Five On The Floor: Miami Heat/NBA
Miami Heat: Top 30 Players Part 2 (Ready to Draft)

Miami Heat: Top 30 Players Part 2 (Ready to Draft)

March 27, 2020

After Ethan J. Skolnick and Greg Sylvander picked the Miami Heat's all-time 30 most impactful players, Alphonse Sidney and Alex Toledo join Ethan to start prepping for the "draft." 

We debate the toughest calls: LeBron or Dwyane first, at their Heat peaks? Zo or Bosh? Shaq a sure third pick? And did we forget Luol Deng for the list? 

Draft up next.

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Miami Heat: The All-Time 30 Most Impactful Players

Miami Heat: The All-Time 30 Most Impactful Players

March 26, 2020

This is quite an exercise. The Miami Heat have had a storied history over three decades, with three championships and countless personalities. 

Ethan J. Skolnick is joined by Greg Sylvander to identify the 30 most impactful players, just based on their time with the Heat. The first 20 or so were easy. The last 10? Not so much. There were so many tough calls that four players had to go to a Twitter poll for spot No. 30.

LeBron, Wade, Shaq, Voshon, Bruce, Posey, Mase, Caron. It's all in here.

In an upcoming episode, Ethan, Alex Toledo and Alphonse Sidney will draft from the pool of 30, for 10-man teams.

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NBA, Miami Heat changes post-Corona?

NBA, Miami Heat changes post-Corona?

March 24, 2020

As the Coronavirus crisis continues, it's clear that much won't be the same. 

That includes the NBA. 

Ethan J. Skolnick and Alphonse Sidney are joined by Parrish Thompson of Light Skinned Opinions to discuss how it could affect:

-- The league

-- Micky Arison and the Miami Heat

-- The fans 

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Miami Heat: 5 Big Regrets if Season is Over

Miami Heat: 5 Big Regrets if Season is Over

March 22, 2020

Let's consider the worst case scenario for the NBA.

What if the season is over?

It's certainly possible due to coronavirus, so Ethan J. Skolnick and Alex Toledo produce a list of the top 5 regrets, and what if's, related to the Miami Heat. Something on Jimmy Butler, Duncan Robinson, Udonis Haslem and more. 

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Miami Heat: Pat Riley at 75. Then, Now, Next.

Miami Heat: Pat Riley at 75. Then, Now, Next.

March 20, 2020

Pat Riley turned 75 today, which deserves a discussion.

Four "Off" the Floor -- Ethan J. Skolnick, Alex Toledo, Alphonse Sidney and Greg Sylvander -- come together to discuss Riley's Miami Heat legacy, what he's gotten too much credit for, not enough credit for, and what comes next.

Also, they introduce the new "You've Got the Floor" segment, involving Miami Heat fans, as we all wait out the Coronavirus crisis.

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NBA, Miami Heat: Jeff Zillgitt joins Five on the Floor

NBA, Miami Heat: Jeff Zillgitt joins Five on the Floor

March 19, 2020

Jeff Zillgitt, lead NBA writer for USA Today, stops by to discuss NBA commissioner Adam Silver's plan for the league amid the Coronovirus crisis. 

Zillgitt and Ethan J. Skolnick debate the merits of playing the playoffs; the work Silver has done to stem the crisis; and whether a charity event makes sense. Also, what would be the biggest shames of a lost season, from Vince Carter to the Bucks' one big chance.

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NBA: Rohan Nadkarni of SI joins Alf and Ethan

NBA: Rohan Nadkarni of SI joins Alf and Ethan

March 17, 2020

With the NBA sidelined for at least 60 days due to the Coronavirus, Ethan J. Skolnick and Alphonse Sidney welcome Rohan Nadkarni of Sports Illustrated to discuss the business of basketball.

Should the owners be doing more? Why is it up to Giannis and Kevin Love to help workers? 

When will the NBA resume, if at all, this season?

And what would that look like?

