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

NBA free agents: Class of 2015 5/25/2015
A look at players who can enter the summer as NBA free agents, with the deadline for most option decisions on June 30. The NBA free-agency negotiation period opens June 1.

ASK IRA: Is free agency where Heat will make their most significant move? 5/25/2015

NBA treads lightly but significantly into world of legalized gambling 5/23/2015
Nothing about the man in the dark suit suggested he felt uncomfortable or out of place.

Winderman: Will Preemptive Pat Riley strike again at draft? 5/23/2015
Sunday notes: The Heat rarely have exited the NBA Draft under Pat Riley with players from the slots they held going in. Does that change this year? Also: How a "12" could have changed everything for Heat; Dorell's brother; straight shooting.

Hyde5: With 10th pick, NBA mock drafts have Heat taking ... 5/22/2015
Pat Riley has grown a chin-beard in the off-season, giving him a look somewhere between Michael Douglas and Gandalf. The main thought there is everyone's getting a little restless in a long Heat off-season. But the draft is coming, which means the mock drafts are here for the Heat and the 10th...