Spurs Fans Put Heat Fans on Notice at Game 3's End with Familiar Chant

Jesse DorseyFeatured ColumnistJune 12, 2013

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The San Antonio Spurs responded to the Miami Heat blowout in Game 2 with a blowout of their own. Then, Spurs fans rubbed it in the collective faces of Miami's fans by capping off the game with one of Miami's favorite chants.

Spurs fans rise to celebrate their 113-77 victory over Heat in Game 3 of #NBAFinals. twitter.com/ESPNNBA/status…

— The NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 12, 2013

The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" has grown into something of a stadium anthem in the past decade—especially in soccer and college football stadiums—but the NBA has been slow to adopt it.

Of all the teams in the league, the Heat have done the most to pick it up, their fans tossing the chant out there at every possible opportunity for the duration of the playoffs.

Here, they are tossing out the ohs during the introduction of Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

When heard from the opposing fans during a huge blowout, it's a chant that can get annoying extremely fast.

So, in their own blowout in their own city, the San Antonio fans turned the tables and whipped out the "Seven Nation Army" chant themselves.

@spurs playing "Seven Nation Army" over the PA system = TROLOLOLOLOLOLOL #HEATvSPURS #NBAFinals

— Josh Martin (@JoshMartinNBA) June 12, 2013

Of course, some folks didn't see it in a positive light.

Now Spurs crowd chanting White Stripes. Disrespectful

— Amin Elhassan (@AminESPN) June 12, 2013

I hardly see it as a disrespectful move, especially since it's a chant that goes on in nearly every football stadium around the country and soccer stadiums around the world.

It's just San Antonio's fans poking a bit of fun at Miami's fans.