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Heat to hire plenty of LeBron's 'people'

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09:23 AM ET 09.11 | LeBron James will bring in plenty of his people, some on the Heat's payroll. Pat Riley will insist it is not salary-cap circumvention, but rather keeping a player in his comfort zone. That sales job began Friday.

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September 11, 2010  09:31 AM ET

What a crock of shytte. Which one of LBJ's "people" gets Riley's job? Anxiously awaiting an epic fail on the part of the Heat this coming season.

September 11, 2010  09:49 AM ET

you wanted it Miami and now you got it... queen James and his possy

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September 11, 2010  09:59 AM ET

Lick me, Pat...

...lick me down there

September 11, 2010  10:00 AM ET

All hail the QUEEN!!!

September 11, 2010  10:06 AM ET

He would have been a perfect fit on the Sacramento Queens....

September 11, 2010  10:09 AM ET

Will Gloria be the den mother, Bro?

September 11, 2010  10:25 AM ET

'plenty of his people' = hangers on

September 11, 2010  10:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

'plenty of his people' = hangers on

'plenty of his people' = hangers on = 'posse'

September 11, 2010  10:31 AM ET

THATS SOOOO FUNNY! GILBERT TOOK CARE OF ALL OF LEBUMS PEOPLE TOO AND WHERE DID THAT GET HIM? UNREAL!

September 11, 2010  10:40 AM ET

I don't care enough to follow too closely, but who are his "people" and what would their jobs be? Isn't this a business to be run by business people? Are there any MBA's in his posse? Too funny.

September 11, 2010  10:51 AM ET

This might be a good thing. Maybe some of his entourage has a heart for his weak ass

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September 11, 2010  11:30 AM ET

UH OH... Riley better pull out his fiddle...

September 11, 2010  11:35 AM ET
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And so it begins. This Miami Heat implosion shall be glorious.

Perfectly stated.

September 11, 2010  11:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I don't care enough to follow too closely, but who are his "people" and what would their jobs be? Isn't this a business to be run by business people? Are there any MBA's in his posse? Too funny.

Let's see...

Doctor New School is his personal physician and 'roid supplier
Biggie StickUp is the flunky who makes the convenience store runs for more drink.
Doc Layup is the road manager in charge of recruiting the **** for after a game.
Grandmaster Cash is his accountant
Mr. East Boogie works his endorsement deals

Doc Layup and Cash both have their GEDs from the Akron Urban League. Biggie Stickup got the 2009 "Looter Dude Memorial Award for hauling the most Heineken's out of a 7-11".

September 11, 2010  11:42 AM ET

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, I'm too lazy to dig up the source at the moment, but wasn't this the main issue of collusion? The NBA said at the time LBJ was hired that if his entourage was promised jobs there it was counted as tampering. Did the the heat just wait a month or two and the NBA turned a blind eye to it now? David Stern said his friends couldn't be hired in MIA or it would open an investigation into tampering, now that that appears to be the case as many of us called, why isn't the league re-evaluating this situation? Maybe I missed something like David Stern's pockets getting fatter but Riley promising the lebrontourage jobs was tampering and one of the main reasons he chose MIA (like i called months back) This entire Heat roster stinks something fierce of collusion and illegal tampering by Riles. I'm not a heat hater or a heat fan but you gotta call it like you see it and this stinks. I almost can't wait for the NBA lockout to watch LBJ get traded by the heat the next year to some terrible team. I wonder, will riles keep the lebrontourage hired after the lockout next year and post LBJ?

ps - and for the record, if you're wondering what I mean by trading and all that post LBJ stuff I'll lay it out... the owners will have a hard salary cap when they come back from the lockout, it is one of the main things they want as well as a franchise tag. If the owners implement a hard salary cap (they will) then the heat can no longer afford the big 3 and one of them will have to be traded. Wade is a made man in MIA and whoever gets rid of him may as well walk out the door with him. Bosh is the obvious answer 90% of people would say but as lee corso says.. "Not so fast!". Bosh and LBJ make the exact same paycheck and their contracts look identical. Bosh and James make the same thing yet James holds 2-3x the trade value that Bosh does. Any GM worth his job would trade LBJ over wade/bosh and they will be forced to let one go make no mistake about it. The heat will not go anywhere though heat haters, a team of Bosh/Wade and whatever stupidly glorious package they receive for LBJ next year will make them a very scary team for years to come.

September 11, 2010  11:42 AM ET

This will soon be a disaster for the Miami Heat. Posse member from each clan will clash for power and cause a riff throughout the organization and big 3. I predict within less than 3 years Lebron or Wade will be asking for a trade.

September 11, 2010  11:53 AM ET
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This will soon be a disaster for the Miami Heat. Posse member from each clan will clash for power and cause a riff throughout the organization and big 3. I predict within less than 3 years Lebron or Wade will be asking for a trade.

I wouldn't go that far. James may be a **** but don't doubt his skill.

 
September 11, 2010  11:53 AM ET

Hey Pat,

Make sure you satisfy LeBroney's mama.

You can take Delonte's role--do IT for the team!!!

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