What's it like watching professional basketball players step completely out of their comfort zone? No one would know better than legendary basketball guru and Miami Heat president Pat Riley. "Tomorrow is probably going to be the funnest day of the year at practice," the 68-year-old Riley said at th ... More >>
The guys who run the the Heat superstore secretly replaced the regular Miami Heat with the generic brand. They wanted to see if we noticed. Yeah, we noticed. The Washington Wizards came out of the gate wizarding harder than they have ever wizarded before, scoring 43 points in the first quarter, ... More >>
The NBA off-season is less "off" and more a whole different full season as teams frantically try to keep up with the Joneses during a down time that begins just days after the finals. This week, free agency opened and teams began signing the players they think could put them over the hump. The movem ... More >>
The Gordon Gekko of roundball is apparently downsizing. Slicked-back Miami Heat president and former coach Pat Riley and his wife Christine just sold their appropriately gaudy Coral Gables property. They bought the 180 Arvida Parkway mansion, which is 13,000 square feet on a two-acre beachfront pe ... More >>
So, apparently LeBron James isn't exactly a big fan of Miami Heat prez Pat Riley's management style. And unless Riley heads into retirement soon, James is supposedly thinking about packing up and taking his talents back to Cleveland. That's according to FoxSportsOhio.com columnist Sam Amico, ... More >>
Remember last year around this time? You know, when the Heat were actually playing basketball. Not very good basketball mind you, and fans thought that coach Erik Spoelstra was sure to get a pink slip? Well, he managed to turn things around and get the team to the Finals, and thanks to a new cont ... More >>
How much of a badass is Pat Riley? Enough of a badass to go toe-to-toe and face-to-face with Shaq. Sure, Riley's not exactly diminutive at 6'4", but Shaq is nine inches taller and 27 years younger than him.Shaq recounts the near-fight that he had with Riley one day that pretty much ended his care ... More >>
No one but sports gossips really believed the Miami Heat would completely retool itself this summer, but team president Pat Riley's comments today should put all rumors to rest. No, he's not coming back to coach. Yes, Erik Spoelstra's job is safe. No, neither LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, nor Chris ... More >>
In news that you probably already knew was coming, Sporting News has named Miami Heat president Pat Riley NBA 2010-11 Executive of the Year after he put together the biggest free-agent signings pretty much ever. Know who else saw this coming? Nearly everyone else on Earth.The NBA's official ... More >>
Alex IzaguirreUncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. In this special online edition, Luke says the Miami Heat will start winning again when Chris Bosh starts getting the bal ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke recommends Pat Riley pull a Stan Van Gundy on Erik Spoelstra.Pat Riley needs to stop wasting time writing love poems to h ... More >>
Miami Heat President Pat Riley isn't ready to take a page out of Hurricanes Coach Randy Shannon's play book and ban his players from using Twitter, but something about the micro-blogging service just doesn't sit well with him. Apparently he thinks Twitter could play a part in opposing teams' fans ... More >>
For this year's training camp the Miami Heat have gone way up North in Florida to the real South, and will be holding court at the Hurlburt Field and Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach in the Panhandle. Yes Pat Riley and crew are keeping the on-court development of Wade, Bosh and James so und ... More >>
Even after 14 long years, Pat Riley is a man who gets what he wants. Why? Because he's Pat Frickin' Riley, that's why. The Miami Heat signed free agent forward Juwan Howard yesterday to the veteran's minimum of $1.4 million. Back in 1996, and with much fanfare, Howard signed a $101 million deal ... More >>
Multiple reports today claim that LeBron James is about to officially become a resident of Miami-Dade by purchasing a $49.5 mega-mansion in Coral Gables that once belonged to his new boss Pat Riley. Nestled in the water-front Gables Estates section of Coral Gables, it's probably one of the grande ... More >>
Terez OwensFor a city that made a mound of cocaine a must-have desktop accessory and likes its Brittos to match its Lamborghinis, this level of glossy athletic excess is only appropriate: Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and LeBron James, three of the best ballers in the NBA, all descending on Miami to b ... More >>
via Bosh's TwitterDwyane Wade joined Chris Bosh for a dinner date last night in Chicago. Whenever one of our "friends" has a successful date, we want to know one thing, and this is no exception: Will it lead to getting undressed with each other... in the AAA locker room and then putting on matchi ... More >>
Famous for a different kind of suit. Heat President Pat Riley has bigger problems this summer than just trying to re-sign guard Dwyane Wade. Riley is being sued for $5.5 million by a real estate broker who says the Hall of Fame coach didn't live up to a promise he made to break him off a pi ... More >>
It might be a while before we get complete confirmation that Dwyane Wade will again sign on the dotted line for the Heat, but president Pat Riley has extended his own contract. No big surprise there, but he's also open to extending his career as a coach. Watch your back, Erik Spoelstra. "I'l ... More >>
Life must be so tough for you when you're born to a megarich Hollywood superstar like Michael Douglas. It's such a tragedy getting cast in crappy movies because of who your dad is, so please forgive Cameron Douglas. Isn't it understandable he's been caught time and time again with drugs ... More >>
Image via Miami Heat/NBAEMiami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra.Luther Campbell, AKA Uncle Luke, has never been shy about sharing his opinion. The former frontman for Miami's wonderfully raunchy rap act, 2 Live Crew, made history in 1992 when the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed his right to be as horn ... More >>
Illustration by DerfDirty Dozen 2009 inductee Romero Britto.Every year, the New Times editorial staff picks the people who brought a certain amount of shame to our city. Trust us, we're never in short supply of morons who we wish would move elsewhere. We contemplated in making this a baker's doze ... More >>
Anyone else bored with LA Lakers power forward Lamar Odom's endless irresolution? I imagine he has a condo in Malibu right out of a 70's fashion magazine--fireplace, hi-fi, shag carpet--and he's just sitting in his egg chair eating gummy bears, playing eenie-minie-miney-mo, and listening to the ... More >>
When NBA commissioner David Stern walked up to the microphone last night and said, “With the second pick in the 2008 NBA draft the Miami Heat select…” there was a collective sphincter-clenching angst that shot across Heat Nation. “Oh shit,” we all thought breathlessly, “are we going to h ... More >>
Shawn Marion If the rumors are true that Pat Riley is lukewarm about drafting Michael Beasley, then perhaps Shawn Marion can help sort things out. Thanks to Marion’s choosing not to opt out of his contract last night, Riley suddenly has two major trade chips tucked in his $3,000 Armani suit pocke ... More >>
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