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Pat Riley thinks Heat will remain competitive without LeBron James
Pat Riley thinks Heat will remain competitive without LeBron James

In Pat Riley's first interview since LeBron James announced that he decided to leave the Miami Heat to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Riley acknowledged that he was surprised by his superstar's decision. "I went into it with the notion he was coming back, so I was selling that to players," Riley told reporters Wednesday. "I let him know that. He never said, 'Don't do that.' " Even though Riley was disappointed, he said that he thinks that the Heat will remain a powerhouse even without James, a four-time MVP. "No doubt we lost a great player," Riley said. "I don't get hurt. ... The hurt didn't last long. We picked...

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