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  • ASK IRA: Should Riley have been more hands on with Heat?

    ASK IRA: Should Riley have been more hands on with Heat?
    Q: Pat Riley's new criticisms of Erik Spoelstra's defensive strategies bring a couple questions to mind: If Riley really felt the strategy was so bad, why didn't he order a change much earlier in the season? I mean any general manager, if he sees a...
  • What would Gregg Popovich be without Tim Duncan?

    Gregg Popovich declines to try to run from the massive shadow of Tim Duncan. We're talking about a literal shadow; Duncan is 6-foot-11. And we're talking, at the same time, about a symbolic shadow. Popovich and Duncan recently combined for their fifth...
  • Parsing Riley's words while wondering

    Parsing Riley's words while wondering
       Apparently LeBron James couldn't come up with the speaker's fee, so he didn't get his private audience with Pat Riley. Instead, he found himself, like many, as just another spectator.    That's what made Riley's season-ending Miami Heat soliloquy...
  • Pat Riley discusses future of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

    The Big Three era in Miami could be on the brink of collapse, and that probably explains why Heat President Pat Riley lobbed a less-than-subtle challenge at LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh during the team's season-ending news conference Thursday....
  • Riley's motivation: Keeping Big Three together

    Riley's motivation: Keeping Big Three together
    When Pat Riley was still coaching the Miami Heat, the master motivator was delivering another rah-rah locker-room speech. There was a bucket of ice water in front of him. "If you want to win a championship, you have to want it," Riley began, then...
  • Riley, again, shows how a champion thinks

    Riley, again, shows how a champion thinks
    This was it. This was the moment. This was why Pat Riley is the legend he is. "You want to trend something? I'm pissed," he first said in sitting down Thursday morning in AmericanAirlines Arena. This is why the Heat are a championship organization and...
  • Hyde5: Does LeBron question Arison's committment?

    Hyde5: Does LeBron question Arison's committment?
    Today's Hyde5: 1. Pat Riley was front and center in a big way on Thursday, lending the legendary voice of perspective for what the Heat have accomplished these last four years, as I wrote in my column today. But any doubt LeBron James might have with...
  • NBA Roundup: Kobe Bryant says he's '100 percent'

    The Sports Xchange NBA Roundup: Kobe Bryant says he's '100 percent' Two leg injuries later, Kobe Bryant said he is 100 percent healthy and ready to get back on the court with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant, who suffered a season-ending left knee...
  • Riley says Spoelstra will tool with Heat defense

    Riley says Spoelstra will tool with Heat defense
      Erik Spoelstra's most common description of the Miami Heat's defense in recent seasons has been "disruptive."   It appears Heat President Pat Riley wouldn't mind disrupting his coach's approach.   In his season-ending address, Riley addressed...
  • Monday: Are you afraid LeBron James will leave?

    Monday: Are you afraid LeBron James will leave?
        Heat President Pat Riley says everybody should get a grip. As usual, Riley is right. The Heat’s Big Three have it so good here, why would they leave? Yes, there is speculation. That’s just so Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless can...
  • Riley hold court on Heat

    MIAMI Pat Riley's offseason message to LeBron James is simple: Don't give up now. In an effort to proactively begin his courtship of James before other suitors, the Heat's president of basketball operations called a news conference Wednesday at...
  • NBA roundup: Embiid set for foot surgery

    The Sports Xchange NBA roundup: Embiid set for foot surgery Potential first overall draft pick Joel Embiid will require surgery to repair a fractured right foot. Agent Arn Tellem said in a statement Thursday that Embiid would undergo an operation and...