Jun 9, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat fans holds a sign during the second quarter of game two of the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat Fans Left Game 6, Then Begged To Be Let Back In


From Bomani Jones' instagram

From Bomani Jones’ instagram

Miami Heat fans loyalty to their team has always been questioned. They’re known for showing up late when they do come and mostly as fair-weather fans since LeBron James and Chris Bosh came to town. So with the San Antonio Spurs being ahead of the Miami Heat so often in the game, and at one point by 13 points, it’s a safe assumption that down 5 with 28 seconds left that they should leave, right?

Wrong! Ray Allen shoots an incredible three-pointer to tie the game up and send it to overtime with 5 seconds left.

Bomani Jones put a picture on Instagram of fans leaving the arena. He says he is headed to the tunnel for post game media work, and that at the point this picture is take it is a 2-point game.

He wasn’t the only media personality to capture the fans leaving. Dan Le Batard tweeted about it as well.

The most intriguing account has to come from local Miami reporter Victor Oquendo of WPLG. Victor was trying to set up his live shot and watched as fans left, then tried to get back in.

And is Victor going to defend Miami fans reputation of being fairweather and disinterested?

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Tags: Miami Heat NBA Finals San Antonio Spurs

  • al_frick

    As soon as Lebum leaves, there will be no such thing as Heat fans.

  • Rose Thompson

    Le Bron needs to leave permanently——–from the planet and needs to take his ego with him.

    • Patrick Carr

      you first

      • Rose Thompson

        Mr.Carr you can go with LeBron if you wish but I will remain here because I do not have to like an arrogant,egotistical athlete if I don’t want to like you obviously do.He is so full of himself which is why so many fans dislike him and his attitude.He needs to learn humility.

        • Cap Jac

          Ms. R.T. What gives you the that anyone want to hear your opinion about LeBron, Birdman or any other Heat player. IF you can’t stand the heat stay T. F. out of the kitchen and loose a lot of fat.

          • Rose Thompson

            Cap Jac I am as entitlled to my opinion as you are to yours,obviously so if you don’t like hearing opposing opinions to yours you need to suck it up and shut T F up yourself.

          • djt

            Yea hes a clown, tell em Rose

          • Bryan Ellsworth

            Plain and simple…MIAMI FANS ARE FRAUDS!!! You people don’t deserve what you have right now…makes me sick to watch you phony’s give up on your team. SO GLAD I’M FROM BOSTON!!! I might not like New York but you wouldn’t see this there either!!! MIAMI—you are PATHETIC!!! They’re are so many much more deserving cities in the NBA that should have a team like this…not you FRAUDS!!!

          • Phil

            What about all the Bruins fans who sold their tickets to Blackhawks fans for game 6…and you call yourself deserving. At least we didn’t sell out to the opposing team. You’re a HYPOCRITE! Regardless of what a some people did, there are still real fans here. That said, are the fans who left epic douches…HELL YEAH! But there are still real fans here. Next time point your thumb before your finger…FRAUD!

          • Bryan Ellsworth

            You have no idea what you’re talking about. Don’t know where you got that BS from but again, nice try to deflect from the point of the conversation. The fans in Boston are and always will be TRUE fans! . You don’t even know what loyalty is…..don’t come at me with that crap. Bruins fans were standing in a sold out garden cheering the team on once they lost and applauding the efforts of a great Blackhawks team THAT’ S TRUE FANS. CELTICS AND RED SOX FANS DO THE SAME. When have you seen MIAMI fans do that? NEVER. So nice try calling me a fraud but again, as I said before you MIAMI fans are true FRAUDS and you’re response to me is WEAK at best buddy. Have a nice day poser!!!

          • Bryan Ellsworth

            I will give you this. You’re angry response tells me you are a true fan and are sickened by what you see your fellow fans do but as a whole, your fellow fans are frauds. I’ll take you out of that bunch cuz you sound like you love your team, but again, Boston fans, most cities for that matter, as a whole are much more loyal to their teams than what goes on in MIAMI. You should have been born somewhere else, you prob deserve better than what is generally given by fans down there. They don’t even show up on time. I am not a fraud and still do not know where you got the people selling to Blackhawks fans story from. It was next to impossible to get a ticket up here as some of my friends couldn’t get in! So, you’re off the hook, lol, (you must love me by now), lol, but MIAMI fans as a whole are still FRAUDS!!!!

