Miami Heat President Pat Riley flashed his championship pedigree at LeBron James during a Friday meeting.
Riley described the meeting as ``very relaxed’’ and said James was receptive to the Heat’s plans.
``It was very relaxed — we all know him,‘’ Riley said of James. ``I think there was a genuine respect. We have so much respect for him and the other top-tier free agents. These people need to see who we are. They need to see me and Andy. They need to see Zo, Spo, Micky and Nick. And, yes, they need to see the rings.’’
By mentioning rings, Riley was clearing referring to the five NBA titles he won as a coach, including the Heat’s championship run led by guard Dwyane Wade in 2006.