MIAMI Pat Riley has a lot of sayings. Theres, "No rebounds, no rings," and, "Discipline is not a nasty word."
Riley has one for a team trying to repeat as champion. Let Miami forward Shane Battier explain.
"Pat Riley talks about the Disease of More," Battier said about the Heat president who won five titles as an NBA coach but repeated as a champion only once. "After you win one, guys want more playing time or more shots or more glory."
Battier doesnt believe the Disease of More will infect the Heat this season as they try to win another title. Still, it has to be regarded as a concern.
The Heat have talent all over the place. In LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis, they have five players who have combined for 35 career All-Star appearances.
"We have a lot of guys that are so used to being kind of the main focus and not a lot of us are going to be the main focus now," Wade said. "So thats a challenge to see how we all can incorporate ourselves wi...