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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Preseason schedule features just three home games

The two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat will play the new-look Nets twice during the preseason. The home-away set against Brookyln highlights an eight-game preseson schedule that features just three home games for the Heat.

Oct. 7  Atlanta at Miami AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL 7:30 PM
Oct. 10 Miami at Detroit The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI 7:30 PM
Oct. 11 Charlotte vs. Miami Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO 7:30 PM
Oct. 15 Miami at Washington Verizon Center, Washington, DC 7:00 PM
Oct. 17 Miami at Brooklyn Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY 7:30 PM
Oct. 19 San Antonio at Miami AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL 7:30 PM
Oct. 23 Miami at New Orleans New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA  7:00 PM
Oct. 25 Brooklyn at Miami AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL 7:30 PM


Monday, July 22, 2013

Attorney releases statement regarding Dwyane Wade's ex-wife

In light of the recent troubling displays by the ex-wife of Dwyane Wade, the lawyers for the Heat's shooting guard released a statment explaining in some detail that Siohvaughn Funches is in fact not homeless.

The email I just received from Wade's attorney, Jim Pritikin:

"Dwyane Wade and his ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches have reached a financial settlement. The agreement was submitted in court last Tuesday, July 16 prior to Ms. Funches' recent unfounded and erratic public display outside the courthouse this past Friday.Dwyane Wade has made several requests over the years to settle this matter, despite Ms. Funches having 16 different attorneys and 2 arrests throughout this process.  Mr. Wade has provided a very generous settlement to Ms. Funches to continue to live a wonderful lifestyle for the rest of her life. 

Despite false allegations by Ms. Funches claiming to be “homeless” and “destitute,” Dwyane Wade has maintained over the years financial support to his ex-wife by providing her with income over $25,000 on a monthly basis, timely paid for her home mortgage, maintenance and security at the house, 4 cars, insurance, taxes and all of her attorney fees throughout this process. Ms. Funches has made a mockery of homelessness which is a serious and personal issue for Mr. Wade as his mother was homeless for a period of time when he was a child.

Dwyane Wade was awarded sole custody of their sons by the court in 2011. The safety and wellbeing of his children are his main priority. Due to Ms. Funches' current unstable mental state, her visitation will be determined by the court. Mr. Wade continues to hope that one day he will have a civil relationship with his ex-wife for the sake of their sons."

Funches recently sat in the sidewalk outside a courthouse in Chicago with a sign declaring that she was down and out.


In all seriousness, it appears Wade can finally put his divorce behind him. A post-divorce settlement between Wade and Funches will pay Funches $5 million, Wade's house in Chicago and four cars.



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