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.

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.

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.