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Jabari Parker did his best to play it cool, but every once in a while he peeked over at LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade sitting courtside. Yes, three of the NBA's biggest stars had come to the BankUnited Center on Wednesday night to watch Parker play. Duke's freshman forward didn't disappoint, totaling 17 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks as the Blue Devils routed Miami 67-46. Miami Heat owner Micky Arison, several NBA scouts and others members of the Heat and Los Angeles Lakers also were part of the sellout crowd. "It was blessing to see that they look out for the little guys in this basketball fraternity," Parker said of James, Bryant and Wade. "To tell you the truth, I'm focused on our guys. But you're a kid and you're going to look up at them every once in a while." Yahoo! Sports

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To Spoelstra, it's all part of what he so often calls "the process," when it comes to the grand scheme that is the NBA. And yes, even with heavy hitters such as Riley, Andy Elisburg and Micky Arison and Nick Arison, Spoelstra is part of the Heat's personnel process. Riley made that clear in his interview with IndexUniverse in advance of that company's symposium later this month at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood. "When it comes to the draft or free agency, or acquiring players via trade, anything that has to do with personnel, it's myself and Erik and Andy Elisburg and [scout] Chet Kammerer and Micky Arison," Riley said. "If there isn't a consensus, and there's somebody that I really want, then I will probably get to make that decision. But I don't think we've ever done anything here where we didn't all agree it was the best move." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Spoelstra said his priority is preparing his players, while also remaining in the personnel loop. "I don't really spent an inordinate amount of time thinking about it," he said. "I have enough on my plate. But when there's decisions to be made, we all go in the same room. And that's probably what makes us different than other organizations. We have a familiarity with each other. We can agree or disagree, and it doesn't affect our decision-making. We push each other. Ultimately, it's Pat and Micky's call. But the continuity to the decisions is special." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Pat Riley: What I'm so impressed with about Erik is that I feel I made the right choice in selecting him because he’s a young coach. He’s achievement oriented. He’s ambitious. He’s analytic. He’s technological. He’s an X-and-O master. He’s not as loud a motivator as I was, but he motivates in a different way. And the team respects him for that. So I don’t get in his way. We meet every day. We talk every day. I will make X-and-O suggestions and things like that. But I trust that what he’s set up for this team is a winning formula. That’s on both ends of the court, and also in the locker room. When it comes to the draft or free agency, or acquiring players via trade, anything that has to do with personnel, it’s myself and Erik and Andy Elisburg and Chet Kammerer and Micky Arison. If there isn’t a consensus, and there’s somebody that I really want, then I will probably get to make that decision. But I don’t think we’ve ever done anything here where we didn’t all agree it was the best move. IndexUniverse.com

Riley: I believe in what’s called the “one-voice” management philosophy. There’s a single voice. And the single voice is a big circle. The middle of that circle has to do with your philosophy as an organization and your culture. So we have one voice. That voice is [team owner] Micky Arison. That is my voice. That is Erik Spoelstra’s voice. It’s the voice of the players. There’s a universal way that we do things. But it’s the same philosophy. We all want the same thing. But Erik becomes the spokesperson. IndexUniverse.com

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When it’s time for Chris Bosh’s agent to explore the options of his client’s contract this offseason, it’s not going to hurt Bosh’s cause that the owner of the Heat has been so publicly supportive. Micky Arison, the principal benefactor of what is likely the greatest run in South Florida professional sports history, is a big fan of two things these days: Chris Bosh and Twitter. In between promoting his cruise boats on social media, Arison has again started beating the drum to get Bosh elected as a starter for the All-Star Game. At least once a day recently, Arison has implored his 140,000-plus Twitter followers to vote for Bosh. “Retweets don't count,” Arison reminded everyone Saturday. “Please tweet ‘Chris Bosh #NBABallot’ and vote for @chrisbosh.” Miami Herald

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At 5-foot-8, Floyd Mayweather Jr. physically looks up to everyone on the Miami Heat roster. Figuratively, the roles were reversed Sunday. Mayweather was a surprise guest at Heat practice Sunday morning, sitting courtside with team president Pat Riley, managing general partner Micky Arison and other members of the franchise's brain trust. It's rare for any outsider to get invited into Heat practice, though Mayweather's resume — unbeaten in 45 fights and generally considered the best fighter of his era — certainly earned him the ultra-VIP access. "We're trying to defend two titles. He's been defending for a long time," Heat star LeBron James said. "He definitely knows where we're coming from. It's exciting at the end of the day to have someone, one of the greatest of all-time, to be in the presence. It's something you can talk about years from now. ... We're honored and blessed to have him in the building." Oklahoman

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There are 12 other NBA owners on the list, including Kroenke (Nuggets), Micky Arison (Heat, $5.9 billion), Dan Gilbert (Cavaliers, $3.9 billion), Charles Dolan (Knicks, $3.3 billion), Tom Gores (Pistons, $2.7 billion), Mark Cuban (Mavericks $2.5 billion), Josh Harris (Sixers, $2.5 billion), Robert Pera (Grizzlies, $1.95 billion), Herb Simon (Pacers, $1.95 billion), Donald Sterling (Clippers, $1.9 billion), Glen Taylor (Timberwolves, $1.7 billion) and Benson (Pelicans). ESPN.com

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