Jun 19 2013, 6:56pm CDT | by Poch de la Rosa
According to Sports Illustrated's Ben Golliver, a significant portion of the home crowd left American Airlines Arena early, missing the Heat's dramatic 103-100 comeback. Bosh let these fans know what he felt about it during a media session on Wednesday.
"For all those guys [fans] who left, make sure they don't come to Game 7. We only want the guys who want to stay. You never give up. People gave up on us. They can stay where they are and watch the game at home."
Some of the fans who left attempted to go back in, but were denied access by the arena's security personnel who enforced the no re-entry policy. Apparently, Bosh knows all about it.
"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."
Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press points out the overwhelming majority of fans stayed in the building for the full game. He also says the Heat have been playing to sellout crowds in the past three seasons that Bosh, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have been teammates. Reynolds also brings up the fact that many Spurs fans left the AT&T Center in San Antonio long before Game 4 ended, a 109-93 Miami blowout win.
The Heat, who were on the verge of elimination in Game 6, rallied behind three-pointers from James and Ray Allen to win 103-100 in overtime.
"We are literally sitting in the crowd here. These losers are leaving. They are flocking to the exits with their team down by three. This city does not only deserve this team, they don't deserve any team."
Game 7 will be played in Miami on Thursday at 9pm EDT.
Poch de la Rosa
Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.
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