iHeartPodcasts and the National Basketball Association (NBA) Announce Their Newest Series “Four Years of Heat”  

Join host and Miami sports journalist Israel Gutierrez to relive all the top moments in the “Big Three” era of Miami Heat 

Rapper, record producer and Miami Heat super fan DJ Khaled joins Gutierrez throughout the series sharing his unique fan perspective of the team’s epic four-year run

WHAT: iHeartPodcasts and the NBA today announced a new limited-series narrative podcast, "Four Years of Heat," which will dig into the “Big Three” era of Miami Heat. The podcast will dive deep into the story of what happened during the four years LeBron James spent with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Miami Heat, and will chronicle the top NBA moments ranging from “The Decision,” to the loss to the Mavericks, to the back-to-back titles in 2012-13 to LeBron’s return home to Cleveland and more. Hosted by sports journalist Israel Gutierrez, "Four Years of Heat" will leverage the NBA’s vast collection of behind-the-scenes and archival game footage to give listeners a never-before-seen look at the franchise’s legendary four-year run. 

Throughout the 8-episode series, Gutierrez will recount his first-hand experiences covering the team and will share perspectives from former and current players, coaches, media personalities, and celebrities (including Miami Heat Super Fan DJ Khaled) in and around the Heat organization at the time. In episode one, Israel sits down with Miami sports media legend, Dan Le Batard and former Miami Heat guard and two-time NBA champion Mario Chalmers to discuss the Miami sports landscape in 2010 and the events that led to the most important summer in Miami Heat history. Other guests include three-time NBA Champion Udonis Haslem; veteran sports journalists Jim Gray, Jackie McMullan and Rachel Nichols; two-time NBA Champion and Hall of Famer Ray Allen; and two-time NBA Champion Shane Battier.

WHEN: Episode one will debut Tuesday, May 23, with subsequent episodes following every Tuesday. Listen to the trailer now

WHERE:Four Years of Heat” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and is available on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard.

EMBED: Use the below embed code to include the “Four Years of Heat” audio podcast player into any article or website:

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Download the cover art HERE.

About Israel Gutierrez 

Israel Gutierrez is a sports reporter and commentator for ESPN. Before joining the staff at ESPN, he covered the Heat for the Miami Herald as well as The Palm Beach Post. He is a South Florida native and University of Florida graduate.

About the NBA

The NBA is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the NBA G League and the NBA 2K League. The NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming available in 215 countries and territories in more than 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 100,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2020-21 season featured 107 international players from 41 countries. NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, http://NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass. The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 1.9 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes. 

About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. It consists of three business groups.

With its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, the iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. Its leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 860 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; its National Sales organization; and the company’s live and virtual events business. It also includes Premiere Networks, the industry’s largest Networks business, with its Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN); and BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service for the Black community. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio suite of data targeting and attribution products using data from its massive consumer base.

The iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group includes the company’s fast-growing podcasting business -- iHeartMedia is the number one podcast publisher in downloads, unique listeners, revenue and earnings -- as well as its industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service, available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; the company’s digital sites, newsletters, digital services and programs; its digital advertising technology companies; and its audio industry-leading social media footprint.

The company’s Audio & Media Services reportable segment includes Katz Media Group, the nation’s largest media representation company, and RCS, the world's leading provider of broadcast and webcast software.

Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.