A new era at All U Can Heat: Here’s what you can expect

Head coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat greets former Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Head coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat greets former Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Under new leadership, All U Can Heat will provide the best Miami Heat information and analysis.

Fun fact: I actually ran this site before. Years ago.

It was my first writing gig out of college. I had moved to California’s Bay Area and stumbled onto this website while looking for work. Turns out I knew someone who worked at FanSided and I started managing it. From there, the network and the site grew. All U Can Heat was a top performer. I won awards.

I started branching out. Wrote about the NBA for the home page and other various websites. I got credentials. I paid for myself to cover NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles and slept in my car. I covered the NBA Finals in Oakland. I even smoked a cigar with Charles Barkley. Sort of.

Eventually, I got my dream job and was hired as the Warriors beat writer for the San Jose Mercury News.

But the erosion of newspapers is real, and so is the lack of annual raises and the cost of living in San Francisco. It became untenable financially and personally. I won’t bore you with the details, but in 2021 I quit and moved home to Miami.

Don’t worry. I’m still doing what I love. I still cover the NBA and now the Miami Heat. I host “Locked On Heat,” a daily Miami Heat podcast and have recent bylines at The Ringer and Miami Herald.

And now I’m returning to run this site with all of the knowledge I’ve soaked up since leaving.

Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what works in this industry and what doesn’t.

For instance, snazzy headlines and aggregating rumors can only take you so far. What lasts is good. Good writing. Good analysis. Good questions. Good answers.

That’s my promise to you. Here at All U Can Heat, we will do our best to provide you with the best information and analysis about the team and players you care about.

No subscription. No clickbait.

It might be a little different than other sites on FanSided. There will be reported, original content. There will still be tons of analysis. We’ll sprinkle in some mailbags. We’ll try stuff.

Not gonna lie, I don’t see a ton of great writing about the Heat these days. ESPN and The Athletic gave up on covering the Heat regularly. There are other websites, newspapers, Reddit threads and things of that sort. There are people honestly trying. There are plenty of podcasts talking about the Heat, including mine. But I see a void and a need for insightful, well-written content.

That’s what brought me back. I know I can help fill that void. If you feel the same way and want to be a part of things here, reach out to me (Twitter/IG: @wcgoldberg) and apply. Maybe, like me years ago, you’re a young journalist just looking for work. Apply. I’d love to help. If you take writing and basketball analysis seriously, I encourage you to reach out.

I can’t do this alone, nor do I want to.

This brings me to the final thing I hope to accomplish here at All U Can Heat: I want to build a team of passionate content creators, and I want to have fun!

I want to build a community where readers are welcome to comment, interact with writers and suggest ideas.

I can’t promise that you’ll agree with everything we write or that we won’t get things wrong. I can’t promise that the occasional slide show won’t appear on the site (the bosses love them) or typo slips into the copy.

But I can promise that thought will go into every post and that I’ll take this seriously and do my best to give Heat fans the kind of coverage they deserve.

I’m excited. Let’s do this.

– Wes

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