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Dwyane Wade: I Had Love Child on Break From Gabrielle Union

But pair is still engaged

(Newser) - With the gossip mill churning, Dwyane Wade confirmed last night that he did indeed father a son while on a break from fiance Gabrielle Union. "I had a time, a part in our break, in our pain and our hurt, a blessing came out of it in my life,... More »

Heat Tops Thunder, Nears Title

LeBron James battles through thigh cramps

(Newser) - A limping, grimacing LeBron James shook off the pain of leg cramps to hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer and the Miami Heat held on to edge the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-98 last night, taking a 3-1 series lead in the NBA Finals. No team has ever blown a 3-1 lead in... More »

Kobe Bryant Breaks Nose in All-Star Foul

Dwayne Wade run-in drew blood

(Newser) - Dwayne Wade's foul against Kobe Bryant in last night's NBA All-Star Game left the Lakers star with a nasal fracture. Bryant suffered a good old-fashioned bloody nose, but stayed in the game, ESPN reports. Afterward, a CT scan showed a broken nose. Bryant is due to be reevaluated... More »

Why I'm Rooting for LeBron

He and Miami Heat don't deserve their bad rap: Robert Weintraub

(Newser) - LeBron James and the Miami Heat aren't evil. They're just committed to winning, like any professional sports team, and it's OK to like them. Take it from Robert Weintraub, who defends the honor of the NBA's concocted villain in Slate . "Time for a confession,"... More »

Cavs Hire Firm to Probe LeBron Signing

Cleveland 'not letting go' of suspicions against Heat

(Newser) - The Cleveland Cavaliers think the Miami Heat violated tampering rules in their pursuit of LeBron James, and they're spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to prove it. Cavs owner Dan Gilbert has hired a Midwestern law firm to investigate the courtship, sources tell Yahoo! Sports . He intends to build up... More »

Bosh, Wade to Join Forces in Miami

Will LeBron join them?

(Newser) - Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade will both sign with the Miami Heat, sources tell ESPN . The pair will announce their decision later today. It's unclear whether Bosh will arrive via a sign-and-trade from Toronto, allowing him to take a six-year, $125 million maximum contract, or if he'll just sign with... More »

LeBron Sweepstakes Begins

And with it the biggest free agent summer in history

(Newser) - The scramble over the richest free agent class in NBA history officially tips off today, and all eyes are on one man. LeBron James won't be traveling to visit his suitors. The King will hold court at home in Akron, where first the Nets, and then the Knicks, Bulls, Heat,... More »

NBA Pros Deserve Oscars for Crying Foul

Players turn on the acting and sound effects to convince refs to give the call

(Newser) - The grunts and bellows of pro basketball players approaching the hoop has become as much a part of the game as the dribbling, the New York Times reports. Players shout to alert—or, as often, persuade—the ref that they are being fouled before they take a basket. LeBron James,... More »

US Men Back on Top With Basketball Gold

We're 'back on top,' boasts ecstatic LeBron James

(Newser) - The US Men's Basketball Olympic team pulled off a hard-fought victory to beat Spain 118-107 today to grab the gold medal. The US team has won gold every Olympics but three, including embarrassing defeats in 2004. "Much respect to Spain, but the US is back on top again,"... More »

76ers Push Heat Losing Streak to 11

Jamison lifts Wizards by Bobcats, Jefferson's 36 boosts Nets to win

(Newser) - The Philadelphia 76ers scored the final 10 points of overtime to send the Miami Heat to their 11th straight loss, 101-96 last night, reports the Associated Press. Andre Iguodala and Andre Miller both scored 24 points for the 76ers. Dwayne Wade scored 33 points for Miami, which has dropped 26... More »

McGrady Leads Rockets Past Ice-Cold Heat

Houston wins 10th straight as Miami falls for 10th time in a row

(Newser) - The Houston Rockets and the Miami Heat are teams going in completely opposite directions. The Rockets got 23 points and 10 assists from Tracy McGrady to fly by the Heat 112-100 last night, reports the Associated Press. The win was the 10th straight for Houston, while Miami lost its 10th... More »

Wade, Heat Finally Taste Victory Again

Guard scores 35 points as Miami breaks 15-game losing streak

(Newser) - The Miami Heat are about as happy as a 9-33 team could be tonight, after Dwayne Wade scored 35 points to lead a charge past the Indiana Pacers 98-96, ending a 15-game losing streak, reports the Associated Press. The streak was the longest in the NBA this season and the... More »

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