Anthony Mason Was From The Future

We'll mostly remember Anthony Mason for toughness, the way that we remember the Riley-era Knicks teams on which he made his reputation. Which, fine. He got in fights, on- and off-court; he deployed his elbows and extra-large ass with abandon and occasional malice; he glowered and wheedled and provoked, the way NBA… » 3/02/15 12:01pm 3/02/15 12:01pm

Pat Riley Says The Heat "Don't Need To Rebuild"

The biggest question of the NBA offseason will be what becomes of the Miami Heat, who obviously cannot challenge again with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade's corpse, Chris Bosh (who is good and whatever but making a shitload of money), and the rest of the crap roster. It was perhaps Pat Riley's biggest coup getting them… » 6/19/14 3:24pm 6/19/14 3:24pm

Heat Celebrate Title With Pat Riley Dancing, Dwyane Wade's Deodorant

Erik Spoelstra, with his hat to the back, took a moment at the Heat's championship celebration to say that Miami "parties better than any other city in the world." Sometimes, that includes Pat Riley dancing. Or "dancing." Maybe malfunctioning? » 6/24/13 2:17pm 6/24/13 2:17pm

Nonplussed Pat Riley Makes For The Best Photobomb

Why are these fans so happy? Their seats to Saturday's Game 6 in Indianapolis were four rows from the very top of the arena, but they snuck down to near courtside. Right in front of a decidedly bemused Pat Riley. » 6/03/13 2:48pm 6/03/13 2:48pm

Pat Riley Thinks Danny Ainge Should "Shut The Fuck Up And Manage His…

Yesterday, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said that it was "almost embarrassing" that LeBron James had complained about a few hard fouls he received during Wednesday's Heat-Bulls game. Heat president Pat Riley did not take kindly to Ainge expressing his opinion, and he just issued the following… » 3/29/13 6:43pm 3/29/13 6:43pm

Pat Riley Still Doesn't Quite Understand Why People Hated The Heat

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Riley's been on some hated teams before, but this one takes the hate cake. » 7/02/12 4:30pm 7/02/12 4:30pm

Juwan Howard And The Triumph Of The Superteam

Once upon a time, a group of gifted basketball players decided to join forces to dominate their sport. They were as talented as they were hyped, and they ushered in an era of style and scoring, a blueprint for superteams to come. But a funny thing happened: Winning wasn't as easy on the court as it was on paper. No… » 6/21/12 3:05pm 6/21/12 3:05pm

Thunder Take Game 1, Send Pat Riley Into His Own Personal Hell

Bless you, Pat Riley. For all your maniacal tendencies and consistently omnipresent persona, you're just willing to put yourself out there in the Chesapeake Energy Arena crowd and subject yourself to a first-hand view of the Thunder's gripping comeback in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Kevin Durant chipped in 17… » 6/12/12 11:57pm 6/12/12 11:57pm

It's All Going According To (Pat Riley's) Plan

1. "Jay, it's Pat. Pat Riley? Yes, I remember when I cursed you out and told you to never, ever call me 'Pat,' and then hit you pretty good with my briefcase. How many stitches did you need? That's a lot of stitches. But we're friends, right? You can call me Pat anytime. How's Michelle? » 5/18/12 1:10pm 5/18/12 1:10pm

Heat President Pat Riley Might Be The Worst Karaoke Singer We've Ever…

At Tuesday night's "Battioke" charity event in South Beach, Pat Riley had sunshine on his cloudy day, or something. Sure, it's less than 30 seconds and maybe it's not quite Wade Boggs-bad, but his rhythm clearly needs some work. Also, a tad pitchy. » 3/28/12 2:35am 3/28/12 2:35am

In New Book, Shaq Explains How Kobe's Sexual Assault Charges Destroyed…

Shaq Uncut: My Story, the Diesel's new autobiography written with noted Around the Horn personage Jackie MacMullan, comes out November 15 and it dropped on our desk today. There's some juicy stuff in there, most obviously about the beef between Shaq and Kobe. We had always known that the feud took a turn for the worse… » 10/31/11 2:25pm 10/31/11 2:25pm

Amidst Lockout, NBA Players, Executives Awkwardly Ask Each Other To…

Remember how when Yao Ming retired after nine years in Houston, they weren't allowed to call him or release a comment? One of the side effects of the lockout is that players can't have any contact with their teams, so we were forced to imagine Yao sitting at home, staring at the phone, not understanding why the… » 7/19/11 1:30pm 7/19/11 1:30pm

LeBron James And Erik Spoelstra Enter Honeymoon Phase Just In Time For…

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: LeBron James and Coach Spoelstra are totally crushing. » 4/15/11 6:05pm 4/15/11 6:05pm

Pat Riley Dance Party!

These are so stupid, we know. And they amuse only us. But damned if we can help ourselves from taking a snippet of video of Pat Riley dancing at a Heat rally and put it toward our own selfish editing purposes. » 3/23/11 5:45pm 3/23/11 5:45pm

Trademarking Sports: Who Owns What You Watch

With the uproar over the rights to Who Dat, it's instructive to take a look at a brief history of sports trademarks (with the help of the US Patent Office) and learn that the right person rarely ever gets rich. » 2/03/10 8:00pm 2/03/10 8:00pm

Heat Staff Find Their Paychecks In A Miami Vise

Want to trim the budget during a recession, but can't get around that little matter of guaranteed contracts? Take a page from Heat, and cut the pay of the entire front office staff, including Erik Spoelstra and Pat Riley. » 9/15/09 11:30pm 9/15/09 11:30pm

Pat Riley Feels Like A Mosquito In A Nudist Colony. Seriously

The NBA Closer is written by Matt McHale, who loves zombie movies and is really ticked off that Diary of the Dead came out in a limited release. Oh well. Hopefully World War Z will come out some time in the next year. Anyway, when he isn't obsessing over flesh-eating ghouls, he can be found feasting on basketball's… » 2/27/08 10:00am 2/27/08 10:00am

Alonzo Mourning Came Back For This?

The Miami Heat's comeback attempt down the stretch imploded because of a flurry of Dwyane Wade turnovers, and — of all things — Ben Wallace shooting free throws like Larry freaking Bird. » 4/29/07 4:44pm 4/29/07 4:44pm

Mission Accomplished

So if we're understanding Shaq correctly, the past few NBA MVP awards have been tainted, but being lauded by the current Commander-In-Chief is juuuust fine. No taint there. » 2/28/07 12:15pm 2/28/07 12:15pm

Hey, The Heat Are Over At .500. Wake Riley.

Dan LeBatard, handsome as ever, brings up what everyone's thinking: Pat Riley's kind of a dick when it comes to abandoning his team when times are tough. Sure, he had some physical issues, but it seems obvious by now that it's not a coincidence that when the Heat are struggling, Riley's "recovering," and when they get… » 2/14/07 11:45am 2/14/07 11:45am