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Danny Ainge’s criticism of LeBron James draws heat

Riley fires back at his longtime antagonist

Even when the Heat and Celtics aren’t facing off in a contentious regular-season game or a vicious playoff series, their distaste for one another continues.

On Friday, Heat president Pat Riley and LeBron James fired back at Danny Ainge after the Celtics’ president of basketball operations called James’s complaint of hard fouls in a recent game “embarrassing.”

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