ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Miami Heat fans get a bad rap. Opposing fans love to characterize them as bandwagon fans, the kind of fans who support their team only because the Heat are a championship level team. And not that there’s anything wrong with that — like, who wouldn’t support a championship level team? — but it isn’t exactly true. The fans in Miami are genuinely crazy for the Heat. I was there in person in each round of the playoffs, and those fans were as loud and as rowdy as any fans in the NBA.
In order to test some Heat fans’ knowledge of Heat history, ESPN’s Cari Champion found some fans on South Beach and asked them to identify some former Heat players by their photos. And let’s just say, at least from the video evidence, the fans she stopped could afford to spend some time studying their history…
VIDEO: Heat fan challenge