4.15.2010

More Memories with Riles

In the days before charter flights, the Lakers had to stay over in Boston after losing Game 7 of the 1984 NBA Finals, as Celtics fans celebrated wildly. As far as the Lakers were concerned, they might as well have been in the midst of a convention of witches riding around on broomsticks and conjuring spells. Riley and his wife, Chris, stayed up all night in their hotel with assistant Bill Bertka and his wife. Needless to say, Riles and company didn't partake in the celebrations. Riley called it "the longest night of my life."

--Mark Heisler

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