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Pat Riley knew how to land LeBron James

Updated: July 15, 2010, 1:40 PM ET
By Patrick Hruby

Pat Riley is an accomplished coach. A successful general manager. A natty dresser. A charismatic speaker. Yet in sealing the deal on the biggest free agent coup of the nascent decade -- what, you were thinking Steve Blake to the Los Angeles Lakers? -- the Miami Heat president won over LeBron James by employing the oldest, most-underrated getting-to-yes trick in the negotiating book.

He brought stuff.

When the New York Knicks met with James, they reportedly showed him a video featuring ...

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