Who's actually surprised the Miami Heat made the NBA Finals again?
The Indiana Pacers were doomed before halftime in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals, because the level of intensity put forth by LeBron, Bosh, D-Wade, and the rest of the boys was redonkulous.
And now the San Antonio Spurs are facing a similarly embarrassing ass-beating. But unfortunately, we can't all snag $150 seats to witness Duncan, Ginobili, and Parker get publicly whooped.
So c'mon, meet us and the rest of the Heat's ride-or-die fans for the 2013 NBA Finals at one of these five best downtown Miami sports bars.
Will Call. 700 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Grab $20 Miller and Coors beer buckets, ten wings for $10, a few $6 NBA Playoff cocktails (e.g., a White Hot mojito!), some barbecue on the patio... and practically across the street from the AAA? Ballin'!
Bongos. 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-2100; bongoscubancafe.com. All right, so you won't feel sprinkles of the boys' sweat as they batter the San Antonio Spurs. But Bongos is the closest you'll get to courtside seats. Like literally... it's next door. Cheer on el Heat with buffet stations, drink specials, and live entertainment.
Elwoods. 188 NE Third Ave., Miami; 305-358-5222; elwoodsgastropub.com. Arrive early for happy hour, when you'll get two draft beers for $8 and $1 off wine by the glass. After a few drinks, you'll be ready for game time.
Democratic Republic of Beer. 255 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-372-4161; drbmiami.com. It's White Hot Heat Night at DRB, which means beer and grub specials like $2.50 white ales and $5 bar bites.
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Biscayne Tavern. 146 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-307-8300; biscaynetavern.com. Have pregame fun with half-priced snacks, sliders, and drinks during happy hour. Then stick 'round and watch the game on one of their ten flat-screen TVs.
Go Heat! Screw the Spurs!