NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Miami Heat President Pat Riley has added another chapter to his rivalry with the Boston Celtics.
After LeBron James complained about calls and Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge chided him for it, Riley lashed back Friday night.
Riley's response: ``Danny Ainge needs to shut the (expletive) up and manage his own team.''
This saga started Wednesday after Miami's 27-game winning streak ended in Chicago. James told reporters that night that he does not believe some of the hard fouls he takes are ``basketball plays.'' A day later, Ainge told Boston radio station WEEI that ``it's almost embarrassing that LeBron would complain about officiating.''
Riley was clearly irked, calling Ainge ``the biggest whiner going when he was a player.''
The Heat and Celtics play April 12 in Miami.

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