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

For starters: Utah Jazz at Miami Heat 12/17/2014
A look at the starting lineups, inactives, referees and a pregame note of note for Wednesday's 7:30 p.m. game between the Heat and Jazz at AmericanAirlines Arena (TV: Sun Sports. Radio: 790-AM, 104.3-FM, 106.3-FM, 710-AM-Spanish), with Bosh, McRoberts out for the Heat, Birdman starting.

ASK IRA: Is Wade-as-leading-man being overlooked? 12/17/2014
December 17, 2014

Ailing Wade lifts shorthanded Heat over Nets 95-91 12/17/2014
The plagues continued Tuesday night for the Miami Heat.

Winderman's view: Heat 95, Nets 91 12/17/2014
Observations from Tuesday night's 95-91 victory over the Nets at Barclays Center:

Preview: Utah Jazz at Miami Heat, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday 12/17/2014
When/Where: 7:30 p.m., AmericanAirlines Arena.