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How Dan Le Batard 24-hour marathon fared with listeners. And Wade, Bosh on Heat future

A six-pack of media notes on a Thursday:

Dan Le Batard’s 24-hour streaming extravaganza, dubbed Freedumb, was a rousing success, drawing nearly three million views across YouTube Live and social platforms.

On average, listeners tuned in for more than 45 minutes, with the total watch time nearing 430,000 hours.

Le Batard, who left ESPN earlier this year, opted for a 24-hour programming buffet to promote his new $50 million-plus partnership with DraftKing, a sports wagering site.

Le Batard and former ESPN president John Skipper in January announced the creation of Meadowlark Media, a new content company. In April, DraftKings and Meadowlark announced a content, distribution, monetization and sponsorship agreement with Meadowlark centered on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz.

DraftKings agreed to pay Meadowlark at least $50 million over three years.

The lively 24-hour marathon included segments with Pat Riley, Jim Rome, Bob Costas, Adam McKay, Michael Schur,

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40-year-old Heat veteran played for the 1st time all season, started a fight, and delighted teammates by getting ejected in 3 minutes

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Udonis Haslem yells at Dwight Howard. Michael Reaves/Getty Images

  • 40-year-old Heat veteran Udonis Haslem made his season debut on Thursday.

  • Haslem was ejected in three minutes after starting a confrontation with Dwight Howard.

  • Haslem called it “fun,” players laughed, and the coach called it his favorite moment of the season.

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Miami Heat big man Udonis Haslem made his mark on his only game of the season.

On Tuesday, the 40-year-old veteran, who has spent all 19 of his NBA seasons with the Heat, checked into a game for the first time all season.

He was ejected three minutes later.

Early in the second quarter, Haslem and Philadelphia 76ers center Dwight Howard got tangled on a rebound, and Howard knocked Haslem to the floor.

Two possessions later, during a dead-ball, Haslem walked up to Howard, and the two exchanged words. Haslem put his fingers

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LeBron James Says Lakers Version Would ‘Dominate’ Heat Version of Himself | Bleacher Report

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) celebrates during the second half in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals against Miami Heat Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 106-93. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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It may not seem like it most nights, but LeBron James is 35 years old. From an athletic standpoint, his game has declined—even if he would put most 21-year-olds to shame at his age.

That said, LeBron says the mental side of his game makes him a better player than he was when he won his first championship. 

“Thirty-five-year-old LeBron would tell 27-year-old that you don’t even know your game. You haven’t even scratched the surface. You have no idea what you’re capable of,” James told Scott Van Pelt on SportsCenter. “So I think if you line 35-year-old LeBron up with 27-year-old LeBron, he’d dominate him. Just from a mental side. He’d dominate himself from eight years ago…you got no chance. All that super athleticism, you

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Celtics great Paul Pierce not a fan of Heat rookie Tyler Herro’s ‘bucket’ nickname

Paul Pierce not a fan of Tyler Herro’s ‘bucket’ nickname originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Tyler Herro was unstoppable for the Miami Heat in their Game 4 Eastern Conference finals win over the Boston Celtics, but Paul Pierce needs to see more from the rookie.

Herro dropped 37 points to push the C’s to the brink of elimination. The performance sent social media into a frenzy, with many bringing the 20-year-old’s “bucket” moniker to the forefront.

The Kentucky product has often referred to himself as a “bucket” due to his shooting ability. Just check out the video below of Herro doing it in 2019.

While Herro’s nickname was undoubtedly accurate in Game 4, Pierce isn’t buying it just yet.

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During Friday night’s NBA on ESPN broadcast, Pierce made it clear he won’t be calling Herro a “bucket” any time soon.

“I can’t

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