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

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

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

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

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

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