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Fifteen Signs You Might Be a #HeatLifer

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Coach Erik Spoelstra describes a #HeatLifer as someone who is a part of the Miami Heat family through thick and thin. "We're about family, we're about loyalty, we're about all the things you would like a pro sports team to embody," he told the media this week. "But we're the only sports organization that truly lives it."

But what makes someone a #HeatLifer? Glad you asked. You might be a #HeatLifer if:

1. Someone says, "The Pink Elephant," and you know exactly what it means.

2. You consider this song borderline gospel music, and it makes you want to drop to your knees and sing it to the heavens.

3. No matter what he prefers, Dwyane Wade will always be "Flash" to you.

4. People look at you funny during rainstorms because you yell, "Thunndddddderrrrrr!" for no apparent reason.

5. You think it's incredibly weird that teenagers know him only as "DJ Rony Seikaly."

6. You know exactly where you were when you heard that the Heat traded Glen Rice.

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Ryan Yousefi is a freelance writer for Miami New Times, a lover of sports, and an expert consumer of craft beer and pho. Hanley Ramirez once stole a baseball from him and to this day still owes him $10.