Ira Winderman
Columnist, Sr
My Role

Ira Winderman covers the Miami Heat and the National Basketball Association for the South Florida Sun Sentinel and other Tribune Co. properties. His work is featured in the print edition, on line, as well as in his blog and Twitter feeds. He also can be heard regularly in South Florida on WQAM, 560-AM, as well as seen on Sun Sports.
My Biography

Ira Winderman is embarking on his 23rd season covering the Miami Heat for the South Florida Sun Sentinel, witnessing more than 1,700 of the team's games. With the help of antacids (during the lean years) and a sense of humor (during the Pat Riley dictatorship), he has been able to remain a courtside fixture at AmericanAirlines Arena, a veteran 12 years older than coach Erik Spoelstra. Only former trainer Ron Culp had attended more Heat games, but, then again, Winderman has yet to tape his first ankle.
My Interests

Family, friends, tennis, airline food, taxi rides from airports, hotel bed bugs.
My Recent Articles

ASK IRA: Are Heat making the necessary commitment to Dragic? 3/29/2015

Ira Winderman: Napier going back to Final Four, but not reminiscing 3/28/2015
Sunday notes: With Heat playing in Indianapolis next Sunday, Shabazz Napier again will find himself amid a familiar Final Four buzz. Also: Nash recruiting Dragic to Lakers?; more Bosh-Love; and miffed at Wade.

Wade says Heat offense broken; Is he, as well? 3/28/2015
The player charged with leading the Miami Heat offense is growing concerned about whether that offense is broken. Against that backdrop, there is concern about whether that player is broken, as well.

Preview: Detroit Pistons at Miami Heat, 6 p.m. Sunday 3/28/2015
When/Where: 6 p.m., AmericanAirlines Arena.

Heat close miserable trip with 99-86 loss to Hawks 3/28/2015
If the reality of finishing at No. 7 in the Eastern Conference is facing LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the playoffs, the option at No. 8 might be even less of a bargain for the Miami Heat.