Dear Pat Riley – A Letter To Pat Riley

Mike Stocker, Sun Sentinel

Mike Stocker, Sun Sentinel

Dear Pat Riley – A Letter To Pat Riley

Dear Pat Riley,

It’s done. It’s now done. The Miami Heat Era is officially over. I was so upset that you let Dwyane Wade walk, and now this has ended it. Chris Bosh has played his last game for Miami, and I can’t help but see you as the villain for all this.

How you could watch someone like Dwyane Wade walk out the door, makes me question your character as a man. A player who has been the heart and soul of your franchise, year after year, season after season. The cornerstone, the everything. The player that put people in seats. The player that made YOU money.

You let that man walk, and I still can’t believe it. I don’t know if I can ever forgive you for it but it’s done now, and we are forced to move on. I hate it, but it’s a sad reality we have to see Wade in a New Jersey next season.

Now the news of Chris Bosh has come through and sent sadness throughout the whole NBA community. It says that you’ve given him every chance to return, whether that is true we’ll never know. All I know is that you and Chris seemed to have very different goals which is strange.

I can’t help feel sad and angry at the same time. It wasn’t meant to happen this way. It wasn’t meant to be this way. Both of these players should have left the Miami Heat on their terms, not yours. It’s not right, and the most successful era in Heat history ends on a sour note.

I used to see you as stability. A genius within the game that new things others didn’t, that could see things others couldn’t, but not anymore. I think maybe you’re stuck and the game has sadly passed you by.

It didn’t have to be this way, it shouldn’t have to be this way.

I think you failed Mr Riley. I think you lost a lot of Miami Heat fans, and more importantly, their trust.

You messed up, this can never be undone. Good luck in your future. You’ll need it.

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