Heat Nation

Contributors

Andrew Salmi (Staff Writer) —

Andrew Salmi is currently enrolled as a journalism student at California State University, Fullerton and previously Arizona State University. He is proud to be a staff writer for Heat Nation. You can follow him @Salmi20.

Atreya Verma (Staff Writer) —

Atreya is currently attending Purdue University and loves to watch and follow the NBA. He grew up in Alabama so he loves his Auburn Tigers just as much as he does the Miami Heat. He’s been a huge fan of the team since that magical 2006 title run and still believes Dwyane Wade can drop 50 on any given night. He’s extremely excited to be writing about the team he loves and keeping Heat Nation up to date on all things Heat. You can follow him on Twitter @atreya_verma.

Brad Sullivan (Staff Writer) —

Brad Sullivan is a freelance writer for HeatNation.com, having been an avid fan of NBA basketball for more than four decades. During that time, he’s watched the Heat evolve from gestation period to expansion team all the way to three-time NBA champions. He’ll follow their quest toward again reaching those lofty heights, and do so by offering some perspective along the way.

Bradford Ahn (Editor-in-Chief) —

Brad has been a Heat fan since the J. Will days in 2005. Passionate about the game of basketball since the days of Space Jam and Kazaam, Brad has been blogging about the NBA since 2006 and is a walking basketball encyclopedia. He is proud to be one of the lead staff writers on Heat Nation. Follow him on Twitter @mrbradahn.

Elijah Abramson (Staff Writer) —

Elijah Abramson is a Bay Area sports journalist and University of California, Berkeley graduate. His work has appeared on various sports websites including Bleacher Report, HoopsVibe, and LA Times. He founded Bases and Baskets, which now has over 25,000 likes on Facebook. He has interviewed NBA Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler and is excited to contribute to Heat Nation. He is an ardent supporter of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Shaquille O’Neal…but is a Warrior fan first. You can follow him @ElijahAbramson.

Eric Edelman (Senior Staff Writer) —

Eric grew up in South Florida, and he loves sports, writing, and hip-hop. A native of Maryland, If he isn’t running or writing, Eric is likely watching (and probably betting on) the NBA. His all-time favorite athlete is Rasheed Wallace, but his all-time favorite Heat players include Dwyane Wade, Daequan Cook, Michael Beasley, Chris Quinn, and Udonis Haslem. Aside from his work on HeatNation, Eric has worked as a Featured Columnist with the Bleacher Report covering everything from NBA to NFL.

Grant Cohen (Staff Writer) —

Grant is a life-long Miami Heat fan hailing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His earliest Heat memories involve Eddie Jones going off on opponents and hoping he’d become the next Michael Jordan. When that didn’t pan out, a guy named Dwyane Wade came to Miami and Grant’s fandom turned to obsession. He graduated with an English degree from the University of Central Florida and currently resides in Los Angeles.

Jake Hirsohn (Junior Staff Writer) — Jake is a writer, editor, and podcast host concerned with all things sports, politics, and culture. Originally reigning from the Bay Area, Jake is now living in Los Angeles and slowly morphing into more of a media dork with every passing day. When he isn’t working, he’s playing Xbox or spending 14 hours per day on Twitter.

Justin Benjamin (Junior Staff Writer) — 

Born and raised in South Florida, Justin has always been a passionate Miami Heat fan. An avid supporter from the time Miami got its first championship in 2006 to having a league-worst 15-67 record in 2008 to the whole LeBron James era until now, Justin has seen and stuck through it all. His all-around analysis and heart for the game has made him a premiere NBA writer. He writes for a variety of sites but his commitment to the Heat is always top priority.

Matt Mramer (Staff Writer) — 

Matt is a junior communication student at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Florida for school in 2011. He has written for the school publication “Eagle News” for the past year as the women’s basketball beat writer and as a featured columnist. He has also produced FGCU basketball games for ESPN3. If he’s not playing sports, you’re likely to find him watching sports, talking sports or writing about sports. Sports.

Matthew Dziak (Senior Staff Writer) — 

Now living in Southern California, Matthew Dziak was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and grew up a fan of LeBron James since his time in high school at St. Vincent St. Mary in Akron. Rooting for James as a Cavalier, it was bittersweet too see him leave for South Beach but understood that this once in a generation talent needed a better supporting cast. Matthew is full-time student, an aspiring sports broadcaster, and enjoys contributing to the Heat Nation website as a writer.

Sean Curran (Staff Writer) —

Sean Curran is currently a sports reporter for the Hornell Evening Tribune in Hornell, NY. He was raised in Pennsylvania as an Allen Iverson fan and has loved the NBA ever since. He graduated with a communications and history degree from Alfred University, where he was also a four-year member of the varsity basketball team. He enjoys studying the history of the game. Follow him on Twitter @_sean_curran.