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Dwyane Wade staying with Miami Heat

Dwyane Wade is staying on with the Miami Heat as the face of the franchise after agreeing a new contract while the NBA team picks up the pieces following the loss of free agent LeBron James last week.

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LeBron James and Dwyane Wade lead Heat to victory in play-offs opener

Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) puts up a jump shot while defended by Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott  during the second half of an NBA basketball game on Saturday in Atlanta. Atlanta won 98-85.

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 50 points to lead two-time defending NBA champion Miami to a 99-88 victory over Charlotte in their post-season opener.

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NBA: Miami Heat power past Detroit Pistons with Dwyane Wade and LeBron James starring

Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (3) blocks Detroit Pistons' Josh Smith (6) during the first half of a NBA basketball game in Miami, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Dwyane Wade scored 30 points with 10 rebounds and five assists on Monday and LeBron James just missed a triple-double as NBA champions Miami beat Detroit 102-96.

NBA: LeBron James and Dwyane Wade not keen on resting for Miami Heat's threepeat push

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) during the second  period of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. (AP PhotoAlan Diaz)

LeBron James knows what Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is thinking, how he's hoping that this plan to preserve the reigning MVP's legs pays off when the playoffs roll around.

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Philadelphia 76ers' grand plan not helped by NBA history

Drought-breaker: Philadelphia 76ers players  Michael Carter-Williams, Nerlens Noel, Hollis Thompson and Henry Sims celebrate in the final seconds of the win over Detroit in March which broke a 26-game losing streak.

John Smallwood Continuing debate about whether 76ers president/general manager Sam Hinkie made the right decision to nuke the team's core and start building from scratch is a moot exercise.

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LeBron James ditches No. 6 jersey, will again sport No. 23

LeBron will be returning to the number 23 jersey.

LeBron James is finished with the Miami Heat. He's also finished with the No. 6 he has worn during the past four NBA Finals and to celebrate his only two NBA championships.

Perth Wildcats star James Ennis officially signs with Miami Heat

Perth Wildcats star James Ennis has officially signed with the Miami Heat.

Last season's Perth Wildcats star James Ennis has officially signed with the NBA's Miami Heat - where he will be joined by Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Udonis Haslem and Luol Deng.

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Luol Deng agrees to contract with Miami Heat

Luol Deng (l) is on his way to Miami.

The Miami Heat continued to recover nicely from the departure of LeBron James, agreeing on Sunday to sign free agent small forward Luol Deng to a two-year, $20 million deal.

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Patty Mills brings a taste of NBA home

Back home: Patty Mills (right) and Aron Baynes  on Tuesday.

Roy Ward Patty Mills has the NBA championship trophy with him for a tour of Australia.

Chris Bosh agrees to $118 million deal to stay in Miami - report

Chris Bosh

The Miami Heat went on the offensive after losing LeBron James on Friday by agreeing to a massive five-year, $118 million deal to retain nine-time All-Star Chris Bosh, according to a Yahoo report.

'I'm coming home': LeBron James quits Miami to return to Cleveland

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Scott Soshnick LeBron James announced Friday that he will rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers next season, returning to the hometown club he spurned in 2010 after sparking the Miami Heat to two NBA titles.

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Cavaliers sign Kyrie Irving, focus now on LeBron

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving.

Australian-born guard signs a five-year contract extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers as the NBA club made moves that could pave the way for signing free agent superstar LeBron James.

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LeBron James rumours growing as silence continues

Mystery: Speculation abounds over LeBron James' choice of team next season.

Michael Lee Whenever LeBron James decides to stay in Miami with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, have a prodigal son-like homecoming in Cleveland, take the mantle from Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles, or form a new...

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NBA's off-season is the best in sports - thrills, drama and mystery

The big fish: Superstars such as LeBron James of the Miami Heat have the power to force change in the NBA.

Ryan Black If the NBA offseason were a novel, it would be a thriller. Or perhaps it would be in the mystery section. A case could be made it should be listed as a drama, too.

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LeBron James' agent meets Cleveland Cavaliers about possible reunion

Cleveland calling: Miami superstar LeBron James is in demand.

Four years after their messy break-up, the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James are talking about a reunion.

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LeBron James' pending "The Decision II" has NBA world holding its breath

Miami Heat forward LeBron James.

Larry Fine On the four-year anniversary of a nationally televised special called "The Decision" where LeBron James announced he would sign with the Miami Heat, the NBA world was in a holding pattern for the...

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Chicago Bulls know to land Carmelo Anthony, it takes two to tango

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony.

K.C. Johnson On Feb. 18, 2010, the Chicago Bulls traded John Salmons and two second-round picks to the Bucks for Joe Alexander and Hakim Warrick and their expiring contracts.

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Knicks' Carmelo Anthony said to be opting out of contract

Carmelo Anthony.

Countless possessions for the New York Knicks last season ended with Carmelo Anthony cradling the basketball as he looked for an angle against a defender.

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Miami trio opting out is good news for Heat fans

Big three: Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh.

Greg Cote The remarkable thing happening with the Miami Heat and its biggest stars takes a page from a 19th century French novelist and also borrows from English folklore even older than that.

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Dwayne Wade and Udonis Haslem opt out of Miami Heat contracts

the Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, left, holds Dwayne Wade with the NBA Championship Trophy in 2013.

Ira Winderman The remodeling of the Pat Riley's two-time championship creation received a major boost Saturday, with guard Dwyane Wade and forward Udonis Haslem opting out of their Miami Heat contracts, agent...