Seven Iconic Moments in Miami History Deserving of Statues
They hadn't even won a game, but already the Miami Heat's anointed Three Kings were dancing and singing and generally making assess of themselves to the rest of country. Maybe an animatronic statue would be appropriate with Chris Bosh doing his scream, LeBron holding up fingers for all the championships he hasn't brought here, and DWade standing on the scorer's table mouthing "this is my house" over and over.
|Elian is number one.|
More than an incredibly compelling Pulitzer Prize winning photo of a terrified child being pried from the arms of a loved one by a machine gun wielding soldier, the photo has all the elements that define Miami: violence, absurdity, and Cuba. Who knows, if you build it, maybe Elian will even come to see it.
|Take that Chicago.|
Since Chi-Town always seems to be leading us to artistic folly, how bout a statue commemorating that moment in 2003 when Steven Bartman interfered with his own Chicago Cubs player thus clearing the way for the Florida Marlins to beat the lovable losers and continue the longest streak of futility in pro sports. So what if it happened in Chicago, we still like to remember in Miami.
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