Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 3/28/12

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)

If I wanted to take the easy approach, I could just rip Pat Riley apart for having pitch problems and being completely out of tune. But I’m not Simon Cowell. And let’s be honest — there have been far worse karaoke performances by professional athletes and coaches over the years. As you can see from the video above that Anthony Cave shared with us on Twitter, the Heat president busted out his rendition of “My Girl” during a charity event in Miami on Tuesday. The full audio of his performance can be heard here.

According to Heat writer Ethan J. Skolnick, Riley offered to donate $10,000 before he began singing if they didn’t make him go through with it. As you can see, the people were not interested in his money (I’m guessing he made a pretty generous donation, anyway). If you ask me, Riley gets the nod over Pau Gasol when it comes to charity karaoke.

Photo Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

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