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

A few intriguing betting propositions on Heat-Bobcats 4/18/2014
The odds of a successful payday on betting on the Heat to win their first-round series? Minimal. A few of the betting positions? Far more intriguing.

ASK IRA: Is there any guarantee Wade truly is all the way back? 4/18/2014
Q: What makes everyone so sure Dwyane Wade is completely re-healed and back good as new for 16 wins? -- Mike.

LeBron still MVP over Durant when it comes to jersey sales 4/17/2014
Even LeBron James appreciates that the MVP vote has swung in Kevin Durant's favor. But when it comes to NBA jersey swag, the Heat forward continues holds the advantage.

Despite middling season, Heat still top title odds 4/17/2014
So what does a tie for the NBA's fifth-best record get you? When it comes to the Miami Heat, a spot at the top of the league's championship odds.

ASK IRA: Did Kidd and Nets disrespect Raptors, Heat by tanking? 4/17/2014
Q: Not only did Jason Kidd throw soda on the court to get a timeout this season, he coached his team into tanking a few games at the end of the season. I hope the Heat send the Nets packing this season. I hope The Big Three are taking note, because Kidd and the Nets (Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Company) are basically sending a message that they want to play the Heat. Mason Plumlee, I think LeBron will block a few of your shots! -- Stuart.