Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/3/12

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)
Pat Riley has no idea why everyone hates his team. Riley, who you would think would be used to being hated by now, has been surprised by the amount of vitriol has been directed at his Miami Heat club after winning the NBA title. "The unexpected was the absolute national, I think, disdain," Riley told The Dan LeBatard Show on 790 The Ticket in Miami. "That was surprising. I was on a team that people loved and hated and coached it in L.A. I coached against a number of teams, like the Celtics and Detroit that there was the same...

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