Wizard's Heat-Trolling "Bandwagon Cam" Was Classless

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No one likes a bandwagon fan. Of this just about any sane person can agree, but the Washington Wizards' decision to add insult to injury by employing a "bandwagon cam" during last night's bashing of the Miami Heat just kind of comes off as classless.

The Heat, of course, are world conquerors at this point with two championships in a row and the era's unquestioned MVP leading the way. This, of course, means people with no connection to South Florida or any previous interest in the team have joined the fandom. Anywhere the team plays, there's guaranteed to be people decked out in Heat apparel. It happens to just about any super-successful sports team.

The Wizards, however, decided to feature these people last night on their Jumbotron in a play of the "kiss cam," called the "bandwagon cam."

Yeah, ribbing the visiting team and their fans is nothing new in sports, but publicly shaming individual people who paid you to show up is just a bit classless.

They may be wearing Heat jerseys, but the Wizards walked away with their money that night.

The Wizards have been lagging in attendance all season. They're 19th in the league so far, and their average is about 83 percent of seats filled. Last night's game was sold out -- a first for them this season. (Meanwhile, the Heat have an average official home attendance of 101 percent.)

The reason is almost certainly those bandwagon fans that helped fill up that arena. Wonder if they'll show up the next time the Heat are in town in such number if they know they could be publicly mocked?

And sure, sports fans are allowed to hate bandwagoners, but aren't the NBA and its team supposed to support and be welcoming to the idea of casual fans?

In any event, if you're a longtime Heat fan who's attending a road game, you might want to break out your Rony Seikaly jersey to protect yourself against such claims.

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22 comments
Ashis Khadka
Ashis Khadka

What happened to LeBron when he said "Just Watch..." Lol. Too much of a cockey douche. He got embarrassed by Nene ;)

Gabe Yunes
Gabe Yunes

Lmfaoo this is awesome. Call out their fake asses!

Gonzalo Montes De Oca
Gonzalo Montes De Oca

The Ronny Seikaly jersey bit at the end is funny. Heat three-peat coming up so get your shots in now cause those bandwagon fans will be celebrating again while you go home empty-handed.

Micah James
Micah James

Miami gets mad when they lose don't they

Gustavo Peña
Gustavo Peña

I thought it was funny. Hey we are about the only team with a following in every city!

Gary_C
Gary_C

If they had a Capitals/Nationals Bandwagon cam at every home game, it would take 2 hours to show the entire crowd.  

James Kendall
James Kendall

That's hilarious. Get a sense of humor you big babies.

sporto_sporto
sporto_sporto

Seriously, are you fucking kidding me? This is not close to as bad as the 'Kiss Cam's stupid, way overdone 'prank' of putting two visiting jersey wearing dudes in the same frame? Not to mention that it's also homophobic. 


'Hey everyone! Aren't visiting fans gay?! Mock them!' 


Shut up New Times. Just Shut up.

Angel Acevedo
Angel Acevedo

wow. Seikaly! gotta get it out of storage. But it is kind of messed up, shaming people that are giving you money to attend an event.

Alex Anico
Alex Anico

there were more heat fans at the wizards game than wizard fans. D.C. is basically a home game for the Miami Heat

Pedro Alejandro Aguiar
Pedro Alejandro Aguiar

for the second year in a row by the way. wizards wont win a championship in this century. unless they trade uniforms with us

Craig Chester
Craig Chester

I was at the game, didn't seem like that big a deal. You want to see classless? Watch grown men fighting over a $5 advertisement covered t-shirt during the tired & depraved shirt slingshot episode.

Patrick Aristegui
Patrick Aristegui

so dumb, so automatically wearing a Heat jersey makes you a bandwagon? How about EVERY Nets fan out there?? That team is the definition of a bandwagon, smh...

Erez Ahituv
Erez Ahituv

lmao the bandwagon cam!!!! Patrick Aristegui William D. Uribe

Michael C Walsh
Michael C Walsh

are you kidding me? that shit was the funniest thing i've seen all day. have a sense of humor.

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