The Miami Heat had to come from behind to beat the San Antonio Spurs but they did and they forced a decisive Game 7 in the NBA Finals. But not everyone was there at AmericanAirlines Arena to see it and that has Chris Bosh more than a little made. In speaking about the fans that left Game 6 early, Bosh said those folks can stay at home when it comes to cheering the Heat on in Game 7.
“For all those guys who left, make sure you don’t come to Game 7,” Bosh said, via ESPN. “We only want the guys who are going to stay in the building for the whole game. You never give up. People gave up on us. They can stay where they are and watch the game at home.”
Heat fans have long been made fun of for being fair weather and they didn’t do themselves any favors when some left before what may have been the best playoff game in the last 10 years was finished.
While Bosh took a surly attitude with fans that left early, Dwyane Wade took a more relaxed stance and admitted that it’s hard to be a sports fan. Wade related with fans and said that he even gets nervous as a fan just watching his sons play basketball.
“It’s hard to be a fan,” Wade said. “I get nervous and frustrated when I watch my son play in his games. But you’d rather be in this moment than not be in this moment. I heard about what happened with some of our fans the other night. But it’s OK. I welcome them back with open arms.”
Fans likely will be glued to their seats for Game 7 tonight, and it seems they learned their lesson when it comes to leaving early. They may arrive late and not fill in seats until there is five minutes left in the game, but they won’t be leaving a Heat game early from now on and no one will likely be able to sit and contain their excitement during Game 7.