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How the Knicks stupidly broke up with Patrick Ewing

Charles Oakley is pretty much The People’s Enforcer right now when it comes to fans of the New York Knicks. His present assignment, if you will, is defending the anger of the fan base while being the protagonist in one of the most galvanizing, yet embarrassing episodes in the 70-year history of the franchise. The #FreeOakley campaign didn’t take long to form, but when team owner...
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Pat Riley promises to 'rebuild quick' with Heat

Pat Riley isn’t any more interested in a lengthy Miami Heat rebuild than the fans are. The Heat president admitted Wednesday that the Heat are in rebuild mode, but he made very clear that he is planning on it being a quick process. “We’re dealing with that word that you hate to use — that we have to rebuild,” Riley told WQAM’s Joe Rose on Wednesday, via Anthony Chiang...
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December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Pat Riley: Whiteside should keep complaints to himself

The Godfather always keeps his troops in line, and Hassan Whiteside is no exception to that rule. After a double overtime loss to the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night, Whiteside openly complained about his lack of touches down the stretch, despite finishing with 32 points on a season-high 22 shot attempts. “They say I’m the franchise player. I would think I should get more,...
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December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Riley: I was ‘wrong’ to not give Wade max contract in 2014

Dwyane Wade has essentially acknowledged that Pat Riley is the reason he left the Miami Heat, and it sounds like Riley himself is not afraid to take responsibility for the divorce. During the broadcast of the Heat-Bulls game Thursday night, which was Wade’s first ever as a visiting player in Miami, TNT’s David Aldridge revealed that Riley admitted to him that he was “wrong”...
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November 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Pat Riley, Shaquille O'Neal and the matter of legitimacy

This Friday, Shaquille O'Neal will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Earlier this week, Pat Riley reminisced about the Big Diesel's time with the Miami Heat and told Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, "Shaq's acquisition was bigger than any acquisition we've ever made, including the Big Three." Riley went on to say in the same interview...
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September 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Ego, entitlement: Why Dwyane Wade is no longer in Miami

In South Florida, the sun shines incessantly, and the excitement in the air is forever exuberant. If you haven’t been to Miami, I suggest that you go. If you are single, you may not make it back, and if you are married, you may end up with a stable of sunglasses for future visits. There are beautiful people, great food, beaches, nightclubs, great scenery and anything you can imagine...
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July 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Great Pat Riley story from 2006 NBA Finals revealed

Pat Riley is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in NBA history. This story certainly helps explain why. Riley won five championships as a head coach — his latest coming in 2006 as head coach of the Miami Heat. It was during that series that Riley’s Heat came back from down 2-0 against the Dallas Mavericks to win four straight and claim the title. ESPN’s True Hoop did...
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June 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Pat Riley Rolls Around Like a Straight Gangster

Pat Riley was interviewed by TMZ Sports today as he rolled around in his 1950 Mercury. With a car like that, how can you not call Riley the Godfather? The post Video: Pat Riley Rolls Around Like a Straight Gangster appeared first on Heat Nation.
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pat Riley plays blackjack in Vegas before LeBron meeting

Pat Riley is 69. You think the guy really wants to visit Vegas in July and have the pressure of the world…
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: Free agents to target

Seven days have passed since the official start of the 2014 NBA free agency period and it has been one filled with great deals and surprises. I expect to see more interesting drama to come before it’s all said and done. As for the Miami Heat, the “Big Three” era could possibly be coming to an end. Meaning, Heat owner Pat Riley and head coach Erik Spoelstra could possibly have...
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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