          • Aaron Jason Gaspard

            As a true Heat fan I have seen all shades of the spectrum when it comes to Miami Heat fans. Obviously there are the fans that that other fans and even the team itself don’t like. I honestly don’t think anyone that claims they are a heat fan truly is until they prove themselves to me. I can’t stand watching heat games in public when I see all these “fans” crowding sports bars and other locations when four years ago, I was criticized for liking the heat and I could barely find any other fans (I don’t live in Miami, just an hour north). Now all of a sudden there are tons of “Heat fans” that claim they are true fans. I agree that there are frauds among other heat fans but band-waggoning was bound to happen when we landed bosh and LeBron. What I CAN’T stand is when people criticize the us all instead of the band-wagonning group. Where the fans still inside the arena praised for staying? No, but the people that left made all heat fans frauds??? I don’t see how that is fair for the TRUE fans of the Miami heat when the city of Miami is put under a microscope because we landed amazing players.

          • Robellini

            Bryan, your Boston teams are in turmoil. I suggest you re-focus your attention on them and see a therapist for all this Heat hate. Your Celtics are a mess, your Bruins lost and the arena was full of Blackhawks fans, and the cherry on the top is that you had a serial killer on your Patriots team for a year. At least Heat fans didn’t burn the town after the win. Had the Bruins won, there would have been multiple dumpster fires with bodies in them.

          • Bryan Ellsworth

            LOL!!! That has nothing to do with my original comment. I was discussing loyalty. And I don’t have hate for the heat, I don’t like them but I WAS at the game. I love the NBA as a whole and was in FL with friends who were lucky enough to get tickets. My teams are a mess, except for my RED SOX, but you’re comment about “dumpster fires”?, that makes no sense seeing as when we won two years ago, nothing like that happened at all….EXCEPT IN VANCOUVER, WHERE THEY PRACTICALLY BURNED THE CITY DOWN!!! So maybe you should brush up on your facts or actually READ ALL THE COMMENTS I POSTED before you try to call me out in a sports conversation….dummy!

          • Bryan Ellsworth

            Though the “bodies in the dumpster” comment was kinda funny! Wouldn’t have happened but a funny comment none the less…

          • Thompson is a CUnt

            she’s a cunt she has the rights

        • Thompson is a CUnt

          Go back to he kitchen you CUNT

          • djt

            Your Chauvinistic attitude says it all, Fkin loser. Bet you still live with your mother and talk shyt about women cause you cant get one so you stay beating off. You g@ybird.

          • Rose Thompson

            Thank you djt for your post because that anonymous dude is majorly not in his right mind to attack me in such an unkind manner.I truly appreciate you,

          • Rose Thompson

            I am not a cunt you stupid dick wad,So go to Lebron and kiss his ass and suck his dick,you brown nosing piece of caca (shit), you ignoramus.

        • joe

          hes one of the most humble superstar in sports. Did u ever watch a game of basketball or just go along with what you read on the internet. He hardly does commercials, hes good with his money, hes not getting arrested. I think hes a pretty good role model for our youth. Rose i hate to say it but you dont know what you are talking about. And also look how defensive one gets when they are attacked in a comment section on the internet. I think he handles it pretty well considering hes attacked everyday in the media.

          • Rose Thompson

            FYI Joe.I have watched a lot of basketball games for many years.Also,I form my own opinion based on what I see with my own eyes and am not influenced by anything I see or read on the internet.Therefore,my opinion of LeBron is based on what I’ve seen of his behavior during his games and off the court.I don’t see an ounce of humility in the man.He does do some commercials and is a spokesman for some big name sports products.I do not know what he does with his money and is no concern of mine.I think all athletes are paid too much money anyway.

  • CAWilson

    Was a hand full of dumb fans, the 98% stayed. The heat hater media is just looking for web hits. When so may despise the heat it is easy to get followers this way. Its a shtick. Lebatard is not a hater, but needed to get his twitter following increased. Like every city we have our front runners but there is a solid fan base here.

    • Chad Ammidown

      Sorry but you’re just wrong. Only in a few other cities would 2% of the people leave. It’s not like Miami is filling every seat in the regular season either so stop acting like it’s just like any other team. It’s just not.

    • Bryan Ellsworth

      Sorry bro, but I was there…MASS EXODUS!!! It was sickening and I’m not a fan of either team…just a big basketball fan! The 98% DID NOT STAY PAL…NICE TRY, BUT SORRY!!! I was so disgusted for the team, felt bad that they don’t get the respect from their own fans….not all fans left but a HUGE MAJORITY DID….Again, MIAMI FANS, for the most part as a whole, FRAUDS!!! Sorry Pal, truth hurts!!!

      • joe

        Brian if ur not a fan of the heat WTF do you care who stayed or not. Haters are confused admirers

        • Bryan Ellsworth

          Joe, my whole point of the conversation was fan loyalty. As a loyal fan to my own teams, it just felt wrong what I was seeing, I was sort of embarrassed for the Heat and I made a comment about it. Again, a point any fan who is loyal to any team would understand. In the long run of things, I guess you could be right…I don’t care what Heat fans do; It just seemed wrong and I made a point about it because it frustrated me at the time…..

