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Riley loses $25k for directly.saying that James is always welcome back in Miami and that he's left a key under the mat for him. If that key's too old or LeBron forgot where it was, he'll make him another.

While Morey loses $75k for a tweet for saying "Join'em" after Steph praised Seth's performance online.

That doesn't make sense to me.
 

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Riley loses $25k for directly.saying that James is always welcome back in Miami and that he's left a key under the mat for him. If that key's too old or LeBron forgot where it was, he'll make him another.

While Morey loses $75k for a tweet for saying "Join'em" after Steph praised Seth's performance online.

That doesn't make sense to me.
Morey should get his money back.
 

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Riley loses $25k for directly.saying that James is always welcome back in Miami and that he's left a key under the mat for him. If that key's too old or LeBron forgot where it was, he'll make him another.

While Morey loses $75k for a tweet for saying "Join'em" after Steph praised Seth's performance online.

That doesn't make sense to me.
They amount to the same thing: “come play for us.” But I assume Riley was explicitly asked about James return so at least he was responding to a question not just independently courting a player.
 

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They amount to the same thing: “come play for us.” But I assume Riley was explicitly asked about James return so at least he was responding to a question not just independently courting a player.

Here's a piece, with video from the interview.

https://awfulannouncing.com/nba/pat-riley-fined-new-key-comments-lebron.html

Riley was asked whether he was responsible for LeBron coming to Miami or if Wade was since both take credit for it. Riley straight up says if he answered truthfully he'd be excommunicated from the league. Then he follows it up with the key comments.

I don't see how Morey's tweet was deemed worse than that since he was fined 3 times as much.
 

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I don't see how Morey's tweet was deemed worse than that since he was fined 3 times as much.

Maybe the league is still pissed about Morey costing them all that China money?

More likely though, does anyone know the fine history for either man, especially for tampering violations?
 

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Rudy Gobert is Defensive Player of the Year. It's his third.

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People also say midrange jumpers are for fools. Chris Paul. Devin Booker.

This was the secret to Paul Pierce's playoff success. In the playoffs, defenses are going to be more keyed in and offenses aren't going to get their ideal shots. You have to make do with shots in a lower efficiency tier, like mid-range jumpers. If you're well above average with mid-range jumpers, that suddenly becomes immensely valuable when you don't have access to fast-break layups and wide-open threes anymore.
 

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This was the secret to Paul Pierce's playoff success. In the playoffs, defenses are going to be more keyed in and offenses aren't going to get their ideal shots. You have to make do with shots in a lower efficiency tier, like mid-range jumpers. If you're well above average with mid-range jumpers, that suddenly becomes immensely valuable when you don't have access to fast-break layups and wide-open threes anymore.
Layman’s way of saying it. Sometimes ya just have to get the buckets that you can get.
 
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