Heat fans swarm stores for championship merchandise
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Miami Heat fans returned to stores Friday morning in search of 2013 NBA Championship merchandise.
About two dozen customers showed up just before 6 a.m. at the Sports Authority in Midtown Miami, hours after the Heat won the championship.
Thursday night the same store was packed with fans trying to get their hands on the latest merchandise. "I got shirts, hats," said Sydney Jean-Philippe.
With the clock barely run out on the NBA championship game, fans swarmed Sports Authority to get the new championship gear. "Oh, we love it. We put it all out. We do all the work," said a store employee.
Freshly crowned Heat champs need freshly printed T-shirts, and there's only one place that had to wait for the final score to pull the lever on the official NBA championship wear. "This is exclusive, only for the Heat, and they can only be sold at the arena," said Peace Love World President Frank Villasante.
Lines looked like Black Friday at stores across South Florida, but not a single customer complained about the wait. "It's just to go ahead and show my support for my home team," said a Heat fan. "We're champions, we win all the time, and we need to keep the Big Three here, so we can keep on winning these championships."
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