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Ten Most Notorious Miami Heat Fans: From Stitches to Jimmy Buffett

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10. Jimmy Buffett

The singer of "Margaritaville" has a reputation for being chill, but not when it comes to basketball. The longtime Heat season ticket holder was kicked out of a Heat versus Knicks game in 2001 for cursing at a referee. In response, then Heat Coach Pat Riley told the ref, "You must not be a Parrothead." The referee, unaware "Parrothead" was a term for Buffett fans, told Riley if he insulted him again, he'd be ejected too.

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9. Justin Bieber

The onetime Lakers fan showed up at American Airlines Arena for last year's Eastern Conference Finals with a bejeweled Miami Heat baseball cap, sunglasses, and a stone-cold poker face. The complete stranger sitting next to Bieber at the game found herself inundated with hate tweets from Beliebers who thought she was the teen idol's girlfriend.

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David Rolland is a freelance writer for New Times Broward-Palm Beach and Miami New Times. His novel, The End of the Century, published by Jitney Books, is available at many fine booksellers.
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