Miami Cop Investigated for Chauffeuring Heat Coach and His Fiancée After Championship Parade
Miami Heat assistant coach David Fizdale has it all: two championship rings, plenty of money, a stunning fiancée, and a courtside seat every night to the greatest show in the NBA.
Miami Heat assistant coach David Fizdale and his fiancée got a ride from a Miami cop this summer.
One thing the 39-year-old definitely doesn't need is a lift -- from anyone, let alone a public servant paid with tax dollars.
Yet that's exactly what happened this past June 24 when a Miami cop gave Fizdale and his fiancée a ride after the Heat's championship parade.
Downtown Miami was drenched in the sweat of tens of thousands of Heat fans, but Fizdale, his bride-to-be Natasha Sen, and one of her friends were all comfortably above the fray. They smiled and waved at the delirious plebeians from atop one of the team's three tricked-out tour buses.
When the party was over, however, the buses deposited the Heat back at American Airlines Arena, half a mile from where Fizdale and his fiancée had parked. Quelle horreur! So rather than tough it out with the throngs of fans -- many of whom had traveled for hours to attend the parade -- the celebrity couple snagged a ride with a friendly Miami Police officer.
"Only time I'll ever be in the back seat of a cop car!" Sen wrote next to an Instagram photo showing her decked out in Heat championship swag and designer accessories. "Had to park 5 blocks away from the arena thanks to traffic, so the popo had to drive us back to the car. Lol."
It's not the only example of the Heat getting special treatment from police. In August, LeBron James posted a video of a Miami-Dade cop giving him an emergency ride into oncoming traffic on Biscayne Boulevard -- all so the MVP could make a Jay Z and Justin Timberlake concert on time. "They treat us so well!" James wrote. "Needed it 'cause traffic was nuts!!" (The cop was later warned.)