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

Goran Dragic has no issue with brother's shift to D-League 3/6/2015
With his brother sent to the D-League, Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic said he does not view the move with Zoran Dragic as a form of banishment and indicated it would have no impact in his impending free agency.

Michael Beasley faces expiration of 10-day contract Saturday 3/6/2015
Just over a week after re-joining the Miami Heat, Michael Beasley finds himself back on the clock, with his 10-day contract expiring after Saturday's game against the Sacramento Kings at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Up to $33,000 in NBA sanctions, Whiteside seeks to curb technicals 3/6/2015
Hassan Whiteside has been heard loud and clear amid his breakout season. Now the emerging Miami Heat center appreciates it might be time to mute his voice.

ASK IRA: Can Heat build needed equity with Whiteside? 3/6/2015

NBA officiating report notes incorrect late call in Lakers' loss to Heat 3/6/2015
The Lakers (16-44) lost a close battle in Miami to the Heat (27-33), falling, 100-94, on Wednesday night.