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Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

Posted on: October 28, 2010 7:00 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 8:12 pm
 
The Miami Heat have reportedly not yet sold out their home opener against the Orlando Magic.
Posted by Ben Golliver
While the Miami Heat didn't have any problem drawing television viewers for their season opener in Boston against the Celtics -- 7.4 million people reportedly tuned in -- the same cannot be said for gate attendance in both Philadelphia Wednesday night and Miami on Friday night. Henry Abbott reported Wednesday night that he was able to walk into Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia and purchase tickets while the 76ers vs. Heat game was underway.  Abbott wrote that he had plenty of tickets to choose from.  And Brian Windhorst reports on Twitter Thursday that Miami Heat sources have indicated that "several hundred tickets [are] left for their home opener" against the Orlando Magic on Friday night.  While it's one thing to not sell tickets on the road in Philadelphia, a town that has endured a lot of bad basketball in recent years, it's quite another to not receive a King's welcome for the team's regular-season home opener, against a major division and conference rival and played at a marquee time (Friday night).  While the game will no doubt sell out by tip off tomorrow night, Thursday's report raises two questions. First, what does this say about NBA ticket prices if millions watch at home but 10,000s aren't piling in to see history first-hand? Second, if the online and television interest nationally is so much greater than the local interest, have we seriously underestimated the number of people who are tuning in solely to see James, Wade, Bosh and company fail?
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Since: Oct 20, 2010
Posted on: October 29, 2010 2:41 am
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

Cleveland is a dump and all the chicks are fat.  I don't blame Lebron for bailing.  He is going to nail some fine latin honies....keep hating losers!

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You Mean bedding  some hot latin Fags  , you are talking about south beach  , sorry bud but Miami is one of the scummiest cities around  or havent you been downtown  hehe




Since: Oct 29, 2010
Posted on: October 29, 2010 2:34 am
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

I invite all of you to my home in Calabasa to watch the LAKERS 3peat-- It's all about them Ringsss and remember there was another team in the 90's  with almost the same color uniforms that stacked up there team to take down MJ and that would be Portland of course only to fall short year after year.



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: October 29, 2010 12:52 am
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

Amen to that alldaykilla!



Since: Jun 26, 2008
Posted on: October 29, 2010 12:52 am
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

"First, what does this say about NBA ticket prices if millions watch at home but 10,000s aren't piling in to see history first-hand?"

History? What history you idiot?



Since: Oct 29, 2010
Posted on: October 29, 2010 12:48 am
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

I wonder what it feels like to be KOBE, I mean he sells out staple center ever game and the seats are not cheap let me tell you. No player I mean no player has ever been so good in the history of the NBA that 3 All-Stars had to be assembled to take one man down.
Kobe has just added Cav's to his fan base. 




Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: October 29, 2010 12:35 am
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

Fakeazznames:

In 2008, the highest rates of new AIDS diagnoses were in Miami (42.8 per 100,000 people), Baton Rouge (40), New Orleans (32.4) and Baltimore (32.3).

From an article in the Miami Herald:
To those who work with teenage health issues in South Florida, the news of one in four adolescent girls being infected with a sexually transmitted disease is not shocking.

Another bit of statistical information for you:

MIAMI -- After more than a decade of decline, the HIV infection rate is creeping back up in many U.S. cities. In Miami, for example, the infection rate jumped 28 percent in the first six months of this year. AIDS researchers blame the trend on complacency about HIV since the advent of anti-viral medications, as well as the so-called "party" lifestyle in some urban areas.

Sorry, I am neither stupid or uneducated.  Perhaps you should check yourself before you begin calling people racists.  If you would like me to educate you on anything else please ask.  Don't worry, I am not expecting an apology.




Since: May 7, 2007
Posted on: October 29, 2010 12:11 am
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

LBJ might be nailing some hot latin honies.  However, most are ridden with STDs or AIDS.

Wow, really?? And where did you find this information stating that most Latina's in Miami have STD's or AID's?? Oh let me guess, you didn't find that information. You're simply stating stupid, uneducated racist rants. But what's new right?? The internet is full of people like yourself who post racist crap from the comfort of their homes without any consequences for their actions.



Since: Mar 6, 2010
Posted on: October 28, 2010 11:52 pm
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

Why is this news? Miami never sells out any game in any sport. The Dolphins game had half the seats empty against the Steelers, and Hurricane games are a complete joke. Marlins games are 1/8 full even for big games, and the Cheat always play before dozens of fans. Miami is a joke of a sports town, and easily the most undeserving of any success.  



Since: Dec 23, 2009
Posted on: October 28, 2010 11:49 pm
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

Go on the Heat website and see how expensive tix are. No wonder they are not sold out.



Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: October 28, 2010 11:23 pm
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

Why is the author of this fine story only listing LeBron?  How about Chris Bosh too?  Now, the Orlando fans will come down the Turnpike and purchase the remaining seats.Magic 104, Heat 100.


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