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Fort Myers Miracle want to host pathetic Heat fans unwelcome at Game 7

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It should come as no surprise that the pathetic front-runner, bandwagon nature displayed by Miami Heat fans at AmericanAirlines Arena on Tuesday night was a big talker on Wednesday. The team these so-called fans claim to support were facing elimination and a heartbreaking home-court loss in the NBA Finals, and would have been forced to watch the San Antonio Spurs celebrate another NBA championship in their arena.

But here’s the rub: The Heat were only down five points with 28 seconds remaining in the 4th quarter. Certainly an unfortunate deficit, but not one that is impossible to overcome.

So, as fans streamed out of the arena, the Heat staged a comeback, tied the game, and won in overtime, forcing a Game 7 on their home court, in front of perhaps the worst fans in all of sports.

But those fans may have a shot at redemption, courtesy of the Fort Myers Miracle.

And it’s not only the media who made note of the early exit by these so-called fans. Heat star Chris Bosh delivered a succinct and clear message on Wednesday to those fans who showed no faith in the team and high-tailed it out of the arena with the game still hanging in the balance: “For all those guys [fans] who left, make sure they don’t come to Game 7.” Boom.

Well, if there are any Heat fans who will take Bosh up on his suggestion and not show up for Game 7 on Thursday night — or Heat “fans” who just don’t care enough about the squad to tune in — the nearby Fort Myers Miracle, the Class A Advanced minor league baseball affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, have offered up a sweet deal for those who would prefer to spend Thursday evening at the ballpark.

Via MiLB.com:

After fans exited game six of the NBA Finals before an exciting comeback win on Wednesday night, the Fort Myers Miracle want to take the “Heat” off Miami basketball fans with a chance at redemption.

The Miracle are offering a “Big Three” deal for Miami fans that come to Thursday night’s game against the Jupiter Hammerheads at Hammond Stadium. Fans wearing Heat gear will get a $3 ticket, but must enter the ballpark through the exit gates. To get the $3 deal, Heat fans must stay through the entire nine innings on a Thirsty Thursday.

Any attempt to leave the ballpark early will cost Heat fans “good money” and incremental amounts of “good money” will be commensurate with the timing of the fickle Heat fan’s exit.

Sounds like a sweet deal. But the only way Heat fans will stick around is if the team is winning, so I guess the pressure is on the Miracle.

[H/T BLS]

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