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

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8. Rudy Eugene

The Miami Zombie, who in 2012 famously stripped naked, accused a homeless man of stealing his Bible, then proceeded to eat his face until being shot dead by police, was a fan of our favorite team.

Said his girlfriend in a statement, "We often engaged in debates over what God really meant to people and who was the biggest Miami Heat fan."

7. Rick Ross

Controversy is never too far from the Bawse. Drive-by shootings aimed at his car, reports that his gangster persona is more fiction than fact, and the loss of endorsement money for pro-date-rape lyrics have all brought the local rapper down a bit. Cheering for the Heat brings him back up, as he's a regular courtside presence.

6. Burnie

Keep your eye on the Miami Heat mascot when attending games. This giant bird and/or personification of fire will take advantage of you if you turn your back. Eating your popcorn, spilling your drink, sitting on the lap, he has no shame humiliating you to get some laughs during game timeouts.

5. Marco Rubio

As Miami Beach's Alton Road sinks under water, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio continues to say he does not believe in global warming. One thing the Republican golden boy does believe in is the Miami Heat. He cheers the team on fairly regularly and provides analysis for the games on his Twitter account.

4. Lil Wayne

More of a fanemy than a fan. Lil Wayne espouses hatred for the Heat, saying LeBron James and Dwyane Wade didn't show the rapper proper respect when he got out of prison, but he certainly followed the team around to many different venues.

See also: Five Reasons We Should Forgive Lil Wayne for Trash-Talking the Miami Heat

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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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