View Full Version : Riley is gambling that veteran O'Neal can bring Miami the championship

10-29-2004, 11:36 AM
Trading for Shaquille O'Neal is not an unreasonable gamble, considering the returns on such a transaction are usually good. But nothing is guaranteed, and only time will tell if Riley broke up a promising young basketball team to take one more shot at a ring. Riley, however, ensured his Miami Heat (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/nba/teams/heat) franchise would attract more fans, appear on national TV more often and have as good a chance as anyone in the East to reach the Finals.