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

Ira Winderman: Changes coming in NBA, particularly with scheduling 4/18/2015
Sunday notes: NBA planning to end 82-game regular season a week later next season, may start the earlier following season. Also: Bye Bye Birdman; D-League Heat also out; and scouting time.

ASK IRA: Is a gradual rise the more likely Heat outlook? 4/18/2015


Spoelstra: Determined to make sure 'this doesn't happen again' 4/17/2015
The message was clear amid Friday's finality to a Miami Heat season that fell short of the playoffs.

Blame Spoelstra for Heat's season? Only if perspective is dead 4/17/2015
Get off Erik Spoelstra's back.

Chris Bosh expects to return to Heat an improved player 4/17/2015
Chris Bosh is ready to release the new and improved version of himself.