One Miami Heat fan went a little too far in his effort to dispel the myth that South Beach supporters lack passion, earning a forcible removal from Game 7 after he started screaming behind ESPN's Bill Simmons during the postgame show.
It's possible that the celebration started for this guy before he even left the arena.
Well, either that, or he's really distraught over the lack of B.S. Reports during the finals. I mean, some guys just need their full dosage of hot takes on how much Simmons' buddy, House, can eat.
Simmons has become a lightning rod lately, as he's been a little miffed by the restraints of a studio show that he feels doesn't allow him to talk at length.
The rigidity of studio TV is really discouraging. Let's just say that A LOT makes sense after these past 8 months.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) June 14, 2013
It's really too bad he doesn't have 17 other media outlets at his fingertips through which he could easily talk, type or film his opinions to his heart's content.
Video: ESPN's feed goes black as Bill Simmons references "The Decision" http://t.co/gGLK5E8ZOI— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) June 21, 2013
Enough about the Sports Guy, though; let's get back to the drunken Heat fan at issue.
In some ways, this guy is a hero. After so many supporters walked out of Game 6 before the Heat mounted an incredible comeback, the Miami fanbase was in need of a symbol of its passion.
I've gotta admit: this Heat-fans-leave-early-story cracks me up. Just saw the video of fans trying to get back in. Just desserts.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) June 19, 2013
Not only did this guy avoid the shame of leaving early, he actually stayed late. In fact, he clearly stayed well past his welcome.
By some fuzzy fan math, he deserves congratulations. As soon as he gets out of the holding cell at AmericanAirlines arena, someone will hopefully give him his due.
Oh, and he probably doesn't need to worry about missing out on the postgame parties. Those things will be going on well into July.