Report: LeBron Didn’t Care For Riley’s After The Finals Speech

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If you don’t recall Pat Riley went thuglife after the Finals and basically called into question The Big 3’s manhood if they decided to break up.

Here is what he said.

“I think we need to have a perspective about things,” Riley said. “I think everybody needs to get a grip—media, Heat players, organization, all of our fans—we got to get a grip on greatness and on teams. I’ve been here for 45 years in the NBA, and I’ve witnessed dynasties, I’ve witnessed great teams. The ’80s Lakers, five championships in 12 years. So what does that mean? Seven times they didn’t win. In that run, they didn’t win. You got to deal with it, you got to come back.”

“This stuff is hard,” Riley said. “And you got to stay together, if you got the guts. And you don’t find the first door and run out of it if you have an opportunity. This is four years into this era, this team, four Finals, [has] only been done three other times before. And two championships. From day one to the end, it was like a Broadway show. [We] sort of run out of steam, and we need to retool. We don’t need to rebuild. We need to retool. And that’s what we’re gonna do. I’ve been a leader and a decision-maker, and that’s my level of expertise. And I’ll do everything I can to retool the team. But everybody, just get a grip. This has been a great run.”

According to Bleacher Report, LeBron didn’t take it that well.

It was a calculated risk by Riley to not kiss LeBron’s ass and challenge him to stay with the HEAT long term, but with all risks there was a chance it might backfire.

We will know soon enough if Riley will be haunted by those comments.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Man LeBron is a coward if he can’t take constructive criticism given by one of the greatest coaches in basketball history. Why are his feelings hurt? It was nothing Pat said that was degrading (like Dan Gilbert) LeBron James is really acting like a spoiled brat.

    • HE really is. IT doesn’t matter where he goes as he’ll never find a place that will satisfy his narcissism. Lebron wil never be better than Kobe or MJ no matter how many rings he wins. Those guys didn’t demand better players but took upon the challenge of getting better and making their teammates better. Lebron also learned Absolutely nothing from the beat down the Spurs inflicted on the Heat.

  2. Look, Lebron grew up without any adversity, no older brothers or father thats not an excuse but basically he has been surrounded by yes men from his mommy and her trifilin self sending him off while she did whatever bron surrounded by friends who jocked him and admirers lebron is a man child and dealing with an authority figure who doesnt always kiss ass lebron can not handle like he couod never handle playing in a big market lebron was raised as a prince and anyone ANYONE with any adversity or harsh crisicism lebron runs from because thats all he ever knew im sure he never got into any fights he was always tue popular kid and someone else would have his back no doubt so when riley challenged him he ruffled lebrons feathers and wants the ass kiss mania of going back to home where he will never do no wrong surrounded by who else but yes men and ass kissers #psychology

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