Pat Riley Rumors

Pat Riley would welcome back LeBron James with open arms

By comparison, Riley’s transgressions appear relatively minor. So could James and the Heat reunite? Riley said Friday in an interview on Dan Le Batard’s radio show that he would be open to the possibility if James was (h/t Peter Botte of the New York Post). “I would leave the key under the doormat if he would call me and let me know that he’s coming,” Riley said. “I would do that, but I doubt very much that key…That key is rusted now. “LeBron, look, he’s one of the greatest of all time, and for four years down here, if we want to go back and remember what those four years were like, it was four years in the Finals, four years of excitement, two world championships…It was the best time for the Heat. So I wish him nothing but the best, and if he ever wanted to come back, I’ll put a new shiny key under the mat.”
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Without a doubt, Dwyane Wade is the greatest player in Miami Heat franchise history. He’s also a part-owner of the Utah Jazz. It’s not a weird arrangement especially if one asks Pat Riley. In an appearance on “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz,” the Heat godfather stressed Wade’s value to the franchise despite moving his allegiance from South Beach to Salt Lake City. “Whatever Dwyane decides to do with the rest of his life in the NBA or whatever he does in Los Angeles, in other investment or personality situations, I’m happy as hell. He was offered the opportunity to be part-owner in a franchise and congrats to him.”
The result is a thorough look into the mind of a world-class athlete and the journey he took to reach the pinnacle of his profession. “Letters to a Young Athlete” (Penguin Press) is a series of life lessons and personal experiences, from the realization that limiting one’s ego helps the greater group succeed to lessons imparted by everyone from Heat president Pat Riley to Lakers star and former teammate LeBron James.