. An absolute must-read for the NBA fan. On Monday, I took the plunge and dissected the Heat...

    Blog | March 08, 2011
  7. Basketball brains diagnose the Heat

    Tom Haberstroh

    BOSTON -- It seems everyone is talking about the Heat's struggles against winning teams. Even those on the inside. During the basketball analytics panel of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference held in Boston on Friday, ESPN.com senior writer ...

    Blog | March 04, 2011
  8. The lessons of the Heat's struggles

    Tom Haberstroh

    In a few short hours, I will board an airplane bound for Boston and the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. For the second year in a row, I will attend several panels discussing the ever-growing role of sports analytics across the world. The confe...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  9. Do Heat's struggles against elite matter?

    Tom Haberstroh

    The Heat lost another tight game against an elite team on Sunday. On the season, the Heat are now 1-6 against the league's top 5 teams in win percentage (Spurs, Mavericks, Celtics, Bulls, and Lakers). Surely, that's a bad omen for Miami come playo...

    Blog | February 14, 2011
  10. NBA: Utah Jazz PG Deron Williams is only getting better

    Tom Haberstroh

    Despite the departure of Carlos Boozer, Utah Jazz PG Deron Williams has been performing better than ever on the court. And if Jerry Sloan can't right the ship in Utah, he just might lose his franchise player in 2012.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2011
  11. NBA: Trading Steve Nash would make sense for Phoenix Suns

    Tom Haberstroh

    Given the Phoenix Suns' current struggles, dealing their franchise PG for rebuilding pieces is beginning to look like a smart move. Tom Haberstroh explains why before suggesting three potential suitors who would be the best fits for Nash.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2011
  12. December, by the numbers

    Tom Haberstroh

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE Getty Images Gather around, everyone. The Heat aren't the same sleepy team we saw in November. Coming off a franchise-best 15-1 record in the month of December, the Heat have put their early season struggles behind them. Wh...

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  13. Cuban: "Miami is the best team"

    Tom Haberstroh

    It was less than a month ago when Mark Cuban publicly gloated about the Heat's early season struggles on ESPN Radio Dallas. "Hallelujah," he said on November 15th. "My buddy Dan Gilbert is smiling all the way, too. Again, it's early in the season and...

    Blog | December 10, 2010
  14. Heat struggle against good teams. So what?

    Tom Haberstroh

    The Heat's poor record against good teams has been a common criticism early this season. But is it all that surprising? The great Tom Ziller of SBNation.com broke down the Heat schedule so far and noted that other elite teams exhibit a similar split:...

    Blog | December 06, 2010
  15. More coaches chime in on Heat chemistry

    Tom Haberstroh

    As the Big 3 struggle to get on the same page offensively, coaches from around the league are taking the opportunity to give their two cents on the situation. Today, it's Nuggets coach George Karl and his assistant Melvin Hunt who grab the mic from L...

    Blog | December 01, 2010
  16. Heat stirring the chemistry debate

    Tom Haberstroh

    Mike Ehrmann/NBAE/Getty Images Everyone wants to know if and when the Big 3 will finally jell. With the Heat's struggles this season, chemistry has been thrusted to the forefront of conversation. Much has been made about the chemistry, or lack ther...

    Blog | November 30, 2010