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Charles Barkley: Heat "Have the Worst Fans"

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Charles Barkley took time out of his very busy schedule of criticizing the Miami Heat to switch it up a bit and criticize the Heat's fans. Oh, yeah, he went there.

Here's what Barkley had to say on ESPN 1000 Radio in Chicago yesterday:
"Yeah, they got the worst fans. No question. It's not even loud in there. You're at the game and you are like, 'Man, this place isn't even loud.' At least when you go to Chicago, it's loud in there, it's crazy down in Dallas, but it's not even loud in Miami's arena."
Mr. Barkley, you might want to read our recent missive, "Dear America: Stop Criticizing Miami Heat Fans," for our thoughts on this matter.

Though, we seem to remember, Mr. Barkley, that when TNT was here, it had to move its postgame show inside because there were too many unruly fans shouting,"Fuck you, Chuck!" Really, we don't think there's anything else to say but, "Fuck you, Chuck," in this matter.

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Chelsea Mannella
Chelsea Mannella

Just accept that fact that Miami has fair weather fans. Barkley's right, the AAA is quiet compared to every other arena. The fact that Heat fans tripled from 2009 to 2011 is a plain indication of just how many bandwagon fans Miami has.

Barteap
Barteap

Miami fans stop crying!!!!!!!!!!! You all suck and had the nerve to LAUGH at Cleveland for their behavior and disappointment. Cleveland gets the last laugh on this one. LOL. LeBron took his talents to South Beach and then to the locker room. Loser!!!!!!!

Kelverth
Kelverth

This is one of the most BS City in the USA. People are as shallow as an oz. of water. If the heat are down by one point the whole place shuts down. This city's fans suck when it comes to sports

Lsantans88
Lsantans88

HEAT SUCK...THEY CHOCKED, I can't no beleive how that midget of Barea managed to penetrate and scored and Lebron din't,neither Wade-haslem..way to go Chalmer you good.

Miam Heat Playa
Miam Heat Playa

the problem with Charles Barkley is- he never won a NBA title so he sees lebron wade and bosh make it to the finals and try to win a title in the first year of this teams existence.so he hates like the fat bitch that he is.never won shit ,never will-go heat.and barkley stop hating on the heat fans.next time will egg ya.

BITEMEEEEEE
BITEMEEEEEE

I guess when LBJ came down here all the hating came down with him. First him, now the whole team, and now the fans. This is exciting. I'm going to tweet about overcoming adversity and criticism from other teams fans. I strive to be part of a loyal fan base like the the rest of the NBA teams. No other place has bandwagon fans but Miami. Dang... :( .......we're also not loud enough....crap.....Charles Barkely doesn't like us....poop. 

I'm gonna go drown my sorrows in some wine, whilst smoking a cigar, of course.

bobby
bobby

Charles B is the man... the heat fans do suck... south florida fans suck in general..they have always just supported a winner. If the home team is losing they dont even bother going to the games.. The miami fans are a bunch of cigar smoking wine drinking babies.

CBFDE
CBFDE

ALL of you Heat haters are a bunch of Non F'king factors! Lebron, hold your head up! the Heat will Prevail.........GOHEAT!!

Guest1
Guest1

I couldn't agree with Barkley more.  The Miami fans are so fair-weather.  I remember watching regular season games on TV in Miami.  They would be playing the Lakers, Dallas, Chicago or some other good team and yet there are hardly any fans in the stands.  As an FYI to those who doubt...Dallas has sold out every game for like the past 4 years.  That is not an exaggeration, look it up.  The Miami fans should be embarrassed.  They do not understand what it means to love a sports team.  Even the Miami Dolphins can't fill their stadium.  Its embarrasing for any NFL team to not sell out.

Miami is a hell of a city to party in.  They just have some of the worst fans in the country, regardless of the sport.   

homeandselfdefense
homeandselfdefense

lol! He is going to need security anytime he comes to South Florida

Guest
Guest

Can someone please put more food in Charles Barkley's mouth so he can stop talking shit about the Heat. FUCK ALL U HATERS. Lets do this.

Curtis
Curtis

I am fine with it, he can make those comments.  The hate only fuels our team.  

Dude
Dude

Went to a bulls/heat playoff game in miami.  Rooting for the bulls almost cost me my life, or at least a trip to the hospital.  I thought it was just a game?  Get a life Heat Fans.

YOUAREIT
YOUAREIT

I love reading stupid comments

Who cares what Chuck says. His job is to talk shit!

Guest
Guest

I hate to agree with Barkley (who I think it's a total jerk), but I notice that the Heat ams don't sound nearly as lound as other fans (Mavs, Bulls, etc.). I realize we have many entertainment options in Miami,but if you're a true fan and you go to the game, be there physically and in spirit. Clap, cheer, stand up, make noise! Everyone seems more concerned on what fashion statement they are making.

