Thursday, June 20, 2013

"When They're Under Pressure, They Usually Rise To The Occasion. But Tonight It Just Didn't Happen" And Other Quotes From Heat Fans Who Left Game 6 Early

Though we really shouldn't expect anything more from a fan base that predominantly includes this guy, but even so, Heat fans reached a new low Tuesday night when they headed for the gates well before the conclusion of what LeBron James would go on to call the "best game I've ever been a part of." The MoHeatos were able to keep their quest for back to back titles alive, thanks largely impart to some timely missed free throws by the Spurs, and some heroic shooting by the great Jesus Shuttlesworth, setting the stage for an appropriate, and highly anticipated, game 7 matchup Thursday night in South Beach.

But just in case the resentment of missing out one of the greatest comebacks in NBA history wasn't enough, NBC 6 South Florida was outside American Airlines Area with their cameras rolling, forever ensuring that some fans shortsighted decision won't soon be forgotten.

Here are some quotes from a handful of the uninformed Heat fans who left the game early:
"It wasn't our year. It's okay, they tried."
"I can't believe they lost, that's the only thing I'm thinking right now. It was so close."  
"When they're under pressure they usually rise to the occasion, but tonight it just didn't happen. It just didn't happen and it saddens me."
Like it or not Heat fans will get a chance to redeem themselves Thursday night in game 7. But according to Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun, if Chris Bosh had it his way, all the fans who left early in game 6 would not get a second chance at fandome.

-fresh (@danye33)

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