Xavier Magazine

Heat of the Moment

It doesn’t get much better than this: 1999 graduate James Posey got traded to the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association, played for coach Pat Riley, started alongside Shaquille O’Neal and Dwayne Wade, won the NBA title and then signed a one-year, $6.4 million contract.

“I’ve got a great taste in my mouth of what we accomplished and everything,” he says, “and I just want to have the opportunity to do it again.” Now that’s a year to remember.

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