Manu Ginobili hit a free throw with 28 seconds left in the 4th quarter to put the San Antonio Spurs up 5 points to the Miami Heat. It looked like the game was over. With the time left on the clock, there was no way the Heat could manage a comeback. That is what most of the fans at the game were thinking. Because of their thoughts, a large number of Heat fans decided they wanted to leave the game to “beat traffic” or whatever poor excuse they had. There is a video below of Ginobili hitting the free throw, and when you look in the background of every angle the cameras are on, there a fans in line waiting to leave the arena.
How ridiculous is this? I think these “Heat” fans should be ashamed of themselves. I put the quotes around Heat because those people are not real fans. A real fan is someone who sticks with their team through the highs and the lows. Leaving a basketball game with about 30 seconds and only 2 possessions needed to tie the game is absurd. I think Chris Bosh was thinking the same thing last night.
Bosh came out and said, “For all those guys who left, don’t come back for Game 7.” Strong words from a quiet Bosh. He is exactly right, though. If you are a player, why would you want people, not fans, at the game who do not believe in you and your team. Chris Bosh did the right thing in criticizing his fans, and hopefully, there will be real fans at the game Thursday night that will stay the whole night.