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Pat Riley celebrates Heat anniversary with Samuel L. Jackson, Magic Johnson, Micky Arison

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Riley marks the occasion with a little help from his friends.


Pat Riley celebrated 20 years with the Miami Heat as a coach and team president as only Pat Riley would: a nice, quiet dinner at Puny in Portofino, Italy with family and friends including his wife, team owner Micky Arison and special guests NBA legend Magic Johnson and movie star Samuel L. Jackson.

Riley and Johnson's friendship goes way back to the legendary "Showtime" era with the Los Angeles Lakers where they won multiple championships.

Johnson was in Europe celebrating his own anniversary with his wife Cookie and had been previously hanging out with Jackson in New York earlier in the week.

Dinner Party at Puny! We had a great time!

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Hanging out at Puny with Pat & Chris Riley, Micky & Madeleine Arison and Sam & LaTanya Jackson!

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Great dinner with @mickyarison, coach Pat Riley, Magic & our Fams! Congrats to Pat & Micky on 20 Years of B-Ball success!!

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