Five On The Floor: Miami Heat/NBA
Miami Heat: Pat Riley’s Laker Comments Twisted by Media

Miami Heat: Pat Riley’s Laker Comments Twisted by Media

October 25, 2020

It was a strange Sunday, as Pat Riley's innocuous comments about the NBA Finals -- in which the Miami Heat president gave great credit to the champion Los Angeles Lakers -- were taken out of context by media outlets big and small on social media to create a fake controversy.

Ethan Skolnick and Greg Sylvander take listeners through the process of how this happens in the modern media age, and explain what Riley really said, and meant. 

Our 5-part series on the Riley press conference starts in earnest in our next episode.

Sponsored by:

PrizePicks.com (five)

Biscayne Bay Brewing company

FiveReasonsRealtor.com 

Miami Heat #FloorsYours: Bring Your Own Big (NSFW)

Miami Heat #FloorsYours: Bring Your Own Big (NSFW)

October 24, 2020

In the latest #FloorsYours on our Five Reasons Sports YouTube channel, Ethan, Alex, Greg and Alf all bring a big to the table, who could help the Miami Heat relatively cheap.

It's the great Baynes vs. Noel debate!

Sponsored by:

Biscayne Bay Brewing Company, PrizePicks.com (five) and Manscaped.com (5RSN)

Some parental discretion advised.

Miami Heat: Can they get Jrue Holiday?

Miami Heat: Can they get Jrue Holiday?

October 22, 2020

With the news that friend of Five on the Floor -- and former Heat coach -- Stan Van Gundy will be the coach in New Orleans, Ethan, Alex and Greg revisit the Jrue Holiday conversation.

Would Van Gundy and David Griffin trade Holiday? What would the Heat offer? And does it matter that Holiday can extend his contract into 2021-22?

Sponsored by:

SafeCubbies.com

Manscaped.com (5RSN code)

Biscayne Bay Brewing company

The Miami Heat’s 2019-20 Forever Bubble Season

The Miami Heat’s 2019-20 Forever Bubble Season

October 21, 2020

It didn't end in an NBA title but, by most Miami Heat fans, 2019-20 will never be forgotten.

Few seasons in local sports history have had the impact on the community that this one did, even though no one could watch the playoffs in person. 

Ethan Skolnick and Alphonse Sidney put the Bubble season in perspective, through the eyes of listeners and Twitter followers, and the response to one @5ReasonsSports tweet: "For many, the Miami Heat were about the only good thing about 2020."

Sponsored by LuisPeters.com, KeystoneChiropractic.com and FiveReasonsRealtor.com 

Miami Heat: Does DeMar DeRozan fit?

Miami Heat: Does DeMar DeRozan fit?

October 19, 2020

You'd think that a former All-Star, who just had one of his best statistical seasons, would be appealing to Miami Heat fans. But many don't think he's a fit, if the San Antonio Spurs decide to move him this offseason.

Ethan Skolnick, Greg Sylvander and Nekias Duncan (of BasketballNews.com) discuss whether this is a reasonable option in a trade, what it would take, and how he would work with Jimmy Butler and others on the Heat.

Sponsored by:

MarcBrownPa.com ($295 closing fee by mentioning Five Reasons)

OneCallLegal.com (Seltzer Mayberg law firm for personal injury and traffic violations)

SafeCubbies.com  

 

Miami Heat offseason: A J-Rich reunion?

Miami Heat offseason: A J-Rich reunion?

October 18, 2020

Miami has an eye on new whales in 2021, but could it bring in an old face sooner?

Josh Richardson didn't love his Philadelphia experience, and the 76ers may be looking to move money. Richardson wasn't ideal as a first option for the Heat, but as a third or fourth or fifth who can defend guards, a real team weakness? 

Ethan Skolnick, Alex Toledo and Nekias Duncan (BasketballNews.com) discuss the idea from all sides -- and make some other suggestions of defensive guards who could come cheaper.

Sponsored by PrizePicks.com (code "five") and FiveReasonsRealtor.com 

Miami Heat #FloorsYours: James Harden? (NSFW debate)

Miami Heat #FloorsYours: James Harden? (NSFW debate)

October 16, 2020

Ethan, Alf, Alex and Greg take to the YouTube stream and debate some of the potential free agents and trade targets for the Miami Heat, including James Harden (?!) and Christian Wood, who is completely unfamiliar to Alf.

Warning: This episode is a little looser than our usual offerings. Hide the kids.

Sponsored by Manscaped.com (5RSN) and PrizePicks.com (five)

Miami Heat: Giannis, Bam, Contention Timeline

Miami Heat: Giannis, Bam, Contention Timeline

October 15, 2020

As the NBA still decides on its offseason transaction schedule, Ethan, Alf and Greg discuss one of the key things to watch:

Does Bam Adebayo ask to sign an extension now?

If so, that has ramifications on the pursuit of Giannis Antetokounmpo. 

