ESPN’s Facebook page declares Miami Heat game 5 winner (oops!)



Remember when Derrick Rose got injured in game one of the NBA playoffs first round and NBC Miami tweeted that he tore his ACL? Bulls fans and Chicago media ripped NBC Miami for jumping the gun on something totally false…that proved to be totally true. Well, this is kind of like that, a social media endeavor that’s a little trigger happy- except this time the joke is on the Miami Heat!

Whoever is running the NBA on ESPN facebook page featured pics of the Miami Heat and the saying “1 Win From The Finals,” with over one minute left and the game extremely close.   The post was deleted shortly after, but we are lucky that Peter Kim of ‘The No Look Pass’ nabbed a quick screen grab.

As you know, the Boston Celtics actually won the game 94-90; so this is a bit embarrassing for the evil empire. And it only adds further fuel to the fire that NBA Commissioner David Stern wants the series fixed for the Heat. Bottoms up conspiracy theorists!

Oh and did you see the video of the “good job, good effort” Heat fan kid yet?

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