MIAMI When Pat Riley last visited the White House to mark the Miami Heats 2006 championship, he told President and Republican George W. Bush he had voted for him.
So whats the Miami Heat president going to tell President and Democrat Barack Obama on Monday when his team again visits the White House?
Heres how I am about that, said Riley, who Friday wouldnt reveal his vote in last Novembers election although it has been reported he donated 7,500 to Mitt Romneys campaign. Regardless of what I am, hes the leader and thats it. Hes the boss and Im right behind him. And it doesnt make any difference. And thats how I feel about it. And so Ill shake his hand with as much enthusiasm and hope for the best. Thats the way it is in this country. Thats how I feel about it.
Monday will mark the sixth visit to the White House for Riley, even though hes been a part of eight NBA championship teams. Riley said teams didnt go to Washington back when he won a title as a Los Angeles Lakers player in ...