Should the Heat budge if so? How does Giannis' agent come into play? And, in general, should the Heat act like a team that just reached the NBA Finals, or is earlier in its process?

Sponsored by MyBookie.ag (FIVEONTHEFLOOR), Manscaped.com (5RSN) and MarcBrownPa.com. 

Miami Heat: Does Victor Oladipo make sense?

Miami Heat: Does Victor Oladipo make sense?

October 13, 2020

As attention turns to the Miami Heat offseason, one possible, attainable target is Victor Oladipo, who doesn't seem happy with the Indiana Pacers.

Does he make sense as a one-year option for the Heat? Is he totally healthy? What should the Heat give up? What should they hold back? 

Ethan and Alex discuss.

Sponsored by SafeCubbies.com, PrizePicks.com (code "five" to double deposit) and OneCallLegal.com (Seltzer Mayberg)

NBA Finals Game 6: Lakers Beat Heat, Win Title

NBA Finals Game 6: Lakers Beat Heat, Win Title

October 12, 2020

It's finally over, after nearly a full year.

The Miami Heat ran out of gas in Game 6, falling behind by more than 30 against Finals MVP LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Rajon Rondo (yes, him) and the Los Angeles Lakers. And so one of the more memorable seasons in Heat history is finally over. 

Ethan Skolnick, Greg Sylvander and Alex Toledo jumped on Five on the Floor with about four minutes remaining, to capture the mood of the final Finals game, and recognize the Lakers' achievement.

Sponsored by SafeCubbies.com, OneCallLegal.com (Seltzer Mayberg) and Manscaped.com (use 5RSN code)

Heat/Lakers NBA Finals: Another Jimmy Butler Masterpiece Forces G6

Heat/Lakers NBA Finals: Another Jimmy Butler Masterpiece Forces G6

October 10, 2020

It didn't seem possible, but Jimmy Butler topped himself.

We didn't expect to pod, but we had to. 

Ethan, Greg and Alex put Butler's Game 5 triple double in perspective, while also touching on Duncan Robinson's breakout, Erik Spoelstra's timeouts and rotation, LeBron James' choices, Anthony Davis' injury and more.

Sponsored by:

SafeCubbies.com

FiveReasonsRealtor.com

BankruptcyIsGood4U.com (Gonzalez & Tybor law firm)

Heat-Lakers Finals: #FloorsYours Game 5 preview

Heat-Lakers Finals: #FloorsYours Game 5 preview

October 9, 2020

As the Miami Heat face elimination for the first time in the playoffs, Ethan Skolnick, Greg Sylvander, Brady Hawk and Royal Shepherd take over the YouTube channel to preview Game 5 of the NBA Finals and discuss other topics, such as the sham Executive of the Year vote. 

Stick around for Greg's dramatic reading of Gary Payton's essay.

Sponsored by:

PrizePicks.com (code "five" to double deposit)

Biscayne Bay Brewing company

Miami Heat: Players Stock Up, and Stock Down

Miami Heat: Players Stock Up, and Stock Down

October 8, 2020

With a longer break between NBA Finals games, Ethan Skolnick and Greg Sylvander take 30 minutes to assess whose stock has gone up for the Miami Heat in the bubble, and whose has gone down. Mostly agreement, but a couple of differences, and maybe one surprise.

Sponsored by:

Seltzer Mayberg law firm (OneCallLegal.com)

PrizePicks.com (use code "five")

Biscayne Bay Brewing company

 

NBA Finals: LeBron, Lakers outlast Miami Heat in Game 4

NBA Finals: LeBron, Lakers outlast Miami Heat in Game 4

October 7, 2020

The game was there for the Heat, and then it wasn't.

The Lakers won Game 4, 102-96, stifling the Heat offense by using a different (Anthony Davis centric) strategy on Jimmy Butler. Now it's 3-1 in the NBA Finals.

What happened, and what can the Heat fix for Game 5 on Friday?

Ethan, Greg and Alex talk about Bam's return, Butler's passiveness, Dragic's absence, KCP and Rondo's contributions and more. Oh, and LeBron is one win from his fourth title.

Sponsored by:

Gonzalez & Tybor (BankruptcyIsGood4U.com)

SafeCubbies.com 

ChiropracticKeystone.com

Manscaped.com (use code 5RSN)

NBA Finals: LeBron’s feelings about Heat execs, coaches, players

NBA Finals: LeBron’s feelings about Heat execs, coaches, players

October 6, 2020

Joe Vardon, who has covered LeBron James regularly for Cleveland.com and The Athletic, joins Ethan Skolnick to explain how James views Pat Riley, Erik Spoelstra, Jae Crowder, Jimmy Butler and his Miami Heat days. Inside stuff that shapes this NBA Finals.

Sponsored by:

MarcBrownPa.com

MyBookie.ag (code is FIVEONTHEFLOOR)

Play this podcast on Podbean App