The legendary animosity between Danny Ainge and Pat Riley spans all the way back to the peak years of the Celtics-Lakers rivalry in the 1980's, and has been littered with jabs and occasional uppercuts over the decades since.
Following Boston's 107-99 win over the Heat on Monday night at TD Garden, the Celtics President of Basketball Operations had a chance to catch up with Miami coach Erik Spoelstra. The two didn't pass up an opportunity to bring up that feud with the Heat's longtime team president, per the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Ira Winderman:
Spoelstra shakes hands with Danny Ainge and quips, “Don’t send a picture of that to Pat.” Ainge responds, “I have pictures of Pat shaking my hand.”— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) January 21, 2019
Who can forget, of course, the time Riley literally said "Danny Ainge needs to shut the f*** up and manage his own team" -- through a team spokesman, no less -- in response to Ainge's criticisms of how LeBron James complained to referees.
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