Thursday , Mar , 27 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Pat Riley Fires Back at Shaquille O’Neal


Pat Riley can’t understand why Shaquille O’Neal keeps talking about the Miami Heat.

Riley responded to O’Neal’s criticisms Wednesday with some of his own, saying his former center was wrong to disparage some of his old teammates and trainers in a Boston Globe story.

"It’s sad that he says those things. We shared so much here, together, for three years, good and bad, 3½ years," Riley said, referring specifically to the Heat’s 2006 NBA title. "I just think it’s sad that he’s got to do that." [ESPN]