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Miami Heat: Dragic, DeRozan and the 2020 Plan

Miami Heat: Dragic, DeRozan and the 2020 Plan

March 15, 2020

There was some Miami Heat news this weekend (really)...

Are the Heat ready to pay Goran Dragic for one more season?

Did they make a play for DeMar DeRozan at the trade deadline?

And how will they handle 2020 free agency and the luxury tax if the Arisons continue to lose money on the cruise business due to Coronavirus.

Ethan J. Skolnick, Alex Toledo and special guest Nekias Duncan discuss.

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NBA Suspension Now 30 Days. Latest Coronavirus, Miami Heat updates

NBA Suspension Now 30 Days. Latest Coronavirus, Miami Heat updates

March 13, 2020

The day after the NBA suspended its season due to the coronavirus, Ethan J. Skolnick and Alphonse Sidney return with more detail about everything happening (and not happening) in sports, including Ethan's report about the NBA's plan going forward.

Is it the league's intention to play some regular season games?

Also, news on plans for Five on the Floor going forward.

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Coronavirus Suspends Miami Heat/NBA Season. Now What?

Coronavirus Suspends Miami Heat/NBA Season. Now What?

March 12, 2020

During the Miami Heat's stunning loss to the Charlotte Hornets, even more disturbing news:

The NBA is suspending the season due to the Coronavirus.

Ethan J. Skolnick was at the arena, and dials up Alphonse Sidney to discuss the merits of the league's decision, and what might happen to the rest of the NBA season. A night for more than sports. 

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Miami Heat’s Jae Crowder joins Five on the Floor: “This is Home for Me.”

Miami Heat’s Jae Crowder joins Five on the Floor: “This is Home for Me.”

March 10, 2020

Jae Crowder, acquired by the Miami Heat at the trade deadline, has been much more than a throw-in. He's been one of the Heat's key rotation players since the deal.

Crowder joined Ethan J. Skolnick and Alphonse Sidney over the weekend to openly discuss his love for the city of Miami; his unconventional route to the NBA; the doubts that fuel him; his relationships with Jimmy Butler (including the handshake), Dwyane Wade ("my big brother") and Udonis Haslem ("my vet"), his odd Twitter approach and more. 

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Miami Heat: Bam-pering in Washington

Miami Heat: Bam-pering in Washington

March 9, 2020

After two more big games from Bam Adebayo and Duncan Robinson, the Heat escaped a bad loss with a 20-3 run in crunch-time to secure their 41st win of the season. Ethan J. Skolnick and Alex Toledo come on to discuss what led up to that and how the Heat responded after multiple injuries and after Jimmy Butler left the game in the 2nd half. We discuss the home and road splits for certain players and get into some more *updated* playoff matchup talk

 

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Miami Heat: Observations on close win over Orlando Magic

Miami Heat: Observations on close win over Orlando Magic

March 5, 2020

Ethan J. Skolnick and Alex Toledo come on to discuss a crunch-time win for the Heat, in which Duncan Robinson sank 9 threes, but also in which the Heat allowed for 50% shooting from the field and 40% from three from the Magic, a bottom-ranked offense in the league. Is this just more of the same from the Heat at home? We also go over the team's crunch-time offense as well as a couple of different lineups.

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The Miami Heat Still Haven’t Lost to the Milwaukee Bucks

The Miami Heat Still Haven’t Lost to the Milwaukee Bucks

March 3, 2020

After a rousing home win against the reigning MVP and league-best Milwaukee Bucks, Ethan J. Skolnick and Alex Toledo come on to discuss what went right for them in the game, specifically the defensive effort. Also, how viable would a [likely] second round Bucks matchup be for the Heat?

 

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Giannis 2021? Do the Miami Heat have a chance?

Giannis 2021? Do the Miami Heat have a chance?

March 2, 2020

With Giannis in town with the rolling Milwaukee Bucks, Ethan J. Skolnick and Alphonse Sidney ponder three questions:

1. Would Giannis leave Milwaukee?

2. Are the Heat a serious threat to get him?

3. Should they keep cap space available to make sure they have a shot?

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