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

NBA free agents: Class of 2015 6/17/2015
A look at players who can enter the summer as NBA free agents, with the deadline for most option decisions on June 30. The NBA free-agency negotiation period opens June 1.

Whiteside on Heat roster uncertainty: 'I just believe in Pat Riley' 6/17/2015
Hassan Whiteside believes both he and the Miami Heat are in a good place, even amid the swirl surrounding both the team and his playing style.

Heat 2016 championship odds posted at 33-1 and 50-1 6/17/2015
With the Golden State Warriors closing out the 2014-15 season with their Tuesday vanquishing of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, early odds already are being posted for next season.

LeBron: Disappointment is same losing in Miami, Cleveland or Mars 6/17/2015
This time, LeBron James actually referenced his time with the Miami Heat by mentioning "Miami." Once again, it was in a context he preferred to avoid.

ASK IRA: Will Pistons, Hornets preempt Heat in draft? 6/17/2015