Pat Riley Rumors

Marcus Slaughter on getting waived by the Heat at the end of training camp: “You work so hard for something and then you get a phone call where you’re told they don’t need your services and, well, it hurts. Especially when you’re young, you don’t know how to take it. The No. 1 feeling is disappointment, then failure and then just embarrassment. You don’t want to be seen, you don’t want to be outside. I remember when I got the phone call at 4 or 5 in the evening. It was a very brief conversation with Pat Riley. Two minutes. I bought a flight out the next morning because I didn’t want to stay there no more. I just wanted to leave and go back to family and comfort.”