Heat Will Do “Whatever It Takes” To Keep Big 3

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

Although both LeBron James and Dwyane Wade say they will take a vacation before deciding on their futures, Miami Heat coach Pat Riley and owner Micky Arison says they are willing to do “whatever it takes” to keep the “Big Three” together.

According to ESPN.com, the coach says he’s met with the pair and Chris Bosh this week and relayed that message, saying they’d all like to move forward and contend for future championships.

“I don’t think we’ve got to recruit Chris, Dwyane or LeBron,” Riley said Thursday (June 19). “I’m not dropping rings on the table for those guys. They could drop their own.”

However, Riley said he has already constructed a contingency plan for whatever decisions are made by his top players. But, he also expressed frustration with rampant talk that the Heat are on the decline and need to break up their core.

The coach discussed that topic, pointing out the years Magic Johnson’s Lakers, Larry Bird’s Celtics and Tim Duncan’s Spurs didn’t win titles despite all championships they stockpiled during dynastic runs.

“I think everybody needs to get a grip,” Riley said. “This stuff is hard. You have to stay together and find the guts. You don’t find the (exit) door and run out of it.”

  1. Riley will ALWAYS be a mastermind, raw and uncut plain and simple. 4 Finals appearances in 4 years, 2 Championships. EASY decision.

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