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.

David Akerman (Editor) —

David is a journalism student at the University of Maryland. Having lived in Miami most of his life, he is an avid Heat fan. His favorite Heat memories include witnessing Ray Allen’s Game 6 shot live as well as being at the championship clinching games against the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs. You can follow him on Twitter @akerman_david.

Jason Simpson (Editor) — 

Jason has covered the NBA for multiple years and has plenty of memories involving the Miami Heat. He expects there will be winning basketball in South Florida for years to come.

Jesse Cinquini (Staff Writer) —

Jesse is a 23-year-old sports journalist with extensive experience covering the NBA.

Justin Benjamin (Assignment Editor) — 

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.

Mike Battaglino (Staff Writer) — 

Mike is a veteran journalist who has covered the NBA for almost three decades. His introduction to the business included the legendary Heat-Knicks rivalry from the 1990s.

Orel Dizon (Staff Writer) — 

Orel writes all day, everyday. During the day, he writes and does research to complete his master’s degree in education. During the night, he writes about the league he has loved since the ’90s: the NBA.

Peter Dewey (Senior Staff Writer) — 

Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.

Robert Marvi (Staff Writer) —

Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif. and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid ’90s, and during that time he has lived through the Alonzo Mourning, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James era of Heat basketball. He feels strongly that the NBA and sports aren’t just entertainment, but also a means for learning life lessons.