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Pat Riley

Sued Over Leaky Basement

4/2/2012 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

He's crushed the Celtics ... the Bulls ... and now NBA legend Pat Riley is accused of destroying his neighbor's basement ... this according to a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ.

According to the docs, Riley and his wife Christine own a beachfront property in Malibu ... which he overhauled in 2009 with new landscaping, remodeling, terracing and a new irrigation system.

Everything seemed hunky dory ... until Pat's next-door neighbors began to experience some major leakage at their property a short time after the Rileys completed their work.

In the docs, the neighbors allege their special "French drainage" system was collateral damage in the Riley renovation project ... and as a result, their basement flooded. .

Now, the neighbors want the Rileys to pay up for all of the trouble they caused ... and they want no less than $551,000.

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And in other news, Tommy Lasorda had an unexpected bowel movement. Video at eleven.

905 days ago


Crushed the Bulls? Pat Riley never beat Michael Jordan's Bulls in the playoffs while he was with the Knicks or the Heat coach. In fact he was 0-5 vs Jordan's Bulls. The one and only time he beat the Bulls was in 1995 while Jordan was playing baseball. Get your facts straight!

905 days ago


$551k for a flooded basement, whatever. Guess the guy didn't win the lottery last week and figures he'll try again.

905 days ago


Wow, must be a nice basement.

904 days ago

bridge trollw    

neighbor has a leaky basement, then how is that Pat Reilly's fault. Neighbor, who is obviously also a Malibu beachfront millionaire needs to fix his own basement!

904 days ago


First, bithces!

904 days ago


TMZ hack a$$ writers who were not even born when Jordan was playing. Riley couldn't beat the Bulls on his best day.... Ask Magic!

904 days ago


Really TMZ? You think "french drains" are special? Where have you been?

They are simply flexible tubing laid out around a house to drain away water from the house, they are wrapped in a cloth so dirt doesn't clog them, I wouldn't buy a house without them....

Every day you folk amaze me with what you don't know, seriously.

904 days ago


Why is this even news?

I feel bad for Pat. I've met him, and he's a realllly nice guy. His wife is a class A bitch, though. I'm betting she's the reason they couldn't settle the matter like NORMAL neighbors do.

904 days ago

Jeff Casmer    

Why would you say Pat Riley beat the Bulls? He has never beat the Bulls as a coach. The only time he beat the Bulls was President of the Heat last year. Get the facts straight!

904 days ago

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