Miami City Ballet Dancers Trade Leotards For Heat Gear

MIAMI (CBS4) – Winning the NBA Finals is a ‘delicate dance’ and both teams need a legion of fans to really get behind them.

On Thursday CBS4’s Jorge Estevez found a group of ardent fans in a most unlikely place.

“I just think it is so fun to watch the game, it is so athletic, it is just so impressive,” said self proclaimed number one die hard fan Rebecca King who is also a member of the Miami City Ballet.

A six year veteran of the company, King inspired her fellow dancers to don Heat gear for Thursday’s practice.

“It is big day for the Heat and I wore mine on Tuesday, so maybe everybody today thought it would be good to wear it for Game 2,” said King.

Fellow dancer Bradley Dunlap, who despite being from Cleveland, has become a die hard Heat fan because he too left the city to advance his career as a dancer in Miami.

“If you are unhappy with an organization in Cleveland you can’t really move to another one, you have to leave town,” said Dunlap.

Dunlap adds while his move to Miami has been really good for his career, his family is none too thrilled.

“I have tried to work with my family to get over it and to get over their feelings, but Cleveland sports fans are different breed,” said Dunlap.

Dunlap said he and his fellow dancers are cautiously optimistic that the Heat will go all the way and be crowned champions, especially King who has tickets to Thursday night’s game.

“I can’t wait. It is going to be a late night, and even though I have to work it is going to be worth it,” said King.

  • Still a Bradley Fan

    Bradley Dunlap is correct in his comment that “Cleveland sports fans are a [sic] different breed.” Nowhere will you find more loyal sports fans than in Cleveland, Ohio, despite the history of heartbreak suffered by its fans. Lebron’s leaving is not really what caused the upset; rather, it was the manner in which he did it. He is a talented athlete and undeniably fun to watch, but Lebron will never be the class act that so many equally talented athletes before him have been, many of whom could have chased down a ring by walking out on a team…a city…and its fans. Does the name Dan Marino ring a bell?

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