LeBron James Hates Pat Riley and Wants to Go Back to Cleveland, According to Some Columnist

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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, anyway.

Amico sources his claims to "talk," "sneaking suspicions," unidentified "sources in Miami," and "speculation" while churning out this nugget:
Now, there is talk that James is less-than-thrilled with certain aspects of the Heat organization. Sources in Miami say that while James still thoroughly enjoys playing alongside fellow stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, he doesn't particularly care for the heavy-handed and disciplined style of team president Pat Riley.

James can opt out of his contract at the end of the 2003-14 season, and speculation is he will strongly consider it if Riley remains in his current role. And the team James would be eyeballing most in free agency, say those close to the situation, would be the Cavs.
Amico is a former NBA.com reporter and writes national pieces for FoxSports.com, so it's not like he's some regional press hack. But this column ranks in the same sports journalism league with week-old pictures of naked Marlins players in a tub for traffic-baiting purposes.

Sure, everyone knows Pat Riley is kind of a dick, but LeBron won't leave Miami for Cleveland unless either team's chances of winning a championship suddenly and terminally changes in the next two years. We'd comment further, but we're not big fans of wasting our time.

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14 comments
Guest
Guest

After what LeBron had said about Cleveland in the months after he went to Miami, I doubt my city would even consider having him back. He walked out on the Cavs before, who's to say he wouldn't do it again if the opportunity came up?

Ty
Ty

Lebron is nothing more than an egotistical crybaby!!  I'm sure he can't stand Mr. Riley because he can't get his way!

Severian07
Severian07

good ridden.  He can take his talents to Bumfuck egypt if he wants. I don't care.

Cavsfan767
Cavsfan767

i personally wouldnt mind him coming back it was great having lebron we won almost every game the electricity in the building was fantastic id even be better if we had kyrie, thompson and james COME BACK LEBRON I FORGIVE YOUU!!

Cavsfan767
Cavsfan767

come to clev lebron i dont carewhat you did we need you back

Casino Grinder
Casino Grinder

I don't think that Cleveland would greet Lebron with smiles...

Jason
Jason

If Dan Gilbert was smart he would at least consider the possibility.  You can't let personal feelings get in the way of doing business.  And anyone that says they wouldn't take LeBron back is full of themselves.  Jacobs Field was almost sold out for Jim Thome Appreciation Day to honor his 600th HR that he hit WHILE ON THE TWINS ROSTER.  And there's clamoring going on around town about how people would welcome Manny Ramirez back if he comes out of retirement.  Winning heals all wounds.

lets go heat
lets go heat

this is total bs.You think he hates pat,well do you think he likes dan gilbert after that crap he said when lebron left.He wont go bak till they win NOT 1 NOT 2 NOT 3 rings

michael wind
michael wind

all mickeys empire is over,very bad management.

OutcastCastOut
OutcastCastOut

Of course LeBron wouldn't leave!  He's loyal....right???

Wait, never mind.

Zach
Zach

I enjoyed your sarcastic blog post attempting to cut down an established columnist like Sam Amico.

I enjoyed even more Brian Windhorst agreeing with Amico that LeBron will go back to Cleveland during Heat Index Live today.

http://www.cleveland.com/ohio-...

Next time you want to be sarcastic and critical of other writers, bring some actual sources or context to the conversation.

Guest
Guest

Miami's a great place, unless you value things like your cash, other personal property, and the English language.

SEE YAA
SEE YAA

Yeah, and Cleveland has a lot more to offer.

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