In game 6 of the NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs led 94-89 and were about 30 seconds from taking home the coveted Larry O'Brien Trophy!
Already smelling defeat, some Miami Heat fans decided to head home early and get a head start on their grieving, but they ended up missing a THRILLING ending as Lebron James and co. forced a Game 7 for all the marbles!
Fans who left early were reportedly not let back in to watch the end of the game, and according to center Chris Bosh, the punishment DEFINITELY fit the crime:
"Yeah, you can't get let back in after you leave. I know that. Hell, I've been to games. You can't leave a game and then come back. It doesn't make any sense. You left. It's not punishment; that's protocol."
You tell 'em, Chris!!
But the big man didn't stop there, as he also had some choice words for fans planning on coming to tonight's game:
"For all those guys who left, don't come back for Game 7."
Other Heat players took a softer approach when addressing there fans, but we gotta admit that we're 100% on Chris's side here!
If you call yourself a true sports fan you NEVER leave your team early, especially when they're only down by 5 points in the NBA Finals!
Sadly, this isn't even the first time Heat fans took an early exit, as AmericanAirlines Arena was practically EMPTY as the clock winded down in Miami's blowout victory in Game 2! That's right. Their fans left early even when they were WINNING! And did we mention it's the NBA FREAKING FINALS??!
Hopefully the fans learned their lessons and will do a better job at keeping their tushies in their seats tonight!
[Image via Eric Gay/AP Images.]
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