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Watch reaction of arena full of Spurs fans to Ray Allen’s Game 6 three (VIDEO)

Sep 5, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT

It was the defining moment of these NBA Finals — Miami was down three in Game six and were seconds away from losing the series to the San Antonio Spurs. LeBron James missed a three, but Chris Bosh got the rebound, Ray Allen hit the step back three and the rest is history.

In San Antonio for Game 6, they opened up the AT&T Center for a viewing party, and a video making the rounds today shows the air just go out of that building when Allen hits his shot.

That loss was crushing for the Spurs, even after they bounced back pretty well when you asked them about the series after Game 7 they went back to Game 6. That is when they had it and lost it. And the fans feel the punch in the gut, too.

  1. pantsfreezone - Sep 5, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Everybody hurts…sometimes….sometimes everybody cries…

  2. miamatt - Sep 5, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    Couldn’t have been sweeter if Ms. Butterworth was in attendance.

  3. bucrightoff - Sep 5, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    Guaranteed none of the Spurs fans left the viewing party early.

    • k3nn3k - Sep 5, 2013 at 4:43 PM

      Who cares?

    • eventhorizon04 - Sep 5, 2013 at 4:57 PM

      …Well, why would they want to leave early?

      They likely thought they were going to win the game and therefore the NBA championship…right up until the point where they lost the game.

      • casualcommenter - Sep 5, 2013 at 5:06 PM

        ^This.

        I’m a Rockets fan, so I had no allegiance to either team in the Finals.
        However, it’s pretty obvious that even fairweather Spurs fans wouldn’t leave the viewing party early in game 6 since the Spurs led for most of that game, and it looked like the Spurs were almost certainly going to win the game.

        I’m sure many fans left the game 7 viewing party early when the Spurs began intentionally fouling the Heat in the final minute of the game rather than watch the Heat officially win the championship. And that’s fine – it doesn’t make them “better fans” to stay at watch another team celebrate.

      • bucrightoff - Sep 5, 2013 at 5:21 PM

        Actually, it does make them better fans. It means they don’t give up hope until its literally impossible to win. Miami fans left the first chance they could (where they no doubt paid hundreads or thousands for the tickets), and they still had a very realistic chance to win. Unlikely? Sure. But down 5 with 21 seconds and the ball? It could happen. But beating traffic is more important to Miami fans than keeping hope in a situation that seems lost.

      • beach305 - Sep 5, 2013 at 7:55 PM

        actually, the chance the Heat would tie the game was less the .5 of 1 percent at that stage.

        I have a co-worker who is a big spurs fans (season ticket holder) and he was so upset that he couldn’t watch the end of game 6 after we tied.

        Every city has fans like this, however since there are a bunch of Miami fans in almost every city now thanks to Lebron, we get tagged as being bandwagon fans.

      • zoomy123 - Sep 6, 2013 at 4:19 PM

        @beach305

        The odds might have been worse than that. Dan LeBatard actually researched the stats and found that, going back to the mid-90’s teams down by 5 with less than 30 seconds remaining were 0-122 in the playoffs.

  4. muluse - Sep 5, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Spurs won that game hands down, the game was given to Miami due to LeBron James because the Fox network spent too much money on hyping him up and didn’t want to look bad as well as Nike on the marketing of the tennis shoes. Besides LeBron James is a cry baby and if he doesn’t get his way, he starts throwing fits and blaming everyone else. Read the blogs about the referee throwing games and why…..The Spurs might not bring in as much money as LeBron but at least they are real and have the fans to back them up whether they win or not.

    • pantsfreezone - Sep 6, 2013 at 8:56 PM

      I hope you never procreate. Do society a favor and stand next to something extremely radioactive.

  5. ringjames - Sep 5, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    As a Heat fan , I find it quite amusing how fans of other teams TRY to call out the very few Heat fans that left the game early. When I watch my team pound on all these other teams, I see there fans leaving midway through the 4th quarter. But do Heat fans call them “fair weather fans” ? Nope. We don’t find small things to ridicule other fans, but it’s cool though because at the end of the day who holding up that trophy?

    Battier got championship rings on both his middle fingers. Strictly for the haters.

    • miamatt - Sep 6, 2013 at 1:15 PM

      Perfect comment.

      It was estimated that around 200 Heat fans left game 6 early… out of 20,000. In other words, about 1% of the most affluent, fortunate Heat fans showed themselves to be bush-league. Listening to the live broadcast, and post-game coverage, you’d think the arena was half-empty. But watch OT- if you didn’t know already that a few fans had left, you wouldn’t know by looking for empty seats.

      And the exact behavior Heat fans are rountinely called out for- showing up late, leaving early, not making enough noise- is seen around the NBA every year, even in the playoffs.

      I take it as a badge of honor at this point- when the focus turns to ripping a fanbase, it’s because there are no basketball-related arguments left to be made. CHAMPS- and coming back for more. Enjoy the ring ceremony next month!

  6. jimmymarlinsfan - Sep 5, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Never will ever be tired of seeing that shot. Lets go Heat! Heat3peat!

  7. soopreme - Sep 5, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    SWOOOOOSSHHHHHHH!!!!!!

  8. bjornreyes - Sep 6, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    Whoever took this video was recording how the Spurs fans would celebrate their 5th championship. Too bad for him.

  9. antistratfordian - Sep 6, 2013 at 3:20 AM

    Ah hahahahahaha! I love this. I just watched Game 6 and Game 7 again the other day (never leaving my DVR). Still got goosebumps on that three.

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