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Miami Heat President Pat Riley could be days away from receiving his eighth NBA championship ring.
Of the seven he already possesses, six of those were won with the Lakers -- one as a player, one as an assistant coach and four as the head coach during the Showtime era.
Perhaps Riley could use a little reminder of just how great that time and those teams were. When accepting the NBA's Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award on Tuesday night in Miami, Riley reflected back on his career and said one championship stood out above all the rest.
The one he won as coach of the Miami Heat in 2006.
While acknowledging that "the Laker years made me," Riley confessed that his "favorite team was the one in 2006 here. Bringing Shaq into it and winning the championship for this city and for Miami, for [Heat owner Micky Arison], that to me will always probably be the one that I cherish the most."