  • lawyer50da

    Rose i thought the dinasaurs were extinct, with marino it was great leadership but with Le Bron its arrogance and egotistic. by the way marino and Le Bron were and are great leaders..

    • Darren Shafferman

      leaders what LeBron that’s why he couldn’t LEAD Cleveland to a title lol

      • Rose Thompson

        I agree with you Darren, not you,lawyer50da. LeBron a great leader! LOL! Not on this planet!

        • Brian F

          Rose, you have no business posting on this board… Lebron James is a great leader, community citizen, and the best player on the planet. 4x MVP, 2x Finals MVP, 2x World Champion (back to back!), 2x Olympic Gold Medalist! I assume you cant even articulate the reasoning behind your feelings in any way shape or form. If you refer to someone as arrogant, or egotistical, you MUST be able to draw from references, otherwise you just sound foolish!

          • Rose Thompson

            You assume wrong Brian F.I can articulate very well ,thank you.My reasoning for thinking of LeBron James as arrogant and egotistical is based on his audacity in dubbing himself,”King James”. Michael Jordan is the best player ever in the NBA and he never overstepped by dubbinng himself by any such name.His fans dubbed him “His Airness” due to his incredible ability to hang in the air when he was going for the hoop.I firmly believe that humility is the virtue that would serve LeBron better during his career.His skills and talent do not entitle him to act as he has acted on or off the court. By the way,in my lifetime,no one who knows me has ever thought of me as foolish. On the contrary,I’ve been told that I usually see things as they are and hit the nail right on the head. Sorry if a woman who is an avid sports fan offends you with an opposing opinion.Time alone will show what LeBron James is made of as a man, apart from being an athlete.

          • MrOldgummer .

            Rose-hi.aside from your argument with Brian F,this post is just incorrect on more than a few levels.the most glaring being that LeBron has NOT dubbed himself,”King James”,that is a media contrivance.same goes for Jordan,who,by the way,is generally regarded as the most arrogant of individuals around,far more so than James.check out his HOF speech and tell me how classy his douchness is.but the point of the article was the lameness of Heat fans,and on that point there is no argument.they suck(as a rule) HARD.i may hate Boston teams(native NYer),but there is no denying their fans and their dedication.same goes for Philly,Chicago,and LOTS of other towns here in the States.Miami?please.

          • Jonny Loker

            Ummm.. Yeah, you’re wrong. LeBron had everything primed in Cleveland to take away a title, and the team had just finished (what?) 66-16? He choked. Then he acted like it was everybody else’ fault, even though he was the star, and ultimately abandoned the Cavs.

  • HpPavilion22

    Miami has horrible traffic jams even without a major sporting event..

  • lawyer50da

    hey darren you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink. also you have to have someone to lead.

    • Rose Thompson

      That’s just an excuse for people who can’t or do not know how nor have the ability to lead. You can’t expect all people to think and believe what you believe.

  • lawyer50da

    envy is a helluva thing.

    • Rose Thompson

      Yes it is and I have no reason to envy LeBron James because he possesses nothin that I desire.

  • lawyer50da

    ease up on the deserting heat fans, for some people it’s to painful to watch your team lose.

  • lobo214

    The refs took game 6 from the Spurs and gave it to the cHeat anyway, but that’s the usual treatment for lebron, so those “fans” should have expected it and stayed.

    • Rose Thompson

      You are so right lobo214.It was so unfair to the Spurs who deserved better than what they got—unfair officiating.They were fouled in their attempts to score,Manu.Tony,and Tim and the officials deliberately overlooked those fouls and favored LeBron and the Heat so they would win.Unprofessional and questionable refs.

  • Robellini

    If you want to become famous, all you have to do is say ‘I hate the Heat’ or some other negative statement about Heat fans. Now I know how Yankee fans feel.

    • Rose Thompson

      You are so right,Robellini.While I am not a Heat fan I have to say that they are chock full of talent with their group of players,which is why they’ve won 2 championships.Enough said.

    • Bryan Ellsworth

      “I hate the Heat” ……waiting…waiting…..nope, still not famous. How does that work again?

  • irishman

    400,000 at the Heat victory celebration…Over 2,000,000 at the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup victory parade and rally? I’m proud of Chicago and our beloved Blackhawks!!!!!

    • Bryan Ellsworth

      CHICAGO = Loyal fans – MIAMI = Bandwagon Fans *** Truth hurts Miami, is what it is!

  • irishman

    Congratulations to the 2013 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks!!!!! The Mighty, Mighty Chicago Blackhawks!!!!! Cold Steel on Ice!!!!!

    • Bryan Ellsworth

      Good Team….beat us fair and square….sucks being on this end….guess I’ll have to settle for 2011 reruns on NHL Network for now. Congrats buddy! Maybe next year we’ll get you….