Contributors - Heat Nation


Brad Sullivan (Staff Writer) —

Brad Sullivan is a freelance writer for, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Jonathan Sherman (Staff Writer) —

Jonathan is a freelance writer, filmmaker, and passionate fan of the NBA. In the past Jonathan has covered politics, entertainment, travel, and more. He is a proud contributor of Heat Nation.

Justin Benjamin (Public Relations Manager) — 

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.

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.