Ira Winderman

Ira Winderman (September 30, 2014)

4. I misunderstood my wife: When she said that she wanted to go home, she meant back to the mansion in Miami.

3. The Cavs regular cheerleaders resemble the Heat's Golden Oldies.

2. The Cavs GM is not Pat Riley.


Photos: Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade's fashion show

. . . and number 1 (drum roll) . . .

1. Coach Blatt does not understand why his plays do not work when they worked so well against Lebanon and Morocco. -- Martin.

A: Well, we now know who LeBron won't be calling when it comes time to script his next commercial. Nice effort. Clearly there is a slightly different take in South Florida than the national narrative. Doubt the sneaker and soft-drink people will be calling you to for their next poetic efforts about LeBron.

Q: What do you think Josh McRoberts will deliver when he gets back? -- Art.

A: A unique game for a power forward, one that will again have Erik Spoelstra frothing about position-less possibilities. With so many point guards who have scoring inclinations, McRoberts' passing could be a major boost in the halfcourt, and his 3-point shooting would be a welcomed bonus. The Heat bet big on McRoberts during free agency in terms of years. We'll apparently soon be able to get a read on that investment.

Q: Don't you think there are too many back-to-backs at the beginning of the season? -- Bill.

A: Do I ever, including the Heat, after their season opener, being thrown into a set of four games in five nights, or the Lakers and Thunder being forced to start with compact schedules that don't allow them to regroup after their injury devastation. This is a time of year when practice still matters, when teams are still coming together. If ever the schedule needed to allow time for teams to regroup it would be now.