TimothyH
TimothyH

So..you all do realize that MANY games around the league are televised.  From my own personal observation, Miami games are the only games where fans in the lower level seem to arrive strolling in mid 1st quarter or early 2nd quarter..leaving quickly at halftime them making their way back sometime around late 3rd quarter.  Other arenas in the league, seats are packed at the tip..It's almost like you all use Miami Heat games to do your best Laker game impressions with far less celebrities court side.  JMHO

Marco
Marco

Why would a fan waste valuable time supporting, blogging and commenting on a 15 win team or a team that has no chance to go past the 1st round. I think its stupid to support losing franchises. If you do your team has no incentive to spend money and get better. Our fans are criticized for being interested in winning teams yet because we only support and spend money on winning our owners are forced to improve their product or suffer the consequences. Our strategy has produced 2 world series and 1 (about to be 2) nba championships. How do loyal Cubs fans feel? Knicks? Plus, every city follows their team more closely when they are good. Check attendence in the best sports cities when their teams suck.Remember we are not Indiana or Milwaukee or Memphis. If our teams stink we can just step outside and find a million other reasons to smile!!!Another thing.....whiny bunch???? WTF? I don't see any whining about the terrible officiating in these finals. I don't see any trash talk like Dallas has done. If anything these guys are true pros and let their playing on the court do the talking. Barkley is a loser and gets a pass for every stupid thing he does. Any other media member would have been fired for flicking off fans.

Jonathan Knopf
Jonathan Knopf

I'm a huge heat fan... but he's totally right. Miami fans in general suck. They are fair weather fans, they talk shit about their own teams, and they don't always show up. That's because in most other cities, there's nothing else to do but go to the games. Miami fans need to step it up a lot more!!!! Barkley can criticize the noise level b/c it's true, but he best not be calling the Miami Heat a whiney bunch. That's just straight up hating because he said he "can't root for the heat."

reality
reality

can we please stop giving a shit about what chuck says ?

Guest
Guest

"Though, we seem to remember, Mr. Barkley, that TNT had to move their post-game show inside in Miami because there were too many unruly fans shouting "Fuck you, Chuck." Really, we don't think there's anything else to say but, "Fuck you, Chuck" in this matter."

Yeah, that's how you all responded to his criticisms of the team - cause you're all a bunch of buffoons. Just re-confirms how stupid Miami fans are. He wanted to rile you all up - and you took the bait.

Guest
Guest

Not to mention that AA Arena was designed to reduce the noise level on the court level-- the stadium becomes louder the higher you go due to the acoustic design

Heatfan1214
Heatfan1214

Ive been a heat fan since 03 and im telling you that heat fans as a whole have plenty of bandwagon fans and the energy in the arena is horrible!!! I love the heat but hate my fellow "fans" after the finals loss everybody didnt care as much as you would think and wrote off the heat but their back now after they started winning. I support my team but despise the bandwagon fans

SurpriseYoureStupid
SurpriseYoureStupid

LOL! Forreal. I can't believe Cavs ACTAULLY won a championship Sunday. Last laugh indeed.

...wait

SurpriseYoureStupid
SurpriseYoureStupid

You are a Miami Heat bandwagoner, you mean.

So, you SUCKS. AN I am a Miami Heat fan.

Machelle
Machelle

You are so right! Miami Fans are fair weather fans, when things are going good, they are in it, when it is not they are totally distracted on fashion, and the latest rumor!!!

I feel bad for Lebron he left Cleveland for a chance to earn a  Championship Ring, only to be ridiculed by adoring fans, HATERS from the past, and vicious rumors that should be nobody's business but his!

My congrats go out to The Mavericks, but MY Faith tells me that Miami Heat will get their due rewards, when they put their trust in God, and have faith in their abilities!!!!!!!!!

Middsman
Middsman

Have you ever been to a Cleveland game?? Our sports teams are horrible. Cleveland fans still support them. Why? Because we love them. That is all, and that is plenty.

Guest
Guest

FUCK YOU YOU PUSSY GO BACK TO CUBA!!!!! (if you had the balls to)

Guest
Guest

It's all the Cubans fault that Miami has such a weak fanbase!  Bastards are so scared they might actually back a loser!  No sense of pride or backbone! 

bigken79
bigken79

I couldn't agree more. You also have to realize that a majority of Miamians are transplants. This is why you go to any game where a team is from another major city and hear cheers for the away team.

Surgeten
Surgeten

fuck you too dumbass....

guest
guest

resorting to name calling reflects the level of intelligence... let's all call the kettle black.

joe
joe

You go to the games because there's nothing else to do in that hell hole called Cleveland!

Guest
Guest

Name calling is merited based on behavior. Shouting "Fuck you, Chuck" is buffoon like behavior. It's not hypocritical to point it out.

Loveforthe305
Loveforthe305

raul, you are a cuban which is why you think you guys are a magnificent ppl with a wonderful culture. you guys are gutless and wishywashy. earn and fight for your own freedom instead of asking america to hand it over to you. and it was colombian cocaine that lifted miami into what it is today (well maybe it was the cubans since they were the number one customers) so go f-ck yourself in cuba

Raul Rolon
Raul Rolon

Great comeback for a no name punk!!!  Cubans have nothing to do with this issue & they are a magnificent ppl with a wonderful culture, that lifted MIAMI from a trailer trash backwater town to what it is today!!!! SO go F-CK yourself!!!!

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