Heat news abounds this morning. There's a little of that and more in this morning's Cooler.
A- Herald: The Heat won...but then you already knew that.
The United Center crowd deflated with 25 seconds left when Bulls guard Derrick Rose, the youngest MVP in NBA history, missed the second of two free throws to tie the score at 81. James’ midrange jumper with 29.5 seconds left gave the Heat its lead.B- Herald: Sold.
Heat forward Chris Bosh made a pair of free throws with 16.8 seconds left, and James blocked Rose’s desperation three-point attempt to tie the score at the buzzer. James and Udonis Haslem, who doubled-teamed Rose on the play, hugged after capping the unlikely finish.
“We don’t even know what happened,” Wade said. “I’m not going to lie to you and say we do.”
In a $230 million deal, The Miami Herald’s parent company announced today the sale of 14 acres surrounding the newspaper – as well as the bayside building – to a subsidiary of one of the largest developers of resorts and casinos in the world.C- Herald: The X man is back.
The cash deal between The McClatchy Company and Bayfront 2011 Property LLC, a subsidiary of Genting Malaysia Berhad, allows The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald to continue to operate from their current location rent free for two years as McClatchy searches for a new location.
“While locating a newspaper operation on the bay may have made sense in the past, it no longer is the best fit,’’ said Gary Pruitt, McClatchy’s chairman and chief executive.
He had to wait two extra days, but former Miami Mayor Xavier Suarez was declared the winner of a Miami-Dade County Commission race Thursday, after an appeals court ruled in dramatic fashion that the suppressed results from Tuesday’s election should be made public.D- Herald: Let's just call him a liar.
“I’m confident that most of us agree that school funding is far more important than spending those dollars on alligator marketing, or boat racing or anything else that the Tallahassee insiders think is so important,” Scott said, pointing to a few of the line items he vetoed.E- Herald: Morin.
Scott never mentioned the fact he originally called for a bigger cut to schools than the Legislature ultimately approved.
F- Herald: They write letters.
Voter apathyG- Sun-Sentinel: Sold, Part II.
It was depressing to see that fewer than 200,000 people voted for mayor in a county of roughly 2.5 million people. If you want to know what’s wrong with society today, you need to look no further.
Javier de la O, Miami
Las Olas Riverfront, the beleaguered 3.67-acre shopping, dining and entertainment complex on the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, has been sold for $16.7 million, broker Colliers International South Florida said Thursday.H- South Florida Business Journal: Go to college on Lincoln Road.
Florida International University is joining the high-end retailers and fabulous fashion houses on Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road.I- WPLG: Good luck.
The university’s College of Architecture + The Arts signed a 15-year lease for 16,000 square feet at 420 Lincoln Road. Appropriately, the building is an Art Deco icon from 1940. The building is owned by Paul L. Cejas, former U.S. ambassador to Belgium, who FIU called a supporter of the university.
The facility, opening this fall, will house a design studio for 70 graduate students, a gallery and performance space for visual arts students,* and music practice rooms so FIU can collaborate with the nearby New World Symphony.
MIAMI -- Tickets to games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks go on sale Friday.
The Miami Heat clinched their appearance Thursday night by beating the Chicago Bulls 83-80 in Game 5.
Tickets go on sale Friday at 1 p.m. and will be limited to four per purchase. Inventory is limited and tickets are expected to sell out quickly.
Fans can purchase tickets at HEAT.com , at Ticketmaster.com , or by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX
Tickets will go on sale at the American Airlines Arena box office at 10 a.m. Tuesday.