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Miami Heat's Goran Dragic (7) shoots during the second half in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Riley talks Heat future, and plans for keeping core intact

Oct. 23, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Pat Riley is always looking around for ways to make the Miami Heat better. This offseason has him wondering if that improvement might come from within. The Heat president said Friday that the top offseason priority of the Eastern Conference champions “is to take care of the players that...

The Los Angeles Lakers players celebrate after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

AP source: NBA targeting Dec. 22 as start to coming season

Oct. 23, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

The NBA may be back before Christmas and fans could return to games at some point next season, if one plan considered by the league's board of governors becomes reality. The board is targeting a Dec. 22 start to what would be a season of 70 to 72 games, with the NBA Finals ending in June again as has been in the...

New York Jets head coach Adam Gase looks at copies of plays during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Dolphins turn up heat on Jets and embattled Gase, 24-0

Oct. 18, 2020 8:38 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick blocked on a running play, improvised a left-handed completion and led cheers for his replacement during mop-up time Sunday. Least remarkably, he beat the New York Jets. Everybody is doing that. Fitzpatrick threw three touchdown passes against one of his many...

Los Angeles Lakers fans celebrate outside of Staples Center, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Los Angeles, after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals to win the championship. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)

76 arrests as fans, some rowdy, cheer Lakers win in LA

Oct. 12, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seventy-six people were arrested and more than 30 buildings and businesses were damaged when a downtown celebration turned chaotic after the Los Angeles Lakers won their 17th National Basketball Association championship, police said Monday. Causes for the arrests included failure to...

Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler (22) goes up for a basket during the second half in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

After surprise run to NBA Finals, the Heat future is bright

Oct. 12, 2020 11:40 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic had their arms slung over the other’s shoulders as they walked out of the arena following the final game of Miami’s season, helping each other in the most painful of moments. That was the Heat way all year long. A bunch of strangers...

Los Angeles Lakers fans celebrate outside of Staples Center, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Los Angeles, after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals to win the championship. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)

Fans, some rowdy, cheer Lakers win outside Staples Center

Oct. 12, 2020 3:41 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police and California Highway Patrol officers shut down ramps leading to the Los Angeles downtown area after the Lakers won the NBA Finals on Sunday night. Thousands of people gathered outside the Staples Center after the team beat the Miami Heat inside the bubble in Lake Buena Vista,...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) celebrates with his teammates after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Bubble Kings: Lakers run past Heat for 17th NBA championship

Oct. 12, 2020 12:52 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The ultimate anguish. The ultimate joy. This season, for LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, had it all. And it ended in the only fashion that they deemed would be acceptable, with them back atop the basketball world. For the first time since Kobe Bryant's fifth and final...

Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler (22) looks to pass against Los Angeles Lakers' Danny Green (14) and Alex Caruso (4) during the first half in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Butler loses last game in the bubble after memorable run

Oct. 11, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

Jimmy Butler finally has to take his business elsewhere. There will be no more coffee customers with the bubble closing down, though he kept it open far longer than expected with some of the most inspired NBA Finals play seen in years. Butler carried the Miami Heat all the way to Game 6 against the favored Los...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) reacts during the first half in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Miami Heat Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Analysis: LeBron James has done it again, and did it his way

Oct. 11, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — He went to Miami and became a champion. He went back to Cleveland and won another title. He went to Los Angeles and now the Lakers are back atop the basketball world. LeBron James, love him or hate him, is in his own category now. He has led three franchises to NBA titles,...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James pulls rebound away from Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler during the second half in Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Finals notebook: Lakers tie Celtics for most NBA titles

Oct. 11, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Move over, Boston Celtics. You've got company on the most-titles-won list now, after sitting alone in that spot for more than a half-century. The Los Angeles Lakers’ latest championship — clinched Sunday night with a win over the Miami Heat, ending the 2020 NBA...