Heat championship celebrations continue
MIAMI (WSVN) -- The Miami Heat clinched the NBA Championship title on Thursday, but celebrations of the win are still in full swing.
On Sunday, fans were still purchasing T-shirts, hats and jerseys from stores like Miami Hoops Gear, in preparation for the Heat parade Monday. Miami Heat fan George Conejo said, "2012 Champions. You have to get it. What else?"
"Everyone wants to be a part of history," said Andy Montero, the director of retail sales for the Miami Heat.
The winning game is on repeat on a huge TV screen inside the store, and fans are pumped up for Monday's parade. "I'm going to try to be there at 8, as early as possible, to get the best view of the team," said Conejo.
Another fan said, "It's gonna be amazing, it's gonna be crazy. Everybody's gonna be screaming, and it's just gonna be a crazy moment for everybody."
The Big 3 reached out to their fans through social media platforms. In a YouTube video, LeBron James thanked all his fans for their continued support. "As you can see, I am a champion," James said, as he referenced his 2012 NBA Champions cap, "but without you guys, it wouldn't have been possible. You guys stuck with me throughout the whole playoffs. You guys stuck with me over the last couple of years."
Dwyane Wade took to Twitter to thank his fans: "The #definition of #TeamNoSleep ... thurs, fri, sat and sunday we are partying ... right up until the parade on monday."
Miami's Dream Team greeted ecstatic fans on their way into Bamboo, a South Beach hot spot, on Saturday night. Once inside, the team posed with the NBA Championship trophy and celebrated into the wee hours of the morning.
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