A Novice's Guide to Jumping on the Miami Heat Preseason Bandwagon

Man has been preoccupied with sport since the beginning of time. But just like any other subculture, sports fandom seems slightly insane to anyone who's not a part of group. It can be downright intimidating.

I'm new to Miami and NBA fandom, but with the world champs back in action, last night's preseason contest seemed like the perfect time to shamelessly jump on the bandwagon. Here's what I was able to learn about Heat Nation from a meaningless scrimmage:

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Allie Conti was a fellow at Miami New Times and a staff writer for New Times Broward-Palm Beach, where her writing won awards from the Florida Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists. She's now the senior staff writer at Vice and a contributor to the New York Times, New York Magazine, and the Atlantic.