The only comparison is this: Kevin Love in 2014 is LeBron in 2010. He needs another great player to really validate him.
The point is, in all this sappy LeBron-Goes-Home drama, which I believe is genuine, don't compare him and Kevin Love for a second.
If Kevin Love does join LeBron in Cleveland and win two titles, you think he goes back to the team that drafted him for unfinished business?
How do you guys feel about LeBron going back to number 23?
Pat Riley reiterated today he has no resentment toward LeBron.
Riley called Carmelo's agent&tried to get in on Carmelo sweepstakes after LeBron left but "we were a little late to that party"
Pat Riley on Granger/McRoberts/etc after LeBron bolted: “Nobody tried to back out of this thing and move somewhere else.”
Riley on the LeBron meeting in LV: “I’m always optimistic. There wasn’t anything in that meeting that told me that wasn’t going to happen."
Riley on Wade: "There’s a possibility Dwyane can turn back into who he was before he ceded a good part of his game to LeBron."
Pat Riley on LeBron: "People in this country have the right to do what they want to do. He wanted to go home, and we respect that."
Pat Riley on LeBron: "You move on. That’s what happens. We were shocked, but we recovered."
Was Pat Riley hurt by LeBron's decision? "I don’t get hurt."
He said he told LeBron that Riley would tell free agents that he expected LeBron to be part of the team,and LeBron voiced no objection. Hmm
Riley says plans w/Bosh were ripped up when LeBron left: "I’ll be damned if I was going 2 let him walk out the door. I’m gonna tell u that."
Riley on Wade, "There's the possibility of Dwyane can return to where he was before he ceded a good part of his game to LeBron."
He expects this team to be very competitive in E.Conference,hopes Wade and Bosh can be what they were before LeBron left....
Pat Riley told LeBron he planned to sell FAs on joining a LeBron-led team. He never said, ‘No, don’t do that.’”
Pat Riley on LeBron's decision: "Like Micky said, both of us were shocked. But you know, you recover."
Riley on leaving Vegas thinking LeBron would stay, "There wasn't anything in that meeting that told me that wasn't going to happen."
Was Pat Riley misled by LeBron? “No, I don’t think I was misled. But I don’t think I was encouraged either. That’s business.”
Riley on possibly being hurt by LeBron's relocation, "I don't get hurt. . . . This is business, all business."
... "I don't think I was encouraged either." He said he sent LeBron texts and emails during process and didn't get response....
Riley on LeBron at the start of free agency, "I went in with the notion that he was coming back. So I was selling it to players."
Pat Riley just spoke with 7 reporters.A few highlights: Said he and Micky were "shocked" about LeBron leaving. He said he wasn't misledbut..
Riley, on losing LeBron, "It was a tough blow to take, but we've recovered very well, and I think we will continue to recover."
Pat Riley on communication w/ LeBron after he opted out: “I was sending him a lot of e-mails & a lot of text messages. No response, though.”
Pat Riley just spoke 2 writers. Went into FA process "w/the thought & the notion" LeBron was coming back. Still, says he didn't feel misled.