Pat Riley is one smooth old dude. It wasn’t easy to bring the big 3 together in Miami and most people would not of been able to put it together. Turns out Riley had a very interesting sales pitch in his meeting with Bron & Bosh back in the summer of 2010, and obviously it sealed the deal.


According to Bron & Bosh, Riley used a few props in his meeting with them. Those props being championship rings:

Riley pulls out one of the nine championship rings he has won as a player, executive, head coach and assistant coach.

And he proposes.

Riley dropped a bag full of title rings on LeBron’s table in Cleveland during their 2010 meeting. He has flashed at least one of them to a few other free-agent targets over the years.

“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 said. “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.”

Riley has won many rings as his years as a player, coach and executive. He obviously knows what he is doing as the Heat have added 2 more to his collection and working on more.