Riley on 2008: Quitters need not apply

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Staff Writer The playoffs remain the target. But Heat coach Pat Riley said Wednesday there is another goal with the turning of the calendar.
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warren owei

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the heat need to step up! they need to work hard! if they want to be nba champions they need to work hard! my man dwyane wade is going to work as hard as he can!! miami heat you can do it!
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anthony wrote:
who is dwyane wade? I'm tired of seeing his sorry a$$ on all those lame commercials
Hes someone whos way successful in life than your tired a$$$$ will every be even if you tried......so go back to mcdonalds fliping OUR burger meat and stfu and keep watching his commercials because he is your hero Loser!!
John

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This guy is spent already.........Riley has ruin him into the ground.
John

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This guy is spent already, Riley has run him into the ground. Stick a fork in him and this team.
Marsellus Wallace

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Finally, Riley has come to his senses. Mark Blount is a winner and a big big talent. He plays bigger than 7' and is a real sharpshooter. He runs the floor and hits the glass big time. Here we go Heat to another championship with Blount leading the way.
johndoe

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IT'S TIME TO LET THE YOUNG GUYS PLAY PAT AND PAT YOU NEED TO FUEL THE TEAM DIFFRENTLY.

PAT YOU TIED TO MUCH TIME AND MONEY ON SHAQ.
Chris Smith

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I am one of your biggest fans. I tape the games to watch later,but it is very difficult to watch when the team is losing. I will not jump ship, I love the Heat. Let's get tough in the fouth quarter,and start to winning some of these games.
GFK

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Then you should leave Pat, you quit two times on this team and show back up just when the team is getting better.......
anthony

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#11
Jan 3, 2008
 
FOR SALE:

35-year old NBA center
320 lb.(playing shape)
7'1"

14 points and 7 rebounds per game
can give greater performance if motivated
decent post game
minimal leaping ability
outside shot not included
defensive game needs to be replaced

$50 million for the next two and a half years (firm, contract included)

will gladly accept expiring contracts

please call pat riley @ 1-800 heat-suk
GXL425

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Jan 3, 2008
 
Pat Riley need's to be completely excused as the coach of the Miami heat. He also need’s not to have anything what so ever with basketball operations. His style of game, his preference for older players and his tendency for not liking to develop younger players are poor choices that can’t match up in today’s ball games.
Dank Balla

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Jan 3, 2008
 
Marsellus Wallace wrote:
Finally, Riley has come to his senses. Mark Blount is a winner and a big big talent. He plays bigger than 7' and is a real sharpshooter. He runs the floor and hits the glass big time. Here we go Heat to another championship with Blount leading the way.
LoL are you serious! I love the Heat and I think Blount is decent and has a lot of upside but he has yet to prove himself?? Please give me some of that funk your smokin !!!
Master Chief 911

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Jan 3, 2008
 
Pat Riley is right,they still have a chance of making it into the playoffs.Heat shouldn't stop playing until they do.
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Jan 3, 2008
 
anthony wrote:
who is dwyane wade? I'm tired of seeing his sorry a$$ on all those lame commercials
Why don't you change the *ucking channel then dumba*s
Tom Breeze

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Jan 3, 2008
 
Pat should sit down,unload the vets

and let the young kid take over.

Time to become the Executive.

Give Shaq away to anybody at 1/2 price.
johjn calen

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Jan 3, 2008
 
don't let shaq go keep him ! don't trade him. trade ricky davis!let wade be more agressve!!!!!!!!!!
c-bird

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Jan 3, 2008
 
Tom Breeze wrote:
Pat should sit down,unload the vets
and let the young kid take over.
Time to become the Executive.
Give Shaq away to anybody at 1/2 price.
you have no respect for greatness you are a loser
Master Chief 111

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Jan 3, 2008
 
Heat's gonna beat Dallas Mavs this Friday.Period...
Master Chief 111

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Jan 3, 2008
 
RXC100 wrote:
It's ridiculously painful watching Pat Riley and the Miami Heat.
The sports media and Radio talkshow hosts are afraid to critic Pat's dismal performance as coach. They claim that he got them a championship ring, which all of the NBA know they did not deserve, save D. Wade and A. Mourning. Their humiliation at the hands of the Chicago Bull the same night they received the Bling is testimony to that fact.
It would be a shame If Pat Riley comes back as coach in 2008; the fans should all boycot the games. At the end of last season Pat should have done the honorable thing,take his 15- man-strong bling and run.
Shut the f*ck up bitch
Domlec

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Jan 3, 2008
 
Let us look back at least ten years. During that period, the team has had a number of good players. The one think that has always been consistent and is still the same today, is the inconsistency of the team. Does that not ring a bell? There is only one common denominator (THE COACH). So, until that denominator is taken out of the equation, the performance of the team is going to be the same. They worn the championship in 2005 and that is not because they played like champions at the finals. In 2006, we all saw what happen, this season is currently shaping up just like or even worse than the last. It is ironic that the coach is the all in one of the team. An analogy to that is, he is the police, the prosecutor, the judge and the jury. I am a heat fan but it is painful to watch what is going on. The franchise need’s to take a strong decision and clean house just like what the new Miami Dolphins did today. Riley in my opinion is just an over ratted coach who need’s to step aside. Had it been any other coach in the NBA he would already have been fired.
Domlec

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Jan 3, 2008
 
CORRECTIONS

Let us look back at least ten years. During that period, the team has had a number of good players. The one think that has always been consistent and is still the same today, is the inconsistency of the team. Does that not ring a bell? There is only one common denominator (THE COACH). So, until that denominator is taken out of the equation, the performance of the team is going to be the same. They won the championship in 2005 and that is not because they played like champions at the finals. In 2006, we all saw what happen, this season is currently shaping up just like or even worse than the last. It is ironic that the coach is the all in one of the team. An analogy to that is, he is the police, the prosecutor, the judge, the jury and the executioner. I am a heat fan but it is painful to watch what is going on. The franchise need’s to take a strong decision and clean house just like what the new Miami Dolphins did today. Riley in my opinion is just an over rated coach who need’s to step aside. Had it been any other coach in the NBA he would already have been fired.

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