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: Could current Heat mix be enough with only minor additions? 1/27/2015


Wade's key performance vs. Bulls overshadowed 1/26/2015
On a normal day, Heat guard Dwyane Wade would have been the headliner.

Preview: Milwaukee Bucks at Miami Heat, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday 1/26/2015
When/Where: 7:30 p.m., AmericanAirlines Arena.

Heat's Luol Deng a winner in return to home of the Bulls 1/26/2015
On the Heat's bus ride over for their 96-84 demolition of the Bulls on Sunday afternoon, Luol Deng noted how he knew every turn of the route and, upon arrival, every familiar face, from the parking lot attendant to his former teammates.

Hassan Whiteside goes from the `Y' to X-Factor 1/25/2015
Three months ago, Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside was the furthest from this moment.