Pat Riley: Danny Ainge Needs To STFU And Worry About His Own Team

Pat Riley has a pretty simple message for Boston Celtics manager Danny Ainge: “Shut the f— up.”

And that came from the Miami Heat’s official PR team.

Ainge criticized LeBron James this week after the Heat star complained that the Chicago Bulls should have been called for flagrant fouls during their game on Wednesday night.

James said: ‘Those are not basketball plays … And it’s been happening all year. It’s getting to me a little bit, because every time I try to defend myself, I’ve got to face the consequences of a flagrant for me or a technical foul or whatever the case may be.”

James was called for a flagrant foul after he lowered his shoulder into Carlos Boozer but Kirk Hinrich and Taj Gibson both got away with physical fouls on LeBron. After the game, Ainge stuck his nose into the controversy and said that James should be embarrassed for complaining about the calls.

Ainge said: “I think the referees got the calls right. I don’t think it was a hard foul. I think the one involving LeBron against Boozer, that was flagrant. I think the officials got it right … I think that it’s almost embarrassing that LeBron would complain about officiating.”

Pat Riley did not appreciate Ainge making fun of his star player so he did what any well-mannered NBA owner would do: He released a statement telling Ainge to shut the f—k up.

Riley said: “He needs to STFU and manage his own team. He was the biggest whiner going when he was playing. I know that because I coached against him.”

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