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: Has Birdman lost his pluck? 11/23/2014

Winderman's view: Heat 99, Magic 92 11/23/2014
Observations from Saturday night's 99-92 victory over the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center:

Bosh's outside touch lifts Heat over Magic 99-92 11/23/2014
The contrast in the middle was undeniable. On one end, Nik Vucevic was bulling his way to the rim, often with impunity.

Preview: Charlotte Hornets at Miami Heat, 6 p.m. Sunday 11/23/2014
When/Where: 6 p.m., AmericanAirlines Arena.

Box score: Heat 99, Magic 92 11/23/2014