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Tim Hardaway will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, validating a 15-year career highlighted by his stints with the Golden State Warriors as a member of the famed Run-TMC stable or the Miami Heat. The Heat retired Hardaway’s No. 10, where he did his best work as an NBA hooper, earning three All-NBA nods and two All-Star selections. Despite his personal and team success in South Beach, Hardaway decided not to ask former Coach Pat Riley or Alonzo Mourning to be his presenters at this Saturday’s Hall of Fame ceremony. That honor will instead go to the figures that fostered his love for the game from before his time in Miami teaming up with Mourning and Riley.
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“Pat Riley the symbol? You probably want to look at some mob s–t,” Haslem said. “I ain’t never been afraid of no man, but I think the first two years with the Miami Heat, I ain’t even speak to Pat. It was just uncomfortable. … I watched The Godfather. I seen all that s–t. So, I think the first couple of years was just uncomfortable, but Pat Riley the image? I think people hit the nail on the head: The f—-n’ Godfather.”
Boardroom: “I ain’t never been afraid of no man, but I think the first two years with the Miami Heat, I ain’t even speak to Pat. … I watched The Godfather. I seen all that shit.” @ThisIsUD on Pat Riley is 🔥.

Eddie House: It’s different when you’re a coach. If you cannot get the superstar guy to buy into what you are doing, it is almost a failed cause. On every single team I’ve played on, even the team I played on with LeBron James, they were this close, they wanted Spo (Erik Spoelstra) out, but Pat Riley was like, ‘Hell, no! That’s my guy, and we gonna win with him.’ It took another leader to say, ‘No, this is how it goes.’ That’s Pat Riley I’m talking about.
Former NBA player Eddie House, on “The Odd Couple” podcast, noted that superstars asking for the head coach’s head isn’t uncommon. He likened the Brooklyn Nets’ situation to the time LeBron James asked the Miami Heat to fire head coach Erik Spoelstra: “It’s different when you’re a coach. If you cannot get the superstar guy to buy into what you are doing, it is almost a failed cause.“On every single team I’ve played on, even the team I played on with Bron, they were this close, they wanted Spo [Spoelstra] out but Pat was like, ‘Hell, no! That’s my guy and we gonna win with him.’ It took another leader to say, ‘No, this is how it goes.’ That’s Pat Riley I’m talking about.”