The only time Heat fans will support the team is in the finals. I know. I was there for Game 5, in 2006, when they were up against the Dallas Mavericks. Miami won that game (i.e. with a score of 101-100) and eventually went on to win the NBA Championship after winning Game 6. That season Shaquille O'Neal and Dwyane Wade were both members of the Miami Heat, and Riley was still coaching.
Here are a few pictures I took at the game.
I'm a huge Pat Riley fan
With Dirk Nowitzki at the line,
the crowd chants DA-VID HASSEL-HOFF
Dwyane Wade with a dunk.
Based on LeBron's strong performance, I wonder if he is going to use his "I can't do it all by myself," speech (ala Cleveland) in the post-game press conference when the Heat lose...
Anyone remember these quotes from Jeff Van Gundy?
"They will break the single-season win record [of 72],” Jeff Van Gundy said. And I think they have a legit shot at the Lakers’ 33-game [winning] streak [in 1971-72], as well. And only the Lakers have even a remote shot at beating them in a playoff series. They will never lose two games in a row this year."
Hey, Jeff Van Gundy, guess what?!?! The Heat just lost two games in a row!!! How about them apples?!?! So much for your prediction, but hey ~ at least you had the nerve to take a shot! :-P