Riley: LeBron Completes ‘Turnaround’
Miami Heat President Pat Riley called watching LeBron James win a gold medal at the London Olympics a “sigh of relief.”
As a matter of pride.
Appearing on the debut of the Sid Rosenberg Show on 640 Sports, Riley said Monday he felt dual emotions watching his star forward defeat Spain in Sunday’s gold-medal game.
“I think both Micky and I had a great sigh of relief that he got through the Olympics without getting hurt or anything happening and also winning the gold medal,” Riley said of the thoughts of himself and Heat owner Micky Arison.
“It just sort of completes a tremendous turnaround for him. He did it, and he did it by looking at himself in the eye, looking in the mirror, taking stock of what it was that he may not have done last year, on the court, off the court, and this year he had a perfect run.
“We’re happy for him. We love him to death, obviously.”