Originally posted on Sun Sentinel  |  Last updated 12/18/11

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07: Miami Heat Team President Pat Riley watches on the sideline prior to the start of Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Q: If Riley could get Dwight Howard, would he do it? I think he is too loyal. — Stuart. A: I do, too, which is why I wrote my Sunday column the way I wrote it. But I also appreciate that Pat Riley’s base instinct is to think big, which is why I’m sure the loyalty-vs.-legacy thing is probably driving him nuts. I think Winning Pat and Loyalty Pat will find themselves in conflict until Dwight is dealt and a potential Heat trade for the Magic center becomes moot. Q: Stop it with the Dwight Howard talk. They wouldn’t take Chris Bosh and Pat Riley wouldn’t give up LeBron James, so that leaves Dwyane Wade. They sure better not trade D-Wade for anyone. I personally would give up LeBron for Howard, but I am probably the only one. — Ron. A: I think Dwyane-Dwight is the only permutation that would stoke equal debate on both sides. As with Riley, I think a Wade proposal would have fans weighing it with their heads or their hearts. But it’s also not happening. Riley’s goal is to win with wha...
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