Pat Riley famously dangled his handful of NBA championship rings in front of LeBron James and Chris Bosh as he tried to lure the two men to Miami during the wild free agency summer of 2010.
"Hey," Riley reportedly told James, "try one on."
With Bosh, Riley actually gave the big man one of his rings to keep until Bosh won one in Miami. Bosh took it and, two titles later, still has it.
"He gave me one of his championship rings from 2006, and was like, 'You give me that back when you come here and win yours.'" Bosh told ESPN. "So I took it. I was like, 'Oh, man!' Don't tell me to take something if you don't want me to take it. I've still got it, too. But I told him I'd give it back after this year."
Bold move by Bosh. Riley has won NBA championships as a player (1972), assistant coach (1980), head coach (1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2006) and executive (2012, 2013), but he's still not going to let one of his rings go easily.
Fortunately for Riley, the Heat are favorites to win a third consecutive NBA title. However if something gets in the way of that goal, things could get mighty awkward between him and Bosh.
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