Seemingly his go-to-move, Riley presented his stash of championship rings to both James and Bosh, sealing the deal en route to bringing both to Miami.
Bosh knows firsthand just how persuasive Riley can be when he gets you in a room with a major decision to make. Like James, Bosh still hasn’t forgotten the impact of Riley’s personal touch.
And it’s usually then when Riley executes his go-to move.
He pulls out one of the nine championship rings he has won as a player, executive, head coach and assistant coach.
And he proposes.
Riley dropped a bag full of title rings on LeBron’s table in Cleveland during their 2010 meeting. He has flashed at least one of them to a few other free-agent targets over the years.
Seems to be a pretty effective recruiting tool. Of course, now James and Bosh have their own rings, so mission accomplished.