Earlier this week, Miami Heat co-owner Raanan Katz basically said Lebron was to blame for the Cavs firing coach David Blatt. While everyone already feels that way anyway, it was interesting to hear that from the owner of his former team. Katz then went on to say Bron tried to get Heat coach Eric Spoelstra fired when he got to Miami but he failed. According to team president Pat Riley though, that never happened.


“Not from him to me, ever,” Riley said Thursday of James, who left the Heat two seasons ago in free agency to return to Cleveland. “So a lot of stuff is following him out the door. Whether it’s right or wrong, it’s just the nature of it. But as far as that goes, no, he never, ever walked in and said anything.”

Katz, who owns less than 10 percent of the Heat, has since told multiple media outlets that his comments in the interview with an Israeli radio station were taken out of context. James also denied that he had any meaningful dealings with Katz, who sits courtside at most Heat home games and routinely interacts with visiting players and coaches at AmericanAirlines Arena.

At the end of the day, it all sounds like nonsense coming from Katz. It still doesn’t do anything to change the perception that Lebron got Blatt fired though.