Miami Heat Reissues Fraudulent-Ticket Warning, Prepares Fans for Playoff Purchases

The Miami Heat would politely like to remind you that if you choose to buy tickets from someone other than the team, you assume the risk of purchasing a fraudulent ticket, better-known as the most expensive bookmark ever. Also known as the time you cried on the American Airlines Arena stairs in front of 20,000 strangers with Channel 10's Will Manso pointing at you while laughing hysterically.

Don't be a victim! Don't let Will Manso laugh at you!

The Heat has issued a warning to all fans about the potential dangers of purchasing Miami Heat tickets from third-party sources and is encouraging Heat fans to make all their playoff ticket purchases directly from the team, ensuring entrance to the game, thus ensuring that you won't have to storm into Hooters on Bayside in your tear-smeared face paint 30 minutes after tip.

The general public (that's you) can purchase tickets sold directly by the team or tickets posted for resale by Heat Season Ticket Holders and other fans online at beginning tomorrow at 10 a.m. You can do this tomorrow because the Miami Heat clinched a playoff berth weeks ago, because the Heat is awesome.

President of the Heat Group's business operations, Eric Woolworth, gave the following warning to Heat fans:

"We continue to reissue this fraud alert because we want all fans who purchase tickets on the secondary market to not only feel confident about their purchases, but be 100% certain they'll get into the game. It bears repeating: if fans are purchasing tickets from the secondary market, the resale marketplace on is the only secondary site where purchases are authenticated and verified by Ticketmaster. HEAT fans can avoid the heartache and frustration of being denied access to the AmericanAirlines Arena by buying tickets directly from us."

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Ryan Yousefi is a freelance writer for Miami New Times, a lover of sports, and an expert consumer of craft beer and pho. Hanley Ramirez once stole a baseball from him and to this day still owes him $10.
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